TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy explore South African Orange Basin
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2403/729806-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="The logo of French oil and gas company TotalEnergies is seen at the company's headquarters skyscraper in the financial and business district of La Defense, near Paris. Source: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes" align="left"><br><span >The logo of French oil and gas company TotalEnergies is seen at the company's headquarters skyscraper in the financial and business district of La Defense, near Paris. Source: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes&lt;/span><p>TotalEnergies and Qatar's oil company on said they would buy a stake in a licence to seek oil and gas off South Africa as part of their plans to develop the Orange basin area in neighbouring Namibia.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/totalenergies-and-qatarenergy-explore-south-african-orange-basin-349758a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=693&ct=1&ci=246633">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
Pretoria to host first World Conference of Science Journalists on African soil in 2025
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2403/729491-208x117.jpg?3" width="208" height="117" alt="Source:" align="left"><br><span >Source: [[www.unsplash.com]]&lt;/span><p>The 2025 World Conference of Science Journalists will be held in Pretoria, the administrative Capital of South Africa, carrying the theme <i>Science Journalism and Social Justice &#x2013; Our role in promoting resilience</i>.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/article/pretoria-to-host-first-world-conference-of-science-journalists-on-african-soil-in-2025-016575a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=410&c=40&ct=1&ci=246557">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
Milken-Motsepe prize finalists open up SA green energy opportunities
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2402/728075-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="Stellenbosch University hosted the demonstration leg of the Milken-Motsepe Green Energy Prize competition." align="left"><br><span >Stellenbosch University hosted the demonstration leg of the Milken-Motsepe Green Energy Prize competition.&lt;/span><p>Stellenbosch was buzzing with the return of students and Varsity Cup rugby, but there was another movement starting. The university engineering building hosted live demonstrations by four of the five finalists (one was in Nigeria) for the <a href="https://milkenmotsepeprize.org/">Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy</a> and each team had the same 24 hours to generate a minimum of 65kWh of electricity from their solutions. The grand prize is $1m in cash, with a runner-up prize of $250,000.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/milken-motsepe-prize-finalists-open-up-sa-green-energy-opportunities-349388a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=646&ct=1&ci=246183">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
#MI24: ‘Mining Indaba 2024 embraced its theme’ – Barloworld
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2402/726861-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="Elia Nandjiwa is resources industries and mining executive at Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa" align="left"><br><span >Elia Nandjiwa is resources industries and mining executive at Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa&lt;/span><p>Three decades in, Mining Indaba boldly proclaimed its theme: <i>Embracing the Power of Positive Disruption: A Bold New Future for African Mining</i>. This audacious vision of the future is a precursor to a set of potent industry trends. The 2024 edition of the conference was an invaluable platform for the sector to confront these trends head-on.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/mining-indaba-2024-embraced-its-theme-barloworld-901144a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=608&ct=1&ci=245884">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
#MI24: SA can be top nuclear technology exporter
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2402/726702-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="Mining Indaba 2024 had a focus on energy and less on mineral extraction." align="left"><br><span >Mining Indaba 2024 had a focus on energy and less on mineral extraction.&lt;/span><p>Speaking at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Dr Kelvin Kemm, chairman of Stratek Global, announced that South Africa has the potential to become an exporter of nuclear reactors. The country was an early pioneer in developing a commercial small modular reactor (SMR), and it is now a world leader in SMR development, ready to construct the prototype immediately. This initiative is entirely privately funded.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/sa-can-be-top-nuclear-technology-exporter-901174a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=705&ct=1&ci=245844">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
#MI24: Sibanye-Stillwater CEO says now is the time to invest in PGM
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2402/726592-208x117.jpg?6" width="208" height="117" alt="Neal Froneman spoke to Bizcommunity at the Webber Wentzel 'Reimagining Mining' panel discussion." align="left"><br><span >Neal Froneman spoke to Bizcommunity at the Webber Wentzel 'Reimagining Mining' panel discussion.&lt;/span><p>&#x201c;I think we&#x2019;ve become overly negative about the decrease in the basket price. Once you understand that the decrease is being caused predominantly by destocking, and the stocking took place when Russia invaded Ukraine and the market thought that there would be supply shortages,&#x201d; Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman tells <i>Bizcommunity</i> at a Webber Wentzel event on the sidelines of Mining Indaba. Froneman has lead the company to become the biggest platinum group metals (PGM) producer in the world and is at the frontlines of the current market decline.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/sibanye-stillwater-ceo-says-now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-pgm-123316a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=355&ct=1&ci=245818">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
