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Wearne appoints new FD

By: Donna Slater     14th January 2021 Building materials company Wearne has appointed Norman Janse van Rensburg FD, with effect from January 14. He is a chartered accountant who completed his articles at professional services firm PwC and has been working for industrial company Barloworld in various divisions for the past 20 years.  

Committee welcomes measures to ease congestion at borders, suggests alternative

By: Simone Liedtke     13th January 2021 The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is of the view that the implementation of a “one-stop border post” with neighboring countries and the establishment of the Border Management Authority (BMA) will be a solution to the challenges experienced at Beitbridge, between South Africa and Zimbabwe.... 

AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance

By: Simone Liedtke     4th January 2021 Trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called for an urgent virtual high-level stakeholder engagement to deliberate on concerns regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for mineworkers, and to chart a way forward. It says in a January 4 statement that it believes the... 

Bakwena’s ABCD programme flourishes in Rustenburg communities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena), responsible for the N1N4 toll roads, launched its flagship Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) programme in September 2019 and a year later, the Community Champions in the Rustenburg area are reporting positive results. These... 

WA set to lift hard borders

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th October 2020 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia has welcomed the state government’s decision to relax the state’s hard borders from November 14, allowing quarantine-free travel from those in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital... 

Technical panel being assembled to support delivery of 62 infrastructure projects 

By: Terence Creamer     29th October 2020 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille reported on Thursday that nearly 1 200 applications were received from professionals willing to serve on the Technical Advisory Panel for South Africa’s Infrastructure Investment Plan. Applications for the panel were advertised in August... 

Goldplat's South African, Ghanaian operations post higher profits

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd October 2020 Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat has posted solid profits from its South African and Ghanaian operations of £1.1-million and £280 000, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30. This compares with the £1-million profit posted by the South African operations and the £23 000 profit posted... 

Metso Outotec starts operations - partner for positive change for tomorrow’s aggregates, minerals, metals and recycling industries

22nd October 2020 As sustainable processing of the world’s natural resources is becoming a norm within the industries, Metso Outotec is driving the transformation.  Metso Outotec, a unique new company with leadership in sustainable minerals and metals processing and recycling technologies begins its operations... 

Antigen tests to be rolled out at points of entry into South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th October 2020 Antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2 detection will be rolled out to all ports of entry in South Africa with immediate effect, the South African government has announced. It noted in an October 9 statement that the purpose of this was to effect the provisions of the level one travel regulations, which... 

How can automation and AI bolster the fight against money laundering?

7th October 2020 Several extensive investigations around the globe into the activities of banks have revealed massive failings in the fight against money laundering. The research showed that more and more criminals are exploiting the financial system and laundering their black money by means of quick and... 

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