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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor and Chief Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Mantashe hopeful of turning Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape into new mining hotspots

28th September 2021 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe hopes to spur growth in mining hubs within Limpopo, the North West and the Northern Cape provinces with the launch of the Limpopo Mining Investment Conference, which was held on September 28. During a keynote address, he explained that the... 

Botswana, Namibia outline efforts towards green bonds, sustainable stock exchanges

28th September 2021 After South Africa, Namibia, through its Namibian Stock Exchange, is the second African country to issue a green bond after signing up to the United Nations’ (UN’s) sustainable stock exchanges initiative, said Namibian Stock Exchange CEO Tiaan Bazuin. Speaking during the Southern Africa Green... 

Gold found to lower investment portfolio carbon intensity

28th September 2021 A collaboration between the World Gold Council (WGC) and specialist climate risk consultancy Urgente finds that adding gold to an investment portfolio can reduce that portfolio’s carbon emissions intensity, as well as increase a portfolio’s resilience against climate transition risks. The WGC... 

Green bonds provide balance to traditional investment vehicles

27th September 2021 Compared with traditional impact investment vehicles, which tend to be private equity, green bonds provide a “nice balance” in achieving a desired investment impact, environment, social and governance (ESG) advisory firm EBS Advisory CEO James Brice said during the Southern Africa Green Bonds... 

SADPO welcomes Mining Charter judgment as key to unlocking investment

23rd September 2021 The South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO) has welcomed the September 21 judgment by the Gauteng High Court that the Mining Charter was not binding legislation, but rather an instrument of policy. The court case follows the Minerals Council, in early 2019, seeking a judicial review... 

Maritime industry says decarbonisation urgent, achievable

22nd September 2021 More than 150 maritime logistics roleplayers, representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure, have said that the full decarbonisation of international shipping is urgent and achievable. Ships transport about 80% of global trade... 

Court confirms ‘once empowered, always empowered’ principle

22nd September 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the High Court judgment that the Mining Charter was not binding legislation, but rather an instrument of policy and that mining companies will not be required to “top-up” their empowerment credentials. The Minerals Council has sought a judicial... 

Sandvik says half of underground equipment sales will be electric by 2030

22nd September 2021 Mining solutions provider Sandvik forecasts strong momentum for electric mining equipment over the coming decade and anticipates that it could account for more than half of its equipment sales to the underground mining sector by 2030. This market growth is expected to accelerate on the back of... 

Engineering sector strike looms as wage talks deadlock

21st September 2021 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday announced that it would embark on a national strike in the engineering sector from October 5, after wage talks deadlocked. Numsa has deadlocked with employer associations in engineering, namely the National Employers... 

Study reveals South Africa's weather is becoming more extreme

20th September 2021 South Africa is experiencing more maximum temperature records than expected – a trend which appears to be accelerating, a study by a University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology PhD student Charlotte McBride shows. McBride, of the South African Weather... 

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