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IMF chief says coronavirus erases hopes for stronger growth in 2020

By: Reuters     5th March 2020 The global spread of the novel coronavirus has crushed hopes for stronger growth this year and will hold 2020 global output gains to their slowest pace since the 2008/9 financial crisis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday. The IMF now expects 2020 world... 

Lynas cracking plant get govt backing

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th December 2019 The Western Australian government has awarded rare earths miner Lynas Lead Agency status for its planned processing plant in Kalgoorlie. Lynas recently selected Kalgoorlie as the location for its new cracking and leaching plant, which will form part of its 2025 growth plans, with the Malaysian... 

Mining Powerhouse Ready For More Business

29th October 2019 Western Australia’s regulatory and safety frameworks designed to assist mining developments have been highlighted at a presentation at Australia’s largest mining event – the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Director... 

South Africa should identify ‘low hanging fruits’ in tradable sectors – panel

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd October 2019 South Africa should identify the “low hanging fruits” it has in growing the country’s mining, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors, economist Thabi Leoka says, dubbing these as “tradable sectors” that can help the economy grow. However, she laments that South Africa is “nearing that... 

Sustainable mining achievable through a ‘coordinated approach’  

By: Simone Liedtke     17th September 2019 Sustainable mine development and sustainable mining are not only laudable, but are “much required”, Webber Wentzel Corporate Practice partner Jonathan Veeran stresses. Speaking at a mining round-up event at the company’s premises, in Sandton, on Tuesday, he highlighted the importance of being... 

Botswana leader sees new diamond pact with De Beers after vote

By: Bloomberg     6th September 2019 Botswana’s government and De Beers are in “cordial” negotiations about a new diamond-sales pact to replace their current 10-year deal which expires in 2020 and it should be concluded after next month’s election, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said. “Everything is going as planned,” Masisi said... 

Zambia Minister urges South African businesses to invest in Copperbelt province

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2019 South African business representatives have been asked to invest more into the Copperbelt province of Zambia, with a greater focus on job creation, value addition and diversification. Zambian Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe this week remarked during a South Africa-Zambia Business... 

Comair’s new CEOs to press ahead with diversification strategy

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 South African private-sector airline group Comair announced at the end of last month, via a Stock Exchange News Service release at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, that it was acquiring the “shares and claims” of Star Air Maintenance and Star Air Cargo. The deal involves paying the sellers... 

Environmental organisations take Highveld pollution matter to court 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th June 2019 Environmental justice group groundWork and community organisation Vukani Environment Justice Movement in Action have launched “landmark litigation”, demanding that government clean up the air in the Mpumalanga Highveld. GroundWork and Vukani on June 7 served papers to the High Court, asking that... 

Anglo American Coal study shows ecological value of mining sites

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Anglo American Coal’s Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a noteworthy case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity, including a ground-breaking study on the population of serval in the Mpumalanga coalfields. Isibonelo is home to a large... 

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