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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

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Resolute maintains ore reserves, mineral resources

17th February 2021 Africa-focused gold miner Resolute Mining reports that its ore reserves have been maintained at 4.7-million ounces of gold and mineral resources at 11-million ounces of gold after considering the impact of asset sales, depletion and exploration success. The miner’s sale of the Ravenswood gold... 

Former De Beers executive promotes commodities recycling for a strengthened circular economy

17th February 2021 The mining value chain plays a vital role in sustaining a circular economy, says mining executive and former De Beers Botswana CEO Sheila Khama. She explains, during a video interview with Zambian mining lobby organisation Mining for Zambia, that because mineral resources are finite, closer... 

BullionVault platinum holdings more than double

17th February 2021 The amount of platinum held by investors with online gold, silver and platinum market BullionVault almost doubled between January 2020 and January 2021, while the number of investors in platinum has increased by more than 70%. BullionVault client holdings of platinum rose by 90% during the past... 

Second Covid-19 wave and stricter lockdown impact on trade conditions

17th February 2021 The second wave of Covid-19 infections and the return to a more stringent lockdown in December 2020 caused a setback in trade conditions during the holiday period, which spilled over into January, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci's) Trade Activity Index (TAI) shows.... 

ARM expects headline earnings to more than double

16th February 2021 JSE-listed diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) reports that its headline earnings for the first half of its 2021 financial year are expected to increase by between 129% and 138%, to between R4.93-billion and R5.12-billion. This compares with the R2.15-billion in headline earnings... 

Pan African more than doubles cash, reduces debt

16th February 2021 Midtier gold producer Pan African Resources increased its net cash generated from operations by 178.2%, to $28.1-million in the six months ended December 31, 2020. The miner also managed to reduce its debt by 47.3%, implying a net debt to net adjusted earnings before interest, taxes,... 

Vantage Goldfields says gets green light from BRPs to self-fund reopening of Lily, Barbrook mines

16th February 2021 The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of emerging gold producer Vantage Goldfields, in a February 15 amendment to the adopted business rescue plan, state that they have received an offer from Vantage to provide the capital required to self-fund the process of reopening the Lily and Barbrook... 

Drone cinematography programme launched to boost skills

15th February 2021 As part of its Human Capital Development programme, provincial State entity and film industry support organisation, the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Film Commission has launched the Drone Technology Training programme. Since 2014, when the KZN Film Commission says the use of drones in filmmaking became... 

Airlink launches new Namibia route while Air Namibia remains grounded

15th February 2021 Privately-owned regional airline Airlink plans to launch a new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, in Namibia, commencing on March 2. Air Namibia, the country’s national carrier, halted flights on February 11, pending voluntary liquidation, with all aircraft being grounded at base... 

Minerals exploration to remain in decline without sound guiding authority – Miller

15th February 2021 Despite the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) not publishing any data on mineral exploration, mining supply sales consultancy AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller says there is extensive financial data, some containing information about minerals exploration, that is buried... 


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