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Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
Sustainable development redefines African mining

Mining is so much more than just digging up rocks. Sustainable development, community welfare, greenhouse gas emissions and traceability of the source of minerals all play a substantial role in developing the industry as an economic driver in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West Africa

West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Transformational and risk-savvy leadership

While reputation has always been important, there has been a rethink about the purpose of a mining company...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Will Mining Charter III benefit junior miners?

Junior mining is a relatively new concept in South Africa, and is often confused with illegal mining or artisanal mining, but they are, in fact, new entrant small and medium size enterprises...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Mining industry must embrace 4IR

The demands of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) provide new growth opportunties for the mining industry, which must position itself, including reskilling the workforce, to take advantage of this new reality

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Where tech will take healthcare

The outdated lone-doctor model where illnesses are treated in siloes has to change. Care has to be outcomes based, it has to be measurable and it has to be tech enabled...

By Nicci Botha 8 Jan 2020

What does HIV look like in South Africa?

With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

By Nicci Botha 6 Dec 2019

#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcare

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Brulpadda's challenges inspire innovation

The Brulpadda discovery is a "game changer", which has renewed exploration interest in South Africa..

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Fuelling the future

Given the capital intensive nature of the oil & gas industry, investors have historically always been worried about the same three questions. How much oil is in the ground? How much is it going to cost to get it out? How much can it be sold for?

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investment

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

Grande Provence: Where heritage and umami meet

The first thing that strikes you about Grande Provence is the tranquillity that not even a gaggle of tourists disembarking from a rumbling tractor can ruffle...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Free market capitalism will work best for Africa

African oil and gas champion, NJ Ayuk, is unabashed in his support of free market capitalism, saying it is the economic model that will work best for Africa...

By Nicci Botha 11 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Exploration is critical for investment

The African narrative is very different to the global narrative, and it is one that cannot be ignored, said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil and Power at the opening of the industry conference in Cape Town...

By Nicci Botha 10 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gas

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

#Windaba2019: IRP will bring certainty

There will be certainty about the country's energy mix after the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is presented to cabinet next week,

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

Where are we with land reform?

Agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo says that come April 2020, the proposed change to the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation (EWC) may not happen...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2019

A conversation with Michael Jordaan

You just have to track Michael Jordaan's various projects to see he has never shied from the exploiting the potential of technology, particularly in the financial space...

By Nicci Botha 16 Sep 2019

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