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Metal industry sees no need for LME green aluminium platform

By: Reuters     22nd September 2020 The London Metal Exchange does not need a separate platform to trade low carbon aluminium and should focus instead on services its users need more urgently, such as a euro-denominated steel contract, metal industry sources told Reuters. As pressure mounts on investors and companies to prove their... 

Mining well placed to maintain healthy profits despite pandemic impacts, says Stanlib 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th September 2020 Asset manager Stanlib says the scars from a blow-out of corporate bond yields and indebted miners finding themselves on the brink of collapse have ultimately introduced good balance sheet and operational discipline into the sector. This included rationalising growth plans and consolidating... 

Busa’s Pityana stresses need for approval, implementation of Economic Recovery Action Plan 

By: Simone Liedtke     18th September 2020 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) President Sipho Pityana has called for a “more empathetic approach” with South Africa recently passing two important milestones on the road to salvaging its battered economy. These milestones comprise the Covid-19 lockdown having been scaled down to Alert Level... 

JSE-listed Telkom tells of mixed hit from Covid-19 restrictions

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th September 2020 The impact of Covid-19 and the national lockdown has impacted JES-listed Telkom’s business to varying degrees. In an update to the market, Telkom said that, while its consumer business benefitted from the increased demand from people working from home and online schooling, its BCX and Small... 

Investors call for climate disclosures in company accounts

By: Bloomberg     18th September 2020 Climate change will have a major affect on companies’ profits and the value of their assets, so its impact should be reflected in their accounts. That’s the conclusion of investors managing more than $100-trillion. The money managers and pension funds want companies to publish their 2020 annual... 

Increasing the life of concrete for sustainable built environments

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 Over the years, built-environment professionals have increasingly turned their efforts towards improving the durability traits of concrete to construct longer lasting structures for sustainable built environments. Fire resistant and durable, concrete enables the construction of buildings and... 

Creecy shares strides govt has made in circular economy efforts

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says government understands how green industries can open up new possibilities for development and create much-needed jobs in South Africa. Delivering a keynote address at the Waste Khoro 2020 event, which was held virtually on... 

NUM ‘shocked’ by growing number of mine fatalities in Limpopo

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2020 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed shock about the increasing number of fatal incidents in the Limpopo province’s mines this week.    

Kansanshi reserves rise 70%, sets the stage for potential restart of S3 expansion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th September 2020 The mineral reserve at TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals' Kansanshi mine, in Zambia, has increased by 70% to an estimated 842-million tonnes, grading 0.64% copper, while the mine's mineral resource has increased by 40% to an estimated 939-million tonnes, grading 0.67% copper. This compares with... 

Built environment practitioners are key drivers of public health

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 “Practitioners of the built environment should consider themselves as public health practitioners as well. This is because the work that they do has both an immediate and long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the people in the communities, settlements and urban areas within which... 

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