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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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JRA to erect R16.4m pedestrian bridge in Diepsloot

7th July 2017 A R16.4-million pedestrian bridge construction project, in Diepsloot, will be completed in July 2018. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) is building the bridge to safeguard residents crossing the Jukskei river during flooding. 

Northam Platinum receives approval to remove Khumama as guarantor

7th July 2017 Platinum miner Northam Platinum on Friday said 97.7% of all noteholders under its R2-billion domestic medium-term note programme approved a proposed amendment to its noteholders’ guarantee agreement. The amendment and restatement of the existing applicable pricing supplements and the schedules... 

Phatisa ups stake in Kanu Equipment

7th July 2017 African private equity fund manager Phatisa and heavy-equipment supplier Kanu Equipment’s management will buy JSE-listed Torre Industries’ shareholding in Kanu. “Phatisa has supported our growth aspirations and shares Kanu’s vision of becoming the foremost equipment dealer in Africa. We look... 

Berkut expands cobalt/copper project area in Sweden

7th July 2017 Scandinavian-focused miner Berkut Minerals has received approval for the first of multiple applications lodged to expand its Gladhammar project area, in Sweden. The granted and applied for licence areas now bring the Gladhammar and Tunaberg licence areas to 56 km2, through the addition of 36 km2,... 

Building confidence declines sharply in Q2

7th July 2017 The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index fell sharply to 32 for the second quarter, down from 43 in the first quarter. All of the measured subsectors registered a drop in confidence. 

Disappointment with task team’s report to Parliament on renewables impasse

7th July 2017 The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) said the Department of Energy (DoE) and Eskom had failed to provide any certainty for renewables investors when reporting to Parliament in late June. An intergovernmental task team, comprising representatives of the DoE, the Independent Power... 

Endeavour Mining appoints new COO

6th July 2017 TSX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining has appointed Jeremy Langford COO, effective July 17. Currently Endeavour projects and technical services group VP, Langford will succeed Attie Roux, who is retiring after seven years with the company. 

Tosaco Energy granted permits to explore for onshore gas in Mpumalanga

6th July 2017 The Petroleum Agency of South Africa has granted a new entrant in South Africa’s energy sector, Tosaco Energy, three onshore technical cooperation permits (TCPs), enabling the company to explore for and develop a potential gas resource in Mpumlanga. Situated near existing natural gas pipeline... 

Ferrexpo’s Ukraine operations record lower Q2 pellet output

6th July 2017 Swiss-headquartered Ferrexpo’s Ukraine assets recorded a 3.3% quarter-on-quarter decrease in iron-ore pellet production to 2.53-million tonnes in the second quarter. This brought pellet production for the first half of the year to 5.16-million tonnes, 9.9% lower than the 5.72-million tonnes... 

Corobrik says collusion charges a misunderstanding

6th July 2017 Construction materials provider Corobrik believes its agreements with other brick manufacturing companies were legitimate and defensible in terms of the Competition Act. The Competition Commission on Wednesday said that an investigation launched in April against Corobrik, Era Bricks, Eston,... 


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