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Nonkululeko Nyembezi appointed as first black woman to chair Alexander Forbes

By: African News Agency      1st November 2017 South African financial services group Alexander Forbes on Wednesday announced the appointment of veteran business executive Nonkululeko Nyembezi as the new independent nonexecutive chairperson with effect from January 1, 2018. Nyembezi will become the first woman to chair the board in the... 

Amplats' exit from Brazil platinum prospect sparks London listing

By: Martin Creamer     19th June 2017 The withdrawal of South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) from a platinum group metals (PGM) project in Brazil has opened the way for Jangada Mines to acquire the asset and head for the London Aim to raise an initial £2-million in equity capital to fund the project. Jangada chairperson... 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2015 This week: The Chamber of Mines reveals its plan to get South Africa’s ‘great mining industry’ back on the front foot. South32 shares rise on thei JSE debut, while BHP Billiton shares fall. And, 3M aims to increase sales to the mining sector. 

South32 shares rise on JSE debut 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2015 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South32's listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. 

South32 in superb second-day share surge

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2015 The share price of the new South32 mining company soared superlatively on day two. The demerged entity shot up 14% on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), rose 6.23% on top of Monday’s 3% rise in early morning trade on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and even closed higher at £1.08 a share... 

South32 shares rise on JSE debut, BHP Billiton shares fall 

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2015 Value generation from the assets of South32 in the months ahead of its debut on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is indicative the upside potential of the triple-listed BHP Billiton spin-off company, which saw its shares end up well in the money at the JSE's close on Monday and those of BHP... 

On-The-Air (08/05/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th May 2015 The new spinoff from the world’s biggest mining company comes with a 200-job sweetener to the Gold City; The South32 spinoff also opens the way for black business to take over the ownership of major South African aluminium assets; Mali is introducing advanced new mining technology that goes well... 

Atlantic Leaf Properties delivers pleasing maiden annual results

20th April 2015 Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited today released their results for the financial year ended 28 February 2015, being the company’s first full 12 months of operation. Commenting on the results, Paul Leaf-Wright, CEO of Atlantic Leaf said, "We are very pleased to have delivered an adjusted earnings... 

Goldman Sachs bullish on South Africa as favourable investment destination 

By: Martin Creamer     15th April 2015 Leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm Goldman Sachs is bullish on South Africa, which it regards as a favourable destination for fund managers because of the depth of its capital market and the scarcity of other emerging market options. Goldman Sachs... 

On-The-Air (10/04/2015) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2015 South Africa’s power problems are presenting platinum miners with a huge new growth opportunity 

Brewery to identify 2015’s top young entrepreneurs

By: Bruce Montiea     27th February 2015 Brewing and bottling giant South African Breweries (SAB) will announce this year’s finalist in the SAB KickStart programme – a youth entrepreneurship programme aimed at providing fledgling business owners with business training and mentorship – on 27 March. The programme’s efforts are focused on... 

South32 catalyst for next wave of productivity gains – BHP Billiton

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2015 Mining giant BHP Billiton, which pulled a free cash flow rabbit out of the thrashed commodity price hat in the six months to December 31, intends the spinoff of South32 to be the catalyst for the new wave of productivity gains in the period ahead “because if you keep doing the same thing, you... 

Platinum fuel cells to power five-million Japanese homes – Ivanhoe 

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2015 Japan was building platinum-using fuel cells to provide clean electricity and heat to 5.3-million homes, Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland told the Mining Indaba on Wednesday. Japan was also planning to run the Tokyo Olympics on fuel cells to showcase the arrival of the... 

Ministerial talk of a South African mining champion pleases analyst 

By: Martin Creamer     16th January 2015 Talk of restoring the lost iconic status of the South African mining industry has gladdened the London-based Investec Global Research Team. “We’re glad to see growing political pressure in South Africa to restore the premier status of the mining industry,” the analyst team said in a note on Friday. 

SAB announces winners for youth entrepreneurship programme

By: Anine Kilian     12th December 2014 South African Breweries (SAB) announced the top 5 winners in its youth entrepreneurship programme, SAB KickStart, last month, awarding each a share of R1.5-million in business grant funding. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at the... 

Meet the New Team at Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control

14th November 2014 The new guard at Aveng Manufacturing is steadfast in its focus to grow and expand the 125-year old manufacturing business across the African continent. With combined specialist skills across water, effluent and mineral processing sectors this African market leader says the newly integrated... 

Black industrialist programme to grow SA economy

By: SANews, SA government news service     21st October 2014 Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina says the department has so far registered 18 qualifying black industrialists in a range of sectors to grow the South African economy. “We will continue to accept applications from industrialists, as we have set a target of 100 black... 

Telkom, BCX deal regulatory approvals pending

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st October 2014 Certain regulatory approvals remain outstanding in Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX). BCX noted in a statement to shareholders that the Namibian Competition Commission had given its approval of the deal on October 8 and the Tanzania Fair Competition... 

On-The-Air (03/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2014 High South African rail tariffs are threatening to stifle a new R5-billion coal investment in Limpopo province; Broke junior mining companies are tumbling under the force of the huge headwinds confronting them; The Zambian government’s refusal to repay VAT claims back to mining companies is... 

