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Tasneem Bulbulia

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Sheppard appointed Konkola CEO – Business Day

22nd March 2019 Business Day on Friday reported that Chris Sheppard had been appointed CEO of Vedanta Resources’ Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) subsidiary, in Zambia. Sheppard was the former head of AngloGold Ashanti’s South African business. 

Intellidex cuts South African growth forecast as load-shedding woes continue

22nd March 2019 Capital markets research firm Intellidex has cut its growth forecast for South Africa’s economy for this year further to 1%, from the previous estimate of 1.2%. In a statement on Friday, it highlighted a strong risk scenario of negative full-year growth, as a result of load-shedding. 

Mkango files technical report for Songwe Hill

22nd March 2019 Malawi-focused Mkango Resources has filed a National Instrument 43-101-compliant technical report for the Songwe Hill rare earths project resource update announced on February 4. With the filing of the technical report, Mkango has fulfilled the condition for Talaxis to advance the next £7-million... 

Kibo progresses Benga power plant development

22nd March 2019 Kibo Energy has noted progress with the development of its Benga power plant project, in Mozambique. A definitive feasibility study (DFS) has been completed ahead of schedule and the final review is in progress. 

South32’s Mozal pledges $250 000 to aid Cyclone Idai recovery efforts

22nd March 2019 South32’s Mozal Aluminium smelter, which is located in the Mozambique capital Maputo, has pledged a $250 000 donation to support recovery efforts following the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai in the country. Commenting in a statement on Friday, Mozal VP Samuel Samo Gudo said the company had... 

Impairments, fair value losses to push Gemfields to a loss for 2018

22nd March 2019 Gemfields expects to report a net loss of $60.4-million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared with the net profit of $45.1-million reported for 2017. In rand terms, the net loss is expected to be R801-million, compared with a R600-million net profit the year before. 

Exxaro terminates Group 5 contracts

22nd March 2019 Exxaro has decided to terminate its agreement with Group Five Construction subsidiary, Group 5 Projects, with effect from March 21, following Group Five’s announcement that it has embarked on business rescue proceedings. Exxaro in April 2017 appointed Group 5 Projects to build a new small coal... 

CSIR launches tool to help municipalities assess climate risks

22nd March 2019 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched an open access online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool – the Green Book – to assist municipalities across South Africa to assess their climate risks and implement adaptation measures to develop climate resilient... 

Atlantis wind turbine tower manufacturing signals renewables recovery

22nd March 2019 Wind turbine tower sections for the 140 MW Kangnas Wind Farm, one of the Round 4 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) projects, are being manufactured locally, at the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in the Western Cape. Kangnas Wind Farm said in a... 

Abidjan gas-fired plant to be expanded

22nd March 2019 Globeleq and its partner IPS’s Azito Energie subsidiary have signed an amended concession agreement with the government of Côte d’Ivoire to add 250 MW to the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan. The power plant currently generates 430 MW. 

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