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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Youth robotics training programme successfully completed during Covid-19 lockdown

5th November 2020 Paramount Labs – the research and innovation division of aerospace and technology company Paramount Group – in partnership with the South African Air Force (SAAF), has successfully completed its newly-launched robotics training programme with the first group of young students who enrolled as part... 

Megado Gold finds ‘significant’ gold occurrences at Ethiopia project

5th November 2020 Ethiopia-focused explorer Megado Gold, which recently listed on the ASX, reports that, with its ongoing fieldwork at its Babicho gold project in the Adola gold belt in southern Ethiopia, strong evidence of artisanal workings and indications of significant occurrences of primary hard rock gold... 

Covid-19 accelerates domestic sustainable finance market – Standard Bank

4th November 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened the focus on climate change and financial instruments that promote sustainable economic development, Standard Bank group CEO Sim Tshabalala noted in the latest episode of the ClimateBiz podcast series hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In... 

WWF launches plastics report, encourages deeper collaboration to end pollution

4th November 2020 All actors in the plastics value chain have a role to play in dealing with the plastic pollution challenge, and while there are various policies and actions in place, independent conservation organisation the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says little can be achieved without deep collaboration,... 

Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan presents opportunity to build a better economy, says Saice

4th November 2020 The Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan tabled by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October, provides an opportunity to build a better structured economy, reports South African Institution of Civil Engineering CEO Vishaal Lutchman. Following Ramaphosa’s announcement of the plan, Finance Minister... 

PPPFA invalidity declaration has no effect on BBBEE Act, says commission

4th November 2020 The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission says the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that declared the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) Regulations of 2017 invalid, has no effect on the BBBEE Act and its requirements. The BBBEE Act permits organs of... 

Covid-19 presents negative and positive impacts on industrial property market

3rd November 2020 Although the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in some negative impact on the industrial property market worldwide, there have also been some positive impacts and future potential upside brought on by the pandemic, says real estate investment trust Equites Property CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan. In... 

Africa Downunder to feature live feeds of African presenters

2nd November 2020 The upcoming yearly mining forum Africa Downunder (ADU) will connect African and Australian explorers, miners and investors during its virtual hosting from November 4 to 6. The event will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth, Australia, as well as be broadcast live.  

AmaranthCX launches detailed map of South Africa’s coal rights

2nd November 2020 Mining supply sales consultancy AmaranthCX has launched its most comprehensive coal minerals map yet, timed to coincide with this week’s junior mining event, the Junior Indaba, which will take place on November 3 and 4. AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller says the information presented in... 

Tetra Pak launches future packaging initiative

2nd November 2020 Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak South Africa has launched the Go Nature Go Carton campaign to highlight that growing population’s need for access to food packaging that keeps contents safe, nutritious and readily available. In addition, the company also highlights that... 

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