SOUTHERNERA RESOURCES of Toronto announced the retirement of Stan Westcott, manager of the Messina platinum mine in South Africa. He joined SouthernEra out of retirement in mid-2001 on a two-year contract to oversee the start-up of the mine.
Toronto's DESERT SUN MINING has invited William Clarke to join its advisory committee to provide strategic and technical guidance. He was Canada's ambassador to Brazil (1990-92) and served in many capacities in the foreign service. He is currently president of the Canadian Nuclear Association.