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Horizon raises A$16m for exploration work

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th August 2020 ASX-listed Horizon Minerals will raise A$16.1-million to accelerate exploration work and mine and mill studies at its Boorara project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday announced that it had received binding commitments for the placement of 115-million shares, at a price of 14c each,... 

Strenx® 700 performance steel takes your equipment performance above and beyond

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th August 2020 Do you want your equipment to do more with less? For exceptional performance under extreme loads, Strenx® performance steel from SSAB can help your equipment last longer and stay stronger – and take your business to new heights. Customers across a range of industries, from agriculture to heavy... 

Fortescue reviews plans that threaten 60 000 year-old Australian site

By: Reuters     7th August 2020 Fortescue Metals Group said on Friday it will review plans at an iron ore mine in Western Australia after an Indigenous group said a planned expansion threatened sacred sites, including a 60,000 year old rock shelter. The mining company asked the government to delay a decision on a heritage... 

Sadpo co-founder dies; industry is managing Covid-19 well

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th August 2020 South African Diamond Producers Organisation (Sadpo) chairperson Gert van Niekerk reports in a newsletter that the organisation’s former deputy chairperson and co-founder Jaap van Heerden has passed away. Van Niekerk goes on to report that its members in the diamond mining industry have adapted... 

Zenith sells US rare earth project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th August 2020 ASX-listed American Rare Earths has struck a share purchase agreement with fellow listed Zenith Minerals over its Laramie rare earths project, in Wyoming. Under the terms of the agreement, American Rare Earths would acquire Zenith’s wholly owned subsidiary Wyoming Rare for 2.5-million of its own... 

Sasol sets sights on large-scale renewables procurement as it pulls trigger on embedded generation projects  

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2020 Chemicals and energy group Sasol intends issuing, during its current financial year, a request for proposals (RFP) for wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of between 200 MW and 300 MW having received a strong response to a market-testing request for information (RFI) issued in May.... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

The dilemma of Covid-19’s second wave

By: Bloomberg     25th July 2020 Shuttering businesses, grounding airlines and ordering people to stay home was hard enough the first time. The thought of having to do it all over again is something world leaders don’t want to even contemplate. From Italy to New Zealand, irrespective of how well the virus was contained,... 

EU sends Covid-19 test accuracy material to South Africa

By: Schalk Burger     24th July 2020 The European Union (EU) Joint Research Centre has sent a consignment of control material, which allows laboratories to check the correct functioning of their Covid-19 tests and avoid false negatives, to South Africa. The EU Joint Research Centre developed the control material at its laboratories... 

Octodec reviewing distribution policy, expects lower full-year distributions

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th July 2020 Given ongoing uncertainty around the future impact of Covid-19 on the economy and JSE-listed Octodec’s future financial performance, the company expects that its distributable earnings for the financial year ending August 31 will be at least 15% lower year-on-year. The company reported... 

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