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Energy Roundup – March 2018 Energy Roundup – March 2018 Has PDF
Published: 05 Mar 18
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The March 2018 roundup covers activities across South Africa in February 2018, and includes details of the National Planning Commission’s new discussion document on the energy sector; ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgrade of State-owned power utility Eskom; and alleged price fixing and collusive tendering, involving an Eskom tender worth R4.5-billion.
Energy Roundup – February 2018 Energy Roundup – February 2018 Has PDF
Published: 08 Feb 18
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The February 2018 roundup covers activities across South Africa in December 2017 and January 2018, and includes details of Cabinet’s approval of an updated Integrated Resource Plan for electricity; a new independent study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, in the US; and ratings agencies Fitch Ratings and Moody’s downgrade of State-owned power utility Eskom.
Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2018 (First Edition) Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2018 (First Edition) Has PDF
Published: 02 Feb 18
Investors are always searching for better opportunities, and Africa, with its vast mineral resources, offers an appealing environment. The continent hosts more than 60 metal and mineral products and has much potential with regard to mineral reserves exploration and production. Mining projects, when well managed, also offer opportunities to transform Africa’s resource wealth into sustainable development in many of its countries countries. This edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress highlights some of the prospective projects on the continent that have been announced focusing on recent preliminary economic assessments, scoping, prefeasibility and definitive/bankable feasibility studies, as well as some of the projects that are already under way.
Uranium: A review of the uranium mining industry in Africa Uranium: A review of the uranium mining industry in Africa Has PDF
Published: 15 Dec 17
The uranium industry has continued to face challenges, as low uranium prices have persisted for the sixth consecutive year amid bear market conditions, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in Japan, in March 2011. The impact of this uranium market downturn has taken a toll on uranium production, with cutbacks becoming the norm as higher-priced legacy long-term contracts come to an end. Nonetheless, nuclear energy continues to expand globally, owing to its ability to deliver large amounts of reliable and constant baseload energy without carbon emissions or air pollution at competitive generating costs, compared with alternative forms of electricity. Creamer Media’s Uranium 2017 report examines the global uranium market in the context of demand, supply, pricing and market outlook, with a particular focus on the African uranium market, and the mines, projects and exploration that are under way on the continent.
Defence 2017: A review of South Africa's defence sector Defence 2017: A review of South Africa's defence sector Has PDF
Published: 14 Dec 17
Following the passing of the Defence Review by Parliament in June 2015, the South African government has continued to espouse its commitment to supporting the local defence industry, with the establishment of the South African National Defence Industry Council in March 2016. Through the Defence Review, government has recognised the importance of the industry in stimulating high-technology development, manufacturing activities and job creation. It has, moreover, indicated its intent to harness the potential of the industry to ensure that the South African National Defence Force is adequately equipped and trained to conduct its duties. However, despite explicit governmental recognition of the importance of the sector, low levels of domestic spending continues to be a key challenge for defence companies. Creamer Media’s Defence 2017 report examines key developments in South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on key participants, innovations in the sector, local and export demand, international collaboration and corporate activities, and the outlook for the country’s defence industry in light of current levels of local defence spending.
Coal 2017: A review of South Africa's coal sector Coal 2017: A review of South Africa's coal sector Has PDF
Published: 07 Dec 17
The South African mining industry has had a tough 2017 – a year of uncertainty and questions about the sustainability of the sector, as policy and regulatory concerns are stalling new investment. A downturn in the global coal industry has also affected investment in South African coal mines, as many of the large producers and exporters have embarked on a global reassessment of their coal strategies. There is also investor pressure on companies holding significant carbon resources. Creamer Media’s Coal 2017 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regard to the business environment, the main participants, local demand, coal exports and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants, as well as various issues affecting the sector, including labour issues and environmental considerations.
Energy Roundup – December 2017 Energy Roundup – December 2017 Has PDF
Published: 06 Dec 17
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The December 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in November 2017, and includes details of the South African Academy of Engineering call for a moratorium on the procurement of new electricity generation capacity; Greenpeace Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute's notice to jointly appeal the environmental authorisation for the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station in Duynefontein, in the Western Cape; and Bushveld Energy’s deployment of its first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery.
Australia Mining Projects in Progress 2017 Australia Mining Projects in Progress 2017 Has PDF
Published: 21 Nov 17
Mining has been the driving force behind much exploration in Australia’s remote inland and its industrial development – from the gold rush in the nineteenth century, and the iron-ore and nickel booms of the 1960s to the later expansion of the coal industry. Mining comprises about 10% of Australia’s gross domestic product. Currently, the Australian mining industry is on the verge of a new mining boom, based on so-called tech metals. However, Australia's mining sector is awash in red tape, with overlapping legislation and replication between state and federal governments creating significant obstacles to the industry’s development. Mining companies prospecting, investing and pursuing new mining opportunities spend a considerable amount of time and money dealing with bureaucracy – eliminating this in mining, particularly the project approval process, is, therefore, crucial to take the growth and prosperity of Australia’s mining sector forward.
Energy Roundup – November 2017 Energy Roundup – November 2017 Has PDF
Published: 06 Nov 17
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The November 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in October 2017, and includes details of the inauguration of a solar energy, lithium-ion battery storage microgrid on Robben Island, in the Western Cape; the dates and venues for the upcoming public hearings in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s revenue application for the 2018/19 financial year; and Eskoms’s R179-billion Transmission Development Plan.
Telecoms 2017: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector Telecoms 2017: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector Has PDF
Published: 03 Nov 17
The global telecommunications market has undergone considerable change in the past few years, with a shift in the importance of various services – from fixed, wired networks to mobile networks, and from voice services to data services. The shift has also been prevalent in the South African market, where mobile services revenue has overtaken that of fixed-line services, and demand for high-speed, affordable data is expanding rapidly. Creamer Media’s Telecoms 2017 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications, network investments, international connectivity and corporate activity in the sector. It also provides an overview of policy and regulatory developments in the sector.
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