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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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G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing recovery from Covid-19

30th August 2021 Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting last week assessed the continent’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian PM Mario Draghi. 

Huguenot Tunnel upgrades under way, on schedule

27th August 2021 Upgrades to the Huguenot Tunnel are well under way, with no major spike in traffic volumes in the Du Toits Kloof Pass during the night-time closures, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) reports. The pass is currently closed from 22:00 to 06:00 on Mondays to Thursdays to allow... 

Mbalula extends licence renewal grace period, unveils interventions to improve processes

27th August 2021 To give motorists a fair opportunity to renew their licences, while it is rolling out a number of measures to improve efficiencies and resolve challenges at licensing departments, the Department of Transport is extending the grace period for the renewal of licences to March 31, 2022. All learners... 

DBSA calls for proposals for Embedded Generation Investment Programme

26th August 2021 Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is inviting all private sector entities and energy developers to submit proposals in response to South Africa’s Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP). The EGIP seeks to provide first loss facilities and... 

Altus begins survey at Morocco project

25th August 2021 Aim- and TSX-V-listed mining royalty generator Altus Strategies has started a 135 line kilometre induced polarisation (IP) and gradient array geophysical survey at its 100%-owned Agdz copper and silver project, in the eastern Anti-Atlas of Morocco. The survey is designed to identify and... 

DRDGold maintains dividend payout, records strong full-year performance

25th August 2021 Dual-listed DRDGold has declared a final dividend of 40c apiece for the financial year ended June 30. Speaking to Mining Weekly on August 25, CEO Niël Pretorius acclaimed that it was a successful year for the group, with this marking the fourteenth consecutive financial year of DRDGold declaring... 

Rosebank developments thriving, but greater city involvement required

25th August 2021 The Rosebank node has enjoyed much success and years of developments; however, there are a number of challenges that require further support from the City of Johannesburg to mitigate, and to bolster further developments in the area. This was the key message emerging from a Rosebank media walk,... 

Repurposed Denel aims to mitigate drawbacks of turnaround plan

24th August 2021 Despite State-owned aerospace and military technology company Denel’s Turn Around Plan (TAP) having been approved in February 2019, the company said in a presentation to Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Account (Scopa) on August 24 that it continues to experience severe liquidity... 

Tirupati records strong full-year performance

24th August 2021 Aim-listed Tirupati Graphite’s production for the financial year ended March 31 increased by 30% year-on-year, while sales volumes increased by 54%. During the financial year under review, the 3 000 t/y Sahamamy facility, in Madagascar, which had declared commercial operations from January 2020,... 

Partnerships key for green hydrogen start-up success, US adviser says

24th August 2021 Public-private partnerships are required to help steer green hydrogen energy start-ups away from the “valley of death” – the critical stage of a start-up yet to generate revenues – and to create “mountains of opportunity”, Dr Sanjiv Malhotra, a veteran of the global battery and fuel cell sectors... 


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