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Rand Refinery restarts smelter, ramps up refining as SA’s lockdown eases

7 May 2020 /  Helen Reid, Reuters   4
Rand Refinery joins the ranks of gold refineries in Switzerland firing up almost all operations again after the country relaxed its lockdown measures.

While no one was looking, a miner pulled off a major gold find

6 May 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   19
In Namibia – with Namibian and South African managers, Australian technology and Canadian money.

Naspers surge puts SA stocks on track for record month

30 Apr 2020 /  Adelaide Changole, Bloomberg    3
Stocks set for best month since at least 1995.

World’s deepest gold mines on a ‘cliff’ as virus curbs output

29 Apr 2020 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg    3
Covid-19 could be the final nail in the coffin for the ailing industry.

60% of recalled miners have returned to work

29 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   6
But mining in the era of social distancing poses unique challenges.

Rand, stocks rally as stimulus, easing lockdowns lift sentiment

28 Apr 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters  
Bonds firmed, with the yield on the 2030 bond down 17.5 basis points to 10.780%.

Rand firms ahead of president’s lockdown address

23 Apr 2020 /  Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Reuters   1
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is also set to announce an emergency budget in the coming days to give life to Ramaphosa's R500 billion  ($26 billion) stimulus plan.

Mines forced to overhaul their supply chains

7 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
Keeping six months’ stock of essential supplies, considered wasteful a year ago, now seems like a good idea.

Look who’s winning during lockdown

6 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Netflix, of course. Also teleconferencing provider Zoom, toilet paper makers – and gold.

Rand hits new low on bleak economic outlook

2 Apr 2020 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters   1
The yield on the government bond due in 2030 rose 3 basis points to 11.190%.

More mines declaring force majeure

2 Apr 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
Mines are being forced to declare force majeure, as production winds down due to the lockdown.

Rand roiled by rising South African growth fears

1 Apr 2020 /  Mfuneko Toyana and Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Among the biggest fallers were gold mining shares, with Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti.

SA gold shipments to London were disrupted

27 Mar 2020 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg  
Rand Refinery says it’s exploring back-up plans and alternative measures to be able to meet its delivery commitments.

US stimulus rallies the JSE

25 Mar 2020 /  Larry Claasen  
Impact of $2trn package to offset the economic damage wrought by Covid-19 felt on local bourse.

South African mining sector braces for coronavirus lockdown

25 Mar 2020 /  Tanisha Heiberg, Reuters  
Furnaces, underground mines to go on 'care and maintenance'.

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