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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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Bluejay focuses on starting Pituffik operations next year

21st April 2017 Aim-listed Bluejay Mining has established Dundas Titanium, a Greenlandic domiciled subsidiary, to operate its Pituffik titanium project, in Greenland. “The subsidiary was created to facilitate the permitting process, which will culminate in the lodging of the exploitation application later in... 

Kal Tire buys Tyre Corporation’s South African operations

21st April 2017 North American company Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has acquired Tyre Corporation, expanding its footprint in South Africa, with 800 team members across 80 mine sites. “Tyre Corporation is a recognised market leader in underground mining tyre services and sales and we are excited to bring their... 

Institutions need to be protected and strengthened, Jonas avers

21st April 2017 South Africa’s institutions have either been forsaken or deliberately weakened for political expedience, with State transformation becoming so politicised that economics is almost just about political power, former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas told delegates at an Afrikaanse Handels... 

Transnet unveils first locomotive to be designed in Africa

21st April 2017 State-owned rail company Transnet on Tuesday unveiled the first locomotive to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa, the Trans-Africa locomotive. The company said the locomotive, which will be assembled at the company’s production facility in Koedoespoort, east of Pretoria, marked a... 

Hulisani signs R26.5m deal to earn a stake in solar farm

21st April 2017 JSE-listed Hulisani has entered into a R26.5-million share sale agreement with Pravin Semnarayan and Gareth Warner to acquire 100% of the issued ordinary shares in holding company Momentous Technologies. Momentous is currently a 15% shareholder of Rustmo1 Solar Farm (RF) – a 7 MW solar... 

South Africa punching below its weight despite available opportunities – Frost & Sullivan

20th April 2017 Despite the political turmoil and fiscal downgrades facing the country, South Africa’s economy is set to grow by 0.8% this year, research firm Frost & Sullivan said on Thursday. In a webinar on its Global Economic Outlook 2017, Frost & Sullivan senior economist Craig Parker noted that economic... 

Sapoa says comments were ignored in new property Bill

20th April 2017 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) says that while it supports the aims of the Property Practitioners Draft Bill, published for comment on March 31, the current version of the draft Bill does not take any of Sapoa’s previous recommendations into account. The Bill, which will... 

South Africa accounts for 59% of outbound M&A activity in sub-Saharan Africa

20th April 2017 The value of announced merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, with any sub-Saharan African involvement, reached $10.1-billion during the first quarter of 2017, the highest opening quarter total in six years, research firm Thomson Reuters Africa has found. In its sub-Saharan African deals... 

Mastercard tests new biometric cards in South Africa

20th April 2017 South Africa is the first market to test payment technology provider Mastercard’s next-generation biometric card, which combines chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely store a cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. Two separate trials with retailer Pick ‘n Pay and... 

Tanzania export ban weighs on Acacia’s Q1 cash flow

20th April 2017 The Tanzania Ministry of Energy and Minerals’ decision to introduce a general ban on the export of metallic mineral concentrates has had a $33-million negative impact on Acacia Mining’s cash flow for the first quarter, ended March 31. The Ministry announced the ban on March 3, following a... 

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