The global demand for copper is expected to continue rising at a rapid rate. This is a function of the world moving towards a greener future, powered by renewable technologies. The Copper Development Association (2019) predicts that in the next 20 years, an increase of up to 50 percent in the demand for copper is…Read more
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The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) and its associated Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations of 2014 (as amended) set out the activities which need to be authorised prior to being undertaken. Activities under Listing Notice 1 require a Basic Assessment while those under Listing Notice 2 require an Environmental Impact Assessment…Read more
In 2015, 140 nations committed to the Paris Climate Change Accord to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions by 90% (from 2010 levels) and reach carbon neutrality by 2100. To achieve this goal the energy sector has largely been focused on. Renewable energies account for approximately 17% of global energy consumption, requiring a significant production increase…Read more
The Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published a Notice, No GN R420 of 27 March 2020, bringing into effect amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations, as published in GN R527 in GG 26275 dated 23 April 2004. These amended Regulations call for meaningful stakeholder engagement with the…Read more
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