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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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NAMC appoints new board members

26th June 2017 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minster Senzeni Zokwana has appointed ten new members to the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC). The new NAMC board includes agribusiness specialists and entrepreneurs Sindile Faku, Fezeka Mkile, Happy Mohane, Boikanyo Mokgatle, Nonie Mokose, Diale... 

Rio Tinto backs revised Yancoal bid for Coal & Allied assets

26th June 2017 Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Monday confirmed that China-controlled Yancoal Australia was the preferred buyer for its Australian Coal & Allied unit.   Yancoal at the weekend increased its offer to $2.69-billion, adding $240-million in unconditional guaranteed royalty payments to a previous cash... 

Tsodilo completes pilot hole drilling programme at BK16

26th June 2017 Diamond explorer Tsodilo Resources has completed a pilot hole drill (PHD) programme at its BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana. The purpose of the programme was to drill pilot holes on the sites that have been earmarked for the large diameter drill (LDD) programme. 

Kaap Agri lists on JSE

26th June 2017 Agricultural retailer Kaap Agri has listed on the JSE’s main board. “Listing on the JSE helps make Kaap Agri visible to a wider investor audience, which will draw in additional liquidity. The listing will also provide a platform for Kaap Agri to use its script for accretive merger and acquisition... 

Eskom refuses to provide information on Tegeta claim settlement – AfriBusiness

23rd June 2017 Business rights watchdog AfriBusiness will consult with its legal team to determine the way forward after State-owned Eskom reportedly refused to provide it with information on the R2-billion fine imposed on Tegeta Resources’ Optimum coal mine. Following a period of arbitration, Eskom and Tegeta... 

Legislative framework for SOEs inadequate – Maswanganyi

23rd June 2017 South Africa’s transport industry is not immune to the challenges faced by State-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi, who told a media briefing on Friday that the legislative framework for SOEs in South Africa was inadequate, conflicting and duplicitous.... 

New TIA board inaugurated

23rd June 2017 The new board of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) has been inaugurated by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The board members are Edward Keswetter (chairperson), Professor Roy Marcus, Thabiso Ramasike, Fuzlin Levy-Hassen, Dr Jan van de Loosdrecht, Dr Judy Coates, Dr Steve... 

Innovation key to addressing youth employment – Pandor

23rd June 2017 Recent statistics on youth unemployment highlight the need for South Africa to devote attention to science, technology and innovation, said Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at a briefing on Friday, adding that “business as usual” would not work. The Quarterly Labour Force Survey,... 

Entrepreneurship key to tackling unemployment

23rd June 2017 South Africa needs to promote innovation and entrepreneurship if it wants to tackle mass unemployment, South African Youth Chamber of Commerce (SAYCC) president Thapelo Maleke has said. “In an era of radical transformation, the focus should be on digital change,” he noted at the Youth in Science,... 

Senwes launches first silo PV system

23rd June 2017 Agricultural company Senwes has launched the first silo solar photovoltaic (PV) system in South Africa, at its Hennenman silo, in the Free State. “Around 1 120 solar panels were installed, with a total capacity of 358 kW. The total projected solar utilisation is 472 460 kWh/y, which constitutes... 


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