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Sibanye writes open letter to AMCU amid violent strike at its gold operations

5th December 2018 JSE- and NYSE-listed gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has written an open letter to Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa amid an ongoing strike at the miner’s gold operations. Sibanye especially condemned the “needless loss of three lives” that have... 

South Africa’s Parliament approves agreement to establish AfCFTA

5th December 2018 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has welcomed Parliament’s ratification of the agreement that establishes the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA was launched during an extraordinary summit of African Union (AU) Heads of State and government, in Kigali, Rwanda, on... 

Licence to operate in changing social, digital landscape miners’ biggest risk – EY

4th December 2018 Licence to operate has been identified as the biggest risk to mining, a new report by professional services firm EY shows. The report, which is based on a survey of the top ten business risks facing mining and metals in 2019 and 2020, states that the stakeholder landscape is changing and miners... 

Nkwinti shares update on Blue, Green Drop progress assessment tool reports

4th December 2018 The 2017 Green Drop Progress Assessment Tool report will be released once the process of quality assurance has been concluded and the necessary approvals have been received, which is anticipated in June 2019, says Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti. In response to a Parliamentary... 

Diamcor sells 2 979 ct in November tender

4th December 2018 TSX-V-listed Diamcor sold 2 979 ct of rough diamonds for $653 652 in its November tender. That equates to an average price of $218/ct.  

DRDGold’s Far West Gold Recoveries project due to start this week

3rd December 2018 JSE-listed gold recovery company DRDGold’s Far West Gold Recoveries project, formerly the West Rand Tailings Retreatment project, is set to start pumping reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit on December 6. DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius said in a statement issued on Monday that the... 

Govt security personnel die in attack on road near Semafo’s Boungou mine

3rd December 2018 TSX-listed gold miner Semafo reported on Monday that five people were killed when government security forces were attacked on the road between Fada and the Boungou mine site in the east region of Burkina Faso. The incident did not affect operations or staff at the mine; however, senior... 

Transnet to modify operating model, corporate structure

3rd December 2018 State-owned Transnet last week held a board strategy workshop to review the group’s deteriorating financial and operational performance. The first resolution to come out of the workshop was on the principles for the corporate design of a new operating model that is underpinned by financial... 

Absa PMI rises for first time in three months

3rd December 2018 The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 49.5 index points in November from 42.4 in October – the first increase after three consecutive decreases. The improvement was mainly owing to four of the five main subcomponents rising.  

Mkango concludes Songwe Hill drilling programme with 19 confirmed rare earth zones

3rd December 2018 Aim- and TSX-V-listed Mkango Resources on Monday announced results for its final 21 drill holes, which are part of a 10 900 m drill programme, at the Songwe Hill rare earths project, in Malawi. Nineteen of the 21 drill holes intersected significant zones of rare earths mineralisation grading... 

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