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BAIC SA opens vehicle assembly plant at Coega IDZ

24th July 2018 Chinese vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group’s South African subsidiary, BAIC SA, on Tuesday opened its 88 969 m2 vehicle assembly plant, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, near Port Elizabeth.   The company has completed the critical construction and equipment installation... 

Leading Edge to start testwork at Woxna to design optimal demonstration plant

23rd July 2018 TSX-V-listed Leading Edge Materials has had discussions with European customers that confirm that large sample volumes and commercial scale processes are necessary if battery materials are to gain industrial qualification. Leading Edge is positioning its Woxna graphite mine, in Sweden, to... 

Amur, GEFCO to collaborate on logistics, supply chain solutions at Kun-Manie

23rd July 2018 Aim-listed nickel/copper explorer Amur Minerals has entered into a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with global supply chain solutions expert GEFCO to address Amur’s rail and shipping transport requirements for project construction, operational supply support and saleable product delivery to the... 

Growthpoint, Cintocare break ground on R450m Pretoria head, neck hospital

23rd July 2018 Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties and private company Cintocare on Monday broke ground on the R450-million development of an 11 000 m2 special surgical head and neck hospital, in Pretoria, which will be the first green-certified hospital in Africa. The companies are creating a... 

Liberty Two Degrees declares 29c dividend for H1, finalising corporate move

23rd July 2018 Retail-focused real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has declared a distribution of 29.3c apiece for the six months ended June 30, in line with expectations and despite a challenging environment. As a result of the acquisition of additional undivided shares of... 

Dushnisky resigns as Barrick president to take over the reins at AngloGold

23rd July 2018 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed outgoing Barrick Gold president Kelvin Dushnisky as CEO and executive director, effective September 1. “Following a competitive global search, we are pleased to [appoint] someone of Dushnisky’s calibre to lead this organisation,” AngloGold chairperson... 

Nordgold exploration programme to further increase Guinea mine’s reserves

23rd July 2018 Gold producer Nordgold’s exploration programme at its Lefa mine, in Guinea, is on track to deliver on its target to replace mined gold and increase resources this year, with 85 km of drilling planned. This exploration plan builds on strong progress made in 2017, where exploration activity added... 

Sappi to invest R7.7bn on Saiccor mill expansion, improvement initiatives

23rd July 2018 Paper and packaging producer Sappi will invest R2.7-billion in 2018 and 2019 on expanding the capacity of its Saiccor Mill, in Umkomaas, south of Durban, to produce 890 000 t/y of dissolving wood pulp (DWP). The mill currently produces 780 000 t/y of DWP.  

Firestone achieves record quarterly production, meets yearly guidance

23rd July 2018 Aim-listed diamond miner Firestone Diamonds achieved an ‘exceptional’ operational performance at its 75%-owned Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho, during the fourth quarter ended June 30. Recoveries for the quarter increased by 36.8% to 263 512 ct, resulting in the production of 835 832 ct for the full... 

Weatherly progresses with Tschudi dewatering plan

23rd July 2018 Aim-listed copper miner Weatherly International expects production levels at its Tschudi copper mine, in Namibia, to normalise by December, following a massive water ingress on May 11. Weatherly has since progressed with a recovery plan that entails dewatering the mine.  

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