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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa. providing updates on the progress of future, new and existing projects. Developments in mining legislation, policies, investments and infrastructure will be highlighted
  • Rand Refinery looks back, and forward, as it marks 100 years of operations
    Since it began operating in 1921, gold refiner Rand Refinery’s technological pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into a “global powerhouse with a unique portfolio of products and services”, as it has continuously expanded its product portfolio and technical knowledge. Celebrating its centenary this year, the refinery’s products include Good Delivery specification gold and silver bars; 1 000 g gold bars (also referred to as kilobars); minted bars; coin blanks and value-added products. It also supplies the world’s most widely held and actively traded gold bullion coin, the Krugerrand.
  • Goldplat's full-year profit declines, SA production above average
    Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat reports that, for the financial year ended June 30, its recovery operations achieved a combined operating profit of £5.3-million, down from the £6.35-million profit reported for the 2020 financial year. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year were £3.11-million, while a loan outstanding to Scipion was £33 000. The Scipion loan has subsequently been settled in full. 
  • Afarak Mogale exits business rescue
    BDO Business Restructuring has successfully concluded the business rescue of chrome and alloys specialist Afarak Mogale through the negotiation and signing of a share subscription agreement for the acquisition of the shares and business of Mogale by ferrochrome producer Bright Minerals for R300-million. Based in Krugersdorp, South Africa, Mogale comprises of, besides other, four furnaces capable of producing up to 550 000 t/y of primarily ferrochrome.