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The path to a zero carbon future

The transition to a decarbonised economy based on water, wind and solar energy will save trillions, plus people’s lives and climate crisis costs

Broken land brooding skies

Photographer Daylin Paul, inspired by a former colleague, brings into view coal’s devastation in Mpumalanga

Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal

But analysts say that cost-plus mines would mean ‘a subsidy for private investors’

Anti-coal lobby happy with Standard Bank vote on disclosing carbon emissions

Lobbyist are happy with the results at Standard Bank’s first shareholder resolution on a climate-related issue.

Eskom’s coal supply threatened by foiled Optimum deal, Zondo inquiry hears

​The decision taken by then Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to give Optimum coal mine the cold shoulder jeopardised the coal supply to the Hendrina station

Eskom was at a loss after coal scientist’s suspension

The 32-month suspension of late coal scientist Mark van der Riet compromised Eskom’s efforts to avoid the adverse effects of poor quality coal

With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine

Coal mining is an industry increasingly under threat as countries around the world look for ways to phase out fossil fuels to combat climate change

End of an era as Germany’s last black coal mine closes

For the remaining 1 500 workers the final shift promises to be an emotional one, culminating in a ceremony to be attended by the president

SIU wants Eskom-Tegeta R3.7bn coal contract cancelled

The ten-year contract is expected to end in 2025

Getting underground and creating value

Modernisation is the key for South African mining

​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down

The mining sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on South Africa’s GDP

Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds

The funds, meant to manage environmental damage caused by mining, were kept at the Bank of Baroda.

Zama-zamas take their chances rather than starve

They work long and hard deep in the earth. It is a life on the edge. But there are plans to make things easier, writes Lucas Ledwaba

Earthlife Africa’s win: State’s court loss is also its gain

The environment department can now stop initiatives that contribute to climate change.

Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit

The community claim their dream of a new urban life has turned into an ordeal, with leaking water pipes and street lights that never come on.

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Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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