South Africa: Mantashe Invites Mining Sector to Invest in Self and Co-Generation

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  • South Africa’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Mr Gwede Mantashe has invited the players in the mining sector to invest in self or co-generation power projects. 
  • The minister made the call at the 131st General Meeting of the Minerals Council of South Africa held yesterday. 

“The revival of and growth of the mining sector cannot be possible without a stable and secure energy supply. It is for this reason that we have made it our preoccupation to drive a robust energy security programme. You would have noted in our budget vote last week that we announced a series of interventions that are underway to ensure that we achieve this goal.”  Read more

“We are pleased with Gold Fields leading the sector with their announcement of a 40 megawatts self-generation project. Read more . “We invite more of the industry players to follow suite by investing in self and co-generation to support the revival and growth of the sector.” said Mantashe.

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