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Donna Slater

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Stanfra Trading launches first South African-made 100 mm quarter-turn segmented ball valve

11th September 2020 Launched on September 10 during the Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect virtual event, machining manufacturer Stanfra Trading showcased its new fully South African 100 mm quarter-turn ball valve. Stanfra Trading CEO Francois Marais states that this type of valve is the first to be produced in... 

Locally produced hot water innovation reduces household energy costs

11th September 2020 Using heat pump systems manufacturer EMS Holdings’ domestic 200 ℓ integrated heat pump system can save households between 60% and 70% of their monthly electricity costs as it uses home-grown efficient technology. EMS Holdings CEO Franco Diedericks, speaking during this year's Electra Mining... 

Diamond sales improve in line with eased Covid-19 restrictions globally – De Beers

11th September 2020 The value of diamond miner De Beers' rough diamond sales, which include global sightholder sales and auctions, for the sixth and seventh sales cycles of this year, amounted to $116-million and $320-million, respectively. CEO Bruce Cleaver says diamond markets showed some continued improvement... 

Battery metals to boom despite widespread Covid-19 disruption

11th September 2020 Battery metals, which are used in modern energy efficient electrical products, are playing an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation and the shift towards a lower carbon-intensive future. Battery metals, including lithium, vanadium, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead and graphite are... 

Underground gold mines produce less emissions than openpit operations

11th September 2020 Last year, gold mines produced nearly 1 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) for every ounce of gold produced, says business intelligence company Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Market Intelligence research. To gather insight into greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions in the gold mining industry, the firm reviewed... 

Battery metals to boom despite widespread Covid-19 disruption

11th September 2020 Battery metals, which are used in modern energy efficient electrical products, are playing an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation and the shift towards a lower carbon-intensive future. Battery metals, including lithium, vanadium, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead and graphite are... 

Significant potential exists for local capital equipment exporters

10th September 2020 South African Capital Equipment Exporters Council (Saceec) director and CEO Eric Bruggeman has pointed out that South African capital equipment exporters had exported R178-billion worth of capital equipment during 2019. Saceec members accounted for about R50-billion, or just under 30%, of that... 

Resgen says lenders will not approach credit committees for Ledjadja Coal loan yet

10th September 2020 ASX- and JSE-listed coal miner Resource Generation (Resgen) on September 10 said its lenders' project team will not approach their credit committees until three conditions precedent are met. This follows after Resgen subsidiary Ledjadja Coal, which is developing the Boikarabelo mine, on... 

Filing of Diamcor's results delayed owing to South African lockdown restrictions

10th September 2020 TSX-V-listed diamond miner Diamcor Mining, with operations in South Africa, reports that owing to ongoing delays in South Africa it will be unable to file its audited financial statements and corresponding management’s discussion and analysis for the financial year ended March 31. The company’s... 

Gold ETFs record ninth consecutive month of inflows

9th September 2020 Gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and similar products recorded their ninth consecutive month of inflows in August, albeit at their slowest pace for this year, adding 39 t during the month – equivalent to $2.1-billion or 0.9% of assets under management (AUM) as the price of gold reached a... 

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