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Marleny Arnoldi

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Shanta acquires Barrick’s Kenyan subsidiary

10th February 2020 Aim-listed Shanta Gold has entered into a definitive agreement to buy miner Barrick Gold’s Acacia Exploration subsidiary, which is based in Kenya. In exchange, Barrick will become Shanta’s fifth-largest shareholder, with a 6.4% interest.  

Gangfeng takes controlling share in Argentina JV with Lithium Americas

10th February 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Lithium Americas Corporation (LAC) has entered into definitive agreements with Ganfeng Lithium which will alter the ownership structure of its joint venture (JV) company Minera Exar. Minera Exar owns 100% of the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium project, which is currently being... 

Strachan said to have resigned as SABS acting CEO

7th February 2020 South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) acting CEO Garth Strachan has suddenly resigned, The Democratic Alliance (DA) reported on Friday, citing they were “reliably informed” of the resignation. The political party said in a statement that his resignation had followed a fallout with Department... 

Motlanthe weighs in on what is needed for South Africa to create a capable State

7th February 2020 Any efforts to improve social cohesion and obtain buy-in for social compacts are happening against a backdrop of crisis and a destabilising State, says former President Kgalema Motlanthe. Speaking at the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture’s Social Cohesion Compact event, which was aimed at... 

DTIC drafting Furniture Industry Master Plan

7th February 2020 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the South African Furniture Initiative have embarked on a process to draft a Furniture Industry Master Plan. The entities earlier this week hosted the last of a few consultative workshops, in Port Elizabeth, to gather input from... 

Gold ETF investment continued rising in January

7th February 2020 Global gold-back exchange-traded funds (ETFs) reached a new all-time high in January, at 2 947 t. ETFs and similar products added 61 t, or net inflows of $3.1-billion in January.  

Pikitup warns of service disruption

7th February 2020 Johannesburg municipal waste manager Pikitup’s services were disrupted on Friday owing to protest action by Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees, over a payment dispute. The EPWP employees were contracted by Pikitup to assist in clearing the waste backlogs that accumulated over the... 

Italtile’s consumer strategy continues to drive manufacturing, retail sales growth

7th February 2020 JSE-listed tile manufacturer Italtile achieved creditable retail turnover growth in the six months ended December 31, despite the weak demand environment. The company expects to report headline earnings per share (HEPS) of between 54.7c and 55.8c for the six months, compared with the HEPS of... 

Minerals Council creates voice for small surface ?

7th February 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has established the Associations Leadership Forum to serve the needs of the council’s association members. These members include the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa, the Clay Brick Association and the South African Diamonds Producers... 

Greater social cohesion is within South Africa's grasp – Mthethwa

6th February 2020 Despite government’s social compacting efforts since the advent South Africa’s democracy in 1994, 59% of South Africa’s 59-million people believe racial discrimination still exists in South Africa. Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday noted that, based on a baseline survey... 

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