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Donna Slater

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PTM enters into equity distribution agreement with BMO Capital Markets

8th February 2021 TSX- and NYSE-listed platinum group metals miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has entered into an equity distribution agreement with financial services provider BMO Capital Markets Corporation, effective February 5. Under the terms of the agreement, PTM may sell its common shares in the capital... 

TMH delivers 226 passenger coaches to Egyptian National Railways

5th February 2021 Rail rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholdings (TMH) in 2020 delivered 226 88-seater third-class passenger coaches, with dynamic ventilation, to the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) from the TMH competence centre in Tver, Russia. The €1-billion contract for 1 300 passenger coaches awarded by... 

Kareevlei resource upgraded from inferred to indicated, net tonnes increase by 49%

5th February 2021 An updated resource statement of Aim-listed diamond producer BlueRock Diamonds’ Kareevlei diamond mine has resulted in the increase of net tonnes by 49%, to 10.36-million tonnes. This also pushes up the mines net carats by 53%, to 516 200 ct, as well as its indicated resources by 19%.  

Sibanye expects significant improvement in 2020 profit, earnings

5th February 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed precious miner Sibanye-Stillwater expects to report profit attributable to the owners of the group of between R28.72-billion and R29.89-billion, or between $1.75-billion and $1.82-billion, for the financial year ended December 31, 2020. The profit compares with and is... 

Nampak's first-quarter revenue, profit up; alcohol ban has limited impact

5th February 2021 Packaging company Nampak reports that trading conditions in South Africa and Nigeria were good in the first quarter of its 2021 financial year, ended December 2020, with group revenue up 1% year-on-year. Cost saving initiatives undertaken by the company during the 2020 financial year had yielded... 

DMRE commemorates five years since Lily mine collapse

5th February 2021 On the fifth anniversary of the Lily mine collapse, the Department of Minerals Resources and Energy (DMRE) conveys its sadness in commemorating the loss of three miners. On February 5, 2016, there was a cave-in at the mine, in Barberton, Mpumalanga. An above-ground lamproom container, in which... 

Platinum could be a key component for future space travel, says WPIC

5th February 2021 Platinum investment stimulator the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) posits that platinum could assist in space travel, having had long-term associations with space exploration. Platinum catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells were part of the pioneering technology that paved the way for the... 

Sibanye-Stillwater appoints new South African gold head

4th February 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed precious miner Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Richard Cox executive VP of its South African gold operations, effective February 1. His appointment follows the untimely passing of Shadwick Bessit on January 16.  

Survey shows 21% of South African miners have Covid-19 antibodies – Minerals Council

4th February 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa last year announced plans to undertake a series of surveys to better understand the progression of Covid-19 in local mining operations and it has recently received the results of the first phase of seroprevalence surveys. The results show that the number of... 

Illicit market booms during alcohol, cigarette sales bans

3rd February 2021 To overcome the challenge of a seemingly booming illicit market for cigarettes and alcohol, and to stem the tide of such illicit products in the local economy, requires enforcement of existing laws and adaptation of new ones, says South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) CEO Kurt... 

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