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Donna Slater

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High Court ruling underscores requirement for mining right applicants to consult community

18th September 2020 A recent High Court ruling underscores the more stringent requirements in recent amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) for mining right applicants to consult with community members​, says law firm Webber Wentzel. The firm points out that, on September 11, the... 

Sibanye Gold exercises option on $450m convertible bonds

18th September 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sibanye Gold on September 18 exercised its option on its $450-million, 1.875 per cent convertible bonds due 2023 in line with the terms and conditions to redeem all outstanding bonds on October 19 at their principal amount. This... 

Open borders lauded by tourism stakeholders

18th September 2020 Stakeholders in the tourism industry have lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to allow restricted international travel to South Africa to resume as an effort to help rebuild the tourism and hospitality industry in South Africa. This sentiment was conveyed during a Governance... 

ATNS launches virtual Aviation Training Academy

18th September 2020 With Covid-19 restrictions, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) is piloting virtual training through its Aviation Training Academy. ATNS’ Aviation Training Academy offers aviation training to several countries in Africa since it was certified as a training institution in 1996.  

WEF White Paper highlights human rights fragility in DRC's artisanal mining sector

17th September 2020 Human rights abuses associated with artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are highlighted in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) 'Making Mining Safe and Fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction in the DRC' White Paper, published in September. Amnesty International business,... 

Sappi signs up to Business for Nature’s Call to Action on environment

17th September 2020 Woodfibre-based product producer Sappi has joined the Business for Nature’s Call to Action – which represents 560 companies from around the world, with combined revenue of $4-trillion – in urging governments to urgently adopt policies to reverse nature loss in this decade.   Covid-19 is causing... 

Impact says illicit trade of DRC artisanal gold significant

17th September 2020 Vulnerable community representative organisation Impact’s newest report, 'The Intermediaries: Traders Who Threaten the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Efforts for Conflict-Free Gold', reveals that the country's illicit gold trade is thriving despite efforts to clean up the sector.

The report... 

JRA fills, patches thousands of potholes

17th September 2020 After receiving 32 000 pothole service requests, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has successfully resolved just over 22 000 as at September 14. In addition, the agency reports that 1 600 of the 2 200 patches were resolved.  

Global Center on Adaptation opens regional office in Côte d’Ivoire

17th September 2020 Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) launched its African regional office on September 17.  GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that... 

African Rainbow Capital Investments finalises rights offer

17th September 2020 African Rainbow Capital (ARC) Investments has finalised its fully committed and underwritten pro rata non-renounceable rights offer to raise R750-million, less expenses of the rights offer of about R3.5-million. The rights offer involves 272.72-million ARC Investments ordinary shares at a price... 

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