#MI24: Green hydrogen is not coming to save the PGM industry
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2402/726448-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="The panel at the Bowmans 2024 Mining Indaba Event included (from left) Dr Rebecca Maserumule, director for hydrogen and energy at DSI, Bart by Bart Nieuwoudt, lead legal specialist at Sasol, Stuart Heather-Clark, Africa Power Sector Energy Transition Lead at SLR Consulting, Claire Tucker head of our public law and regulatory practice, Bowmans." align="left"><br><span >The panel at the Bowmans 2024 Mining Indaba Event included (from left) Dr Rebecca Maserumule, director for hydrogen and energy at DSI, Bart by Bart Nieuwoudt, lead legal specialist at Sasol, Stuart Heather-Clark, Africa Power Sector Energy Transition Lead at SLR Consulting, Claire Tucker head of our public law and regulatory practice, Bowmans.&lt;/span><p>Cyril Ramaphosa <a href="https://www.gov.za/news/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-south-africa-green-hydrogen-summit-29-nov-2022">opened the inaugural Green Hydrogen Summit in 2022</a> with the promise of green hydrogen&#x2019;s transformative potential. &#x201c;Green hydrogen is identified in the Investment Plan as one of the four &#x2018;big frontiers&#x2019; of a just energy transition, indicating that it has huge growth and investment potential,&#x201d; the president explained. &#x201c;Together, South Africa and Zimbabwe hold over 90% of the world&#x2019;s known platinum group metal reserves. Since 30 to 40% of the supply goes into the production of catalytic converters for internal combustion vehicles, the initial focus of the research was on hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles as an alternative market to the internal combustion engine vehicle.&#x201d;</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/green-hydrogen-is-not-coming-to-save-the-pgm-industry-012195a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=693&ct=1&ci=245777">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
Italy joins race for African energy in new deal
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2401/725781-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni meets with President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi inside the Madama Palace (Senate) as Italy hosts the Italy-Africa summit in Rome, Italy. Source: Reuters/Remo Casilli" align="left"><br><span >Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni meets with President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi inside the Madama Palace (Senate) as Italy hosts the Italy-Africa summit in Rome, Italy. Source: Reuters/Remo Casilli&lt;/span><p>Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni hailed a new partnership with Africa on Monday, unveiling a long-awaited plan aimed at boosting economic ties, creating an energy hub for Europe and curbing immigration.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/italy-joins-race-for-african-energy-in-new-deal-123686a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=647&ct=1&ci=245558">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
DRC revisits China mining deal for $7bn infrastructure investment
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2401/725574-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in the DRC, Zhao Bin visited some of the infrastructure projects in December 2023. Source:" align="left"><br><span >Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in the DRC, Zhao Bin visited some of the infrastructure projects in December 2023. Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/SICOMINES/status/1730641660231520766">x.com</a>&lt;/span><p>Chinese construction companies will invest up to $7bn in infrastructure projects as part of an agreement over their Sicomines copper and cobalt joint venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Both parties agreed to maintain the current structure of the shareholding, while the Chinese partners, Sinohydro Corp (SINOH.UL) and China Railway Group Limited, will pay 1.2% of royalties annually to Congo, according to a statement.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/drc-revisits-china-mining-deal-for-7bn-infrastructure-investment-012935a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=608&ct=1&ci=245497">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>
Shell joins international sell-off of Nigeria onshore oil and gas holdings
<p><img src="https://biz-file.com/c/2401/724556-208x117.jpg?5" width="208" height="117" alt="The Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in south London. Source: Reuters/Toby Melville" align="left"><br><span >The Shell logo is seen at a petrol station in south London. Source: Reuters/Toby Melville&lt;/span><p>Shell is set to conclude nearly a century of operations in Nigerian onshore oil and gas after agreeing to sell its subsidiary there to a consortium of five mostly local companies for up to $2.4bn.</p><br> <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.comhttps://www.bizcommunity.com/article/shell-joins-international-sell-off-of-nigeria-onshore-oil-and-gas-holdings-678261a">Read more...</a> | <a href="https://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=196&c=693&ct=1&ci=245211">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>