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Long Service Awards 2019

30 Years Long ServiceMarianne Allison, Bettie Knoessen and Mr Eugene Rossouw 20 Years Long Service Elize Engelbrecht and Veronica Khoza 15 Years Long ServiceJacob Mankgane, Annetjie

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Global quality status boosted by Dekra

Global quality status boosted. The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in

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  • Eskom informs lawmakers it will not meet DPE's unbundling timeline

    In a presentation to lawmakers on Wednesday, Eskom indicated that it would not meet the unbundling timetable outlined for the vertically integrated power utility by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in a policy paper released in October, titled a ‘Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry’. In an update on the restructuring under way at Eskom, CEO Andre de Ruyter showed participants to the briefing a table outlining ‘Roadmap Deliverables’, which indicated that the final timeframe for the complete legal separation of Eskom’s generation, transmission and distribution businesses was still to be confirmed.

  • Fatality at Moab Khotsong gold mine – Harmony

    The body of an employee has been found underground at Harmony Gold’s Moab Khotsong mine, near Orkney, in North West province, Harmony stated on Wednesday. The employee was reported missing at the end of the day shift on Tuesday and an intensive search was undertaken, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company reported in a stock exchange news service notice.

  • BlueRock achieves notable production at Kareevlei following restart

    Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds is recording solid results at its Kareevlei diamond mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa, following its restart last month when mines in South Africa were allowed to partially resume operations. There have been no cases of Covid-19 reported at Kareevlei.

  • Kavango increases exposure to KCB with two new prospecting licences

    LSE-listed Kavango Resources has been granted two prospecting licences (PLs) in the Botswana section of the highly prospective Kalahari Copper Belt (KCB). The two new PLs are located directly to the southwest of Sandfire Resource's T3 and A4 Dome copper/silver discoveries.

  • Exxaro assists host communities with food parcels

    JSE-listed coal miner Exxaro has stepped in to assist communities impacted by measures to halt the spread of Covid-19, through the provision of food parcels where they are needed most. South Africa grappled with poverty and hunger long before the pandemic hit, but the problem has been exacerbated as a result of the lockdown’s restrictions.

  • Eskom informs lawmakers it will not meet DPE's unbundling timeline

    In a presentation to lawmakers on Wednesday, Eskom indicated that it would not meet the unbundling timetable outlined for the vertically integrated power utility by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in a policy paper released in October, titled a ‘Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry’. In an update on the restructuring under way at Eskom, CEO Andre de Ruyter showed participants to the briefing a table outlining ‘Roadmap Deliverables’, which indicated that the final timeframe for the complete legal separation of Eskom’s generation, transmission and distribution businesses was still to be confirmed.

  • Fatality at Moab Khotsong gold mine – Harmony

    The body of an employee has been found underground at Harmony Gold’s Moab Khotsong mine, near Orkney, in North West province, Harmony stated on Wednesday. The employee was reported missing at the end of the day shift on Tuesday and an intensive search was undertaken, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company reported in a stock exchange news service notice.

  • PRASA raids illicit scrap metal trader, makes arrests

    Having been victim to an alarming increase in cases of infrastructure vandalism to its overhead electrical lines, electrical substations and station buildings, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) security team has seized about R10-million worth of stolen cables and other rail equipment in the first week on June. With help from the South African Police Services (SAPS), PRASA’s business intelligence unit made arrests at a scrap metal dealership's premises, in Pretoria, earlier this week after surveillance and monitoring of the dealership indicated there may be illegal scrap metal on the premises that was sourced from PRASA equipment and property.

  • Waste-derived fuels viable to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, says Interwaste

    For energy to be sustainable in South Africa, not only by increasing capacity, but also by ensuring the country is able to meet carbon tax objectives, the energy industry needs to look beyond the use of fossil fuels such as coal, and find alternative energy providing sources, says waste management company Interwaste CEO Jason McNeil. He points out that South Africa remains in a dire energy crisis with State-owned power utility Eskom’s primary energy costs having increased by 17% recently and it requiring an additional 5 000 MW of generating capacity.

  • Standard Bank, Sefa partner to help spaza shops

    Standard Bank has partnered with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) to help spaza shops operating under the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency helps spaza shops secure government funding, which can then be used to buy stock from Sefa-approved wholesalers at discounted prices.