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The biggest winner from a rise in precious metals

By: Bloomberg     19th June 2019 The world’s best-performing precious-metals stock is up almost 90% this year, and there are signs the rally could run even further. Impala Platinum Holdings has outpaced 87 global peers with a market value of at least $1-billion in 2019, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The South African miner... 

The only option for Eskom is one South Africa can't afford

By: Bloomberg     19th June 2019 South Africa simply has to rescue the nation’s distressed power utility. Even though it can’t afford to. Eskom Holdings supplies 95% of the nation’s electricity. If it went bankrupt, the entire economy would be dragged down as well. The danger of that is growing: The utility has a mountain of... 

South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

14th June 2019 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) hosted a three-day technical workshop in Johannesburg in late 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference to be held in Narvik, Norway, from June 10 to 14. Ten countries are a part of the IHHA... 

Iron-ore, gold surge propel South African miners to 11-year high

By: Bloomberg     13th June 2019 The twin tailwinds of rallying iron-ore prices and gold’s haven appeal have driven South African mining stocks to an almost 11-year high. Johannesburg’s FTSE/JSE Africa Mining Index gained as much as 2% Thursday to the highest since July 2008. Anglo American, BHP Group and AngloGold Ashanti have... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

South Africa turns unlikely haven as gold's rally boosts stocks  

By: Bloomberg     6th June 2019 Donald Trump’s trade offensives against China, Europe and Mexico may be driving the global markets into a frenzy, but the uncertainty is just the fix South Africa’s gold-miner stocks needed. The precious metal posted the biggest seven-day rally since the 2008 financial crisis after investors’... 

After M&A spree, Sibanye is now the world's largest platinum miner

By: Bloomberg     30th May 2019 Six years after being carved out of a handful of unwanted gold operations, Sibanye Gold has become the world’s biggest platinum miner. Building on operations spun out of Gold Fields., Sibanye became the No. 1 miner in South Africa’s waning gold industry. Now, with the acquisition of Lonmin, CEO... 

New Technology Conference and Trade Show

23rd May 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) New Technology Conference and Trade Show take place from 5 to 6 June 2019 at the Canvas Riversands Incubation Hub. This event offers an superb opportunity for mining companies, equipment suppliers, technology and service providers,... 

Eskom keeps investors in the dark as debt speculation mounts 

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2019 As speculation swirls about plans to deal with Eskom Holdings’ crippling debt load, one group of stakeholders hasn’t been consulted – owners of the company’s R243-billion of bonds. South Africa’s State-owned power utility is groaning under almost R500-billion of bond and loan debt, according to... 

Power Africa moves towards its goal of bringing more energy to the continent

By: Kim Cloete     16th May 2019 Power Africa, which was launched by former US President Barack Obama six years ago, is working towards its target of providing energy access to an additional 60-million new homes and businesses and adding 30 000 MW of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity on the African... 

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