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Donna Slater

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Gold to continue rally regardless of US election outcome – analysts

30th October 2020 Gold prices could perform well regardless of who wins the US Presidential election, says research and data company Standard & Poor’s Global Market Intelligence (S&P GMI) and analysts it has consulted with, pointing to low interest-rate policy and potential pandemic-related stimulus. “While there... 

Petropavlovsk lifts interim production, gold sales

30th October 2020 Russia-based gold miner Petropavlovsk increased its gold production by 42% year-on-year to 320 600 oz for the first half of this year. Production included 178 000 oz from the processing of own and third-party refractory gold concentrates at the pressure oxidation facility hub.  

Robots have been playing some vital roles amid Covid-19 pandemic

30th October 2020 Robots have seen increased use during Covid-19, especially within the human assistance role in the healthcare sector, according to panellists who spoke during the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2020 on October 14. Nigeria-based robot company Reach Robots CEO Silas Adekunle and Denmark-based... 

DTIC emphasises commitment to improve chrome beneficiation

29th October 2020 Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) director-general Lionel October emphasised, during a recent meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, the department’s support for the implementation of a set of interventions to promote chrome beneficiation.   It emerged during... 

Sibanye-Stillwater says operational recovery progressing well

29th October 2020 JSE-listed gold and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sibanye-Stillwater says its operational recovery from the severe Covid-19-induced lockdown in South Africa has progressed well to date. The build-up to normalised production levels at the miner’s South African operations has progressed... 

Tembo Capital extends term of loan for Orion’s Prieska project

29th October 2020 Private equity group Tembo Capital has extended the term of the repayment date of the $3.6-million loan facility set aside to advance metals explorer Orion Minerals’ Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern Cape, to June 30, 2021. The loan facility was originally due for repayment by October 31. 

Gem says higher prices demonstrate improved demand for Letšeng diamonds

28th October 2020 LSE-listed diamond miner Gem Diamonds has sold 70 559 ct worth of diamonds for the year to date, achieving an average price of $1 908/ct. During the third quarter, the group also unearthed five diamonds greater than 100 ct, bringing the total for the year to date to 13. 

Parties call for Ntshangase's killers to be brought to book, peace in Somkhele

28th October 2020 In the wake of the murder of Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) subcommittee vice-chairperson Fikile Ntshangase on October 22, numerous parties have called for calm and peaceful discussion about the contested issue of expansion of the Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal-based... 

Toolbox of measures needed to arrest slippage of domestic chrome competitiveness

27th October 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa says a comprehensive “toolbox” of measures is needed to improve the competitiveness of the entire chrome value chain, which has been impacted by a number of challenges. These challenges include nearly 40% of South Africa’s ferrochrome production having either... 

Minerals Council advocates for constructive, peaceful engagement following community leader's murder

26th October 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa, “shocked” to hear of the murder of mining community leader Fikile Ntshangase, extends its “deepest condolences” to her family and colleagues. She was shot at her home in Northern KwaZulu-Natal on the night of October 22.  

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