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Donna Slater

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Hummingbird completes Kouroussa transaction

1st September 2020 Aim-listed gold developer and explorer Hummingbird Resources has completed the acquisition of Cassidy Gold Corporation’s Kouroussa gold project in Guinea. The project is a near-term development asset in the prolific Siguiri Basin, situated near the town of Kouroussa, in the Kouroussa Prefecture... 

Public Works and Infrastructure launches youth unemployment database

31st August 2020 The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has launched a district model-type unemployed database for youth, professionals and artisans throughout South Africa. The database will be used to capture and store information on these unemployed groups in an effort to help determine... 

Zimplats withholds dividend amid Covid-19 uncertainties

31st August 2020 Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals miner Zimplats’ revenue for the financial year ended June 30 increased by 38% year-on-year to $868.9-million, mainly owing to an increase in the average prices of rhodium, palladium, gold and nickel. However, in view of the economic uncertainty posed by the... 

Balwin’s Mooikloof Mega City designated a strategic infrastructure project

31st August 2020 Property developer Balwin reports that its newly created entity, Mooikloof Mega Residential City: Gauteng (Mooikloof Mega City), has been designated by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Council as a strategic integrated project (SIP) in terms of Government Gazette No. 43547... 

Covid-19 continues to disrupt mining and metals sector

31st August 2020 The mining and metals industry is being deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the situation continues to evolve and the virus spreads throughout the world, reports financial risk management, solutions and insights company Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research. The firm notes... 

Zebediela nickel project exploration work to recommence

27th August 2020 Aim-listed explorer and developer URU Metals reports that geological exploration work will soon restart at its 100%-owned flagship Zebediela nickel project, which is situated on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in Limpopo, South Africa. The Bushveld Complex hosts an estimated... 

Implats repurchases shares from subsidiary

27th August 2020 Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) plans to repurchase 16.23-million treasury shares from its subsidiary, Gazelle Platinum, as part of its plans to develop an enhanced capital structure. While this is a noncash transaction for Implats, to effect this, Implats subsidiaries... 

Amplats' Unki mine donates equipment for new ICU at Zimbabwe hospital

27th August 2020 Platinum-group metals miner Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats') Unki mine has donated a newly equipped ten-bed intensive care unit (ICU) to Gweru provincial hospital, in Zimbabwe, as part of its efforts to limit the impact of Covid-19 at the workplace and in host communities. The donation... 

Often-overlooked duplex stainless steels better for corrosion resistance

27th August 2020 Duplex stainless steels, which have a higher chromium content and lower nickel content, are more resistant to pitting and can withstand higher temperatures, which make them a viable solution to unique applications that have a higher likelihood of pitting, says Chemical Corrosion Services... 

Belarus unrest to potentially temper potash market, empower other stakeholders

27th August 2020 Amid political unrest in Belarus, which has impacted on many industries with strike action and with as many as 200 000 people having taken to the streets in protest, comes the possibility for new and upcoming potash miners to contribute more greatly and play a bigger role in contributing to... 

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