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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

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

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Shanta Gold enters net cash position

20th July 2020 East Africa-focused gold producer Shanta Gold’s New Luika gold mine produced 22 216 oz in the second quarter of the year, ended June 30, compared with the 20 167 oz produced in the first quarter of the year. Based on an average realised gold price of $1 663/oz, Shanta Gold’s adjusted earnings... 

Cooperation, traceability needed to ensure success of DRC artisanal mining

17th July 2020 The successful integration of a number of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been driven by cooperation with large-scale miners (LSMs), refiners, traders and the embedding of traceability measures, says natural resource transformation... 

Anglo's second-quarter copper, nickel output rises, while diamonds, platinum output falls

16th July 2020 Diversified miner Anglo American has acted with resilience in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has affected many of its operations in different countries, with some commodities being affected more significantly than others, CEO Mark Cutifani says. "Our comprehensive response... 

DMRE budget slashed by R1.5bn

14th July 2020 The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’S) budget for the 2020/21 financial year has been reduced by R1.5-billion, from the initial R9.3-billion, owing to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking the revised yearly budget for the financial year to R7.8-billion. The Portfolio... 

ABB outfits De Beers' new marine diamond mining vessel with advanced power systems

14th July 2020 The largest and most technologically advanced marine diamond mining vessel, which is under construction, will be fitted with an integrated power system package supplied by electronics, automation and robotics company ABB. The newbuild will be delivered to Namibia-based marine diamond miner... 

Platinum jewellery becoming more attractive as Covid-19 lockdowns ease

14th July 2020 As manufacturers report greater demand volumes and retailers having confirmed a steady increase in business in April and May, platinum marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International (PGI) reports that the Chinese jewellery industry is in the beginning stages of a V-shaped recovery... 

B2Gold’s second-quarter output jumps 15%, revenue hits record

13th July 2020 TSX-listed gold miner B2Gold has produced 239 574 ounces of gold in the second quarter, which is an increase of 15% over the same quarter of 2019 and also 3% more than its guidance. The higher output was driven by the Fekola mine, in Mali, which continued its strong operational performance with... 

Centamin's free cash flow boosted by higher gold price

13th July 2020 Egypt-focused gold miner Centamin reports that increased gold sales and a higher gold price contributed to a 196% year-on-year increase in the company's free cash flow to $56-million for the quarter ended June 30. During the June quarter, the company, which operates the Sukari mine, sold 130 745... 

South Africa urged to recycle more of its copper scrap

10th July 2020 Given limited domestic copper production, South Africa should prioritise the recycling of copper scrap to ensure there remains sufficient stock as the economy changes to be more energy efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels, Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) executive chairperson... 

SABS reports heightened need for face mask standards

10th July 2020 National standards body, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), reports that the need for national standards has been highlighted during the outbreak of Covid-19 as the disruption of global supply chains has impacted the acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE), related medical... 


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