Mines turn to solar power because of Eskom’s unreliable electricity supply

Mining companies are opting for renewable energy because of Eskom’s unreliable supply of electricity. Gold Fields’ South Deep operations was the first to apply for a ministerial deviation to generate 40 megawatts (MW) of solar power at the Westonaria mine in 2017. The mine said it was working to move more operations to daylight hours [...]

2021-06-30T12:46:32+02:00June 30th, 2021|

Monthly SHE and Foodstuffs Legal Newsletter of what happened in January 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND FOODSTUFFS LEGAL UPDATE REPORT (SOUTH AFRICA), JANUARY 2021 Dear Clients, Below please find a summary of selected relevant environmental, health and safety and foodstuffs legal developments that took place during January 2021. NATIONAL LEGISLATION 1) Standards Act SANS 10400 is the standard which must be read together with the Regulations [...]

2021-02-11T21:36:34+02:00February 11th, 2021|

Decision to vastly expand the West Coast beach mining sharply criticised

Environment minister Barbara Creecy’s decision to allow vastly expanded West Coast beach mining has prompted sharp criticism from environmentalists Appointed at the end of May 2019, Creecy was seen as a new broom, particularly after making a number of decisions that delighted environmentalists and conservationists, such as rejecting plans for a giant new open-pit coal [...]

2020-04-13T16:08:54+02:00April 13th, 2020|
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