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Illegal gold miners invade Grace Mugabe's farm amid legal dispute
Published: 20 Apr 18
A farm owned by Robert Mugabe's wife Grace is at the centre of a legal dispute after hundreds of illegal gold miners invaded parts of the property and started mining gold. A Reuters photographer saw hundreds of illegal miners digging for gold at the Smithfield citrus farm using picks and shovels, the tools of choice for most illegal miners in Zimbabwe.
Caledonia plans Zimbabwe expansion
Published: 20 Apr 18
Caledonia Mining plans to buy gold assets in Zimbabwe and increase its stake in the Blanket mine after the removal of the country's tough ownership rules. Keen to attract investment to revitalise the country's struggling mining industry and economy, Zimbabwe has revised its laws since the departure of former President Robert Mugabe to allow foreign firms to fully own operations, with the exception of diamond and platinum mines.
Lithium-ion industry to take centre stage in next five years
Published: 20 Apr 18
At least 12 lithium and six cobalt transactions have been closed between downstream manufacturers and mining companies since 2016, signalling a changing trend in procurement strategy. This, commodity research consultancy Roskill said in a statement on Friday, shows that the lithium-ion (Li-ion) industry has developed rapidly in recent years with the advent of mass-produced electric vehicles, with predictions that the industry’s requirement for lithium and graphite could increase fivefold within the next decade.
RBPlat receives government approval for Maseve acquisition RBPlat receives government approval for Maseve acquisition
Published: 20 Apr 18
South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has been granted consent in terms of Section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act for the transfer of the entire issued share capital of Maseve Investments 11, the holding company of the Maseve mine, in Rustenburg, to Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). With the approval, all conditions precedent to the completion of Platinum Group Metals’ (PTM’s) sale of Maseve to RBPlat have now been met.
Minimum wage Bill now with Labour Dept Minimum wage Bill now with Labour Dept
Published: 20 Apr 18
The National Minimum Wage Bill is now with the Department of Labour to be redrafted with public input agreed to by the Portfolio Committee on Labour. The committee’s acting chairperson Sharome van Schalkwyk said that the department will now take time to rework the Bill for submission again to the committee.
Upgraded Sansa Space Weather Warning Centre rededicated Upgraded Sansa Space Weather Warning Centre rededicated
Published: 20 Apr 18
The South African National Space Agency’s (Sansa’s) Space Weather Regional Warning Centre, at Hermanus in the Western Cape, was officially rededicated on Thursday by Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane following its recent upgrade. This is the only Space Weather Regional Warning Centre in Africa. In her address, the Minister noted the important role of space science in supporting economic development, promoting cooperation in research and development and building a knowledge economy, as well as mitigating the effects of adverse space weather events. Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun, the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere that can influence the performance and reliability of space-based and ground-based technology systems. The main space weather phenomena are solar flares, solar energetic particles (protons, electrons and helium ions) and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). “Extreme space weather storms are a risk that could endanger the economy, costing South Africa billions of rands if not mitigated effectively,” highlighted Sansa CEO Dr Val Munsami. “Governments in several countries, including the USA and UK, have recently listed space weather on their National Risk Registers.”
Norway's Hydro notifies Rusal of possible force majeure
Published: 20 Apr 18
Aluminium maker Norsk Hydro may declare a force majeure on contracts it has with Russia's United Company Rusal due to recently imposed US sanctions, the Norwegian company said on Friday. "Hydro has notified Rusal it may be necessary to declare force majeure on certain contracts, as the company could be prevented from upholding its obligations due to the US sanctions list issued on April 6, at least from June 5," it said in a statement.
Interim rig to speed up development at Galantas’ Ireland mine
Published: 20 Apr 18
An interim tunnelling rig at the Omagh gold mine, in Ireland, should accelerate underground development, with the company about ten weeks away from reaching the Kearney vein system. Dual-listed Galantas Gold is developing the underground mine at Omagh, where openpit operations ceased five years ago.
TCTA Vresap commercial paper programme increased to R500m
Published: 20 Apr 18
The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has increased the commercial paper programme for the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem Augmentation Project (Vresap) to R500-million. Vresap comprises a 120 km pipeline from the Vaal dam to the Knoppiesfontein diversion structure near Secunda to augment the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem.
Trans Hex to dispose of Lower Orange River operations
Published: 20 Apr 18
JSE-listed diamond mining company Trans Hex’s subsidiary Trans Hex Operations (THO) has entered into an agreement to sell its Lower Orange River (LOR) operations – the Bloeddrif and Baken mines – to black women-owned LOR Diamonds for R72-million. The agreement includes the disposal of the business conducted by THO relating to the exploration, prospecting, mining, recovery, treatment, production and disposal of diamonds in respect of the LOR operations.
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