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South African miners to focus on competitiveness and embrace 4IR to thrive

24th February 2021 For the South African mining industry to thrive, it needs to focus on its competitiveness and it should embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says University of Johannesburg Vice Chancellor and principal professor Tshilidzi Marwala. He spoke during the Joburg Indaba’s Modernisation in... 

4IR in mining heralds generational change of guard, softer digital jobs – Butler

24th February 2021 Along with the adoption of technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) could potentially come a change in the type of jobs being created in the mining industry, gold miner Gold Fields technical executive VP Richard Butler has said. Speaking during the Joburg Indaba’s... 

Just energy transition remains priority to ensure sustainable future

23rd February 2021 South Africa’s energy sector needs to broadly embrace a just energy transition to ensure it improves energy security and stability, as well as meets its obligations towards mitigating climate change, says nonprofit economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior... 

Study shows potential to double capacity, reduce costs at Gakara processing plant

23rd February 2021 An enhanced scoping study for Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara rare earths project points to a doubling of rare earth elements cracking plant capacity, from 5 000 t/y to 10 000 t/y. Rainbow sought to update the feasibility of the processing facility to produce a high-purity cerium-depleted mixed rare... 

TymeBank receives R1.6bn investment to expand products, grow lending portfolio

23rd February 2021 Emerging South African digital bank TymeBank, which has on-boarded 2.8-million customers 24 months after launching, has secured an investment of R1.6-billion, attracting new investors from the UK and Philippines. The investment, which is one of the largest foreign investments any financial... 

Caledonia appoints new independent nonexec director

23rd February 2021 Gold miner Caledonia Mining Corporation, which owns and operates the Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, has appointed Geralda Wildschutt as independent nonexecutive director with effect from February 23. Caledonia chairperson Leigh Wilson says Wildschutt has significant experience of working in Africa,... 

Super Group increases revenue with marginal profit boost

22nd February 2021 Reflecting strong sales performances in its supply chain businesses in Europe and its dealerships in the UK, JSE-listed transport logistics and mobility group Super Group’s revenue increased by 5.8% to R20-billion for the six months ended December 31, 2020. The group’s operating profit increased... 

Harmony appoints new nonexec director, technical committee member

22nd February 2021 Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company has appointed Peter Turner as independent nonexecutive director and a technical committee member with effect from February 19. Harmony chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe says Turner’s extensive experience in openpit and deep-level underground gold mining... 

Worst listed property year on record impacts Redefine’s distributable income

22nd February 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine has reported a decrease in distributable income of 51.50c a share, or 49%, for the financial year ended August 31, 2020, which the company described as the “worst year in history for listed property”. Total revenue, which grew by 4.1% in the year... 

National road toll tariffs to increase March 1

22nd February 2021 The Department of Transport has announced new toll tariffs for South Africa’s national roads following Minister Fikile Mbalula’s approval and recommendation by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). The adjustments are done yearly, in line with the consumer price index (CPI)... 

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