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Call for Nominations - 2019 South African Women in Science Awards

Making the Fourth Industrial Revolution work for Women

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) calls for nominations for the 2019 South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA). The awards recognise and reward excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The awards will be made to women who are South African citizens or permanent residents.

Not all doom and gloom for mining industry

The South African mining sector is facing many challenges, but regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration could spell a new dawn for the industry.

While it has been the main driver of the South African economy for many decades, the mining sector is under increasing pressure from rising costs, regulatory uncertainty and waning investor confidence, but there is hope that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government will usher in a new dawn for the industry.

Another move up world rankings for Wits School of Mining Engineering

13 March 2019 – Johannesburg: The global standing of the School of Mining Engineering at Wits University has been boosted by another step up in the QS World University Rankings – to 13th place in 2019.

Last year, the school had also moved upward in these rankings, reaching the number 15 spot from its 22nd place in 2017. The latest achievement allows it to retain its position as the highest ranked school at Wits University; it is also the only mining school on the African continent to feature in the top 50 mining schools worldwide.

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
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    London-listed Petra Diamonds has cut its cash flow targets amid a weak diamond market, owing to the coronavirus outbreak, which started to affect Chinese citizens late last year and has since spread to 24 countries. Reporting on its results for the six months ended December 31, Petra on Monday said its Project 2022 – which involves optimisations and expansion initiatives at all its mines – remained on track to deliver significant cash flow generation, reaching an annualised rate of between $50-million and $80-million.
  • Rick Menell appointed Sibanye lead independent director
    JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Richard (Rick) Menell lead independent director of the board, effective February 14. Menell joined the Sibanye board as nonexecutive director in January 2013.
  • Mboweni moots referendum on rescuing state-owned companies on Twitter
    After a short hiatus from Twitter, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is once again posting prolifically, using the platform at the weekend to call for a public debate, possibly a referendum, on the use of taxpayers' money to bail out failing State-owned enterprises. "We must develop a democratic system in which ISSUES of NATIONAL importance & NOT party political significance are dealt with," Mboweni tweeted early on Sunday, writing some words in all caps for emphasis.