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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Calibre’s Pavon Norte delivers initial mill feed

21st January 2021 Canadian-listed gold mining and exploration company Calibre Mining has started openpit mining at the Pavon Norte mine in Nicaragua, and the mill feed has been delivered to the Libertad complex for processing, in accordance with the company’s hub-and-spoke operating philosophy. “I am extremely... 

Pandemic management, vaccine to shape economies in 2021

21st January 2021 Three factors will determine the trajectory of the global economy in 2021, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu chief global economist Dr Ira Kalish has said. Speaking during a virtual executive conference hosted by professional services organisation Deloitte on January 20, he said the path of the pandemic... 

Massmart’s sales decrease year-on-year

21st January 2021 JSE-listed Massmart’s sales for the 52 weeks ended December 27 amounted to R86.5-billion, representing a decrease of 7.7% over the same period in 2019, while comparable store sales decreased by 7.5% year-on-year. Sales in the group’s South African stores decreased by 7.9% (comparable stores... 

Unctad updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade

21st January 2021 Intergovernmental body the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has launched its updated BioTrade Principles and Criteria, a set of guidelines for governments and companies to conduct biodiversity-friendly trade. The term “BioTrade” refers to the supply and... 

Tharisa extends option to acquire shareholding in Salene Chrome Zimbabwe

20th January 2021 Aim-listed Tharisa has extended the option to acquire a 90% shareholding in Salene Chrome Zimbabwe to March 31. Tharisa in May 2018 advised that it had acquired an option to acquire a 90% shareholding in Salene from Leto Settlement. 

Zeerust Power begins commercial operations

20th January 2021 Zeerust Solar, in the North West province, has started commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on January 1. This 100% South African-owned photovoltaic (PV) project joins the Bokamoso and Waterloo Solar plants, putting the North West on the map as a player in the renewable energy... 

Cora records further positive drill results at Sanankoro gold project

20th January 2021 Aim-listed Cora Gold has recorded further drill results on the Dako II permit, which is contiguous with its flagship Sanankoro gold project, and the Tagan permit adjacent to the north of Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources' Yanfolila mine, in southern Mali. The Dako II drilling builds on the... 

Shanta records higher reserves and resources

20th January 2021 Aim-listed Shanta Gold's net reserves have increased by 37 000 oz in 2020. Providing an update on group-wide reserves and resources for its portfolio of gold projects in Tanzania and Kenya as at December 31, 2020, the company notes that its reserves in Tanzania, where it owns the New Luika gold... 

Aggreko to implement hybrid power solution for Gold Field’s Salares Norte in Chile

20th January 2021 Mobile and modular power solutions provider Aggreko has signed a ten-year contract with global miner Gold Fields to provide a 25.9 MW hybrid solar and thermal power solution for the Salares Norte openpit gold/silver mine, in Chile. This solution has been designed to provide power for the entire... 

Dept postpones implementation of EPR Regulations for the waste sector

19th January 2021 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has postponed the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations to May 5. This follows a request from affected producers to make further inputs into the implementation process. 

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