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Paul Burkhardt

Paul Burkhardt

    Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts
    Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts
    Near a massive iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, almost 320 000 photovoltaic panels mounted to track the sun cover the rust-coloured earth....
    Eskom's application for price hike denied
    Eskom's application for price hike denied
    South Africa's energy regulator has denied Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. permission to raise power prices further this year so the utility can...
    Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel
    Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel
    Eskom says it needs to raise prices by almost double the rate the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) has so far allowed so the company...
    Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale
    Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale
    A company associated with billionaire Christoffel Wiese is among those that were refunded R14-million in deposits after a contract to buy rhinos from...
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    Nene open to partners for Eskom plants
    South Africa is open to private investors helping to finance power plants built by Eskom to plug a funding gap faced by the state power utility,...
    South Africa's credit rating at risk - Moody's
    South Africa's credit rating at risk - Moody's
    South Africa's credit rating is at risk as strikes by miners and metalworkers threaten economic growth and the government's ability to rein in debt,...
    Court bars Amcu from calling strikes at gold mines
    Court bars Amcu from calling strikes at gold mines
    A South African court said a minority union at the nation's gold operations can't stage a pay strike at individual mines run by companies including...
    Sasol synfuel production soars
    Sasol synfuel production soars
    Sasol, the world's biggest maker of motor fuels from coal, said output of synthetic fuels for this year will be similar to fiscal 2013 as it...
    Mining minister says platinum industry 'very close' to strike solution
    Mining minister says platinum industry 'very close' to strike solution
    The three biggest platinum producers and the main union at their South African operations will consider proposals by the mines minister to end a more...
    Platinum producers in talks with labour court judge
    Platinum producers in talks with labour court judge
    The world's three biggest platinum producers plan more talks with a labour court judge who has been mediating between the companies and the main...
    Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike
    Platinum talks seek to end longest South African mine strike
    The world's three largest platinum producers are again meeting with union officials to try to end South Africa's longest mining strike...
    Small businesses in Rustenburg feel the burn
    Small businesses in Rustenburg feel the burn
    Doreen Joubert sits at her Mega Pawn shop and complains that a 10-week wage strike in the world's biggest platinum-mining industry is crippling...