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Hyprop reduces LTV to 40%, repositioning portfolio for sustainable growth

By: Schalk Burger     29th June 2022 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Hyprop's current consolidated loan-to-value (LTV) is about 40%, down from a historic 47%, the company said in a pre-close update on June 29. This is owing to several interventions, including the completion of the disposal of the Delta City Mall in... 

Positive industry turnout for Securex, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo 2022 trade shows

29th June 2022 The occupational health and safety, security, facilities management, and fire protection sectors proved once again that face-to-face interaction cannot be beaten, with excellent industry support seen at the recent co-located Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo... 

It’s ‘adapt or die’ for SA carmakers

28th June 2022 The future of the SA carmaking industry depends on how fast we can change our auto policy to embrace the change to New Energy Vehicles, writes Mikel Mabasa, CEO of naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. 

New US programme targets rare minerals needs for EVs and solar panels

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2022 When a top Biden administration official was in Cape Town for a mining conference last month, he heard from a number of African nations desperate for foreign investment to help dig up critical minerals like lithium, manganese and cobalt. At the same time, Under Secretary of State Jose Fernandez... 

Ithmar Capital convenes African sovereign wealth funds to launch the inaugural investors forum in Rabat

24th June 2022 Conscious of the importance of mobilizing international capital to finance the future growth of the continent, a dozen African sovereign wealth funds and investors have come together at the initiative of Ithmar Capital, to create Africa Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF), a platform dedicated to... 

Remote sensing specialist successful at Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     24th June 2022 Berlin-based remote sensing technology specialist ILV participated in the Investing in African Mining Indaba for the first time this year, owing to the company’s involvement in different African and Middle East mining projects. Projects in the region include contracts awarded in Algeria, the... 

South African ranked as top country on Standard Bank’s newly launched Africa trade index 

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2022 Standard Bank’s newly launched Africa Trade Barometer places South Africa at the top of the list of ten countries, followed by Ghana and Mozambique in second and third places. Kenya is placed fourth, Tanzania fifth, Uganda sixth, Namibia seventh, Nigeria eight and Zambia ninth, with Angola taking... 

Silver Hammer CEO excited by discovery potential of its past-producing mines

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd June 2022 There is an adage that says the best way to find a new mine is to look in the shadow of the headframe of an existing or historic mine. That is exactly what junior resources company Silver Hammer is doing in the US, where it owns assets in some of the best silver-mining districts. The exploration... 

Piedmont Lithium looks abroad amid North Carolina uncertainty

By: Reuters     22nd June 2022 Piedmont Lithium's first steps toward securing lithium supplies will be in Quebec or Ghana, not the US, as an intensifying North Carolina regulatory review delays the miner's goal of anchoring America's electric vehicle battery renaissance. The delay has forced Piedmont to expand its strategy... 

Small diamond miners want big licence holders built in so they can grow sector together  

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2022 Small diamond miners want to lock arms with all stakeholders through the South African Diamond Producers’ Organisation (Sadpo) to recover a large number of lost jobs and to realise the full potential value alluvial diamonds. “The role of Sadpo is to take on those big conversations and make sure... 

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