R/€ = 18.27 Change: 0.03
R/$ = 15.10 Change: 0.06
Au 1837.69 $/oz Change: 3.83
Pt 1096.54 $/oz Change: 17.93

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ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support. We have over 2500 clients, conducting testing for alcohol, spread over almost every aspect of the workplace.  Our constant contact with this diverse client base has led us to observe that there is an ever increasing problem relating to drugs of abuse other than alcohol in the workplace and of course elsewhere. After receiving requests from many existing clients we took the decision in 2009 to become involved in the supply of drug testing products and related services.   We are indeed fortunate to represent Abbott as we are able to provide their large range of quality products and avail ourselves of their expertise when approached by our clients for assistance.


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Katoro progresses drilling programme at Haneti

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Armadale Mahenge graphite suitable for lithium-ion batteries, CSIRO confirms

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th January 2021 The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has confirmed the suitability of natural flake graphite from Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania, to be used in lithium-ion batteries. The company has been collaborating with... 

AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance

By: Simone Liedtke     4th January 2021 Trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called for an urgent virtual high-level stakeholder engagement to deliberate on concerns regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for mineworkers, and to chart a way forward. It says in a January 4 statement that it believes the... 

Kodal buys stake in Mali gold project, secures funding to advance gold assets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2020 Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has acquired an interest in the Fatou gold project, in southern Mali, from local vendors. The project, which has a historic mineral resource of more than 350 000 oz of gold, comprises the Fininko (also known as Fatou) and Foutière... 

Barrick mobilises drills to Pueblo Grande

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th December 2020 Bullion major Barrick Gold has mobilised two drill rigs to Precipitate Gold’s Pueblo Grande project to start an initial phase of exploration drilling, the TSX-V-listed junior announced on Tuesday. Barrick has the right to earn a 70% interest in the Pueblo Grande project, located immediately... 

Power Metal completes drilling of first hole at Kalahari Key project

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Access to Los Filos restored – Equinox

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 The community blockade at the Los Filos mine, in Mexico, has been removed and access to the mine has been restored, owner Equinox Gold reported on Monday The Toronto-listed company said that Los Filos had begun a staged restart and was working toward achieving full operations in December.... 

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By: Simone Liedtke     6th November 2020 There is “enormous potential” for South Africa, should the country pursue green industrialisation and its manufacturing sector invest in the beneficiation of battery metals and the manufacture of various green products, such as electric vehicles (EVs), Department of Trade, Industry and... 

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