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Marleny Arnoldi

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BCI rises to 93.7 amid election campaigning

7th May 2019 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Confidence Index improved by 1.9 index points month-on-month to 93.7 in April. The latest figure is 2.3 index points below the 96 points measured in April 2018. Five of the thirteen subindices of the BCI improved on their March readings,... 

Vivo performs well in Q1 on the back of added Engen business

7th May 2019 African fuel retailer Vivo Energy had a “strong start” to this year, with volumes for the first quarter having increased by 7% year-on-year to 2.4-billion litres. CEO Christian Chammas said in a statement on Tuesday that volume growth had resulted from good underlying growth in Vivo’s existing... 

Energy dept launches updated Wind Atlas for South Africa

7th May 2019 Department of Energy (DoE) acting director-general has launched the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) High-Resolution Wind Resource Map, which has expanded its coverage to all nine provinces of the  country.   Addressing delegates at a seminar in East London, the acting director-general... 

Australia, Guinea, Indonesia to lead bauxite mining up to 2029

7th May 2019 Following a decline in global bauxite production in 2018, consultancy company Fitch Solutions says global bauxite production this year is being driven by new projects coming on line in Guinea and Australia, as well as a ramp-up in production in India and Indonesia. Australia holds 12 of the 29... 

Far West project boosts DRDGold's quarterly output by 15%

7th May 2019 Surface gold recovery company DRDGold produced 41 120 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31 – a 15% increase compared with the 35 732 oz produced in the quarter ended March 2018. The gold producer on Tuesday attributed the higher production mainly to the Far West Gold Recoveries project’s... 

Deloitte consolidates Intelligent Mining offering

6th May 2019 Since launching its Intelligent Mining system a bit more than a year ago, Deloitte has consolidated the respective service offerings into one combined mining intelligence capability, which now comprises a Digital Nerve Centre and Intelligent Boardroom. Deloitte digital mining operations leader... 

Hudbay and Waterton settle board differences

3rd May 2019 TSX-listed Hudbay Minerals announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with shareholder Waterton Global Resource Management and that the two parties would put forward a slate of 11 board members for election at the upcoming shareholders meeting. The slate includes chairperson Alan Hibben... 

Orefinders acquires 31% of Mistango River Resources

3rd May 2019 TSX-V-listed Orefinders Resources has acquired 11.8-milllion shares, or 31%, of Mistango River Resources from Osisko Gold Royalties. In exchange, Orefinders issued five-million of its shares to Osisko.  

Outa says submits evidence against Transnet to Zondo commission

3rd May 2019 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it has handed, what it calls a comprehensive submission, to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that allegedly details corruption, money laundering and fraud at State-owned freight utility Transnet. In addition to allegations that... 

Operations resume at Sibanye’s Thembelani shaft

3rd May 2019 JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has resumed underground operations at its Thembelani shaft, in Rustenburg, following an incident that resulted in 1 800 workers being held underground on Tuesday. The shaft has now been certified safe for normal hoisting operations.  

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