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Vusi Mabena

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2016 This week we feature Vusi Mabena, senior executive: transformation and stakeholder relations at the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, an organisation that fulfils an advocacy role for its mining company members 

Petra secures additional financing after delivering highest quarterly output in Q1

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th October 2014 As London-listed Petra Diamonds delivered strong output and a solid financial performance during the first quarter of the year, its lenders have agreed to hike the company’s financing facilities to about $260-million, at reduced lending rates. The diamond producer on Monday explained that the... 

Gold price reform to focus on improved transparency, governance controls

By: Chantelle Kotze     12th September 2014 Instead of scrapping the century-old London Gold Fix altogether, gold industry role-players are calling for the modernisation of the method used to determine global gold price benchmarks, which is currently the subject of ‘intense’ debate, but not regarded as fundamentally broken. This comes... 

Gold price reform to focus on improved transparency, governance controls

By: Chantelle Kotze     12th September 2014 Instead of scrapping the century-old London Gold Fix altogether, gold industry role-players are calling for the modernisation of the method used to determine global gold price benchmarks, which is currently the subject of ‘intense’ debate, but not fundamentally regarded as broken. 

Continental Coal to recapitalise balance sheet

By: Leandi Kolver     6th August 2014 South Africa-focused thermal coal producer Continental Coal on Wednesday announced that it had successfully arranged a fully underwritten nonrenounceable pro rata rights issue to raise about A$35.1-million to recapitalise the company’s balance sheet. The offer, for which the prospectus would be... 

Thabo Gumbi

By: Martin Creamer     20th June 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: May 10, 1981, Soweto, Johannesburg Education: Elsie Ngidi Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto; Siyamukela High School, Madadeni, Newcastle; Marketing Degree, University of... 

Full transparency needed in gold, platinum price determinations in wake of UK manipulation disclosure

By: Martin Creamer     30th May 2014 Full transparency is needed in the determination of the gold price and platinum price following the worrying manipulation finding of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the case of gold. To restore credibility, a bright searchlight needs to be kept on both pricing systems, which impact... 

Full transparency needed in gold, platinum price determinations  

By: Martin Creamer     26th May 2014 Full transparency is needed in the determination of the gold and platinum prices following the worrying manipulation finding of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the case of gold. To restore credibility, a bright searchlight needs to be kept on both pricing systems, which impact the... 

Two palladium ETFs list on JSE within one week

By: Chantelle Kotze     18th April 2014 An increase in demand for precious metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from institutional investors has resulted in the listing of two palladium ETFs on the JSE in one week. 

Mozambique coal train attack, R200m Evander gold project, dump retreat, closure vision

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2014 Concern over Vale Mozambique coal train attack; R200-million project to recover gold from dumps; vision for profitable rehab of dumps for postmining economy. 

Pan African board approves R200m Evander tailings retreatment project

By: Natalie Greve     28th March 2014 Following the acquisition of the Mpumalanga-based Evander Gold Mines from Harmony Gold in March last year, dual-listed Pan African Resources on Friday announced that the construction of its R200-million Evander tailings retreatment project (ETRP) was approved. The ETRP would exploit... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup research report

     9th December 2013 This month’s report includes details of metals explorer Legend Mining’s share sale and debt assignment agreement with a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power to divest of its interest in the Ngovayang iron-ore and gold project, in Cameroon; financial services provider Absa Bank’s agreement to... 

Determined Daphne still set on realising her manganese smelting dream

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2013 President Jacob Zuma last Friday launched the Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi manganese sinter plant near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, marking the latest high point of Daphne Mashile-Nkosi’s long walk to emancipating manganese from the sole preserve of the male species. Mashile-Nkosi, a 55-year-old... 

Determined Daphne still set on realising her manganese smelting dream 

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2013 President Jacob Zuma last Friday launched the Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi manganese sinter plant near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, marking the latest high point of Daphne Mashile-Nkosi’s long walk to emancipating manganese from the sole preserve of the male species. Mashile-Nkosi, a 55-year-old... 

Firestone secures $82.4m project debt finance for Lesotho diamond project

By: Leandi Kolver     25th November 2013 Aim-listed diamond development company Firestone Diamonds on Monday announced that Absa Bank had received approval from its credit committee to provide Firestone’s 75%-owned subsidiary Liqhobong Mining Development Company (LMDC) up to $82.4-million in debt finance. LMDC owns 100% of the Liqhobong... 

Zimbabwe eyed as heir to platinum throne as SA loses grip – SFA Oxford

By: Martin Creamer     31st October 2013 With South Africa’s once mighty grip on the world platinum market slipping, exasperated end-users are eyeing Zimbabwe as the heir to the platinum throne, top global platinum consultant Stephen Forrest said on Thursday. Forrest, in South Africa for the Joburg 2013 Investing in Resources and... 

Absa’s NewGold ETF lists on Mauritius Stock Exchange

By: Natalie Greve     18th July 2013 In its drive to further expand into African markets, Absa Bank’s corporate and investment banking division on Thursday announced that it would list its NewGold exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Mauritius Stock Exchange (SEM), on July 26. The listing on the SEM would mark the fifth exchange... 

Gold ETF to list on SEM, set for further expansion

By: Samantha Herbst     22nd February 2013 In its endeavour to meet demand and further its expansion into Africa, Absa Bank’s corporate and investment banking division will list its NewGold exchange traded fund (ETF) on the Mauritius Stock Exchange (SEM) this quarter, says the division’s investments head Vladimir Nedeljkovic. NewGold ETF... 

Company Announcement: Continental Coal Company Update

     21st June 2012 Continental Coal Limited the South African thermal coal production, development and exploration company, notes the recent trading in its securities and would like to update shareholders that it is not aware of any reason for the recent fall in its share price given the current status of its coal... 

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