A GREAT BOOST FOR THE NEW YEAR !

THE OLD YEAR ENDS ON A VERY POSITIVE NOTE FOR SOUTH AFRICA AS THE  RAND  SURGES TO LEVELS LAST SEEN MONTHS  A GO ON THE BACKGROUND  OF CHOO...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A GREAT BOOST FOR THE NEW YEAR !

THE OLD YEAR ENDS ON A VERY POSITIVE NOTE FOR SOUTH AFRICA AS THE  RAND SURGES TO LEVELS LAST SEEN MONTHS A GO ON THE BACKGROUND
 OF CHOOSING 
A NEW PRESIDENT NOT MIRED IN SCANDAL AND ONE THAT IS A  SUCCESSFUL 
BUSINESS MAN AND SHOULD BE  FAVORABLE  TO BIG BUSINESS THAT WILL CREATE JOBS AND REVERSE THE PROCESS OF DOWNGRADES.

How ever the mood is still sombre in more enlightened circles as the president elect did not have a clear run as the former president nominated his wife who won almost half the seats and many radical resolutions were adopted that are supposed  to be implemented by the new president.
The worst of these is land grabs, that is taking good agricultural producing land with out compensation and re-distributing it to the peasants . Our neighbor ,Zimbabwe did this under the dictator Mugabe . The result was disasterous as their economy collapsed completely. That country was the bread basket of  Africa. As usual the majority land was distributed to Mugabe relatives. They had no money to pay for imports and no food to eat.Days of celebration followed  the overthrow of Mugabe after thirty seven years of hardship and death of many from starvation.
South Africa considers itself more sophisticated ,but such populist veiws are held by a vast amount of tribal people ,who want to this to be extended to the cities as well. 
Although the racial card is played as it is said whites hold most of the profitable enterprises,this is not simply true.After three hundred years in this country there very few pure white families left!
The civil service is 95% black now,which leads to another point that their pension fund is wholly dependent on shares on the stock exchange to grow their pensions,if these are seized they would end up with no pensions.
Another call is for the mines to be nationalised. 
These mines also pay heavy taxes and in some instances royalties which would immediately be lost to the fiscus if nationalised. 
 As the rulers now can not even run the government or semi-parastatals properly how earth will they manage the mines!
Do remember that the government already runs the national airways and electricity supply at increasing  huge losses !

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Lessons and Surprises !

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1.The eyes went open of many of our South African socialist politicians when they observed how the population of our neighbor state ZIMBABWE  went wild celebrating in the streets for days at the fall of the socialist leaning tyrant Mugabe was deposed after 37 years in power. 
At independence Zimbabwe was referred to as the breadbasket of Africa. Our local politicians held him up as some one they would aspire to be like!

2. Agro-mining is likely to be the the in thing in future. That is using plants to take up metals especially on worked out mines ,then to extract this from the plants to get the minerals from the harvested plants and then process the contents.

3. At the moment lithium batteries are over shadowing fuel cell technology especially in passenger autos. 

4. All these resource subjects will be further commented upon on the Bvians Abacus Information Alerts website. So be sure to check it out.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

NOW TRENDING OIL !

 Oil is now trending as surprising as this now sounds. 
 Oil has clawed its way back and it now is less volatile and likely to stay above $60 per barrel for Brent for the for see-able future. 
 The reason it would seem is that Saudi Arabia the leader in Opec has been able to curtail the amount of oil produced by the cartel more successfully than the former times when there was over production.

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Do remember it is likely to take another decade before alternate so called "clean energy " will start to diminish the use of fossil fuels and even longer to phase them out.
 Opec has now also consulted the shale producers and has pointed that its in every producers  interest to curtail oil production as a glut leads to not only falling prices,but large losses and companies going under. As we understand it there is no formal signed agreement between them but relies on mutual advantages at the moment.
 When the price falls too far there is no advantages for frackers 
either as now banks are adverse to lending them extra monies to continue their drilling as there is a social aspect as ground water does in some instances become contaminated.
 On the sidelines of course are deep water drills standing idle as this costs the companies billions of US Dollars. So they would not require a higher price to cover their debts.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

MINING SURVEY FRIENDLY COUNTRIES

  A Mining survey shows that the most mining friendly countries and areas are ARIZONA,NEVADA,FINLAND,MEXICO,IRELAND,WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND QUEENSLAND.  

