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Nelson appointed PPC chairperson

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th October 2016 Cement manufacturer PPC on Monday appointed Peter Nelson as its permanent chairperson. Nelson, who assumed the role of interim chairperson following the retirement of Bheki Sibiya in January, had been serving as an independent nonexecutive director since January 2015. 

Sibiya retires as PPC chair

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th January 2016 JSE-listed PPC’s shares were trading lower on Tuesday, as the company announced the retirement of chairperson Bheki Sibiya. The cement producer said it was making progress in finding a successor and that it would make an announcement in this regard soon. 

PPC to reconstitute board at January AGM, Sibiya stepping down

By: Leandi Kolver     3rd December 2014 Cement producer PPC on Wednesday announced that it would no longer hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on December 8 to consider the proposed removal of the company’s entire board, as well as the proposed election to the board of certain other persons. The company said that, following... 

PPC increases its stake in Ethiopia’s HCSCo to 51%

By: Leandi Kolver     5th November 2014 Cement producer PPC on Wednesday said it had successfully acquired the Industrial Development Corporation’s 20% stake in Ethiopia-based Habesha Cement Share Company (HCSCo) for $13-million, increasing PPC’s shareholding in the company to 51%. PPC pointed out that HCSCo had begun construction on a... 

Richard Tomes resigns as joint MD of PPC

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd October 2014 JSE-listed cement company PPC on Thursday announced the resignation of its joint MD Richard Tomes, who would pursue other opportunities. The company said that Johann Claassen, who served as joint-MD with Tomes, would continue in the position of MD. 

PPC appoints nonexec director

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2014 Cement producer PPC has appointed Darryll Castle an independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Castle, who holds BSc, BCom and MBA degrees, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification, has extensive experience in the mining industry and operations and projects... 

Sibiya calls for Codesa-style forum for mining industry

By: Natalie Greve     3rd October 2014 Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya has advocated the establishment of a platform similar to that of the second Convention for a Democratic South Africa's (Codesa 2) – a forum largely credited with South Africa’s successful transition to democracy in the early 1990s – in a bid to moderate the often... 

PPC CEO resigns amid clash with board  

By: Natalie Greve     22nd September 2014 South African cement group PPC CEO and director Ketso Gordhan has resigned with immediate effect as a result of a “difference of opinion” with the board regarding board procedures for the approval of certain decisions.  Nonexecutive chairperson Bheki Sibiya would now become executive chairperson... 

SA has significant biogas potential but lack of incentives deterring investment

By: Leandi Kolver     12th August 2014 Although South Africa has significant biogas potential, investment in the sector was being deterred by a lack of incentive schemes to make establishing such projects more affordable, energy company Uhuru Energy managing and technical director David Sonnenberg asserted on Tuesday. Speaking at a... 

CoM supports Ramatlhodi’s Budget Vote

By: Tracy Hancock     16th July 2014 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) says it looks forward to contributing constructively to consulting on regulations giving effect to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, commending the Mineral Resources Minister, Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, and his team for the... 

Chamber, NUM agree bilateral ahead of main wage talks

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2013 In a departure from business-as-usual, the Chamber of Mines (CoM) had agreed to one-to-one discussions with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) ahead of this year’s crucial main collective bargaining negotiations, CoM CEO Bheki Sibiya told Mining Weekly Online at the weekend. Sibiya said... 

Make workers part owners of South Africa’s mines, says former Anglo exec 

By: Martin Creamer     11th December 2012 Workers could and should be made part owners of South Africa’s mines, says scenario planning consultant and former Anglo American executive Clem Sunter in a Chamber of Mines- (CoM-) sponsored mass-media article. In the second of a five-day CoM print campaign on what the mining industry got... 

Chamber slams Eskom’s coal ‘country pact’ proposal 

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th November 2012 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Thursday slammed State-owned utility Eskom’s call for a “country pact” regulating the pricing and supply of coal, saying that the utility should address its financial needs like any other business. CoM CEO Bheki Sibiya, in response to Eskom CEO Brian Dames’ appeal... 

