R/€ = 16.32 Change: -0.15
R/$ = 14.46 Change: -0.25
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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Gem sells 13 ct pink diamond for $8.7m

14th March 2019 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds on Thursday announced the sale of a 13.33 ct pink diamond on tender in Antwerp for $8.75-million. The diamond was recovered from the Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, in which Gem Diamonds holds a 70% stake, in February.  

AMCU calls on Ramaphosa to intervene in strike at Sibanye operations

14th March 2019 Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the ongoing protracted strike at miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations. He spoke at a media briefing that was called to clarify some of the... 

Turkey, Romania operations bolster Metair’s operating profit growth in FY18

14th March 2019 JSE-listed energy storage solutions and automotive components manufacturer Metair saw a strong contribution from its overseas acquisitions in the energy storage vertical, while also being supported by good volume throughput from the automotive components vertical in the year ended December 31,... 

Altron appoints Cedric Miller CFO

14th March 2019 Allied Electronics (Altron) has appointed Cedric Miller CFO, effective May 1. Miller steps in for outgoing acting CFO Andrew Holdren.  

Zim government secures $6m investment for RHA tungsten project

13th March 2019 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals says it has received notice from the Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development that is has secured a proposed investment of $6-million for the RHA Tungsten project being developed by Premier. The funds will be used for the... 

Aspasa encourages surface mines to join the association

13th March 2019 The Aggregate & Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) says surface miners are facing a growing number of challenges and calls on mine owners to get behind the association and become part of a unified voice for the industry. “With profits under pressure as a result of ever-more... 

Wits School of Mining Engineering’s QS World University ranking improves again

13th March 2019 The University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) School of Mining Engineering has improved its standing in the global QS World University Rankings to thirteenth place, from fifteenth in 2018. Last year, the school moved up to the number 15 spot from twenty-second place in 2017.  

Libstar declares maiden dividend on back of strong perishable foods performance

13th March 2019 JSE-listed consumer packaged goods producer and supplier Libstar has declared its maiden dividend of 22c a share, for the year ended December 31, following its listing on the JSE in May 2018. CEO Andries van Rensburg on Wednesday said the company had experienced the toughest market conditions... 

Better planning needed to ensure jobs for skilled persons in water, energy sectors

12th March 2019 About 300 000 graduates in the energy and water sectors in South Africa are seeking employment, some of whom even re-enter into learnerships to stay in the economically active loop, says Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority acting CEO Mpho Mookapele. Speaking at the Skills... 

Social partnerships a cornerstone of skills development – Manamela

12th March 2019 Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Buti Manamela on Tuesday stressed the importance of social partnerships as a cornerstone of skills development. In an opening speech at the Skills Development Summit, he noted that the event was being held against a background of low economic growth... 


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