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Mining industry reaffirms commitment to safety with campaign launch Mining industry reaffirms commitment to safety with campaign launch
Published: 17 Aug 18
The Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA), previously known as the Chamber of Mines, on Friday launched its National Day of Safety and Health in Mining 2018, which will see 66 MCSA member companies hosting safety and health days at each of their operations in the next month. The launch of the National Safety and Health Day in Mining 2018 reaffirms the industry’s commitment towards the zero-harm goal and ensuring that all employees can go to work in the knowledge that they will safely return home every day.
Impairments dent Harmony’s FY18 earnings
Published: 17 Aug 18
Despite meeting its production guidance targets and increasing its underground recovered grade by 8%, gold producer Harmony Gold warned in a trading statement on Friday that it expects its full-year headline earnings per share (HEPS) to be 40% to 45% lower than in 2017. HEPS for the year ended June 30 are expected to be between 164c and 179c, compared with the 298c reported for the 2017 financial year.
Key South African contribution in achieving milestone in development of SKA telescope Key South African contribution in achieving milestone in development of SKA telescope
Published: 17 Aug 18
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) announced on Friday that the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Telescope Manager (TM) Critical Design Review (CDR) had been completed. (The TM is a system, not a person.) The SKA is an international project to build the world’s biggest radio telescope, to be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia – with the addition of outstations in other countries during Phase 2 of the project. The TM CDR was carried out by a consortium of nine institutions in seven countries, with SARAO making a significant contribution to it. Within the consortium, SARAO led the Telescope Manager System Engineering team and also participated in the Management work package. The South Africans who worked in the TM consortium were SARAO Software Functional Manager Ray Brederode, and SARAO Software team members Paul Swart, Lize van der Heever and Gerhard le Roux. The TM consortium (formed in 2013) was one of 12 engineering consortia, involving 500 engineers in 20 countries, working on different aspects of the SKA. Nine of these consortia were concerned with critical components for the telescope and three were concerned with developing advanced instrumentation for it. The TM consortium was the first of all the consortia to pass the very thorough CDR.
BBBEE Commission to host first Women Empowerment Conference
Published: 17 Aug 18
The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission will host its first Women Empowerment Conference, in Pretoria, on August 24. The conference, held under the theme ‘Advancing Women Economic Empowerment through the BBBEE Act’, will be addressed by Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee chairperson Joan Fubbs and Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe.
Union for Chilean mine Caserones accepts revised contract, averting strike
Published: 17 Aug 18
The main union for Chilean mine Caserones has accepted a revised contractual offer from the copper company, which averted the threat of a strike, according to an internal memo sent to workers early on Friday. An agreement between the union and the mining company, controlled by JX Holding and Mitsui Mining, had been on the brink of failure over last-minute discrepancies, which led to further negotiations until midnight on Thursday.
Basil Read, Esor ask for JSE share trading suspension
Published: 17 Aug 18
Construction firms Basil Read and Esor, which have both entered into business rescue, on Friday asked the JSE to suspend trading in their shares. Basil Read requested the suspension until the effect of the business rescue on the listed business can be quantified, which it said is only likely once the business rescue plan has been made available. This is expected to occur on August 20.
New Asia market manager appointed for South African wines body
Published: 17 Aug 18
Winemaker industry body Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has appointed Marcus Ford as its new Asia market manager, effective August 20. He will be based in Shanghai, China, and responsible for running all marketing activities throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and Japan, the organisation said on Friday.
Currency shocks knock platinum to ten-year lows Currency shocks knock platinum to ten-year lows
Published: 17 Aug 18
Platinum prices tumbled to ten-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal. Platinum has been caught in a broad sell-off as investors rush to the safety of the dollar, pushing it higher and making dollar-priced metals more expensive for buyers using other currencies.
Multimillion-rand South African telescope to investigate mysterious dark energy
Published: 17 Aug 18
A new multimillion radio telescope will be launched on Friday to probe the deep mysteries of radio bursts and dark energy. The instrument, dubbed HIRAX for the Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment, will have its nucleus of 1 024 6 m dishes in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape province, at the site of the MeerKAT radio telescope array. One of the key research areas of the HIRAX is the investigation of mysterious dark energy, which is theorised to provide the energy for accelerated ...
Afraid of no-one and ready for a long strike, union leader tells Implats
Published: 17 Aug 18
Members of South Africa's AMCU mining union are ready to strike for a year if necessary and would bring the platinum belt to a standstill if Impala Platinum carries out plans to cut up to 13 400 jobs, the union's president said on Thursday. Joseph Mathunjwa, who led a five-month strike in 2014, was speaking at a televised memorial marking the sixth anniversary of the "Marikana Massacre" when police shot dead 34 workers taking part in a strike at Lonmin's platinum mine there.
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