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Marleny Arnoldi

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Numsa approaches Labour Court about Comair salaries, medical aid standstills

4th September 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (Numsa) has approached the Johannesburg Labour Court for an urgent interdict to compel the management of airline Comair to pay outstanding salaries and continue making medical aid contributions on behalf of employees. A hearing has been scheduled... 

Caledonia raises $13m for solar project to supply the Blanket mine

4th September 2020 Aim-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation has raised $13-million for the construction of a solar power plant to supply electricity to the Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, through the sale and issue of about 600 000 shares in the company, pursuant to an “at the market” (ATM) sales agreement with... 

Barrick appoints local security firm in Tanzania

4th September 2020 NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold has appointed Nguvu Moja Security Services (NMSS) to assist in ensuring the safety of employees at its gold mines in Tanzania. The Tanzanian-owned and managed firm is replacing an international security firm on site. Barrick says the firm is already active at... 

Eskom tightens reins on power station managers

4th September 2020 The Eskom board has pledged its support for group CE André de Ruyter's decision, on September 3, to suspend the Tutuka and Kendal power station managers, pending disciplinary inquiries. The decision was taken after load-shedding was escalated from Stage 2 to Stage 4 on September 2 and 3.  

MC Mining raises $600 000 for Makhado's development

4th September 2020 Coal miner MC Mining has concluded a subscription agreement with Columbia Skies Holdings (CSH), which is owned by black industrialist Pitso Madibo, for 7.8-million ordinary MC Mining shares, or a 4.8% stake. The CSH shares will be allotted in terms of the company’s ASX-approved capacity and... 

Climate adaptation strategy offers 'common reference point'

4th September 2020 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has outlined a set of objectives, interventions and outcomes to enable the country to give expression to its commitment to the Paris Agreement. The National Climate Change Adaption Strategy (NCCAS) outlines the required climate action and... 

Sprott's Grosskopf expects record M&A activity in 2021

3rd September 2020 Global investment manager Sprott CEO Peter Grosskopf expects 2021 to be a record year for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. He commented during a September 3 Mines and Money Online Connect conference that “all the kindle for the fire is there”, but noted that it had been a slow year owing... 

John Deere to launch VR showroom during virtual Nampo

3rd September 2020 Agricultural original-equipment manufacturer John Deere Africa has announced that it will launch its newly developed three-dimensional (3D) and virtual reality (VR) showroom during the virtual Nampo Harvest Day 2020 event. The yearly agriculture-focused exhibition will be hosted from September... 

Gem Diamonds recovers more large diamonds in H1

3rd September 2020 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, delivered satisfactory operational results in the six months ended June 30, notwithstanding a 30-day shutdown imposed in the country. In fact, the frequency of large diamonds recovered improved in all size categories greater than 10.8 ct... 

BlueRock achieves higher-than-expected grades in August

3rd September 2020 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds says its processed ore numbers and average grade achieved have improved during August. The company, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, processed 41 000 t of ore from the main pit at Kareevlei during the month,... 

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