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Newmont named mining sector’s top sustainability performer

31st January 2017 US gold major Newmont Mining has been singled out for leading sustainability performance and as the most improved company in the mining sector in the 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, which is published by sustainability-focused investment firm RobecoSAM. RobecoSAM manages one of the most... 

UK, SA strengthen trade ties

25th January 2017 As the UK prepares to exit the European Union (EU), South Africa is engaging the country to strengthen existing trade ties and identify new mutually beneficial investment opportunities. South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade... 

Dawn embarks on R350m rights offer

25th January 2017 JSE-listed Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) is embarking on a rights issue to raise R350-million in gross proceeds to strengthen its balance sheet to allow for the alignment of its capital structure to its business model and the current environment. Dawn has agreed terms with a... 

NSFAS pays R1.3bn in university registration fees

24th January 2017 The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has dispersed some R1.3-billion to 26 public universities for the registration of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The advanced payment of the registration fees is aimed at allowing university students to be admitted for their studies at... 

Sapvia welcomes Ramaphosa’s support of REIPPPP

18th January 2017 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) on Wednesday welcomed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recognition of the success of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Ramaphosa was addressing delegates at the World Economic... 

Mining Indaba secures empowerment fund sponsor for junior miners

18th January 2017 A new empowerment fund, JSS Empowerment Mining Fund, has signed on as sponsor of the new Junior Miners Pavilion and the Investment Battlefield Competition at the 2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba. The newly-launched empowerment mining fund, a partnership between boutique corporate finance... 

Radebe joins WEF stewardship board

17th January 2017 Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe has been appointed to the stewardship board of the Shaping the Future of Education, Gender and Work system initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Radebe, who is also National Planning Commission chairperson, is... 

Five mining legends to be inducted to Canadian hall of fame

13th January 2017 The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame will induct five mining celebrities into the list of extraordinary mining leaders at the annual dinner to be held for the first time at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. According to a news release, Canadian mining celebrity Robert McEwen leads the list of... 

Ramaphosa leads South African delegation to WEF

13th January 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to lead a delegation from South Africa to the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, next week, the Presidency said on Friday. The WEF, held from January 17 to 20 and themed ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’, will host more... 

Integra, Goldcorp team with 4 global technology majors seeking disruptive mining technologies

11th January 2017 Gold companies Integra Gold and Goldcorp have teamed with four of the world's largest technology companies to explore potential applications of disruptive technologies in the mining sector. #DisruptMining is a marquee event during the yearly Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)... 

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