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Donna Slater

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Prosper Africa launches virtual deal room, online toolkit

30th October 2020 The US government’s Prosper Africa initiative has launched its new virtual deal room, where both businesses and investors can access actionable information and actively engage on up to 150 active Prosper Africa deals, says Prosper Africa initiative COO Victoria Whitney. Prosper Africa is an... 

Gold to continue rally regardless of US election outcome – analysts

30th October 2020 Gold prices could perform well regardless of who wins the US Presidential election, says research and data company Standard & Poor’s Global Market Intelligence (S&P GMI) and analysts it has consulted with, pointing to low interest-rate policy and potential pandemic-related stimulus. “While there... 

Petropavlovsk lifts interim production, gold sales

30th October 2020 Russia-based gold miner Petropavlovsk increased its gold production by 42% year-on-year to 320 600 oz for the first half of this year. Production included 178 000 oz from the processing of own and third-party refractory gold concentrates at the pressure oxidation facility hub.  

Robots have been playing some vital roles amid Covid-19 pandemic

30th October 2020 Robots have seen increased use during Covid-19, especially within the human assistance role in the healthcare sector, according to panellists who spoke during the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2020 on October 14. Nigeria-based robot company Reach Robots CEO Silas Adekunle and Denmark-based... 

Nestlé launches three-pillar sustainability initiative

29th October 2020 Food and beverage company Nestlé launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa on October 29. The initiative is aimed at reinforcing Nestlé's sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges and strengthen its contribution to a waste-free... 

Tiger Brands says meat processing disposal unconditional

29th October 2020 Consumer brands company Tiger Brands says the disposal of its meat processing businesses in Germiston, Polokwane and Pretoria, to wholly-owned subsidiary of Country Bird, Silver Blade Abattoir, has become unconditional. Accordingly, the effective date of the transaction is November 1.  

DTIC emphasises commitment to improve chrome beneficiation

29th October 2020 Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) director-general Lionel October emphasised, during a recent meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, the department’s support for the implementation of a set of interventions to promote chrome beneficiation.   It emerged during... 

Sibanye-Stillwater says operational recovery progressing well

29th October 2020 JSE-listed gold and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sibanye-Stillwater says its operational recovery from the severe Covid-19-induced lockdown in South Africa has progressed well to date. The build-up to normalised production levels at the miner’s South African operations has progressed... 

Tembo Capital extends term of loan for Orion’s Prieska project

29th October 2020 Private equity group Tembo Capital has extended the term of the repayment date of the $3.6-million loan facility set aside to advance metals explorer Orion Minerals’ Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern Cape, to June 30, 2021. The loan facility was originally due for repayment by October 31. 

Kusile Unit 2 reaches full commercial operational status

29th October 2020 State-owned power utility Eskom reports that, on October 2, Unit 2 of its six-unit Kusile coal-fired power station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga ,achieved full commercial operation status. This means the unit has progressed from its 16-month project testing phase, to officially becoming a part of... 

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