Centamin appoints new CEO

TSX- and LSE-listed Centamin has appointed Martin Horgan CEO, effective April 6. He succeeds Ross Jerrard, who served as interim CEO and now moves to the position of CFO. The company further advises that COO Jeremy Langford resigned from his position to pursue other interests. Horgan is a qualified mining engineer, with 25 years’ experience in multiple areas of the mining industry.

Centamin appoints Toro cofounder as CEO

TSX- and LSE-listed Centamin has appointed Martin Horgan CEO, effective April 6. He succeeds Ross Jerrard, who served as interim CEO and now moves to the position of CFO. The company further advises that COO Jeremy Langford resigned from his position to pursue other interests. Horgan is a qualified mining engineer, with 25 years’ experience in multiple areas of the mining industry.

ENSafrica unpacks amendments to the MPRDA

Law firm ENS Africa has unpacked some of the amendments made to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which came into effect from March 27. The publication of the amended regulations follows the publication of the Draft Amendments to the MPRDA, which was published for public comment on November 28 last year.

ENS Africa unpacks amendments to the MPRDA

Law firm ENS Africa has unpacked some of the amendments made to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which came into effect from March 27. The publication of the amended regulations follows the publication of the Draft Amendments to the MPRDA, which was published for public comment on November 28 last year.

ENS Africa unpacks amendments to the MPRDA

Law firm ENS Africa has unpacked some of the amendments made to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA), which came into effect from March 27. The publication of the amended regulations follows the publication of the Draft Amendments to the MPRDA, which was published for public comment on November 28 last year.

Enviro reporting, licensing processes to enjoy extended timeframes

Law firm Webber Wentzel says that, in light of the current restrictions of movement of people in South Africa to curb the spread of Covid-19, various timeframes around environmental applications and others have been extended. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy on March 31 published new Disaster Management Act regulations. These regulations aim to ensure fair processes around licensing, public participation and appeals, reporting requirements and the provision of waste management services during the lockdown period.

Law firm outlines when mines must report, investigate Covid-19 cases

In a new report, law firm ENS Africa discusses whether employers are obligated to report and investigate incidents of occupational-acquired Covid-19, finding that it depends on the employees’ type of work. ENS executives and authors of the report Willem le Roux, Pieter Colyn and Tyla Foster explain that, in terms of Section 11 of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), the employer is required to notify the Principal Inspector of Mines of any occurrence at the mine that results in the illness of any person.

Gem successfully hosts first flexible tender sales process

London-listed Gem Diamonds has raised $12.1-million during the first round of its Letšeng flexible tender sales process on March 26. The Lesotho-focused miner in March launched the flexible tender sales process, following a large tender that had to be cancelled owing to travel and other restrictions imposed by various governments, including in Belgium, where the tender would have been held from March 16 to March 25.

AfriTin suspends mining in Namibia, continues processing

Aim-listed AfriTin has partly suspended activity at its Uis mine, in Namibia, following the country’s declaration of a partial lockdown from March 27 to April 16. In Namibia’s legislation, mining operations are categorised as critical economic services and are able to continue minimum operational activity, including critical maintenance work.