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Donna Slater

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Transnet suspends Durban berth deepening project while investigation continues

8th September 2020 Following concerns about procurement and governance processes for the berth-deepening project at the Port of Durban, State-owned Transnet has suspended the main marine contract for the project while an investigation gets under way. Transnet says the concerns have the potential to impact the... 

Bell Equipment notes signing of MoU between IA Bell, John Deere

7th September 2020 South African equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has been advised that shareholders, including IA Bell (38.7%) and John Deere (31.4%) have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding a possible purchase of John Deere’s shareholding in Bell Equipment, by IA Bell. The... 

Mining deal value declines $18bn in first half as Covid-19 disrupts flow of capital - GlobalData

7th September 2020 Global mining deal value, suffering from the shock from the Covid-19 pandemic, fell by more than $18-billion year-on-year in the first six months of the year, to $46.6-billion, says data analytics company GlobalData. The company notes that an expected slump in the global economy, steered by a... 

Kodal receives £654 000 in proceeds from now completed ESA

7th September 2020 Investors of lithium and gold explorer and developer Kodal Minerals, including Riverfort Global Opportunities and YA II PN, have sold all the ordinary shares of 0.03125p each in the company issued to them under the terms of an equity sharing agreement (ESA). This has concluded the ESA and... 

Farmer appointed Davenport chairperson

7th September 2020 ASX-listed potash miner Davenport Resources has appointed former Lonmin CEO Ian Farmer as nonexecutive chairperson as it continues the development of its portfolio of potash projects in Germany. Interim chairperson Dr Reinout Koopmans will step down with immediate effect, but will remain on the... 

Bushveld creates new entity to provide vanadium electrolyte rental option

7th September 2020 Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage provider Bushveld Minerals, which owns high-grade vanadium assets in South Africa, has formed a special purpose company in partnership with Invinity Energy Systems (Invinity), named Vanadium Electrolyte Rental Limited (VERL).... 

Commission recommends Tribunal approve Seriti's buyout of South32's South African coal assets

7th September 2020 The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) approve the proposed transaction whereby Thabong Coal, a subsidiary of Seriti Resources, intends to acquire South32 South Africa Coal Holdings (SAEC) with conditions.   The commission has determined that,... 

Ridgeline Minerals wins Mines and Money junior pitch battle

4th September 2020 Nevada-based junior gold explorer Ridgeline Minerals won the pitch battle during the Mines and Money Online Connect webinar series, hosted from August 31 to September 3. The pitch battle involved five junior mining companies, who pitched a project of their choice to five investment judges. Each... 

Aspasa echoes Minerals Council South Africa’s call to root out corruption

4th September 2020 Surface mining industry association Aspasa has thrown its full weight behind the Minerals Council South Africa’s call for visible leadership in the eradication of corruption. Representing mainly smaller surface mines, Aspasa accounts for a large portion of the overall number of mines in South... 

SPAR Group announces leadership appointments

4th September 2020 JSE-listed household goods distributor SPAR Group, which is a member of SPAR International, with a footprint across 48 countries, has appointed Brett Botten CEO and Graham O’ Connor nonexecutive chairperson, following the retirement of Mike Hankinson. The effective dates for the changes will be... 


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