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SBI launches scorecard to measure South Africa’s business performance

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th June 2019 The Small Business Institute (SBI) is launching a new scorecard, the SBI Index Tracker, to measure South Africa’s performance relative to other countries in terms of the ease of doing business and other metrics. The SBI Index Tracker measures South Africa’s business environment across the... 

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13th June 2019 Junior mining badly in need of kickstart And, Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal 

Manganese poised to make its mark as EV metal  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2019 Manganese could make its mark in the battery electric vehicle (EV) arena by displacing cobalt to a large extent in many of the cathode formulations, where the bulk of battery metals are used. The Junior Indaba heard on Wednesday that manganese, which South Africa hosts in abundance, is in a race... 

Junior Indaba panel finds sentiment in Charter towards juniors still lacks  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th June 2019 Opening the Junior Indaba, in Auckland Park, on Tuesday, chairperson Bernard Swanepoel questioned whether Mining Charter III had helped to kickstart exploration activity in South Africa’s mining sector. Swanepoel mentioned that the prevailing sentiment seemed to be that, while the gazetted... 

Junior mining badly in need of kickstart – Swanepoel   

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2019 Junior mining is badly in need of a policy framework that will kickstart activity, mining luminary Bernard Swanepoel said on Tuesday. Speaking to a packed 2019 Junior Indaba conference for explorers, developers and investors in junior mining, Swanepoel outlined how he had boldly stepped into the... 

After M&A spree, Sibanye is now the world's largest platinum miner

By: Bloomberg     30th May 2019 Six years after being carved out of a handful of unwanted gold operations, Sibanye Gold has become the world’s biggest platinum miner. Building on operations spun out of Gold Fields., Sibanye became the No. 1 miner in South Africa’s waning gold industry. Now, with the acquisition of Lonmin, CEO... 

Race for AngloGold assets may pit Sibanye against rival Harmony

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2019 Sibanye Gold faces competition from two rivals if it wants to buy South African gold mining assets that AngloGold Ashanti plans to sell. Sibanye, headed by South Africa’s prolific mining deal-maker, Neal Froneman, would be interested in purchasing AngloGold’s remaining mine in the country. But... 

Late payments the ‘assassin of small businesses’, says SBI’s Swanepoel

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2019 Small businesses need predictable cash flow to gain traction, pay employees, market their products and services and invest in and grow their businesses, says Small Business Institute executive director Bernard Swanepoel. He adds that one of the surest ways to disrupt the growth of small... 

Rapidly rising costs will exacerbate PGMs industry crisis  

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th April 2019 Faster-than-inflation rising costs and a stall in revenue in the South African platinum group metals (PGMs) industry are exacerbating hardwired challenges that are already threatening nearly 90 000 jobs. Rapidly escalating costs, particularly for labour, electricity and supplies, are fast... 

Small Business Institute to host indaba with a focus on job creation 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st April 2019 The Small Business Institute (SBI) will hold its first of two small business indabas at the Bryanston Country Club, on April 11, where three major South African political parties will debate their manifestos. The indaba will be held under the theme “Creating jobs against all odds”, with the... 

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