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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Tawana earns 50% interest in Bald Hill lithium rights

28th June 2017 Western Australia-focused miner Tawana Resources’ subsidiary Lithco has spent the required $7.5-million to earn a 50% interest in all lithium rights at the Bald Hill mine tenements, south east of Kambalda. Tawana in February entered into a farm-in agreement with Bald Hill’s holding company Amal... 

Ardiden brings in Chinese partner for Canada lithium plant

28th June 2017 Diversified minerals explorer and developer Ardiden has signed a conditional binding term sheet with Chinese mining equipment manufacturer Yantai Jinyuan Mining Machinery to fund, design and build a lithium processing facility at its majority-owned Seymour Lake deposit, in Ontario. ASX-listed... 

Gemfields advises shareholders to reconsider Pallinghurst deal

28th June 2017 Gemfields on Wednesday advised its independent shareholders to “seriously consider” whether to accept Pallinghurst’s all-share offer. Pallinghurst on Tuesday said it had received acceptances for the offer exceeding 75%. 

Petra still expecting record production, despite lowering FY guidance

28th June 2017 A slower-than-anticipated build-up of its expansion programmes has prompted Petra Diamonds to lower its full-year production guidance by 8% to 9% from the 4.4-million previously targeted. This, the LSE-listed diamond miner said, would have a coinciding 8% to 9% impact on its revenue, which will... 

Coca Cola’s Appletiser plant to double yearly production

27th June 2017 Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa’s (CCBSA’s ) Elgin-based Appletiser plant, in the Western Cape, is set to double its yearly production by October, owing to the beverage’s integration into the CCBSA supply chain grid. Appletiser SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of CCBSA, following last year’s... 

Govt will spend R1.8bn to increase university lodgings by 2020

27th June 2017 The Department of Higher Education and Training has allocated around R1.8-billion to increase the number of available beds at public universities by 28 690 by 2020. In response to a Parliamentary question by opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, Higher Education and Training Minister Dr... 

Formal jobs decline by 48 000 in Q1 – Stats SA

27th June 2017 Jobs in the formal nonagricultural sector declined by 48 000, or 0.5%, to 9.64-million in the quarter ended March 31, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) report has revealed. This was mainly driven by trade and finance and business services, which lost 32... 

Miners to tighten their belts for the remainder of the year – BMI

27th June 2017 Despite the modest recovery in global commodity prices, miners will remain focused on capital and supply discipline in the year ahead, through debt reduction and efficiency enhancements, research firm BMI said on Tuesday. In its ‘Mining Mid-Year Update: Key Themes For 2017’ report, it noted that... 

Mokonyane fires Overberg Water board

27th June 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has terminated Overberg Water’s entire board, with immediate effect, citing financial irregularities. Overberg Water acting CEO Nthabiseng Fundakubi has also been recalled from her position. 

Stronger rand to affect Amplats’ H1 earnings

27th June 2017 The stronger rand is expected to have negatively impacted on Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) headline earnings and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months to June 30. Headline earnings are expected to be at least R329-million, or 126c a share, lower than in the six months to... 

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