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Donna Slater

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Didiza gives update on release of State-owned land

10th November 2020 Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says her department, on October 1, advertised 529 000 ha of land, amounting to 894 farms across South Africa for release on October 15. “The advert was to run for a month ending November 15,” she says. This forms part of the... 

Opaque fossil fuel subsidies put South Africa near bottom of G20 list

10th November 2020 South Africa emerged as the second worst performer of the G20 non-Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (non-OECD) member countries, according to a November 10 report, titled 'Doubling Back and Doubling Down: G20 Scorecard on Fossil Fuel Funding'. The report ranks countries... 

Jubilee achieves record full-year PGM production

10th November 2020 Aim- and AltX-listed metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group’s total revenue for the financial year ended June 30 increased by 132%, to R1.1-billion. The company, which has chrome and platinum group metals (PGM) operations in South Africa and a lead, zinc and vanadium project in Zambia,... 

B4SA proposes alternatives to another hard lockdown in event of a second wave

10th November 2020 To restore and boost investor and consumer confidence in South Africa, Business for South Africa (B4SA) is requesting certainty from government that there will not be another “hard economic lockdown” – such as those of Alert Levels 3 to 5 – in South Africa in the event of a second wave of... 

Kavango Resources raises £2m through oversubscribed placing

10th November 2020 Botswana-focused explorer Kavango Resources has conditionally raised £2-million, before expenses, with the issuance of 72.72-million new ordinary shares in the capital of the company, at 2.75p apiece.   The net proceeds of £1.9-million raised will primarily be used to carry out proposed... 

Long-term operations, maintenance contract awarded for Kuvaninga power plant

9th November 2020 Power plant services provider ADC Projects and Austrian energy engineering company ECI-Distribution have jointly been awarded the long-term operations and preventive and corrective maintenance contract for the Kuvaninga Energia power plant, in Mozambique. The plant is operated and maintained by... 

Updated PFS extends Dougou Extension project's life-of-mine to 30 years

9th November 2020 An updated prefeasibility study (PFS) into Aim-, ASX- and JSE-listed mineral exploration and development company Kore Potash' Dougou Extension (DX) project has extended the life-of-mine from 18.4 years to 30 years at a production rate of 400 000 t/y of potash, based on probable ore reserves. The... 

Botswana Diamonds identifies focus areas at Marsfontein, Thorny River

9th November 2020 Aim- and BSE-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds' exploration programme has identified several kimberlite targets at its Marsfontien and Thorny River projects in South Africa. To build on the exploration programme, the company plans to start drilling, through a multihole programme, at the... 

Renewable energy reinforces case to restart domestic beneficiation − Smart

6th November 2020 With energy security being a significant impediment to unlocking greater investment in the resources sector of South Africa, panellists and guests heard during the Africa Down Under conference on November 6 that energy is critical for the resources sector. Orion Minerals CEO and MD Errol Smart... 

African informal sector is disproportionate

6th November 2020 The informal employment sector within Africa is diverse and presents a range of challenges, notably with a higher percentage of women being employed and a correlation between the informal sector and skills, Ghana-based African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) research and policy... 

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