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 A broad perspective on S.Africa's mining industry

Video / 6/26/2015 9:21:28 AM

A broad perspective on S.Africa's mining industry

There is much concern in the mining sector and the economy as a whole about the effects of a potential 25 per cent electricity tariff hike. The National Energy Regulator NERSA has just concluded two days of public hearings into Eskom's request for a price hike. CNBC Africa's Christine Mhundwa spoke to the mining players. Sizwe Mncwango CEO of Thebe Energy and Resources joins CNBC Africa for an outlook on the mining sector.

 PWC mining report:  Global mining sectors are under pressure

Video / 6/12/2015 9:31:41 AM

PWC mining report: Global mining sectors are under pressure

It's common knowledge that the local and global mining sectors are under pressure, but it still hits home when cold stats are presented. A recent PWC mining report shows overall market values plummeted 156 billion dollars due to commodity price declines. The report warns there is a tough fight in store for miners. CNBC Africa's Tumisho Grater joined by Andries Rossouw, PwC Assurance Partner for more.

 Harmony Gold CEO unpacks empowerment differences

Video / 6/5/2015 6:15:17 AM

Harmony Gold CEO unpacks empowerment differences

Harmony Gold, not unlike other South African gold miners, has been experiencing some tough times. In the face of slowing gold prices, it's been in cost cutting mode, trying to return to profitability. CNBC Africa's Tumisho Grater is joined by CEO Graham Briggs to speak about challenges at the mine and for the industry as a whole. He elaborates about the differences of opinion between the industry and the government on empowerment targets.

 Fuelling Africa's energy growth

Video / 6/2/2015 5:06:40 PM

Fuelling Africa's energy growth

Government has identified energy security as the single most important challenge that must be prioritised and addressed effectively to jump start our economy. Joining CNBC Africa's Nozipho Mbanjwa to discuss "Fuelling the growth of the region", are Sizwe Mncwango, interim CEO,Thebe Energy and Resources, Bonang Mohale, chairman, Shell South Africa and Ompie Aphane, energy policy and planning ,Department of Energy South Africa.

 S.Africa's new Chamber of Mines CEO's vision

Video / 5/29/2015 9:35:21 AM

S.Africa's new Chamber of Mines CEO's vision

Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter speaks to CNBC Africa's Resource Watch about differences with government over the mining charter. Looks ahead to gold wage talks coming up in a few weeks, tells us what pressures the mining industry is under right now, outlines his vision for the mining sector for the next 15 years.

 Exploring Thorium as favourable energy generator

Video / 5/22/2015 8:55:19 AM

Exploring Thorium as favourable energy generator

Thorium is characterised as a safer, less expensive, and simpler form of energy generation than uranium reactors and it could help provide clean water. To explain how this all works, CNBC Africa's Nozipho Mbanjwa is joined by Trevor Blench, chairman of Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited.

 The investment case for junior miner Petmin

Video / 5/15/2015 9:00:13 AM

The investment case for junior miner Petmin

In this week's Resource Watch we zoom into Petmin, a multi-commodity mining company, with a metallurgical coal mine in South Africa and a significant interest in iron ore. CNBC Africa's Nozipho Mbanjwa is joined by Bradley Doig, Business Development Director at the miner.

 Tracking Northam's landmark 6.6bn rand BEE Deal

Video / 5/11/2015 5:19:05 AM

Tracking Northam's landmark 6.6bn rand BEE Deal

The platinum sector has been under pressure amid weak prices and strike action here in South Africa last year. Has the eye of the storm passed? CNBC Africa is joined by Paul Dunne CEO of Northam Platinum, which is busy with an acquisition and has just concluded a big BEE deal.

 S.Africa's private sector to supply power, will it make a difference?

Video / 4/24/2015 1:03:02 PM

S.Africa's private sector to supply power, will it make a difference?

South Africa's Department of Energy has decided to allow the private sector to contribute to the production of power in the country, but what does this mean for South Africans who have experienced the longest run in power outages since 2008? Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this is Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Independent Power Producer and Zahid Sibda, managing director of Fieldstone.

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