Broke Miranda coal junior shuts up shop, can’t meet obligations, suspends shares 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2014 The board of JSE-listed Miranda Minerals has requested the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to suspend trade in its shares as the financially distressed coal exploration-and-development company has ceased doing business and can no longer meet its financial obligations. Miranda told shareholders on... 

Kumba Iron Ore bridges digital divide in township schools with sun’s help

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2014 Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore on Monday opened a sun-powered Internet school in Tembisa. The initiative, at Jiyana Secondary School, is the first of four such projects to better education, feed pupils and produce cooking gas from recycled waste. 

South Africa gets 200-job sweetener as BHP Billiton spins out Newco

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2014 The world’s largest diversified mining company has created sweeteners for South Africa as it demerges and sets out to create a new global metals company that will have a third of its value made up of Southern African aluminium, manganese and energy coal assets. BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie... 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2014 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. This week: Mining project studies are on the increase. Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding is now at an astounding R23-billion. And, a metals mine will implement a new planning solutions system. 

Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding now at astounding R23bn 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2014 The cash return of Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore to its black shareholding since Kumba’s listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2006 has risen to R23.5-billion, Kumba CFO Frikkie Kotzee revealed this week. Kumba subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC), in its interim dividend for 2014... 

On-The-Air (13/06/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2014 A solar energy atlas is being developed to stimulate the use of sun power in sunny South Africa. The bid to break the world land speed record in the Northern Cape is setting up South Africa for extreme-sports tourism. Strike-hit South Africa may lose platinum market share to Zimbabwe, which is... 

JSE launches colocation centre, ups trading speed

By: Natalie Greve     14th May 2014 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Monday successfully launched its colocation centre, which will allow JSE clients to place their trading equipment in the JSE data centre and enable faster access to all JSE markets. The facility, which is located on the JSE premises, would provide clients... 

JSE to implement integrated clearing technology

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd April 2014 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will start phasing out its current technology in favour of a new multi-asset integrated clearing technology platform. The JSE, which currently uses different clearing technologies for different asset classes, has partnered with financial technology supplier... 

Value-based philanthropy the new bottom-line for business – survey

By: Motshabi Hoaeane     3rd April 2014 While some companies still primarily focus on financial value as the benchmark against which to gauge their performance, more companies have realised the importance of moving beyond the paradigm of doing “just business”, a survey by Tshikululu Social Investments reveals.  

Tin mining set to return to South Africa after quarter-century break 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2014 Tin mining is poised to be resuscitated in South Africa 25 years after the tin price collapsed and forced South Africa’s once resplendent Zaaiplaats and Rooiberg tin flagships to close. Currently, no tin is mined in South Africa, but a restart is now on the cards, first through a project to... 

On-The-Air (14/03/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2014 A new ‘digital mine’ under construction in Johannesburg aims to take modern satellite communication underground; China is decimating South Africa’s once mighty ferrochrome industry – ironically with South African assistance. 

Join Trevor Fowler as he engages on client and service provider relationships

10th March 2014 A civil engineer by profession, Trevor Fowler has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the public and private sectors, politics, administration and the civil engineering profession. He served as executive director at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He also served as Chief Operating Officer... 

JSE still a world-class market, investment paradigm shift needed

By: Henry Lazenby     7th March 2014 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) still is by any measure a world-class stock exchange, and should be the mining mecca of the mining industry Sasfin Capital head of corporate finance Noah Greenill said this week. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online during the Prospectors and Developers... 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2014 A salary of R12 500 would force the closure of Impala’s Rustenburg mine. Ex-miners take steps to access R6-billion in unpaid benefits. And, eased exchange control opens the way for mining investment. 

The challenges facing the local airline industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2014 Engineering News senior deputy editor Keith Campbell reports on how local airlines are meeting the challenges they face in the aviation industry today.  

Eased exchange control opens way for mining investment 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2014 The easing of South Africa’s exchange control has opened the way for both local and foreign companies to make greater use of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to raise capital for both local and international mining investments. Webber Wetzel partner Manus Booysen tells Mining Weekly Online... 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2014 Kumba’s return to black shareholding rises to R21.7-billion, Despite cost cuts, Gold Fields is still focused on growth. And, Rod Pickering says it’s ‘absolutely unacceptable’ for South Africa to continue mining the way it is. 

Kumba’s return to black shareholding rises to whopping R21.7bn 

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2014 South Africa’s iron-ore major, Kumba Iron Ore, has hoisted returns to its broad-based black-economically empowered (BBBEE) shareholding still further, taking the total returned since the company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to a whopping R21.7-billion. The Anglo American group... 

Kalagadi Manganese secures R2.2bn bank loan 

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2014 Integrated manganese developer Kalagadi Manganese has secured a R2.2-billion ($202-million) loan from the African Development Bank for its mine, sinter plant and part of the proposed smelter complex. African Development Bank group CEO Haidara Alhassane announced on Tuesday that the women-led... 

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