Anglo American 'engaging' with Govt to launch pilot schemes to generate its own energy - Nolitha Fakude

In December South African miners were hit by the country’s biggest blackouts as Eskom implemented 'stage 6' blackouts for the first time. It forced some of the producers, including Sibanye-Stilwater and Petra Diamonds to close their underground mines, and prompted the mining industry to ask Mineral Resource Minister, Gwede Mantashe to allow them to build their own power plants. They estimate that they can generate 800MW of conventional power and 800MW of solar power. Speaking to Biznews in Davos at the World Economic Forum, Nolitha Fakude, the Chair of the Managing Board and Group Director of Anglo American in South Africa, said the mining group was currently engaged with Eskom and the Government, talking about the self-generation of power and looking at pilot schemes. - Linda van Tilburg