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Social aspects of MPRDA ‘likely unconstitutional’, Presidency explains

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 4 hours ago President Jacob Zuma sent the Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly last week, as the Act was “likely unconstitutional” in terms of its social aspects. In a statement made on Monday, the Presidency said that the amended legislation... 

Social aspects of MPRDA ‘likely unconstitutional’, Presidency explains
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President Jacob Zuma

Diamonds stolen from Prieska mine

By: Sapa     Updated 4 hours ago Sixteen men stole an undisclosed number of diamonds from a mine near Prieska on Monday morning, Northern Cape police said. "This morning at about 03:40, about 16 men stormed into a local mine near Prieska," said Lt Olebogeng Tawana. 

Public review period for KiPower water use licence report extended

By: Sashnee Moodley     Updated 6 hours ago The public review period for the integrated water use licence application for the proposed construction of a 600 MW coal-fired independent power producer plant and associated infrastructure for Kuyasa Mining subsidiary KiPower will be extended until March 24.  

Public review period for KiPower water use licence report extended

Assets managed by ETFs to double to $5-trillion by 2020 – PwC

By: Reuters     Updated 6 hours ago Assets under management of exchange traded funds (ETFs) will double to at least $5-trillion by 2020, consultant PwC said on Monday, as investors increase exposure to such products given their lower costs than traditional mutual funds. "Institutional investors are widely expected to be the primary... 

Assets managed by ETFs to double to $5-trillion by 2020 – PwC

Village restructures board

By: Natasha Odendaal As part of its ongoing restructure and strategic review, Village Main Reef has reshuffled its board, effective February 1. Village appointed Octavia Matloa as deputy chairperson and lead independent nonexecutive director, while Godfrey Ntoele would assume the role of independent nonexecutive... 

Sable signs infrastructure development agreement with Liberia govt

By: Megan van Wyngaardt The signing of a 25-year infrastructure development agreement (IDA) between Aim-listed iron-ore explorer and developer Sable Mining Africa and the government of Liberia would allow the company to use, rehabilitate and expand the established rail line from Yekepa, in south-east Guinea, to the Port... 

Sable signs infrastructure development agreement with Liberia govt

Petra declares dividend, ups diamond production guidance

By: Martin Creamer London-listed South Africa-focused diamond-mining company Petra Diamonds, which on Monday declared its first dividend, has pushed up production guidance to 3.3-million carats for the year to June 30. Petra, which operates the Finsch, Cullinan, Koffiefontein and Kimberley Underground diamond mines... 

Petra declares dividend, ups diamond production guidance
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Johan Dippenaar

Zambia's new president says to keep mineral tax despite mine closure fears

By: Reuters Zambia will maintain a new mineral royalty tax despite fears that it could lead to mine closures, President Edgar Lungu said on Sunday as he was inaugurated in the nation's capital. Africa's second biggest copper producer hiked open pit mining royalties to 20% from 6% and underground royalties to... 

Zambia's new president says to keep mineral tax despite mine closure fears
Zambia President Edgar Lungu

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