On the whole African independent states including South Africa have fallen out of favor. These regions formerly were very favorable to miners. The governments since independence when they took over from in their eyes from the much maligned colonialists who handed them good working economies on a platter have been very corrupt ,lazy and are it would seem only interested in lining the pockets of politicians and top government officials.
Looting has become commonplace and increased taxes have made establishing new mines a risky enterprise. Added to this now further talk of "windfall taxes" and socialist polices of nationalisation have driven overseas capital away completely.
These indigenous officials don't seem to realise that it takes millions of US Dollars to establish a working mine and this process can take up to ten years and not all mines can be profitable as metal and mineral prices rise and fall all the time.

Older mines are closing down plus heavy taxes and royalties shedding  thousands of jobs with no replacements on the horision 
is causing great misery.

Whipping the local indigenous Africans populations with talk of "white mining exploitation !"  is not helping matters either. Also The new mining charter in South Africa will bring new misery. South African mines have some of the best legislation ,which compares well with the world in protecting laborers rights.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

NOW TRENDING Recovery of Platinum Group Metals and Chrome picking up !

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Platinum Group Metals (PGM's) six months ago were $ 919 per basket ounce. Now they are $ 974 per basket.

     
                   OTHER  PRICES IN US DOLLARS PER OUNCE
TWO MONTHS AGO                            END AUGUST 2017

 $   880                              PLATINUM               $939         


ONE  YEAR AGO                                                NOW

$690                    PALLADIUM                            $920                       
$655                      RHODIUM                              $1100
COMPARING  PGM'S WITH GOLD LEADS ONE TO THE CONCLUSION GOLD'S USES ARE SO LIMITED AS TO ALMOST DECLARE IT A MONO USE METAL !
PGM'S ON THE OTHER HAND ARE SO MULTI FACETED THAT ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO STATE ALL THEIR USES.
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Revitalised Bright Future for PLATINUM GROUP METALS

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FUEL CELLS will obviously be the rage sooner than we thought would be the case in the past.

Important announcements in this regard are:-
 1. VOLVO has decided that from 2018 it will no longer produce internal combustion autos

2. The BRITISH government will no longer allow new internal combustion(pretroleum) autos on their roads from 2040 onwards.

3.Stationary fuel cell generators are being increasingly being used in the most polluted city environments worldwide.

4.THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS OF ALL IS THAT MERCEDES SCIENTISTS have reduce the amount of platinum in auto fuel cells to the same loading as is now used in catalytic converters making this move the item price wise of choice above lithium batteries for the future !

5. Lithuim batteries still need a great deal of development as they  are somewhat unsafe and have still have to be charged by electricity probably still coming from coal produced electricity! The range of absolute FUEL CELL CLEAN ELECTRICTY is so much greater when used in autos..

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Monday, July 3, 2017

South African Dilemma!

URGENT UPDATE. SEE MINING NEWS IN THE SIDE BAR


The ANC has been in power for 23 years with out any serious rivalry from other parties. Now with the worlds recent recession and people wishing to have a greater say and exercise their democracy, the bloated upper echelons are starting to scramble to preserve their lifestyle. The president Zuma and his cohorts have been involved in numerous scandals and they wish to keep their gains by proposing his wife for the next president, the term starting 2019,which will also avoid prosecution of those now being investigated. The ANC has lost the major cities to opposition groups a major blow to their party.
Unfortunately  they are now resorting to left wing slogans,also replacing trusted democratic ministers with those involved in those scandals as they are really forced to be loyal to the president or likely end up in jail!
 As an example the new mining minister of four months proposes a third mining charter which would is illegal as the Pretroleum Resources Development act still being debated by consensus in the commitee stage has first to be passed for legality.  Riding roughshod over the rules expects the mines to comply within the year!
This bill is opposed by the CHAMBER OF MINES which is taking it to court as as it stands it would be impossible to find any funds to start any new ventures. 
The CHARTER 111 also falls foul  of the GENERAL AGREEMENT OF GATT which could  lead to this being suspended ,leading to great financial loss to South Africa.

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