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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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Energy production greatest driver of German investment

21st June 2013 South Africa-based German immigration company Imcosa, which handles permit applications for all permit types, believes that the biggest potential for German investment in South Africa lies in energy production, especially renewable energy, in which Germany is among the most technically advanced... 

German engineering plastics supplier paves way in South Africa

21st June 2013 South Africa's lack of polyethylene engineering plastics suppliers prompted German plastics engineering manufacturer Wefapress to establish a Port Elizabeth-based facility. In South Africa, the company distributes polyethylene engineering plastics to markets that mainly convert the sheets into... 

First step in realising energy partnership to be taken soon

21st June 2013 An envisaged high-level working group meeting between Germany and South Africa will take place in August  in South Africa as a first step in implementing the declaration of intent that was signed in February betweenboth countries to create yearly consultations in the energy field. The aims of the... 

Health-record app puts patients’ health records at doctors’ fingertips

24th May 2013 Health insurance provider Discovery Health launched the first electronic health-record application of its kind in South Africa last year, called HealthID, which is currently available on the Apple iPad and will be Android compatable this year. The electronic health record is at the heart of the... 

Local remedy wins award

24th May 2013 The South African-produced mood-enhancing, anxiety-reducing and cognitive function enhancing plant extract, Zembrin, received the 2013 Most Sustainable Ingredient Award in March at the Engredea show, in Anaheim, California. The patented product is a standardized extract of a cultivated selection... 

Medical implant industry expanding despite challenges

24th May 2013 The medical manufacturing industry in South Africa is growing, owing to increasing lifestyle challenges, such as obesity and sedentary habits, medical implant manufacturer Jan Hugo Precision Engineering tells Engineering News. The average age of the world’s population is getting older, which has... 

New X-ray scanner reduces radiation dosage

24th May 2013 The full-body digital X-ray system, the Lodox Xmplar-dr, was launched last month, in Johannesburg, by South African X-ray manufacturer Lodox Systems. It can scan an entire body in only 13 seconds and an imaging study, in two planes, can be completed in three minutes. The Xmplar-dr has two main... 

Pharmaceuticals patents benefit R&D of medication

24th May 2013 Pharmaceutical companies in South Africa are granted patents, and thus a monopoly on the local market, to incentivise research and development (R&D) within the pharmaceutical field, and not to hike prices, as many people believe, says patent law firm Spoor & Fisher. Spoor & Fisher patent attorney... 

Attempt to salvage disbanded cement industry body’s core services

17th May 2013 The core services of the former Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI), including its training facility, information centre and consultant service, are being evaluated at the request of industry members to determine whether they are still beneficial to the industry. The C&CI, a marketing organisation... 

Admixture industry on the incline

17th May 2013 The concrete admixture industry, which is directly affected by the cement industry, is recovering from negative growth consumption that it experienced in 2011. The industry experienced a slight 2.7% rebound in 2012 and is expecting further growth this year. 

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