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PPC expects up to 65% increase in FY18 net profit, but lower Ebitda
Published: 15 Jun 18
Cement producer PPC expects its net profit attributable to shareholders for the financial year ended March 31 to increase by 55% to 65%, compared with the R93-million achieved for the prior comparable period.
Exxaro appoints new chairperson
Published: 15 Jun 18
JSE-listed coal and heavy minerals miner Exxaro has appointed Jeffrey van Rooyen as independent nonexecutive chairperson.
Mantashe to publish draft charter for public comment Mantashe to publish draft charter for public comment
Published: 15 Jun 18
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe intends to, on Friday, publish the draft Mining Charter for public comments before it is finalised and gazetted.   This follows weeks of engagements with stakeholders and social partners.   “Publishing of the charter moves us a step forward in terms of ensuring regulatory and policy certainty for the industry. We urge members of the public to submit their comments, views and ideas in order to shape the Charter,” Mantashe said in a release issued on Friday afternoon.
Basil Read enters business rescue Basil Read enters business rescue
Published: 15 Jun 18
Basil Read on Friday announced that it has entered voluntary business rescue, as provided for by Section 129 of the Companies Act. Shares in the construction group plummeted 94% in afternoon trade, from a high of 22c to a low of 1c.
Glencore’s DRC settlements should allay fears about asset seizure – analyst Glencore’s DRC settlements should allay fears about asset seizure – analyst
Published: 15 Jun 18
Diversified miner Glencore’s settlement, this week, of various disputes with entities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), should allay investor concerns about the risk of a seizure of its DRC assets, says Goldman Sachs. Glencore, led by CEO Ivan Glasenberg, on Friday announced that it had reached a settlement to pay relevant royalties to Ventora Development and Africa Horizons Investments Limited (AHIL) – two entities affiliated with Israeli-born Dan Gertler, who is facing sanctions in the US – when they become due, in non-US dollars.
Porsche to start production of first full electric car in 2019 Porsche to start production of first full electric car in 2019
Published: 15 Jun 18
Series production of the first purely electric Porsche, the Taycan, is set to begin next year. The name can be roughly translated as “lively young horse”, referencing the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest, which has featured a leaping steed since 1952.
Numsa rejects Eskom arbitration process Numsa rejects Eskom arbitration process
Published: 15 Jun 18
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Friday rejected Eskom's decision to engage in an arbitration process on the current wage dispute with workers unions, saying that such a decision was made without consulting them. Numsa, the National Union of Mineworkers (Num), and Solidarity are currently embroiled in a dispute over freezing of wage increases by Eskom this year. Wage negotiations collapsed last week and unions walked out, and the matter had been referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). 
Samarco is said to be nearing settlement with Brazil prosecutors
Published: 15 Jun 18
After a year of back and forth, the owners of the idle Samarco iron-ore mine are close to signing a definitive settlement with Brazilian prosecutors that will clear the way for restart preparations and debt talks to begin, according to people briefed on the matter. Joint venture partners Vale SA and BHP Billiton have already secured four court extensions to negotiate the settlement of a multibillion-dollar claim stemming from a fatal tailings dam disaster in 2015.
Eskom obtains court interdict against workers pickets at power stations Eskom obtains court interdict against workers pickets at power stations
Published: 15 Jun 18
Eskom on Friday obtained a court interdict prohibiting the intimidation of workers and contractors who are not part of an ongoing wage strike, as well as the highjacking of coal trucks and the sabotaging of the power utility's electricity infrastructure.  On Thursday, generation and distribution of electricity across Eskom’s network was constrained as thousands of workers picketed across its power stations and at its headquarters against the freezing of wage increases this year. 
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