R/€ = 19.61 Change: 0.03
R/$ = 16.71 Change: 0.04
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Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions

24th September 2020 The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the state-of-the-art defence materiél required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the... 

Hydrogen, platinum fund sets up shop in South Africa with dollars to invest 

By: Martin Creamer     11th September 2020 London-headquartered AP Ventures, an independent venture capital fund focussed on investing in early-stage companies that use or enable the use of platinum group metals (PGMs), has established a presence in South Africa. AP Ventures founding partner Kevin Eggers told this week’s virtual 2020 PGMs... 

Gold fever in 2020 means exchange-traded funds

By: Bloomberg     24th August 2020 In the nineteenth century California gold rush, the surest way to a fortune, according to Mark Twain, was to be in the “pick and shovel business.” If 2020 gold fever has an equivalent, it’s the exchange-traded fund (ETF) business. 

Smart cities open up ‘endless’ business opportunities

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2020 As urbanisation rises, cities need to seek ways of leveraging the power of technology and connectivity to cater for the demands of this increasing urban population, stimulate the growth of businesses and ensure that available resources are managed more efficiently. The increasing population in... 

Edenville gets Rukwa project fully operational

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 Aim-listed Edenville Energy says the wash plant at its Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania, has started operating. This follows the restart of mining activities at the project’s Northern Pit on August 3.  

Kogi Iron nears trial mining completion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron has advised that it is nearing the end of its small-scale trial iron-ore mining at the Agbaja Cast Steel project, in Nigeria. The company is in the process of conducting trial mining on site, as well as various community activities, including water clarification and flow... 

Ivanhoe Mines, CNMC partner to consider African opportunities 

By: Simone Liedtke     18th August 2020 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the China Nonferrous Metal Mining (CNMC) group to jointly examine exploration, development and the acquisition of mineral projects, as well as considering production, smelting and logistics opportunities in Africa.... 

Polymetal installs autoclave at POX-2

By: Mariaan Webb     17th August 2020 Russian gold miner Polymetal has reached a “crucial” project milestone with the installation of the autoclave vessel at the POX-2 construction site, keeping the project on track for completion in three years’ time. The 1 100 t autoclave – said to be the largest in the gold industry – has... 

Xanthates alternatives more effective – supplier

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th August 2020 The differential flotation of polymetallic sulphide ores, including copper, lead and zinc, are a common practice where these metals are mined from the same ore deposit. 

Rising demand for lithium-ion-powered forklifts anticipated

By: Cameron Mackay     14th August 2020 “The demand for lithium-ion-powered forklifts is increasing locally, owing to companies wanting to reap the benefits of energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as in preparation for changing legislation regarding emissions,” says forklift distributor for Masslift Africa national sales... 

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