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Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade – Northam 

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2020 Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade, Northam CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday. Speaking at the JSE-listed company’s presentation of outstanding results, which saw the company shrug off the Covid-19 pandemic to report a record financial year in the 12 months to June 30, Dunne said... 

South African businesses need to narrow innovation gap 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2020 The South African business ecosystem faces an inescapable and growing threat: a technological disruption that has left the majority of local companies vulnerable and has furthered widened the gap between companies thriving on innovation and those being disrupted by it.  

Jubilee secures more chrome, platinum tailings material for processing 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th August 2020 Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Metals Group has executed a processing agreement in terms of which it has been appointed as operator to re-commission and operate the existing run-of-mine (RoM) chrome beneficiation plant adjacent to its Inyoni Operations, in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa. The... 

Water treatment technology available but costly

By: Darren Parker     21st August 2020 Although the technology to treat and purify mine water to acceptable standards already exists, the main challenge for the mining industry and society is affordability, says water and environmental consulting firm GCS regional director and senior hydrogeologist Pieter Labuschagne. Currently, the... 

Op-Ed: When work from home goes from dream to nightmare: how to give employees back the structure of office life

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 By David Seinker, CEO and Founder, The Business Exchange  In the early days of lockdown, there were a lot of confident predictions that we were witnessing the beginning of a remote work revolution. As the weeks have dragged on, however, such fancies have quickly proven to be an illusion.  

Boon for city dwellers as Raubex nearing completion of Union Square

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th August 2020 The renewal of Johannesburg’s city centre is getting a further boost with the expertise of Raubex Building, part of the Raubex Group’s infrastructure division. Work is well underway on the refurbishment of Union Square, a 19-storey block at 80 Plein Street in the heart of Johannesburg’s original... 

Crop nutrients have double potential of coal being exited – Anglo 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd August 2020 Covid-19 notwithstanding, diversified mining company Anglo American will this year be spending the $300-million that it forecast on the Woodsmith polyhalite project in the UK, which gives it entry into the crop nutrients business at a time when fertilising is being hailed a godsend to ease global... 

SKF targets full carbon-neutral manufacturing by 2030

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st July 2020 Bearing manufacturer SKF is aiming to have its factories carbon neutral by 2030, the Swedish group has announced. The company has already decreased its manufacturing carbon footprint by 36% since 2015 and is operating two carbon-neutral factories.  

Cops confiscate illegally mined chrome, excavator totalling more than R2m in bust

By: News24Wire      25th July 2020 A Hawks operation has seen police officers seize chrome stockpiles and an excavator totalling more than R2 million in Limpopo, a spokesperson said. The operation at the Modikwa Mine in Burgersfort on Friday was in response to the "ongoing scourge of illegal mining in the province", said Hawks... 

Markets reward companies that treat workers well in a crisis

By: Bloomberg     24th July 2020 For millions of Britons, March 24 will be remembered as the lockdown moment when they either lost their job or were told not to come back to work for months. For Andy Howard, it was the day his workload doubled. In addition to running a team of 13 investment analysts at London-based asset manager... 

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