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Marleny Arnoldi

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Bushveld group advances vanadium redox flow battery plans through Enerox deal

13th November 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned subsidiary Bushveld Energy has signed a term sheet agreement with CellCube Energy Storage Systems to acquire all issued shares in Enerox for €11-million. A Bushveld Energy-led consortium has been granted exclusivity until the end of February 2020 to... 

Greenpeace finds rare underwater biodiversity haven offshore Cape Town

13th November 2019 A team of Greenpeace activists, divers and scientists has discovered a “biodiversity haven” on the Vema Seamount, which is 1 000 km off the coast of Cape Town in the southeast Atlantic ocean. The discovery was made onboard the environmental organisation’s research expedition called Arctic... 

Committee welcomes water dept’s plan to deal with irregular expenditure

12th November 2019 The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation has welcomed the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) financial recovery plan, which includes initiatives to deal with R16-billion in irregular expenditure. The committee said in a statement on Tuesday that it was sure... 

Manica project generates positive free cash for Xtract

12th November 2019 London-listed diversified metals producer Xtract Resources has reported that the alluvial mining contractor for the Manica Concession, in Mozambique, produced 994 oz of gold during the quarter ended September 30. This compares with the 1 088 oz produced in the third quarter ended September 30,... 

BOD recovers first diamonds from residual stockpiles at Marsfontein

12th November 2019 London-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has recovered the first diamonds from its plant commissioning activities at the Marsfontein mining permit. The company’s 40%-owned associate Vutomi Mining was last month granted a mining permit for the diamond-bearing gravels and residual unprocessed... 

TNPA starts dredging maintenance at Cape Town port

12th November 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) dredging services division has embarked on a maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to ensure the port provides safe navigational channels and berthing facilities for shipping. TNPA will remove about 20 000 m3 of sand and sediment... 

South African miners should counteract labour challenges, adopt more tech – EY

12th November 2019 Licence to operate and disruption are two of the biggest risks facing mining companies in Africa, a research report by EY, titled ‘Top risks and opportunities facing miners in Africa 2020’, has found. “Social responsibility and stakeholder needs are intensifying, as are the needs for digital... 

Gold’s appeal still potent, but trust issues remain – World Gold Council

12th November 2019 Gold remains a mainstream choice for investors, with 46% of global retail investors choosing gold products, while consumers prefer gold jewellery above jewellery made from other metals, the World Gold Council has found. It surveyed about 18 000 people to determine the global attitude towards... 

Telkom continues to grow mobile service business

12th November 2019 Despite a prevailing challenging operating environment, telecoms company Telkom, which has announced that it is in negotiations regarding a possible acquisition, managed to increase its revenue by 4.7% year-on-year to R21.5-billion for the six months ended September 30. However, headline... 

Denel achieves record distance, accuracy during long-range testing

12th November 2019 State-owned arms manufacturer Denel achieved record distances and unmatched accuracy during long-range artillery testing, in the Northern Cape, last week. Tests of long-range guns manufactured by Denel Land Systems, and ammunition produced by Rheinmetall Denel Munition, were conducted at the... 

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