Cutifani elected new Chamber of Mines president

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th November 2012 AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani has been elected new president of South Africa’s Chamber of Mines (CoM), following the end of Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi’s term of office. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online at the CoM’s 122nd annual general meeting on Tuesday, Australian-born Cutifani said he was... 

CoM, traditional leaders set up committee to tackle mining problems  

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     23rd October 2012 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) and the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) have set up a task team to address challenges facing the country’s mining sector. “We have agreed with the CoM that a task team be set up to work out the logistics of how we will move forward to... 

Company Announcement: PPC Ltd appoints Ketso Gordhan as Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2013 

     11th October 2012 The board of directors of PPC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ketso Gordhan to the Board as Chief Executive Officer Designate from 1 November 2012 

Chamber of Mines COO Barker passes away

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd September 2012 The death of Chamber of Mines (CoM) COO Dr Frans Barker has been described as a huge loss for the mining industry and South Africa as a whole. CoM CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Monday that Barker, a labour law expert and economist, had passed away after a short illness. “Though we were aware of his... 

Chamber of Mines wants to meet AMCU, NUM

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th August 2012 Chamber of Mines of South Africa CEO Bheki Sibiya on Friday urged rivals the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to set aside their differences and meet with the Mineral Resources Minister in an urgent meeting on Saturday. The... 

Cutifani to lead mining CEO safety team

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th July 2012 South Africa’s Chamber of Mines (CoM) has agreed to establish a special CEO ‘Elimination of Fatalities Team’, to step up efforts to improve safety and eliminate fatalities in the country’s mines. The team, which would be led by AngloGold Ashanti CEO and CoM VP Mark Cutifani, would share... 

Roger Baxter to take up former CoM position in July 

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th June 2012 Eight months after resigning his position as South African Chamber of Mines (CoM) senior executive for strategy, to join a company in Canada, mining economist Roger Baxter is returning to South Africa. CoM senior executive for transformation and stakeholder relations Vusi Mabena confirmed on... 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2012 This week: ‘Mining magic’ will flow from a ‘South Africa first’ strategy. Trans Hex says South African diamond beneficiation is profitable. And, the emerging AMCU mine union favours a competitive coexistence. 

Govt, industry should partner on AMD – CoM’s Sibiya

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     12th June 2012 If the South African government was “serious” about resolving the country’s acid mine drainage (AMD) problem, it would have partner with the mining industry to find a sustainable solution, Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Tuesday. Discussing sustainable development at the first... 

'Mining magic’ will flow from ‘South Africa first’ strategy – Lekgotla  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2012 Black and white South Africans could together build a vigorous new South African mining industry if they collectively strategised to “put South Africa first”, Chamber of Mines of South Africa CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Tuesday. Addressing the inaugural Mining Lekgotla in Johannesburg, Sibiya said... 

SA to remain heavily reliant on coal – analyst

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     10th May 2012 Coal remains vital to the South African economy and would not soon be replaced as the main energy source, delegates heard at the Coaltrans South Africa conference in Sandton on Thursday. South Africa, which has an estimated 33.1-billion tons of coal reserves, would maintain its 93% dependence on... 

Govt, industry, labour to hold mining lekgotla

By: Sapa     4th May 2012 The Chamber of Mines, National Union of Mineworkers and the mineral resources department will hold a mining lekgotla next month. In a joint statement on Thursday, they said the event would be a gathering of major players in the South African mining industry. It would attempt to find solutions... 

Sars announces agent registration amendment

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th April 2012 On March 23, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) informed of the amendment to sections 59A.03(1)(a)(ii) and 120 of the Customs and Excise Act. 

Real Economy Report  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th March 2012 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South African industrial and mining group Eqstra is sponsoring the Flying Lions aerobatic team. Keith Campbell reports. 


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