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Chinese delegation to study South Africa’s mineral codes

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2018 South Africa’s meticulous set of mineral reporting codes has succeeded in attracting a high-ranking Chinese delegation from the Mineral Resources and Reserves Evaluation Centre of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources (MRREC) in Beijing. South Africa’s Samcodes Standards Committee (SSC) will... 

Global mining showing interest in Master Drilling’s new technology  

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2018 The mining industry is showing strong interest in the new blast-free mobile tunnel boring machine that South African company Master Drilling will launch in Italy next month. This interest is exemplified by 32 mining executives from mining jurisdictions across the world making themselves available... 

Master Drilling mulling year-end dividend, launching blast-free borer

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2018 Innovative drilling technologies company Master Drilling, which will next month launch a new blast-free mobile tunnel boring machine that is expected to have a far-reaching beneficial impact on mining, on Tuesday reported satisfactory results for the six months ended June 30. The Johannesburg... 

Govt must play role in limiting large-scale retrenchment – RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     7th August 2018 Government must play a role in limiting large-scale retrenchment in the platinum sector by potentially incentivising companies to curb job loss. Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has objected strongly to the retrenchment plans of Impala Platinum in particular and Royal Bafokeng Platinum... 

Implats to shed 13 000 jobs over two years

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2018 Platinum group metals mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday announced a strategic review of its Impala Rustenburg mine, which involves reducing its labour complement from 40 000 to 27 000 over two years, a reduction of 13 000. The Johannesburg Securities Exchange-listed company... 

Business Confidence Remains Tentative

6th November 2013 The SACCI Business Confidence Index declined slightly by 0.3 from 91.4 in September to 91.1 in October 2013. It is only the second time in the last six months that the BCI was above the level of 91 index points. The October 2013 BCI was 0.9 index points below the level of October 2012 and 8.9... 

Dawn targets growth with Kenyan outlet

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2013 South African firm Distribution and Warehousing Network Ltd (Dawn) is set to join the scramble for Kenya’s booming building and construction industry with the opening of an outlet. Dawn CEO Pieter van Niekerk in charge of International Cluster said the firm intends to enter the Kenyan market... 

Chamber of Mines embarks on mass-media charm offensive

By: Martin Creamer     10th December 2012 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa has embarked on a five-day mass-media charm offensive to convince civil society that the multitrillion-rand South African mining sector is worth fighting for. CoM CE Bheki Sibiya conceded in the first of what will be double-page broadsheet advertorials... 

New brand identity for Joburg architectural, interior design practice

By: Natalie Greve     28th September 2012 Established Johannesburg-based architects TPS.P and its interior design arm, Facets Interiors, celebrated the launch of a new collective name, LYT, at a well-attended cocktail event in Melrose Arch earlier this month. 

Company Announcement: Strategic Partnership between Highview Power Storage and Basil Read Energy 

10th July 2012 Award-winning UK energy storage company, Highview Power Storage and Basil Read Energy, deployment of Highview’s proprietary energy storage technology in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa 


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