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Business gears up to support mass-vaccination campaign despite variant setback

19th February 2021 While government’s belated, yet accelerating, efforts to secure enough doses of an effective Covid-19 vaccine to begin a phased mass vaccination roll-out gathers momentum, several business organisations are finalising their plans to support the endeavour – one that is seen as crucial for creating... 

Kilimapesa transaction making good progress - Goldplat

18th February 2021 Investment company Papillon Holdings is making “good progress” with the sale of its stake in the Kilimapesa project in Kenya to Mayflower Capital Investments. The Kilimapesa project is a joint venture between Aim-listed gold miner Goldplat and Papillon. 

Transnet adjusts infrastructure strategy to deal with damaging weather conditions

18th February 2021 State-owned Transnet is investigating methods to deal with unpredictable and severe weather patterns, which have negatively affected the railway network during and after cyclone Eloise hit Southern Africa in late January, resulting in heavy rainfall across South Africa. Transnet Freight Rail... 

Unki mine achieves IRMA 75 rating in terms of responsible mining standard

18th February 2021 Diversified miner Anglo American reports that its subsidiary Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats') Unki mine, in Zimbabwe, has achieved an Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) 75 rating. The Unki mine was the first in the world to publicly commit to be independently audited against... 

Shoprite expands solar PV project; 19 sites outfitted

18th February 2021 Fast-moving consumer goods company the Shoprite Group has expanded its solar photovoltaic (PV) programme, with 19 of its sites in South Africa and Namibia now boasting rooftop PV installations. There are now 18 Shoprite Group stores throughout South Africa and Namibia that use solar power,... 

Oriole completes desktop remote sensing study for Cameroon licences

18th February 2021 West Africa-focused explorer Oriole Resources has, through its 90%-owned subsidiary Oriole Cameroon, completed an independent desktop remote sensing study for its district-scale licence package in central Cameroon. The study was completed over the entire 3 592 km2 licence package, which is... 

Climate change mitigation efforts contribute to hydrogen fuel cell market growth

18th February 2021 There is a growing market for hydrogen-fuelled, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that rely on platinum catalysts in the transportation sector, especially zero-emissions powertrains in heavy-duty and fleet commercial vehicles, according to platinum investment stimulator the World Platinum... 

AfDB grants Morocco energy company $965 000 for renewables transition

18th February 2021 The African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) is providing a $965 000 grant to Morocco’s Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE), to support its transition into the first “super energy service company (Esco)” initiative in Africa. Sefa is an AfDB-managed... 

Tshipi declares R1.1-billion final dividend

18th February 2021 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines, which has a 49.9% interest in Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, reports that Tshipi has declared a final dividend to its shareholders of R1.1-billion for its 2021 financial year. As such, Jupiter will receive R521.5-million in addition to R30.6-million in marketing profits.  

Emmerson eyes staged development of Khemisset with cost reduction, expansion

17th February 2021 LSE-listed Morocco-focused potash developer Emmerson is in the process of assessing a conceptual and staged development for its 100%-owned Khemisset potash project, aimed at reducing upfront capital costs and incorporating expansion options into the development plan of the project. Emmerson... 

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