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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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IronRidge appoints new CFO

16th November 2020 Aim-listed IronRidge Resources has appointed Amanda Harsas as full time CFO with immediate effect. She is a senior finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in strategic finance, business transformation, commercial finance, customer and supplier negotiations and capital management. 

Astral reports satisfactory results in tough climate

16th November 2020 Integrated poultry producer Astral Foods achieved an 8.5% year-on-year increase in operating profit for the six months ended March 31, while the second half of its financial year to September 30 reflected the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and six months of lockdown, the company reports. “We... 

Final Lake Charles unit reaches beneficial operation

16th November 2020 Energy and chemicals company Sasol’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at the Lake Charles Chemicals Complex (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US, reached beneficial operation on November 15. The LDPE unit is the seventh and final LCCP unit to come online. 

Botswana Diamonds gets go-ahead to finalise Sekaka Diamonds buyout

16th November 2020 Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied. The transaction, first announced in July, has been approved by Petra’s lenders and noteholders, as well as by the Botswana Minister of Mineral Resources, Green... 

TFR engages with customers about security concerns, mitigating measures

13th November 2020 The Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) executive management, security and technology teams this week hosted a security workshop in collaboration with customers and Minerals Council South Africa to explore ways of stepping up the war against theft, vandalism and sabotage of railway infrastructure and... 

Battery electric vehicles poised for future growth, says Lux

13th November 2020 Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to be the future of the automotive industry, posits a new report from Lux Research, titled 'Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030', which analyses the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. In the past,... 

Umgeni Water appoints acting CFO

13th November 2020 Kajal Singh has been appointed acting CFO of Umgeni Water with immediate effect and until such time as an appointment for the position of permanent CE has been finalised. The follows an announcement by the company on October 22 that former CFO Nomalungelo Mkhize had been appointed acting CE. 

B4SA welcomes easing of lockdown restrictions

13th November 2020 Business for South Africa (B4SA), the alliance of volunteers formed to support the national response to Covid-19, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement about the easing of certain restrictions, which it says bolsters the much-needed efforts to boost and stimulate economic... 

Mining dominates Sunday Times Top 100 Company of the Year awards

13th November 2020 Gold miner DRDGold was announced as the Sunday Times Top 100 Company of the Year. This year, 13 of the top 20 places in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies list were held by companies operating in the mining sector. 

Vivo Energy, Robex to set up a solar plant at Mali mine

13th November 2020 Canadian mining company Robex Resources and Vivo Energy, which sells and distributes Shell- and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have reached an agreement for Vivo Energy to supply solar energy to the Nampala gold mine, in Mali, for a period of five to fifteen years. The project will... 

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