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High-flying Northam shrugs off Covid to achieve record year

28th August 2020 Platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum has shrugged off the Covid-19 pandemic to report a record financial year in the 12 months to June 30. The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO Paul Dunne, on Friday reported its best ever revenue of R17.8-billion, record operating profit of... 

Proudly South African face mask kindling international interest

28th August 2020 An awesome new proudly South African face mask, with a replaceable filtration system at its heart, is attracting international interest. The innovative and timely Hudaco Air Mask is a lockdown-period product of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Hudaco Industries group. (Also watch attached... 

World still requires large amount of ferrochrome, but SA’s role in doubt

28th August 2020 The ferrochrome business remains solid and there is still a large amount of ferrochrome required in the world. Unfortunately, most of the production occurs in ferrochrome plants in China, while South Africa continues exporting chrome ore and moving a large amount of it to China owing to South... 

South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan – Exxaro

28th August 2020 South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan that focuses on inclusive growth and prosperity for all citizens, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo  said on Thursday. Speaking during the black-empowered resources company’s presentation of very strong dividend-yielding... 

Well done to Germany for including Southern Africa in its green hydrogen strategy

28th August 2020 Hats off to Germany for funding a green hydrogen atlas initiative across 12 Southern African states. Germany is to be credited, too, for wasting no time in making green hydrogen central to its economic recovery strategy. A country like Namibia, for example, has very hot sun, abundant land,... 

Sibanye prides itself in having the 'rock star' metals of the moment

27th August 2020 Precious metals company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday highlighted its exposure to what are being referenced across mining jurisdictions as the ‘rock star’ commodities of the moment, in a Covid-19 and climate-struck world. After presenting 718%-higher half-year earnings and announcing the... 

Sibanye-Stillwater earnings soar 718%, R1.3bn dividend declared

27th August 2020 Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has reported sensational half-year results on Covid-defying increased production from all operating segments The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, headed by CEO Neal Froneman, has declared a R1.3-billion interim dividend on free cash... 

South Africa’s instability still curbing mining capex – Master Drilling

27th August 2020 Drilling company Master Drilling, which is operating in 23 countries, does not foresee significant fixed capital being spent in South Africa, even though the company is finding strong demand pull in other main mining jurisdictions and earned most of its half-year revenue and highest profit margin... 

High-flying DRDGold expecting nigh sevenfold earnings rocket

26th August 2020 Surface gold mining company DRDGold is expecting half-year earnings per share to rocket nearly sevenfold. In a trading statement released on Wednesday, the company, headed by CEO Niël Pretorius, indicated earnings per share of 82.5 c for the financial year to June 30, compared with 11.8 c for the... 

Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world

26th August 2020 South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling, which is active in 23 countries, is aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of opencast mines going underground. “As the world is changing, so are the mines,” said Master Drilling technology director Koos Jordaan at the... 

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