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Sylvania buys back more shares

3rd August 2020 Rustenburg-based platinum group metals miner Sylvania Platinum in July acquired 7 535 ordinary shares, representing about 0.003% of the company’s issued share capital, at A$0.9195 each. This forms part of Sylvania’s plan for the buyback of up to 1.65-million ordinary shares of $0.01 from all... 

Barrick reinforces exploration with appointment of regional VPs

3rd August 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation has strengthened its exploration team through the appointment of eminent geologists Aoife McGrath and Leandro Sastre in the newly created positions of Africa and Middle East exploration VP and Latin America and Asia Pacific exploration VP,... 

Eskom, SIU issue summonses to recover State capture funds

3rd August 2020 State-owned power utility Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on August 3 issued summonses in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, board members and members of the Gupta family and their associates, as well as others. "The funds were lost in a... 

Implats appoints chairperson designate

3rd August 2020 Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has appointed advocate Thandi Orleyn as an independent nonexecutive director and chairperson designate. Her appointment to the board will take effect on August 3, and she will assume the role of chairperson at the conclusion of the company’s... 

B2Gold launches North American gold bar campaign to support rhino conservation

31st July 2020 Canada-based B2Gold has launched a Namibian Rhino Gold Bar campaign in North America to help support the conservation and protection of the critically endangered black rhinos, and the community-based rhino rangers and trackers who protect the rhinos, in Namibia. This announcement coincides with... 

Geoscience BC requests geophysical data of Golden Triangle

31st July 2020 In an effort to create a new public dataset for the Golden Triangle area in British Columbia’s northwest region, Geoscience BC is launching a new minerals project seeking high-quality privately-held geophysical data of the area Called the Golden Triangle Geophysics Data Compilation Project, the... 

Keras acquiring a controlling stake in high-grade Utah phosphate project

31st July 2020 Project developer Keras Resources is acquiring a 51% interest in the Diamond Creek phosphate mine, in Utah, in the US, from phosphate miner Falcon Isle Holdings on the basis that Keras provides a $2.5-million loan facility to Falcon Isle. The loan agreement will be paid in four tranches and... 

Section 12J amendments said to be muddying investment waters

31st July 2020 Ongoing amendments to the Section 12J Income Tax Act have left investors at risk as to whether the companies in which they have either invested, or hope to invest, continue to qualify, law firm CMS South Africa partner and tax co-head Andrew Wellsted tells Engineering News. Section 12J was... 

Canadian Mining Eye index increases 72% in Q2

30th July 2020 The mining and metals industry has fared “quite well” during the second quarter, despite the challenging landscape brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, says professional services firm EY Canada mining and metals co-leader Jeff Swinoga. “This is not the first time this sector has had to face... 

Gold price likely to remain volatile – World Gold Council

30th July 2020 With the price of gold breaking the London Bullion Market Association’s all-time record at $1 940.90/oz on July 28, the sustainability of an unprecedentedly high gold price is being debated, leading to discussions around which drivers will most likely spur new growth and which are likely to... 

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