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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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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... 

Alphamin reports q/q improvements in Ebitda, tin sales

29th October 2020 Dual-listed Alphamin Resources’ tin sales up were up 3% quarter-on-quarter to 2 695 t for the third quarter ended September 30. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased by 24% quarter-on-quarter to $16.1-million. 

First Quantum reports strong third-quarter operational, financial performance

29th October 2020 TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals reported comparative earnings of $64-million, net earnings attributable to shareholders of $29-million and cash flows from operating activities of $452-million for the three months ended September 30. “The third quarter was strong from an operational and... 

Council clarifies TB data

29th October 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has provided updated tuberculosis (TB) data, following the publication of an article by Reuters titled ‘Africa’s miners face new TB threat as pandemic disrupts treatment’, published on October 26. The council said in a statement on October 29 that it wanted to... 

Growthpoint receives green building certification for Exxaro head office

29th October 2020 Coal miner Exxaro’s new head office building, in Centurion, Gauteng, developed and owned by property developer Growthpoint, has achieved a 6-Star green rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) under the Green Star New Build certification system. Green building certification... 

Budget acknowledges economy’s plight, but more urgency required, say business organisations

29th October 2020 Following the delivery of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on October 29, business organisations have commended its acknowledgement of the dire economic situation facing the country, but have noted that more urgency is required in terms of reforms... 

Commission grants short-term exemption to SASA and its members

28th October 2020 The Competition Commission has granted the South African Sugar Association (SASA) and its members an exemption until June 31, 2021. The exemption has been granted subject to conditions to ensure that the information SASA and its members share is limited to that which is necessary to give effect... 

Rail offers potential for Africa

28th October 2020 The growing population in Africa, coupled with the rise of urbanisation, will require additional transport capacity, and rail has a significant role to play in this, said Products Projects Consulting for Trains MD Wolfram Schwab. He was speaking during rolling stock manufacturing and servicing... 

Sylvania achieves solid first-quarter production, financial performance

28th October 2020 Aim-listed Sylvania’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) produced 17 972 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum-group metals (PGMs) for the quarter ended September 30 − the first quarter of Sylvania's 2021 financial year. This was higher than the 9 055 oz of 4E PGMs produced in the... 

Altus reports 'excellent' gold recoveries at Diba

28th October 2020 Mining royalty company Altus Strategies has announced “excellent” results from metallurgical testwork on oxide and sulphide samples from it 100%-owned Diba gold project in western Mali. The work was undertaken to test the amenability of Diba ores to carbon-in-leach (CIL) and heap leach processing. 

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