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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Octodec records reduced income, defers dividend decision to 2021

16th November 2020 Against a weakening economic environment, the sovereign downgrade in March and the Covid-19 pandemic, JSE-listed real estate investment trust Octodec Investments recorded a 22% reduction in distributable income for the financial year ended August 31 and has deferred its decision to declare a... 

Smart mobility plan launched to improve Gauteng transport by 2030

13th November 2020 The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo on October 27 launched the province’s Smart Mobility 2030 Plan, which is a roadmap aimed at addressing the province’s transport challenges. He pointed out that the two biggest challenges in the province are congestion... 

Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development

12th November 2020 To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and attention thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (Tara). The launch on November 12 coincided with the... 

Caledonia reports improved economics in third quarter

12th November 2020 Caledonia Mining, which operates the Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, recorded a gross profit of $12.5-million in the third quarter of the year – a 47% increase on the $8.5-million gross profit for the corresponding period of 2019 The total dividend paid in the third quarter was $0.085 a share, with a... 

Africa’s Internet economy gaining traction with increased contribution to GDP

12th November 2020 It is estimated that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach 5.2% of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing about $180-billion to the continent’s economy, a report released by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on November 11 shows.... 

Materials handling system performs well in local market

12th November 2020 The Swedish-made Flexqube materials handling system, introduced to the South African market by materials handling company Lazar in June, offers users versatility in managing the transportation of goods within warehouse and factory type environments. Flexqube is a trolley or cart system based off... 

AfriTin on track to achieve plant nameplate capacity target

12th November 2020 In ensuring it remains on track to achieve nameplate production of 60 t a month, tin miner AfriTin is continuing with the first stage of the Phase 1 production ramp-up of its pilot mining and processing facility at its flagship asset, the Uis mine, in Namibia. The company is targeting the... 

Equites concludes R1.8bn UK distribution centre deal

11th November 2020 South African real estate investment trust Equites Property Fund has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Equites International, concluded an agreement with Hermes Parcelnet to develop a R1.8-billion (£85-million) distribution centre in a prime location in the UK. The property is expected to be... 

Covid-19 accelerates energy transitions - PwC

11th November 2020 Assurance, advisory and tax services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reports – through its newly released Africa Oil & Gas Review, titled Energising a New Tomorrow – that the rampant spread of the Covid-19 pandemic globally has resulted in galvanising of commitments to a green energy... 

Gemfields holds mini-auctions to address market demand

11th November 2020 Gemstone miner Gemfields has progressed with the planning of a series of five small and sequential emerald auctions in November and December to address market demand for specific grades, and to supplement its long-standing direct sales programme for the lowest qualities produced by its Kagem mine... 

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