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 'No magic formula to solve power crisis' – Gordhan 'No magic formula to solve power crisis' – Gordhan
Published: 19 Mar 19
There is no magic formula to solve the current load-shedding crisis and the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan is unable to say when the rotational blackouts will be over. Gordhan was briefing the media on Tuesday, along with senior Eskom officials as the country entered its fifth consecutive day of Stage Two to Stage Four load-shedding.
Benchmark ferrochrome price settled at $1.20/lb
Published: 19 Mar 19
The European benchmark ferrochrome price has been settled at $1.20/lb for the second quarter of 2019, JSE-listed Merafe Resources said in a statement on Tuesday. This is an increase of 7.1% from the benchmark price of $1.12 /lb in the first quarter of this year.
Antofagasta dividend better than expected, profit in line
Published: 19 Mar 19
Chilean copper miner Antofagasta announced a higher-than-expected dividend payout on Tuesday and reported a drop in annual core earnings that was in line with analysts' projections. The company lowered its final dividend by about 9% to 37c a share from last year, but topped the expectations of at least two analysts.
Jupiter appoints its first female director
Published: 19 Mar 19
Jupiter Mines has appointed Melissa North to the board of directors as FD, effective March 18. North, who is the first female to be appointed to the Jupiter board, joined Jupiter in 2012 as group financial controller and was subsequently appointed CFO and company secretary.
AEM delivers more targets in northern Australia
Published: 19 Mar 19
The world’s largest airborne electromagnetic survey has revealed potential new mineral and groundwater resources in the Northern Territory and Queensland. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan noted that the survey indicated the potential for new mineral deposits including gold, copper, nickel, lead, zinc and manganese, as well as critical minerals such as cobalt, platinum-group elements and rare-earth elements.
Kalium Lakes secures debt funding for Beyondie
Published: 19 Mar 19
Potash developer Kalium Lakes has secured A$102-million in debt funding for its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project, in Western Australia. The company on Tuesday told shareholders that it has signed a non-binding term sheet with German bank KfW IPEX-Bank to provide the senior debt funding for the development of Beyondie.
Mincor strikes new deal with Nickel West
Published: 19 Mar 19
ASX-listed Mincor Resources has signed an offtake term sheet with the Nickel West division of mining major BHP. The term sheet will form the basis for a binding ore tolling and concentrate purchase agreement, which will replace the 20-year agreement that Mincor had with Nickel West, which expired in February this year.
Bengalla continues to deliver for New Hope
Published: 19 Mar 19
Coal miner New Hope has reported a 21% jump in revenue for the half-year ended January, while profits jumped by 33% on the previous corresponding period. New Hope on Tuesday reported revenues of A$616.7-million first the first half of the year, while profits before tax was reported at A$228.9-million. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization was also up by 31% on the previous corresponding period, to A$285.1-million.
Alto shareholders reject offer
Published: 19 Mar 19
Takeover target Alto Metals has revealed that its major shareholders, holding a combined 32.12% of the company, would not accept a takeover offer from fellow-listed Middle Island. Middle Island at the start of March revealed a proposed all-script takeover offer for Alto, offering five of its own shares for every one Alto share held.
BHP adds to its board BHP adds to its board
Published: 19 Mar 19
Diversified miner BHP has appointed Ian Cockerill and Susan Kilsby as independent non-executive directors to the company’s board, effective from April 1. Cockerill has extensive mining experience and has held a number of management roles, including as CEO of Anglo Coal and Gold Fields, and has been a senior executive with AngloGold Ashanti and the Anglo American Group.
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