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28 February 2017
                       
 
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Analysts acclaim Glencore’s performance as good fundamentals return
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Commodity market fundamentals are improving against a backdrop of better than expected demand and limited, if any, inventory build through the trough of the cycle, diversified mining and marketing...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electricity-mix model shows South Africa won’t need to trade off clean for low-cost
ELECTRICITY
The steep decline in wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) costs means that South Africa will not need to make the traditional trade-off between investing in either clean or least-cost electricity...
 
 
 
 
‘Swearing in of Molefe bad for South Africa’ – DA
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said that the swearing in of former Eskom group chief executive was bad for South Africa and evidence of an escalation in the civil war within the African...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Pan African CEO accuses union of ‘blatantly false’ safety statements
GOLD
The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of making statements...
 
 
I have served at Zuma’s pleasure – Gordhan
POLITICS
Responding to suggestions that he may be fired, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday said he was deeply aware that he served at President Jacob Zuma’s pleasure but believed his track record...
 
 
Pan African ups earnings, pays record dividend
GOLD
Precious metals and coal producer Pan African Resources on Wednesday announced higher earnings and revenues, and a record dividend pay-out of R300-million, despite lower gold production in the six...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE
COAL
Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017’s...
 
 
Pan African shares fall on fatality-linked mining suspension at Evander
PRECIOUS METALS
The share price of Pan African Resources fell by more than 8% in early trade on Monday after the company issued a stock exchange news service notice announcing a fatality-linked 55-day mining...
 
 
 
 
Mineral Governance Barometer: Southern Africa
RECOMMENDATION
Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium. This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and...
 
 
Fedusa 'dismayed' at Molefe's MP nomination
POLITICS
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) has joined in the public outcry over the appointment of former Eskom Chief Brian Molefe to Parliament. In statement released on Sunday, the union...
 
 
19 Feb 2017
 
Fedusa: FEDUSA dismayed by the appointment of Molefe as MP
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) is dismayed that former Eskom Chief Executive Officer who was linked to the controversial Gupta family in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
 
 
Diamonds and All That – The Contribution of Mining to South Africa
RECOMMENDATION
This year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of the discovery of diamonds in South Africa. Actually, that is probably not strictly true, as diamonds might have been discovered earlier by people who...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA demands release of Eskom emergency coal report
STATEMENT
The DA demands that the full text of another Deloitte report, this time on Eskom’s 2008 procurement of emergency coal, valued at R10 billion, be made public immediately. Eskom is clearly trying to...
 
 
 
 
Zombie energy: climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production
RECOMMENDATION
Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production is often a missing piece of comprehensive climate action plans. To implement the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep climate change well below 2°C, the world...
 
 
 
                       
 
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