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Implats contributes R13bn in taxes, royalties to South African government
2nd September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats has contributed about R13-billion in taxes and royalties to the South African government for the 12 months to June 30, Implats CFO... 


Ventilation, vaccination needed to make indoor spaces safe, says GreenFlag Association
1st September 2021 By: Schalk Burger

While the speedy, effective roll-out of vaccinations is fundamental to South Africa’s economic recovery, the Covid-19 Delta variant has changed the way the disease can be passed on. To make all... 


Vaccination stations to be launched for truck drivers
31st August 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Road Freight Association (RFA), in partnership with Trucking Wellness, Engen and the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI), is making it possible for... 


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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant, still studying its mutations
30th August 2021 By: Reuters

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines... 


G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing recovery from Covid-19
30th August 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting last week assessed the continent’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
BLSA expects businesses to become more strident in requiring vaccination
30th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has lauded the efforts of the Department of Health (DoH) and other stakeholders in administering 240 000 Covid-19 vaccinations last week.... 


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Sibanye-Stillwater shoots lights out with super record performance
26th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater  on Thursday delivered another record financial performance for the six months ended June 30. The JSE- and New York-listed company headed by Neal... 


National Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane
Mogajane warns of Budget cuts as expenditure pressures mount to some R105bn
25th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

National Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane is warning that major Budget cuts will be required to offset a range of expenditure pressures that had arisen as a result of recent government... 


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Gauteng launches R100m fund to help uninsured SMMEs affected by riots
24th August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The R100-million Gauteng Rebuilding Fund, which aims to support small firms that have been negatively impacted by both the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent unrest that ravaged many businesses in... 


Failure to heed warnings about a disease like Covid-19 a bigger risk than the disease itself – Whitfield
24th August 2021 By: Donna Slater

The major risk posed by Covid-19 is not the disease itself, but instead humankind’s inaction to heed calls that such an event could lead to the crippling of global economies and other systems,... 


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With Richards Bay Minerals operations resuming is there still hope for Zulti South?
24th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Rio Tinto announced on Tuesday that it had commenced the process of restarting operations at Richards Bay Minerals, in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows a stabilisation of the... 


Vinpro court case opposing ongoing alcohol bans to be heard this week
23rd August 2021 By: Donna Slater

Nonprofit wine producers organisation Vinpro reports that its court case, contesting the approach followed by government towards liquor ban restrictions within the Disaster Management Act, is set... 


Demand for vaccines requires boost to enable full reopening of economy
23rd August 2021 By: Donna Slater

Despite an anti-vaccination contingent in South Africa’s society, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso says common sense and rationality prevail for the most part in terms of acceptance... 


Sasol donates equipment to assist Free State govt in Covid-19 vaccine roll-out
23rd August 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Integrated energy and chemicalS company Sasol has donated equipment to the Free State provincial government to support the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. The equipment included a custom-built... 


Sahpra launches microsite with information on vaccine safety, adverse events
20th August 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) on August 20 demonstrated a micro-website, detailing information about the safety of the two Covid-19 vaccines used in South Africa,... 


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Long-life South Deep gold mine now on very positive trajectory – Griffith
19th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The performance of the long-life mechanised South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is now on a very positive trajectory, Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said on Thursday. The world’s third-biggest mine in... 


South Africa to open up Covid-19 vaccinations to 18-35 year olds from Friday
19th August 2021 By: Reuters

South Africa will open up Covid-19 vaccinations to those aged between 18 and 35 years old from Friday, the government said in a statement, as it tries to ramp up its immunisation drive. The country... 


Covid-19 vaccines
B4SA says private sector vaccination sites accepting walk-ins for all eligible age groups
16th August 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business for South Africa (B4SA) has confirmed that all private sector vaccination sites across South Africa are now accepting walk-ins from anyone eligible for vaccination, including those without... 


Sahpra authorises CapeBio to manufacture Covid-19 Rapid Test Kits locally
16th August 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has authorised local biotechnology company CapeBio to manufacture rapid Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits. The test... 


