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Donna Slater

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Giyani submits scoping, terms of reference to Botswana dept

26th August 2020 TSX-V-listed Canadian junior exploration company Giyani Metals Corporation (Giyani) has submitted the initial scoping and terms of reference (SToR) for its K.Hill manganese project in the Kanye Basin, in Botswana, to the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). The SToR submission... 

Bidcorp revenue declines as a result of Covid-19 measures

26th August 2020 Food distribution company Bidcorp recorded net revenue of R121.1-billion for the financial year ended June 30, representing a 6.3% decline from the R129.3-billion in revenue reported for the 2019 financial year. Its gross profit margin, however, increased to 24.1%, up from 23.9% in the 2019... 

B4SA disappointed at TERS payment suspension

26th August 2020 Business for South Africa (B4SA) is disappointed that all payments of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits have been halted pending investigations by the Auditor-General (AG). It is understood that the AG is investigating system integrity... 

Japanese firm agrees to pay R3.8m penalty

25th August 2020 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed, as an order, a consent agreement between the Competition Commission and Yazaki Corporation, incorporated under the company laws of Japan, in which Yazaki will pay an administrative penalty of R3.8-million. This follows after the commission accused Yazaki... 

First Quantum Minerals maintains jobs amid Covid-19

25th August 2020 Copper, gold and zinc miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) has maintained jobs and production at its operations in Zambia, despite sector-wide moves to cut workforce and scale-down production as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Speaking at a visit by Zambia Mines and Minerals Development... 

DEFF revokes emergency directive for Karpowership

25th August 2020 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has revoked a Section 30A directive granted to Turkish power ship operator Karpowership for activities linked to the emergency generation of electricity. When Karpowership initially submitted its request, the company indicated that... 

South Africa first to test key biodiversity areas

25th August 2020 In 2019/20, South Africa became the first mega diverse country to practically test the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) standards across a full range of species groups and ecosystems. The KBA Standard was developed in 2016 by the global conservation community to identify the most important sites... 

Covid-19 disruptions cut global steel production

25th August 2020 Global crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 2.5% lower year-on-year at 152.7-million tonnes in July. Worldsteel notes that because of the ongoing difficulties presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, many of July's figures are estimates... 

African Rainbow Capital further invests into transport platform Linebooker

25th August 2020 Investment holding company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) – founded and majority owned by Dr Patrice Motsepe – has, through its relevant subsidiaries, made an additional investment into technology-led trucking business Linebooker, which has successfully disrupted the Southern African logistics... 

Xtract appoints mining contractor for Boa Esperanza deposit

25th August 2020 Resource, development and mining company Xtract Resources’ wholly-owned Mozambican subsidiary Explorator has concluded an additional mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining Company for the exploitation of the Boa Esperanza hard-rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in... 

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