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Third of labour force let go – Master Drilling

25th August 2020 The Covid-19 crisis resulted in drilling company Master Drilling having to let go a third of its labour force in the world, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius said on Tuesday. Fochville-based Master Drilling provides drilling services to the mining, civil engineering and building construction... 

Anglo American Platinum to transfer R2bn value to communities

25th August 2020 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Tuesday announced shared value worth R2-billion for host and labour-sending communities one year early as a result of recent strong share price performance. The settlement will result in R2-billion of value transferring... 

Master Drilling’s net half-year operating cash up 100%

25th August 2020 Net cash generated from operating activities in the six months to June 30 increased 100% to $11.1-million amid unprecedented Covid-19 disruptions, drilling services company Master Drilling reported on Tuesday The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, headed by CEO Danie Pretorius, provides... 

Glencore part of giant leap to transform informal cobalt mining

24th August 2020 Eight concerns, including diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, have joined forces to transform the informal mining of cobalt for the better. Full implementation would take five years and would begin in mines in Kasulu and Kamilombe in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the... 

Anglo says coal exit will be more than offset by rise in crop nutrients

21st August 2020 Covid-19 notwithstanding, diversified mining company Anglo American will this year be spending the $300-million that it forecast on the Woodsmith polyhalite project in the UK, which gives it entry into the crop nutrients business at a time when fertilising is being hailed a godsend to ease global... 

Platinum continuing to attract strong investor interest

21st August 2020 The interest in platinum group metals (PGMs) is high at the moment, World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) research director Trevor Raymond said on Wednesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly from London in a Zoom interview, Raymond said: “As you know, the WPIC doesn’t forecast price but one of our... 

Exchange control lifting sends strong growth message – Anglo

21st August 2020 The lifting of exchange control by South Africa sends a really strong message about the country’s desire to promote investment and growth, says Anglo American finance director Stephen Pearce. He gave South Africa a pat on the back during Anglo’s virtual presentation of half-year results last... 

South Africa must take steps to sustain its invaluable gold mining industry

21st August 2020 When I heard that Japan is opening its doors to gold exploration, I got thinking about how wonderful it would be right now if South Africa was still the biggest gold producer in the world. Gold pulls an economy up when most of the other sectors are down, like right now. Given our rich gold... 

Getting best out of mining starts with policy certainty, says Gold Fields' Holland

20th August 2020 Getting the best out of South Africa’s mining sector starts with policy certainty, said Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland on Thursday. Following the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s presentation of outstanding half-year results in spite of Covid, Holland said this in response to Mining... 

Gold Fields hoping for 40MW approval in next month or two – Holland

20th August 2020 Gold mining company Gold Fields, which has been trying to get a 40 MW solar power project approved for three years, is hopeful of approval being forthcoming in the next month or two, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. “The Minister has acknowledged the importance of this so I’m... 

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