Africa, mining industry ‘must grow together’

A major shift in how mining companies operate in Africa is required for the industry to contribute effectively to the continent's growth, South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.

JSE’s AltX marks 10th anniversary

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange this week marks the 10th year anniversary of AltX, the exchange's board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises. Since its inception, 106 companies have listed on AltX, with 22 companies having migrated from there to the JSE's main board.

To and from OR Tambo Airport

Assess your options for getting from Africa's busiest airport to wherever you're staying in the city - and back again.

N Cape solar projects steaming ahead

Spanish group Abengoa has completed construction of the tower section of South Africa's first concentrating solar power plant, one of three CSP plants being developed in the Northern Cape that will add 200 MW of renewable energy to the country's national grid.

Gold miners continue to lead gains across the JSE

By close of day on Friday, the JSE had gained 1.25% led by gold mining shares, which rose 6.15%.

Angolan trade expo pays off for SA firm

Durban-based Mpilende Foods, one of the 33 South African companies that took part in the 30th International Fair of Luanda Trade Exhibition, is on the verge of striking a lucrative deal with a United Arab Emirates food distribution firm.

SA explores coal-to-gas potential

South African state company Eskom and petrochemicals firm Sasol are to partner in exploring the potential of underground coal gasification technology to boost the country's energy reserves.

Africa in the new world order

Kgalema Motlanthe, South Africa's deputy president, looks at how African economies' resilient performance during the global financial crisis points to the continent's new place in a changing world.

Mining history for new solutions

Mark Cutifani, CEO of mining multinational AngloGold Ashanti, examines why South Africa's past is key to successfully doing business here in the future - and why the country's "culture of constructive internal engagement", developed over the past two decades, is likely to continue to bear fruit.

Powering towards a green economy

South Africa plans to build a massive US$21.8-billion, 5 000 MW solar park in its semi-desert Northern Cape province as part of an aggressive push to grow its highly industrialised economy and reduce poverty without increasing its carbon footprint.