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Megado Gold to list on ASX, start drilling in two weeks

26th October 2020 Ethiopia-focused gold explorer Megado Gold will, on October 27, list on the ASX for the first time with 71.5-million ordinary shares on issue, following a strongly supported and oversubscribed A$6-million initial public offering (IPO). Megado’s push into Ethiopia coincides with that country's... 

Danakali, AFC in talks as equity funding conditions unlikely to be met by Nov 21

26th October 2020 Although ASX- and LSE-listed potash producer Danakali has been working in “good faith” to satisfy the conditions precedent for the Africa Finance Corporation’s (AFC’s) second tranche equity funding of $28.5-million, the company’s board now considers it unlikely that the conditions precedent will... 

CSIR celebrates 75 years of research and innovation

23rd October 2020 As the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrates 75 years of establishment on October 5, the organisation marks a strategic year of redirecting its focus into industrial development and technological innovation, chairperson professor Thokozani Majozi notes. He says that,... 

Goldplat to publish results in early November

15th October 2020 Aim-listed gold miner Goldplat is set to publish its preliminary results for the year ended June 30 at the beginning of November. It previously planned to publish its results in mid-October, but there have been delays as a result of “the current environment”, the company says.  

Kenmare expects stronger fourth-quarter production, says ilmenite market ‘robust’

15th October 2020 Titanium and zircon miner Kenmare Resources’ heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) production decreased by 15% year-on-year to 258 000 t for the third quarter ended September 30. Kenmare operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique.  

BlackRock lifts stake in Sibanye-Stillwater to 5%

15th October 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has been advised that one of its top ten investors, BlackRock Incorporated, has increased its shareholding in the company to 5%. Prior to this, BlackRock was the sixth biggest investor in Sibanye, with a 3.57% stake. The new shareholder position elevates... 

Northam buys back a further 37m Zambezi preference shares

15th October 2020 Platinum group metals miner Northam has acquired an additional 37.17-million preference shares in Zambezi Platinum for about R3.5-billion, taking Northam’s preference share holding in Zambezi to about 70%. The Zambezi acquisitions have been fully funded through Northam’s internal cash resources.  

Kore Potash receives authorisation for drilling of additional holes at DX project

14th October 2020 JSE-listed potash development company Kore Potash has received authorisation from the Congo-Brazzaville Department of Tourism and Environment to start with the planned drilling programme for the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the company’s DX project. Kore, which owns 97% of the Kola and... 

De Beers records $467m worth of rough diamond sales in eight sales cycle

14th October 2020 Diversified miner Anglo American reports that its diamond mining subsidiary, the De Beers Group, recorded $467-million worth of provisional rough diamond sales, both through global sightholder sales and auctions, during the eight sales cycle of the year. CEO Bruce Cleaver says the company... 

Danakali appoints potash expert as COO

13th October 2020 ASX- and LSE-listed potash company Danakali has appointed Dr Rod McEachern as COO, effective December 3. According to the company, his appointment strengthens and deepens Danakali’s potash mining and processing knowledge and leadership capability.  

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