JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s mining production rose 4% year-on-year in June, mainly owing to higher platinum-group metals (PGMs), manganese ore, diamonds and chromium ore production.

Learners at the rural Dengenya Secondary School outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo kissed cold winter floors and having to stand while attending lessons goodbye, thanks to businessman Chris Luvhani, who donated 100 single tables to the school.

Ngululu Bulk Carriers has acquired 80 new trucks from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), in a deal worth R160-million. The deal is financed by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, and has seen MBSA’s TruckStore handle its first “big trade-in”