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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor and Chief Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Ramaphosa’s SoNA holds bold promises, but lacks finer details, says BLSA

15th February 2021 In his February 13 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted factors that will serve to lift the economy, tackle Covid-19 and boost ailing electricity infrastructure, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso. Of particular interest, she says,... 

Paramount Maritime puts to sea new Sentinel vessel to deter oil pirates in West Africa

12th February 2021 Industrial maritime company Paramount Maritime's subsidiary Nautic Africa has launched its new flagship 35 m Sentinel vessel, the second of the new enhanced class, and ultimately destined for a customer in the Gulf of Guinea where it will be used for international oil company related... 

Diamcor notes rise in rough diamond demand

12th February 2021 TSX-listed diamond miner Diamcor Mining reports that 2 028.33 ct of rough diamonds recovered from the processing of quarry material at its Krone-Endora at Venetia mine, in South Africa, were tendered and sold during the company’s second tender and sale of rough diamonds in Dubai during the first... 

MC Mining appoints another interim CEO while recruitment process continues

12th February 2021 Coal miner MC Mining has appointed nonexecutive director Sam Randazzo as its interim CEO while the recruitment process for the appointment of a permanent CEO is being finalised. Randazzo will succeed acting CEO Brenda Berlin, who is due to step down on February 15.  

50 MW De Wildt Solar farm enters commercial operation

12th February 2021 De Wildt Solar's solar farm situated within the Madibeng local municipality, close to the town of Brits, in the North West province, on January 23 entered into commercial operations, having achieved facility completion. This 50 MW photovoltaic project is the fourth utility-scale plant that has... 

Eaton welcomes move away from sulphur hexafluoride switchgear

11th February 2021 Power management solutions company Eaton welcomes a move by the European Union (EU) away from sulphur hexafluoride- (SF6-) based electrical switchgear toward more environment-friendly alternatives. Eaton power division business development manager Marcel Buckner, presenting during a webinar on... 

Environmental attorneys, activists welcome High Court's SLAPP judgment

11th February 2021 Nonprofit shareholder activism and responsible investment organisation Just Share’s board of directors has welcomed an “important” High Court judgment, handed down on February 9, in relation to a Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) lawsuit initiated by Australian minerals... 

PGMs supply, demand to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, says Johnson Matthey

10th February 2021 The platinum market remained in a deficit in 2020 despite an 18% fall in gross demand, estimates published in sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey’s latest 'Platinum Group Metals Market' report show. Primary platinum supplies plunged by 20%, owing to processing outages and... 

Cora identifies three new surface gold discoveries in Mali

10th February 2021 West Africa-focused Cora Gold reports that a series of new surface gold discoveries have been identified from satellite imagery and surface prospecting programmes at the Sanankoro gold project, on the Yanfolila Gold Belt in southern Mali. The three new mineralised structures identified include a... 

Gemcorp, Endiama sign JV for Angola project

10th February 2021 Emerging markets trade and investment group Gemcorp and Endiama Mining, a subsidiary of Angola’s State-owned diamond company Endiama, have entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop the Mulepe diamond deposit in Lunda Norte, Angola.   The Mulepe site, which contains significant... 

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