Exxaros Sipho Nkosi receives Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award

first_imgSipho Nkosi, Exxaro CEO, has been awarded the Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award at the general meeting of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) in Johannesburg. This is presented to an individual for the very highest achievement in the South African mining and metallurgical industry. Nkosi was recognised for his substantial contribution to the South African minerals industry over many years and for his leadership role within South African society.The award was instituted in 1980 by SAIMM to commemorate Brigadier Stokes’ outstanding and unique contribution to the South African mining industry over a long period. The first award went to Harry Oppenheimer and since then the institute has bestowed the award on well-known persons in the mining and metallurgical industry. Exxaro board members Dr Con Fauconnier and Rick Mohring are previous recipients.Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups, with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy commodities and current operations and projects in South Africa, Botswana, Republic of Congo, China and Australia. The group is the second-largest coal producer in South Africa with current production of 39 Mt/y. It is listed on the JSE Limited, and is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index.last_img read more

The Evening Fix now with added astronaut swimming pool

first_imgOne month-old endangered Bornean Orang Utan clings on to his mother named Miri in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)HERE ARE ALL the things we learned, loved and shared today.THINGS WE LEARNED#SHOOTING A man was shot dead outside The Huntsman pub in Gormanston, county Meath this afternoon. It is understood the victim had links to dissident Republican activity. Gardaí are investigating.#IRISH EXAMINER The Irish Examiner and a number of regional papers have been sold as part of a complex internal restructuring after Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership. The Sunday Business Post, which is also published by TCH, is to apply to the High Court to enter examinership, while Thomas Crosbie Printers Ltd is to apply to be put into liquidation.#HORSEMEAT Wiener sausages that were withdrawn from sale in IKEA while tests for horsemeat DNA were carried out are now back on sale. The company said that DNA analysis didn’t show any indications of horse meat.#ROAD DEATHS A woman (39) has died after being struck by a van in Bunnahowen, Glencastle, Co Mayo this morning. This brings to eight the number of pedestrians who sadly lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year.#RECOVERY Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore held a press conference this afternoon to mark the coalition’s second anniversary. They said the government is making “serious progress” but more work is needed in some areas. Kenny said that exiting the IMF/EU bailout programme is the “main goal” looking ahead.THINGS WE LOVEDPoor Lola, a cross-breed puppy, was thrown over the wall of a back garden last night. But luckily she was rescued by the DSPCA, and is on the road to recovery from mange and being underweight:Pic: DSPCA/FacebookHow do astronauts train for spacewalks? In this amazing pool.Heard of the Steadicam? Well, it’s a camera invented in 1976 that is responsible for some of the most incredible shots in modern movies. Here’s more on Buzzfeed. (PROVINZ2010/YouTube)A fascinating look at the lives of black servants in Kenya, through the eyes of photographer Guillaume Bonn. (Refocused Media/Vimeo)THINGS WE SHAREDWhat happens when a top food critic goes from omnivore to vegetarian? The Washington Posts’s Joe Yonan comes clean.Woah now. We really want to visit this mirrored room in Denmark.last_img read more