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Zimbabwe gold miners to keep more export earnings in dollars

By: Reuters     27th May 2020 Zimbabwe will increase the proportion of dollars gold miners can keep from their sales, the central bank's bullion-buying arm said on Wednesday, yielding to pressure from producers who were pushing to retain more. Gold is Zimbabwe's single largest foreign currency earner, and Fidelity Printers... 

ELB shareholders vote in favour of Australian business disposal

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2020 JSE-listed capital equipment and solutions provider ELB Group will proceed with selling its Australian business, after a majority of shareholders voting in favour of the disposal. The company hosted a general meeting on May 25 for shareholders to vote on the proposed disposal of ELB Australia.  

Miners, Drillers returning to work as Covid restrictions ease: Imdex

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th May 2020 Leading global mining-tech company IMDEX expects some COVID-19 restrictions affecting its international operations to be eased during May and June, prompting mining operations to resume and drilling contractors to return to work. With 20 offices internationally, sales in 102 countries, and a... 

Covid-19 workplace protocols must become ‘second nature’ for any further lockdown easing 

By: Terence Creamer     25th May 2020 Organised business has called for domestic firms to take steps to ensure that their workplaces are Covid-19-ready in light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s May 24 announcement that the country would transition from lockdown Level 4 to Level 3 from June 1, a move that will result in many more South... 

Long-duration clean energy storage ideal for mining microgrids

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd May 2020 Reliable, cost-effective energy supply 24x7 is an essential resource for successful mining operations, whether grid-connected or off-grid.  In Africa, reliability of utility-sourced electricity is becoming more and more of a challenge, while off-grid diesel generation and the cost and logistics... 

Council reaffirms industry’s commitment to fighting Covid-19 pandemic  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd May 2020 The mining industry is at the forefront of work being done to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace and will be subjected to intense scrutiny; however, it is undertaking adequate measures and responses to the pandemic and believes it is up to the task. The was indicated by industry... 

NUM concerned about high numbers of Covid-19 in mines, at Eskom operations

By: Donna Slater     21st May 2020 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is concerned about the rising number of Covid-19-positive cases in the mining industry, especially in Limpopo, and at State-owned power utility Eskom's operations. The union states that some mines in Limpopo have become hotspots, where the virus is... 

Kibo shareholders to vote on reorganisation of share capital as Covid-19 disrupts operations

By: Donna Slater     15th May 2020 Owing to the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on international business and the uncertainty surrounding the global economic outlook, Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy is re-evaluating its business plans, partly involving the potential reorganisation of its share capital. The share... 

Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after Covid-19 closure

By: Reuters     15th May 2020 Zambia reopened its Nakonde border with Tanzania on Friday for cargo after a five-day closure of the key transit point for copper and cobalt exports and fuel imports, but people were still not allowed to cross, a provincial minister told Reuters. President Edgar Lungu had shut the border on... 

Safe, lightweight walkways for mine rescue drill

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 Mentis Africa supplied positive-grip, pressed-section planks and walkways from its well-known Die-Line range for the Chamber of Mines rescue drilling unit based at Colliery Training College (CTC) at eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. The walkway’s non-slip features, combined with its high strength to... 

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