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Donna Slater

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Petmin hopeful of resolving Somkhele mine expansion obstacles soon

18th November 2020 Anthracite miner Petmin has reiterated its hope that community issues and two court cases can be overcome and dealt with so that it can progress with the expansion of its Somkhele anthracite mine, about 85 km north of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal. Expansion of the mine has been hotly contested... 

Indluplace weathers Covid-19 storm with strong balance sheet

18th November 2020 Despite the human and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, high demand for its properties drove affordable residential letting company Indluplace Properties’ to maintain a strong balance sheet and steady cash generation for the financial year ended September 30. A dividend of 44.02c apiece... 

Property market faces multitude of issues

18th November 2020 South Africa’s poor economic state, which is described as “bleak”, is set to persist, and will continue to have a negative and disrupting impact on the property and housing market, property consultants, valuers and town planners Rode & Associates CEO Erwin Rode has said. Speaking during a... 

Moody’s affirms AfDB’s AAA credit rating

16th November 2020 Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) AAA credit rating, with a stable outlook. The AAA rating from Moody’s follows earlier affirmations of the AAA rating of the bank, with stable outlook, by the other leading rating agencies, namely Fitch Ratings,... 

Government departments implement initiatives to create more jobs

16th November 2020 Various government departments have commenced with the rollout of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to protect and create jobs as part of his emergency relief package that has been mobilised in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to address the impacts thereof. To date, Public Works and... 

Kangnas Wind Farm starts commercial operations

16th November 2020 The Kangnas Wind Farm on November 15 achieved its commercial operations date, making it the first Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 4 wind farm in the Northern Cape to come on stream. Construction started in June, 2018 but was halted by the... 

Octodec records reduced income, defers dividend decision to 2021

16th November 2020 Against a weakening economic environment, the sovereign downgrade in March and the Covid-19 pandemic, JSE-listed real estate investment trust Octodec Investments recorded a 22% reduction in distributable income for the financial year ended August 31 and has deferred its decision to declare a... 

Smart mobility plan launched to improve Gauteng transport by 2030

13th November 2020 The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo on October 27 launched the province’s Smart Mobility 2030 Plan, which is a roadmap aimed at addressing the province’s transport challenges. He pointed out that the two biggest challenges in the province are congestion... 

Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development

12th November 2020 To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and attention thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (Tara). The launch on November 12 coincided with the... 

Caledonia reports improved economics in third quarter

12th November 2020 Caledonia Mining, which operates the Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, recorded a gross profit of $12.5-million in the third quarter of the year – a 47% increase on the $8.5-million gross profit for the corresponding period of 2019 The total dividend paid in the third quarter was $0.085 a share, with a... 

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