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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

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Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan presents opportunity to build a better economy, says Saice

20th November 2020 The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan tabled by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October, provides an opportunity to build a better structured economy, reports South African Institution of Civil Engineering CEO Vishaal Lutchman. Following Ramaphosa’s announcement of the plan, Finance Minister... 

Maiden drill campaign mobilises to explore Tanzanian Haneti nickel project

19th November 2020 Aim-listed gold and nickel explorer and developer Katoro Gold has mobilised Amazon Drilling's teams to start the maiden drill programme targeting the discovery of nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) at the Haneti nickel project in Tanzania.

Katoro holds a 65% ownership interest in Haneti,... 

Amplats’ Viljoen, Harmony’s Lekubo listed among world’s top 100 women in mining

19th November 2020 Volunteer nonprofit organisation Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) on November 19 released its biennial 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100) edition, which features a number of South Africa nominees. The WIM100, which was launched by WIM UK in 2013, highlights the wealth of female talent... 

Sarens Siba branches out into Brits to better serve its mining clients

19th November 2020 Crane company Sarens Siba has opened a new mining-specific crane depot in Brits to service the needs of mines in the greater Rustenburg region. The depot will house mobile and all-terrain cranes in the 40 t to 120 t range that are in high demand by regional mines, and will mainly be used in the... 

Petmin hopeful of resolving Somkhele mine expansion obstacles soon

18th November 2020 Anthracite miner Petmin has reiterated its hope that community issues and two court cases can be overcome and dealt with so that it can progress with the expansion of its Somkhele anthracite mine, about 85 km north of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal. Expansion of the mine has been hotly contested... 

Indluplace weathers Covid-19 storm with strong balance sheet

18th November 2020 Despite the human and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, high demand for its properties drove affordable residential letting company Indluplace Properties’ to maintain a strong balance sheet and steady cash generation for the financial year ended September 30. A dividend of 44.02c apiece... 

Property market faces multitude of issues

18th November 2020 South Africa’s poor economic state, which is described as “bleak”, is set to persist, and will continue to have a negative and disrupting impact on the property and housing market, property consultants, valuers and town planners Rode & Associates CEO Erwin Rode has said. Speaking during a... 

Moody’s affirms AfDB’s AAA credit rating

16th November 2020 Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) AAA credit rating, with a stable outlook. The AAA rating from Moody’s follows earlier affirmations of the AAA rating of the bank, with stable outlook, by the other leading rating agencies, namely Fitch Ratings,... 

Government departments implement initiatives to create more jobs

16th November 2020 Various government departments have commenced with the rollout of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to protect and create jobs as part of his emergency relief package that has been mobilised in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and to address the impacts thereof. To date, Public Works and... 

Kangnas Wind Farm starts commercial operations

16th November 2020 The Kangnas Wind Farm on November 15 achieved its commercial operations date, making it the first Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 4 wind farm in the Northern Cape to come on stream. Construction started in June, 2018 but was halted by the... 

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