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Exxaro ups coal volume at risk owing to Transnet challenges to three-million tonnes
12th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Based on current performance, coal-mining company Exxaro has upped the second half of the year volume of coal at delivery risk, owing the ongoing Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) challenges, to... 


Screenshot of Exxaro CEO during presentation of half-year 2021 results.
Coal miner Exxaro to spell out decarbonisation strategy on Sept 20
12th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The investment by diversified coal, energy and ferrous resources group Exxaro Resources in the renewable energy company Cennergi will further support the company’s decarbonisation strategy, Exxaro... 


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Rhodium again top performer in RBPlat’s revenue basket
3rd August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Rhodium was once again the top performer in the revenue basket for platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), the revenue of which was up 108.1% to R9... 


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RBPlat declares R1.5bn dividend on record first-half performance
3rd August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has declared a R1.5 billion interim dividend in addition to the R482.3 million buy-back and redemption of a portion of... 


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Ongoing decline in Eskom’s coal performance drove another ‘intensive’ period of load-shedding in first half of 2021
2nd August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

A continuing decline in the performance of the Eskom coal fleet drove yet another “intensive” period of load-shedding in South Africa during the first six months of 2021, when rotational power cuts... 


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Govt's R38.9bn relief package
29th July 2021

Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the R38.9-billion relief packaged unveiled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to support businesses affected by... 


Stakeholders target 1m vaccinations every 3 days
Stakeholders target 1m vaccinations every 3 days
29th July 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Business for South Africa (B4SA) on Thursday lauded its partnership with the Department of Health citing the integrated programme to administer vaccines equitably and efficiently ahead of a... 


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De Beers bounces back to 2019 levels with outstanding performance
29th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Global consumer demand for diamonds continued to recover from the impact of Covid, supported by fiscal stimulus in the US and the roll-out of vaccines, De Beers Group said on Thursday when it was... 


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World-beating Anglo reports record half-year earnings of $12.1bn
29th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Thursday reported a record half-year financial performance in its position as the best of the world’s top-five global mining companies. Anglo calculates... 


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Tax from ‘resilient’ mining sector underpins R38.9bn post-riot relief package
28th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Tax revenues from South Africa’s high-flying mining industry have provided the financial underpin for a new R38.9-billion relief package unveiled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday to... 


BioNTech project aims to expand malaria vaccine production capacity in Africa
BioNTech project aims to expand malaria vaccine production capacity in Africa
27th July 2021 By: Thabi Shomolekae

German biotech company BioNTech has announced a project aimed at creating a highly efficacious vaccine to help eradicate malaria, while expanding vaccine production capacity across Africa. BioNTech... 


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Exuberant Kumba Iron Ore’s stakeholders receive R51bn shared value boost
27th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American group iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore, which has achieved record half-year earnings with great exuberance, has shared a sky-high first-half R51-billion with its spread of... 


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Adopting a 1.5°C pathway could accelerate universal energy access in Africa
27th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Africa has a narrow window of opportunity to use its natural resource advantages and relatively low carbon emissions to attract the finance it needs to both accelerate a renewables-based energy... 


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WTO’s holiday from vaccine equity talks draws calls for action
27th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

An urgent global effort to rebalance the inequity between rich, vaccinated nations and poor nations sliding further into pandemic misery is colliding with an immovable calendar conflict: the... 


Sasol partners with Mpumalanga govt, launches five-day vaccination drive
26th July 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Energy and chemicals company Sasol's Secunda operations has, in partnership with the Mpumalanga government, launched a five-day Covid-19 vaccination drive, starting on July 26. This formed part of... 


This picture was taken during the presentation of results on26 July 2021
High-flying Anglo Platinum’s stakeholders receive nigh-R40bn boost
26th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The strong operational and financial performance of platinum group metals company Anglo American Platinum in the six months to June 30 translated into nearly R40-billion worth of benefits for... 


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