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1 May 2017
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25 Apr 2017
Sibanye’s Stillwater buy wins strong shareholder support
Shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Sibanye acquiring Stillwater, the US platinum group metals (PGMs) company. The number of shares that voted in favour of the proposed deal made up...
19 Apr 2017
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management
The City of Cape Town is preparing to take legal action against the energy minister over where it receives its electricity supply from, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. The city would fight...
18 Apr 2017
Sibanye wins US thumbs up for Stillwater acquisition
Precious metals mining company Sibanye has received unconditional approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment into the United States on the proposed acquisition of platinum group metals...
31 Mar 2017
Agri SA: Agri SA says political leadership blatantly bedevils the economy
The cabinet reshuffle last night is not only about individuals, but more about the underlying message being conveyed especially in relation to the economy, says Johannes Möller, President of Agri...
30 Mar 2017
Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution
The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in...
27 Mar 2017
Gordhan flying back to SA tonight – Treasury
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will comply with President Jacob Zuma’s order and return to South Africa on Monday evening. That is according to Treasury spokesperson Yolisa Tyantsi, who told Fin24...
26 Mar 2017
FEDUSA: Pravin to partner with FEDUSA on International roadshow
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will be taking the Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA), the Governor of the Reserve Bank and a business delegation to meet with credit rating agencies and...
16 Mar 2017
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, at the launch of the sustainable knowledge development hub, Ilovo, Johannesburg (16/03/2017)
The Fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership will go a long way in elucidating on the dynamics of leadership and guiding our operations in a variety of fields to cultivate...
10 Mar 2017
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
06 Mar 2017
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
28 Feb 2017
Gauteng: Statement by MEC Sizakele Nkosi on the Post State of Province Address
Introduction The Premier’s State of the Province Address provided the basis for the Provincial Government’s Programme of Action for the 2016/17 financial year.
27 Feb 2017
Froneman shows off Sibanye in US as Stillwater deal advances
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
23 Feb 2017
Budget’s withholding tax rise may alter Sibanye’s dividend stance
The change in the withholding tax position introduced in Wednesday's Budget may result in precious metals mining company Sibanye changing its stance on dividends. Up to now, Sibanye’s first call on...
15 Feb 2017
DRDGold spends R26m in six months on environmental restoration
Johannesburg is probably one of the world’s best examples of unintended sustainable development, where almost accidentally the mining economy has been fully replaced by another larger economy. This...
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