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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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National Treasury highlights PFMA extensions

3rd April 2020 Following the declaration of a state of disaster and a national lockdown in the country, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), has issued an exemption notice to institutions to which that Act applies to ensure effective financial management and to... 

Two new cranes delivered to Port Elizabeth terminal

3rd April 2020 The Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) has taken delivery of two new mobile harbour cranes from equipment manufacture Liebherr. “The arrival of these two modern cranes will ensure that our promise to industry is realised,” says Transnet Port Terminal (TPT) acting CE Michelle Phillips. 

Waterberg JV partners sign amended agreement

3rd April 2020 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) says the shareholders of Waterberg JV Resources have executed a formal amended purchase and development option agreement with Impala Platinum (Implats). In consideration for the amendment, first announced on February 27, Implats is funding 100% of a new... 

Gold has a role to play in Covid-19 testing toolbox

3rd April 2020 Gold is being used in new Covid-19 rapid tests around the world, which identify the presence of biomarkers from the body’s immune response to Covid-19 instead of looking for the virus itself. The tests can also help detect if a person has been infected with Covid-19 even after the virus is no... 

Bowmans outlines tax impact of Covid-19 on mining companies

3rd April 2020 During the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly, and the effect on deep-level mines will probably be the most significant, says specialist legal provider Bowmans tax executive Adéle de Jager. The majority of mines have been placed into care and... 

SAICE appoints new CEO to drive organisation’s vision

3rd April 2020 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) on Friday announced that its executive board has appointed Vishaal Lutchman as CEO. Lutchman previously held the position of divisional director in development, transportation and infrastructure at WSP Group Africa. 

AECI’s acquisition of Brazilian explosives business finalised

3rd April 2020 JSE-listed chemicals manufacturer AECI’s acquisition of an explosives business near Lorena, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, for $6.3-million, has been concluded. 

Auto battery makers looking to alternative chemistry to lower costs

3rd April 2020 Major automotive battery makers and car manufacturers are planning to alter battery chemistry to lower the cost of new electric vehicles (EVs) being rolled out this year, mining and materials forecaster Afriforesight says. The race to cost cuts intensified last week with the largest Chinese EV... 

Master Drilling navigates tough conditions to record solid results

3rd April 2020 JSE-listed Master Drilling Group recorded an increase in revenue of 6.9% to $148.3-million for the year ended December 31, and a slight decrease in operating profit of 5.1% to $22.4-million, owing to adverse global market conditions and an uncertain operating environment. “No one can run away... 

Coega signs lease agreement with property group for retail centre

3rd April 2020 The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has signed a lease agreement with Eris Property Group for the development of the Vulindlela Retail Centre, in Port Elizabeth. 

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