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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

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Some of Kruger’s ‘lost hoard’ up for sale through SA Mint

25th February 2021 The South African Mint has released what it says is a rare, intriguing trove of century-old South African gold coins – Kruger ponde – that were discovered in a Swiss vault. The Mint is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank.   

Higher prices, depreciation of the rand gave RBPlat's 2020 performance a boost

25th February 2021 Midtier platinum group metals (PGM) miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) reports that its earnings for the year ended December 31, 2020, were positively impacted on by a significant increase in the PGM basket price as a result of improved market conditions and a weaker rand. The growth in the... 

PPC making positive progress with restructuring, refinancing

25th February 2021 JSE-listed building materials company PPC reports it is making positive progress against key milestones of its restructuring and refinancing project, which is centred on implementing a sustainable capital structure and improving the investment prospects of the group. In South Africa, to date,... 

Mondi generates robust cash, increases total dividend for 2020 by 5%

25th February 2021 JSE- and LSE-listed packaging and paper group Mondi generated cash from operations of €1.48-million during the 2020 financial year ended December 31, 2020, which is down 9% on the year prior. Group revenue was also down 8% year-on-year, to €6.66-million, while operating profit decreased by 29%... 

Sars establishes unit to crack down on high wealth tax evaders and offshore accounts

25th February 2021 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is establishing a separate unit – the High Wealth Individual Taxpayer Segment (HWI) – to focus on individual taxpayers with wealth and complex financial arrangements. The unit will initially be co-located with the Large Business and International Taxpayer... 

South African miners to focus on competitiveness and embrace 4IR to thrive

24th February 2021 For the South African mining industry to thrive, it needs to focus on its competitiveness and it should embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says University of Johannesburg Vice Chancellor and principal professor Tshilidzi Marwala. He spoke during the Joburg Indaba’s Modernisation in... 

4IR in mining heralds generational change of guard, softer digital jobs – Butcher

24th February 2021 Along with the adoption of technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) could potentially come a change in the type of jobs being created in the mining industry, gold miner Gold Fields technical executive VP Richard Butler has said. Speaking during the Joburg Indaba’s... 

Just energy transition remains priority to ensure sustainable future

23rd February 2021 South Africa’s energy sector needs to broadly embrace a just energy transition to ensure it improves energy security and stability, as well as meets its obligations towards mitigating climate change, says nonprofit economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior... 

Study shows potential to double capacity, reduce costs at Gakara processing plant

23rd February 2021 An enhanced scoping study for Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara rare earths project points to a doubling of rare earth elements cracking plant capacity, from 5 000 t/y to 10 000 t/y. Rainbow sought to update the feasibility of the processing facility to produce a high-purity cerium-depleted mixed rare... 

TymeBank receives R1.6bn investment to expand products, grow lending portfolio

23rd February 2021 Emerging South African digital bank TymeBank, which has on-boarded 2.8-million customers 24 months after launching, has secured an investment of R1.6-billion, attracting new investors from the UK and Philippines. The investment, which is one of the largest foreign investments any financial... 

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