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28 April 2017
                       
 
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26 Apr 2017
 
 
Now US shareholders give nod to Sibanye deal
PLATINUM
The requisite majority of Stillwater shareholders in the US have approved the acquisition by Sibanye of the entire issued share capital of Stillwater Mining Company. The voting took place a day...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
THE CONVERSATION
When the axe finally fell on the embattled South Africa’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, the reactions played out as many people had predicted. The country was hit...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Funding under way for revival of old Prieska zinc-copper potential
BASE METALS
Funding efforts aimed at reviving the old Northern Cape mining area endowed with significant zinc and copper potential are gaining momentum. Acknowledged as the host of one of world’s most...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
DA: David Maynier says fake “operation check mate” intelligence report must be investigated by the IGI
STATEMENT
Three days ago President Jacob Zuma announced he had instructed the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, to cancel his international investor roadshow and immediately return to South Africa. There...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Fighting Somali piracy: don’t get the next steps wrong
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 13 March, the Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, leading analysts to ask whether the incident heralded a fresh wave of Somali piracy. Yet the risk of a resurgence to the levels seen...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
Oxfam SA: Regulate informal mining says Oxfam South Africa
STATEMENT
Oxfam South Africa extends sincere condolences to the families of the 14 informal miners who were found this week killed around the abandoned mines of Benoni, Ekurhuleni, and to the family of the...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Royal Bafokeng Platinum's share price falls on bond launch
PLATINUM
The share price of platinum mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) fell by more than 5% on the company's launch of a R1.2-billion bond offering to to secure the next phase of the ramp-up...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 General Electric Company v Baker Hughes Incorporated The Commission has recommended to the Tribunal that the proposed large merger be approved,...
 
 
Political parties, Outa lash out at Dlamini
POLITICS
Opposition parties on Sunday slammed Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini after she held a press conference over the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) grants payments...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
South Africa can't save itself just by talking the talk. It must walk the walk
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa is fast approaching a crossroads at which it will have to choose between structural reform and a lurch to populist nationalism. So, too, is its governing African National Congress...
 
 
What can we tell of Eskom’s future from the Denton report?
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
The debate on the independent power producer (IPP) programme can serve as a useful distraction, and power utility Eskom is exploiting it to the full. The problem is not the IPPs, and they never...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand
COBALT
Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
PAC: As the PAC marks its 39th anniversary since he have passed on in 1978 February 27th
STATEMENT
PAC in the Eastern Cape is marching to Fort Hare to demand and "instruct" that the institution be rightfully renamed after Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe because it is the right thing to do. The evidence...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Hospersa: Hospersa critical of failure to cut costs in budget
STATEMENT
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is critical of the little focus given to measures for combating irregular spending in Government.  While the Union...
 
 
 
                       
 
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