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Dec 03, 2014
PPC chairperson Bheki Sibiya
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...
Nov 05, 2014
PPC executive chairperson Bheki Sibiya
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...
Oct 23, 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.
Oct 17, 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...
Oct 03, 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 –...
Sep 22, 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...
Aug 12, 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...
Jul 16, 2014
Ngoako Ramatlhodi
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...
May 31, 2013
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Oct 23, 2012
Oct 11, 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
Sep 03, 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....
Aug 17, 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...
Jul 12, 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...
Jun 29, 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...
Jun 14, 2012
Jun 12, 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...
Jun 05, 2012
May 10, 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...
May 04, 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...
Apr 06, 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.
Mar 15, 2012
Nov 18, 2011
The Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Friday lauded Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) for improving its freight rail efficiencies. The State-owned transport utility consistently delivered six-million tons of coal to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal between July and the end of October.
Oct 27, 2011
The Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa on Thursday said it agreed in principle with the African National Congress Youth League’s (ANCYL’s) objectives to reduce poverty, inequality and to create jobs for the youth, but said it did not believe in the proposed...
Sep 15, 2011
The nationalisation of South African mines is not the solution to the country’s problems, the CEO of the country’s Chamber of Mines, Bheki Sibiya, said on Thursday. “South Africa has many challenges, particularly the high levels of unemployment, which affects more...
Sep 09, 2011
The fact that the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) has decided to lay down a marker on future power prices well ahead of the next round of tariff deliberations is a positive departure from previous lobbying efforts undertaken by the South African business...
Aug 24, 2011
CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Chamber of Mines (CoM) said black ownership among its members averages 28 percent and already exceeds State-mandated targets-politically charged findings that are at odds with anything the government has said to date. The government has...
Aug 11, 2011
Nationalisation is highly unlikely to be implemented in South Africa, Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO Bheki Sibiya said on Thursday. Speaking at a junior coal conference in Johannesburg, he said that the majority of shareholding in South African mines was foreign and...
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Resistance to the nationalisation of South Africa’s mining industry is escalating with increasing audibility. The Chamber of Mines of South Africa CEO Bheki Sibiya, who has for some time kept his powder relatively dry, now says: “I want to say to you that this is a...
Feb 26, 2011
South African President Jacob Zuma launched the new ‘competitive’ State mining company, which will produce 800 000 t/y of energy coal at its first mine and synthetic crude oil from another in 2013. President Zuma turned the first sod at the new R130-million...
Feb 25, 2011
South Africa’s State-owned mining company will officially start operating in Mpumalanga this weekend, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on Friday. President Jacob Zuma will launch African Exploration Mining & Finance Corporation (AEMFC) at a sod turning...
Feb 17, 2011
South Africa’s Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Thursday said that Brian Molefe’s appointment as freight logistics group Transnet’s CEO held mutual benefit for the State-owned enterprise and the country’s mining industry. CoM CEO Bheki Sibiya said that Molefe's appointment...
Feb 11, 2011
South Africa’s Tripartite Action Plan, originating from the Tripartite Leader-ship Summit in 2008, is making progress in the training of 40 000 health and safety representatives and union shop stewards by 2013 – a much-needed positive boost for the mining sector’s...
Feb 04, 2011
The Chamber of Mines has accepted the call for the South African coal-mining industry to work closely with government, but it has slammed State power utility Eskom for seeking the imposition of heavy-handed coal-control mechanisms. The McCloskey coal conference in...
Feb 04, 2011
The Chamber of Mines has accepted the call for the South African coal-mining industry to work closely with government, but it has slammed State power utility Eskom for seeking the imposition of "heavy-handed" coal control. The McCloskey coal conference in Cape Town...
Jan 11, 2011
South Africa last year delivered its best mine safety improvement in seven years, according to the Chamber of Mines. The 24% reduction in fatalities in 2010 to 128 is the best since 2003, the Chamber told a media conference. Forty fewer died last year than the 168...
Sep 03, 2010
South Africa’s first black-owned airborne light detection and ranging (Lidar) and airborne hyperspectral company, Southern Mapping Geospatial (SMG) was launched in August through a partnership between investment holding company Smartvest Investment and airborne...
Jan 25, 2010
JSE-listed aggregate and cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) would look to expand into other African countries, as demand for its product slowed in South Africa. Speaking at the group’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday, PPC CEO Paul Stuiver said...
May 26, 2009
A new CEO will take the helm at South African cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) in July, taking over from the current CEO John Gomersall. The producer announced on Tuesday that Paul Stuiver would join the PPC board of directors as CEO designate from...
Feb 27, 2009
South African cement producer Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) has appointed Business Unity of South Africa CEO Jerry Vilakazi to its board as nonexecutive director. Vilakazi and investment holding company PEU Group executive chairperson Peter Malungani, who would...
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Regional demand for cement would remain “reasonably resilient”, despite the economic slowdown, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) chairperson Bheki Sibiya said on Monday, adding that the company’s new production capacity and established footprint would allow it to take...
Sep 16, 2005
Over a decade after the demise of apartheid, the challenges to transformation of the economy are multiplying rather than diminishing, Business Unity South Africa president Bheki Sibiya said yesterday
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