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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Federation cautiously optimistic for holiday season

3rd November 2020 The diamond industry is hoping for a strong holiday season to help it regain some of the major losses of this year, and put it back on track for growth in 2021; however, the Covid-19 crisis is still ongoing and its health and economic effects will be felt in holiday purchases, especially in the... 

Wits develops solution to improve accuracy, safety of Covid-19 testing

2nd November 2020 Containing Covid-19 requires testing of individual and isolating those who test positive, together with recent contacts, to prevent further spread and it is therefore critical to ensure that testing is independently verified to assure its accuracy. Given the urgent need to ramp up testing, a team... 

Absa PMI shows solid improvement in October

2nd November 2020 The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a solid 60.9 index points in October, up from a revised 58.5 index points in September. The further increase at the start of the fourth quarter is an encouraging sign that the manufacturing sector continues to recover following a record... 

South Africa requires urgency on economic initiatives, says BLSA CEO

2nd November 2020 South Africa’s economic recovery plan and the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement documents set out the path to sustainably emerge from the economic crisis facing the country, indicated business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso. “On the one hand, the economy needs to... 

Drill results confirm Fwiji as a major target, says Arc Minerals

30th October 2020 Aim-listed Arc Minerals has announced the first set of assay results from the laboratory confirming the presence of near-surface copper mineralisation at the Fwiji prospect, in Zambia. The first Fwiji drill results have confirmed significant mineralisation, the company notes. 

Nersa to hold public hearings on Eskom's MYPD 3 RCA applications

30th October 2020 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa will hold virtual public hearings on State-owned power utility Eskom’s third Multi-Year Price Determination Regulatory Clearing Account Year 2 (2014/15), Year 3 (2015/16) and Year 4 (2016/17) applications, Eskom’s supplementary application and the... 

MC Mining's Uitkomst returns to steady-state production

30th October 2020 The progressive easing of lockdown measures allowed coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst Colliery to return to steady-state production, while international coal prices trended positively during September and October, acting CEO Brenda Berlin said in a statement of the company’s results for the three... 

Glencore lowers coal production guidance as strike at Cerrejón continues

30th October 2020 Multinational commodity company Glencore delivered a solid third-quarter operating performance, including the continued successful ramp-up of Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which remains on track to achieve design capacity by year-end, CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on October 30. “Our... 

Orsu to acquire more assets in Russia

30th October 2020 TSX-V-listed Orsu Metals Corp has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent (LoI) to acquire a portfolio of core assets, including the Alexandrovskoye openpit gold mining project and mining processing plant (GOK). The GOK assets are located immediately west of the company’s Sergeevskoe project... 

Digital transformation has potential to unlock billions in mining value

30th October 2020 South Africa boasts many pockets of excellence in terms of digital transformation in the mining industry. With much of the sector’s potential and value still needing to be unlocked, the coronavirus has provided a major catalyst in driving large-scale digitalisation adoption, says professional... 

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