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Alba appoints geologist as COO

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 1 hour 29 minutes ago Aim-listed diversified miner Alba Mineral Resources says its senior geologist Mark Austin has agreed to take up the full-time position of COO, in addition to serving as senior geologist. He will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company’s mining projects in north... 

SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     26th October 2020 The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

Transnet revamping concessions model to speed up private involvement in rail and ports 

By: Terence Creamer     23rd October 2020 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet is in the process of overhauling its approach to opening up its port and rail networks, including 8 000-km of branch lines, to private participants, acknowledging that its previous models have been far to slow and cumbersome. CEO Portia Derby said the... 

Kefi chairperson says pleased with developments at Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd October 2020 Aim-listed Kefi chairperson Harry Anagnostaras-Adams says he is delighted that the funding consortium for the Tulu Kapi project, in Ethiopia, has been finalised and that the overall project timetable for targeting the start of production in the fourth quarter of 2022 has been maintained. Kefi on... 

Goldplat's South African, Ghanaian operations post higher profits

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd October 2020 Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat has posted solid profits from its South African and Ghanaian operations of £1.1-million and £280 000, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30. This compares with the £1-million profit posted by the South African operations and the £23 000 profit posted... 

On-The-Air (23/10/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd October 2020 South Africa’s biggest mechanised gold mine is expecting to get approval to generate its own electricity before year-end; The decision of the Cabinet to impose a tax on the export of raw chrome will bring essential relief to our important but struggling ferrochrome industry; and there is growing... 

Massive grid investment needed to unlock IRP’s 30GW-by-2030 vision  

By: Terence Creamer     20th October 2020 State-owned electricity utility Eskom is warning that a significant and accelerated expansion of South Africa’s grid infrastructure, beyond that catered for by its current R118-billion investment plan to 2030, is required to integrate the 30 GW of mainly wind and solar generators that will have... 

Botswana sees 7.7 % growth in 2021 on diamond industry recovery

By: Reuters     20th October 2020 Botswana's economy will rebound and grow 7.7% in 2021 from a 8.9% contraction forecast this year, on the back of improved sentiment in the global diamond industry, the finance minister said on Tuesday. Botswana's economy shrank by 24% in the second quarter of 2020 as coronavirus lockdowns at home... 

South Africa is well positioned to export green hydrogen ­– PwC  

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2020 South Africa is in an extraordinary position to revolutionise its own economy and supply green hydrogen to the world, PwC said on Monday. “The energy transition is and will be biggest global theme this decade,” PwC associate director James Mackay told journalists at a virtual event covered by... 

Eskom moves to secure R23bn granted by High Court for 2021, despite Nersa appeal  

By: Terence Creamer     19th October 2020 Eskom has launched a fresh legal bid to ensure that the automatic reintroduction of a R23-billion equity injection to its allowable revenue in 2021/22, as granted by the High Court in July, is not negated by the fact that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has been granted... 

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