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Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe emphasised the role of the mining sector in the recovery and reconstruction of South Africa’s economy at the same time as giving timeline to the shift away from coal fired energy generation.
The trend towards a low-carbon future was a key theme at the Mining Indaba, which is affecting the prospects for coal miners in South Africa.
"The whole South African mining and beneficiation sector was built on the back of cheap and abundant electricity availability," says Blom.
The ability of large industry such as mining to implement decarbonsing practices will be central to maintaining institutional investor commitment.
Webber Wentzel's sector experts respond to resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe's speech delivered at #miningindaba2020.
"We are in the process of gazetting a revised Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act; which will enable self-generation," revealed Gwede Mantashe.
The 26th edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources sector. The event, which run over four days, offers high-quality, carefully researched content to...
South Africa’s economy is energy intensive and the mining sector is among the Energy Intensive User Group, noted acting deputy director-general: clean energy.