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Ilan Solomons

Ilan Solomons

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New association launched to support emerging truck operators

21st July 2017 The newly launched Emerging Truckers Association of South Africa (Tasa) aims to assist in meaningfully transforming the local truck and freight industry, with a long-term view of ensuring work for women and black truck owners and operators. This is according to Tasa convener Mary Phadi, who was... 

Zwane meets with Black Business Council to discuss Mining Charter

21st July 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Friday met with Black Business Council (BBC) president Dr Danisa Baloyi, and her executives, to discuss the mining legislative framework and “related issues which have been in the public domain recently”, said the Department of Mineral Resources... 

Buffalo Coal in push to slash debt and improve safety and operational efficiency

21st July 2017 South African bituminous and anthracite coal miner Buffalo Coal is determined to repay all its debt and continue to improve safety standards, while improving overall operating capability to ensure its operations become optimally efficient, says interim CEO Rowan Karstel, who was speaking to... 

Sephaku lifts volumes in highly competitive cement market

14th July 2017 JSE-listed minerals exploration, development and investment company Sephaku Holdings’ (SepHold’s) net profit increased by 12.8% year-on-year to to R68.1-million for the year ended March 31, despite its revenue having decreased to R839.9-million on the back of lower prices and reduced demand in... 

AngloGold initiates arbitration proceedings over new Tanzania legislation

13th July 2017 Concerned about newly enacted legislation in Tanzania, gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti is seeking a “constructive dialogue” with the Tanzania government to gain assurance that its operations will not be affected by newly enacted legal and fiscal changes to the country’s mining legal regime.... 

Digital innovation, while necessary, comes with risks – Deloitte

13th July 2017 While global competition has necessitated technological and digital innovation across all industries, there is legitimate concern globally that innovation could threaten job creation, particularly in traditionally labour-intensive sectors such as mining, manufacturing and agriculture, according... 

Poseidon, Aphrodite enter MOU to assess gold processing at Black Swan

10th July 2017 ASX-listed companies Poseidon Nickel and Aphrodite Gold announced on Monday that they had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate the processing of Aphrodite’s gold mineral resources at Poseidon’s Black Swan processing facility (BSPF), in Western Australia’s Eastern... 

Kidman to focus on Earl Grey development as tussle with Marindi is resolved

10th July 2017 ASX-listed gold and lithium miner Kidman Resources has successfully defended the ownership of lithium rights to its Mt Holland project, including the Earl Grey deposit, located near Southern Cross in Western Australia. The finding followed a three-day trial in the Supreme Court of West Australia,... 

Altura concludes offtake agreements with Chinese battery firms

10th July 2017 ASX-listed lithium developer Altura Mining has executed a binding offtake agreement (BOA) with Chinese battery producer Shaanxi J&R Optimum Energy and has revised the terms of the existing BOA with China-based lithium and battery materials processor Lionergy to align both agreements. Altura MD... 

Toro receives federal approval for Wiluna uranium project

10th July 2017 Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has granted environmental approval for Toro Energy’s Wiluna extension uranium project, in Western Australia.   The project was assessed under a bilateral agreement between federal and state governments initiated in February 2014.  ASX-listed... 

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