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Marleny Arnoldi

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AngloGold signs definitive agreement to buy out Corvus

13th September 2021 Global gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire the remaining 80.5% interest in TSX-listed Corvus Gold that it does not already own at C$4.10 a common share in cash. The transaction is valued at about $370-million and implies a total equity... 

DRDGold nears completion of project to achieve better recoveries at FWGR

13th September 2021 NYSE- and JSE-listed DRDGold says a project to convert the Driefontein 2 Plant (DP2) at the Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation, in Gauteng, to closed-circuit milling, is nearing completion. The R80-million project will achieve a finer grind and, thereby, improve gold... 

First woman takes the reins at Unctad

13th September 2021 Economist Rebeca Grynspan has effectively taken up her role as secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) for the next four years. She is the first woman to serve in this position, after being nominated by the prior secretary-general António Guterres... 

ACI falls eight points, but agriculture sector remains in good shape

13th September 2021 The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) has contracted back to 67 points in the third quarter, after having surged to an all-time-high of 75 in the second quarter of the year. Still, the current level reflects favourable... 

Eskom returns two units to service at Kendal

13th September 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom has advised that Units 2 and 3 of the Kendal power station, in Mpumalanga, will be returned to service early this week, following a fire over the weekend. The two units were shut down after damage was incurred to Unit 1’s generator transformer.  

Associations say eased liquor trading restrictions still a challenge

13th September 2021 The Beer Association of South Africa (Basa) and the South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) have cautiously welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that, from September 13, South Africa is moving to adjusted Level 2 lockdown. Under the adjusted regulations, the curfew is... 

Famous Brands experiences mixed impacts in markets in H1

13th September 2021 JSE-listed Famous Brands expects its results for the six months ended August 31 to show a marked recovery on the comparative period in 2020, despite continued Covid-19 impacts on its trading markets. The company represents quick-service restaurant (QSR) and signature food brands in South... 

Satsa advocates for UK to move South Africa to its ‘amber’ list

13th September 2021 The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) has called on the UK government to move South Africa to its amber list in the next traffic light review, which is likely to take place later this week. The UK imposed a traffic light system to determine the correct Covid-19 precautions... 

Asata welcomes digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate initiative

10th September 2021 The Association Of Southern African Travel Agents (Asata) is optimistic about the announcement by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla that South Africa will roll out digital vaccine certificates for vaccinated South Africans. The Minister announced that vaccinated South Africans will be able to... 

Green Connection calls for scrapping of the RMIPPPP

10th September 2021 Nonprofit organisation Green Connection believes the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) has failed in its objective to get power onto the grid. Green Connection strategic lead Liziwe McDaid says the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ought to scrap... 

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