R/€ = 20.61 Change: -0.02
R/$ = 17.45 Change: -0.03
Au 1953.14 $/oz Change: 21.83
Pt 957.38 $/oz Change: 18.26

Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Glencore hands over R30m community clinic

23rd July 2020 Ferroalloys producer Glencore Alloys South Africa handed over the Bethanie Clinic healthcare facility, near Brits, to the to the North West Province Department of Health this week. The old Bethanie Clinic had become run down and ill-equipped to treat the more than 3 500 people who were visiting... 

Partnership formed to distribute hand sanitisers to vulnerable communities

23rd July 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater, gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, energy and chemicals company Sasol and logistics company Imperial Logistics have formed a strategic partnership to distribute hand sanitisers to school health facilities and taxi ranks. As part of the partnership, Sibanye... 

Master Drilling breaks world record with 1 382 m hole at Zondereinde mine

23rd July 2020 JSE-listed drilling technology company Master Drilling Group has broken the world record for depth of a hole drilled after the successful completion of the pilot hole – at 1 382 m, for raise-boring at platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine in Limpopo. Drilling of the... 

Tsodilo Resources and TBM enter into royalty agreement

23rd July 2020 TSX-V-listed diamond and metals explorer Tsodilo Resources has reached an agreement to grant private Botswana-based alternative investment firm TBM royalties on its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Gcwihaba Resources’ metal projects for $500 000. Gcwihaba’s metal licenses include those for base... 

Covid-19 takes its toll on Petra's production, revenues

23rd July 2020 London-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds has reported a 7% year-on-year reduction in production, from 3.87-million carats in the 2019 financial year, to 3.59-million carats in the financial year ended June 30, 2020. Production was severely disrupted by the lockdown implemented in South Africa... 

Gold Fields welcomes B4SA's economic recovery strategy

22nd July 2020 JSE-listed gold miner Gold Fields welcomes the accelerated economic recovery strategy published by Business for South Africa (B4SA) in mid-July, which is aimed at achieving higher levels of economic growth post Covid-19. A number of key priority areas for the mining sector have been identified... 

Feasibility study launched to examine potential for Zandfontein PGMs tailings recovery

22nd July 2020 Barplats Mines, a subsidiary of TSX- and JSE-listed platinum group metals miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats), has entered into a project framework agreement with Advanced Beneficiation Technologies of South Africa (ABT) to complete an independent feasibility study for a tailings retreatment... 

Diba PEA shows potential for fast payback

22nd July 2020 African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies reports positive results from a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its 100%-owned Diba gold project, in western Mali. The PEA is based on an openpit oxide gold mine with a life of 3.25 years, an average production of 52 000 oz/y and a low... 

Minerals Council publishes health and safety position paper

21st July 2020 In line with the Minerals Council South Africa’s yearly day of health and safety on July 17, the council on July 21 published its Health and Safety in Mining Position Paper, which examines health and safety in South Africa’s mining industry. According to the paper, the industry – which is... 

Allan reinforces need for a panel to oversee Alexkor's turnaround

20th July 2020 In response to a letter from the Equitable Access Campaign (EAC), published by Mining Weekly on June 26 – which highlighted the plight of small-scale marine diamond miners operating off the coast of Alexander Bay – Sable Metals & Minerals CEO James Allan reiterates that a panel should be... 


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