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Swiss refiner Metalor to stop processing artisanal gold

By: Reuters     18th June 2019 Switzerland's Metalor, one of the world's biggest gold refineries, said on Monday it would work only with gold from large industrial mines in order to reduce the risk of illegality in its supply chain. Informal methods of gold production, known as "artisanal" or small-scale mining, have grown... 

Renewable energy jobs reach 11m

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2019 Eleven-million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, International Renewable Energy Agency’s (Irena’s) ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2019’ reveals. This represents an increase on the 10.3-million people employed in the industry in 2017. 

Agnico Eagle ups interest in Royal Road to nearly 20%

By: Mariaan Webb     27th May 2019 Shares in TSX-V-listed junior Royal Road rose 8% on Friday following an announcement that gold miner Agnico Eagle has bought more than 26-million shares of the company in a private placement. Agnico Eagle’s purchase at C$0.20 a share increased its shareholding in the Central and South... 

Coca-Cola reformulates drinks following tax

By: African News Agency      23rd May 2019 Coca-Cola South Africa has cut the sugar in its drinks by a quarter (26%) since government introduced a tax on sugary drinks, according to Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications for Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa. On 1 April 2018, Treasury imposed a Health Promotion Levy of 2.1 cents per... 

Gemfields reports signs of recovery in emerald sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2019 JSE-listed Gemfields continues to see “encouraging” signs of a recovery in the emerald sector, product and sales MD Adrian Banks said in a statement on Monday. This follows Gemfields’ latest auction of higher-quality rough emeralds, in Singapore, which generated revenue of $22.4-million and... 

Metminco enacts Andes merger

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th May 2019 ASX-listed Metminco has signed a binding bid implementation agreement with Colombia-focused Andes Resources to enact a merger agreement reached in March this year. Under the terms of the off-market agreement Metminco would issue 25 of its own shares for every Andes share held, with the merger to... 

Insurers are rethinking construction sector risk mitigation – Allianz

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd May 2019 As construction projects become bigger and harder to fund, given rate pressures and market challenges, many insurers are exiting or scaling back in the engineering market, says Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa property and engineering head Seelan Naidoo. He explains that the... 

Glencore lowers full-year copper output guidance  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th April 2019 Diversified miner Glencore has lowered its full-year production guidance for copper to 1.46-million tonnes, compared with the previously guided 1.54-million tonnes. The group, led by CEO Ivan Glasenberg, on Tuesday reported that its own sourced copper production for the first quarter of this year... 

Newcrest maintains outlook despite dip in production

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th April 2019 Australian gold major Newcrest Mining has maintained its full year production guidance, despite reporting a slight drop in production for the three months to March. Newcrest on Tuesday reported that gold production for the quarter was down 5% on the December quarter, from 654 849 oz to 623 124... 

Jean-Claude Lasserre

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th April 2019 This week we profile Jean-Claude Lasserre, sub-Saharan Africa CEO for Saint-Gobain, which manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that can be found in buildings, transport, infrastructure and many industrial applications 

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