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Imminent global water shortfall can be managed through partnerships

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2019 The world has just over one decade to resolve the ever-diminishing supply of water or face a 40% shortfall and demand management is the fastest, cheapest strategy to get started on resolving the challenge. One year after the release of a World Bank study that showed that maintaining a... 

New signs of hope for junior miners, says Minerals Council’s Chabana 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd March 2019 Despite the sector having been relatively unorganised and with junior mining companies rarely given an opportunity to influence national mining policy, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana believes there are “new signs of hope and... 

Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2019 The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from making a call on the bonds relating to the Mtentu bridge... 

India’s crude oil imports from Iran, Venezuela come under US pressure

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd March 2019 India is negotiating with the US for exemptions from “extended sanctions” to maintain its current level of crude oil imports from Iran, but the country is also under pressure from the US administration to halt all crude purchase from Venezuela. According to officials here familiar with ongoing... 

Vital suspends Burkina Faso activities on security concerns

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2019 Junior Vital Metals has suspended exploration activities in Burkina Faso, citing security concerns. The ASX-listed company, which owns the Nahouri gold project in that country, on Friday noted the ongoing security concerns for Burkina Faso, where a state of emergency has been declared for... 

If investment is the goal, what should SA’s electricity game plan be?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     22nd March 2019 South Africa has correctly identified the lack of investment as a serious constraint to economic growth and job creation. President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to address the problem by reaching out to domestic and foreign investors both informally and through the inaugural Investment Conference,... 

African Energy Chamber calls for oil and gas industry collaboration

By: African News Agency      21st March 2019 The chief executive and chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, has called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Ayuk made the call for strengthened cooperation as he led an industry delegation to Nigeria this... 

DLO hosts 8th Annual Africa Power Roundtable- on Investing in Southern Africa’s Energy Sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th March 2019 Following the recent announcement by President Ramaphosa on the splitting of Eskom and following the recent oil discovery by Total in South Africa the discussions taking place at the 8th annual DLO Africa Power Roundtable come at a critical time for South Africa’s energy sector. The 8th Annual... 

Oliphant urges continued commitment to diamond industry growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     20th March 2019 Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant has urged diamond industry participants to remain committed to efforts to grow and sustain the industry in South Africa. Speaking at the South African Diamond Producers Organisation (Sadpo) conference last week, he said this would yield positive... 

Criminals hinder South African building projects

By: Bloomberg     20th March 2019 A South African engineering contractors’ lobby group has asked the government to better enforce security as criminals have disrupted or vandalised R25.5-billion of construction projects across the country. Armed gangs “recently” disrupted the R1.65-billion Mtentu Bridge project, in the Eastern... 

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