R/€ = 17.11 Change: 0.12
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Pt 1053.50 $/oz Change: 33.50


Rising need for alcohol testing, recalibration

By: Cameron Mackay     21st January 2022 Medical equipment suppliers are encouraging local miners to conduct more regular breathalyser alcohol testing at their operations, and to recalibrate breathalyser equipment that has not been used in a long time, owing to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, states ALCO-Safe MD Rhys Evans. “We... 

Foran appoints David Bernier as COO

By: Schalk Burger     5th January 2022 TSX-V-listed copper/zinc/gold/silver exploration and development company Foran Mining has appointed David Bernier as COO, effective immediately. Bernier has more than 25 years of deep operational experience gained from a series of progressively senior roles across mine design, project development... 

Petra executes MoU to sell stake in Williamson Diamonds to Caspian

By: Donna Slater     15th December 2021 LSE-listed diamond miner Petra Diamonds has executed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to sell 50% (less one share) of the entity that holds Petra’s shareholding in Williamson Diamonds Limited (WDL) to Caspian for $15-million. This is in addition to a pro rata portion of shareholder... 

Support rolls in for Scarborough development

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2021 Support has flooded in for oil and gas major Woodside’s decision to develop the $12-billion Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. Woodside and mining major BHP on Monday took a final investment decision on the Scarborough development which will include new domestic... 

Woodside/BHP deal inked, $12bn Scarborough approved

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd November 2021 Mining major BHP and oil and gas producer Woodside Energy have taken a final investment decision on the $12-billion Scarborough and Pluto Train 2 developments, and have formally inked a binding share sale agreement that would see Woodside acquire the entire share capital of BHP Petroleum... 

New tender contracts, dire consequences

By: Anna Moross     19th November 2021 Subsidy and contract regime changes are necessary to transform the public transport industry after nearly two decades of policy uncertainty, but the new tender contract DRT 35/11/2019, issued by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT) to transform the public transport system, may... 

Sector pushes for transformation amid contraction

By: Nadine Ramdass     12th November 2021 While government is planning transformational megaprojects to benefit the construction sector, data from sources, such as Statistics South Africa, show that “the sector has been in a permanent state of contracting for some time”, says construction company Motheo Construction Group nonexecutive... 

Effects of global supply chain disruptions, civil unrest still a dominant theme – Metair

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2021 Metair warns that the second half of its 2021 financial year will continue to be dominated by the impact of Covid-19, as well as the “severe effect” of global supply chain disruptions and the global shortage of semiconductors. Metair manufactures, assembles, distributes and retails energy storage... 

Giyani completes K.Hill metallurgical test work, drills Otse North and South

By: Donna Slater     9th November 2021 TSX-V-listed manganese developer Giyani Metals Corporation has, through Mintek in South Africa, completed enhanced metallurgical test work and final process flowsheet design, as part of its feasibility study on the K.Hill manganese oxide project in Botswana. However, because this phase of test... 

New opportunities in strained industry

By: Nadine Ramdass     5th November 2021 The partnership between industrial valves supplier Process and Allied Contracting Equipment (PACE Valves) and Australia-based specialist flow control solutions company Proeger, is helping to meet the African market’s growing need for high-pressure backfill valves amid a challenging local valve... 

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