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Northam completes R2.06bn note placement

By: Donna Slater     27th May 2022 As part of its R15-billion domestic medium-term note programme, JSE-listed platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum has completed a private placement of new domestic medium-term notes to the value of about R2.06-billion. The programme has thus far effectively extended the maturity of the... 

Construction materials miners ready to assist in rebuilding flood-hit KZN infrastructure

By: Donna Slater     24th May 2022 Aspasa, formerly known as the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa, reports that miners of building material commodities are standing ready to assist the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government and construction firms to repair roads and essential infrastructure that was damaged in... 

Takeovers Panel makes final orders relating to DRA Global

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th May 2022 The Australian government’s Takeovers Panel has made final orders in relation to an application dated March 21 by Haydn Von Maltitz in relation to the affairs of JSE- and ASX-listed DRA Global. On May 9, the panel made a declaration of unacceptable circumstances in relation to the affairs of DRA. 

Supplier introduces tailings portfolio

13th May 2022 Mining equipment supplier Metso Outotec is introducing its comprehensive tailings management solutions offering for the sustainable management of mine tailings. The offering unites the company’s frontrunning products with decades of process expertise and covers tailings thickening and dewatering,... 

Arc, Anglo reveal plans to form copper/cobalt mining JV in Zambia

By: Darren Parker     12th May 2022 Junior exploration company Arc Minerals has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, which formalises the parties’ intention to form a joint venture (JV) with respect to Arc’s copper/cobalt project in the North-Western province of Zambia. Under the... 

Milestone ‘bring together all the pieces’ for video surveillance

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Bringing together all the puzzle pieces for video surveillance, together with a “perfect combination” to create a solution that keeps people and property safe, software company Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software (VMS) enables “critical infrastructure site operators to... 

Kazera raises £1m to pursue tantalum, lithium and nickel projects

By: Donna Slater     6th May 2022 Aim-listed investment company Kazera Global has raised £1-million, before expenses, through placing 100-million new ordinary shares at a price of 1p apiece with new and existing investors, representing a 5% premium to the closing price on June 4. Kazera invests in South Africa-based diamond and... 

Dipula posts good interim results under ‘extremely challenging conditions’

By: Schalk Burger     5th May 2022 JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Dipula Income Fund increased its distributable earnings by 0.1% to R275.7-million for the six months ended February 28. It maintained a 100% pay-out ratio, resulting in 5% growth in A-share distributions to 61.97c a share and B-share... 

Commission recommends approval of Implats’ proposed acquisition of RBPlat

By: Darren Parker     3rd May 2022 JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has reported that the Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the company’s proposed acquisition of all JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) shares not already owned by it. The recommendation was subject to certain... 

Israel tech companies say digital solutions ‘at heart’ of mining innovation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th April 2022 The mining industry is under pressure to integrate innovation into core business operations, to remain competitive globally, to ensure zero harm and to do its part in mitigating against climate change. The future of sustainable mining, therefore, lies in innovation and at the heart of... 

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