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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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Gem Diamonds reports ‘strong’ FY results

15th March 2016 Despite a challenging year for the diamond mining industry, LSE-listed Gem Diamonds on Tuesday reported a “strong” set of results for the 2015 financial year. Underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization decreased by 2% year-on-year to $103.5-million, while earnings a... 

Bokpoort CSP officially inaugurated

14th March 2016 The R5-billion Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project was officially inaugurated by Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Commerce and Trade Minister Dr Tawfig Fawzan Alrabiah on Monday.   Located in the Northern Cape and developed by a consortium led by... 

Orion Hotels partners with US’s Best Western

11th March 2016 South African hotel group Orion Hotels has officially joined US hotel chain Best Western Hotels and Resorts as its local franchisee. Orion CEO Franz Gmeiner announced at a media event on Friday that 13 Orion hotels would be converted to become part of the Best Western franchise. 

ECDC disburses R72m to small businesses

11th March 2016 Development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), has disbursed R72-million to 198 small businesses in the first nine months of the 2015/16 financial year. This contributed to the creation of 1 415 jobs.   Delivering the development financier’s performance report for the... 

Masina calls for development models to enhance economic growth

11th March 2016 Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina has called on government and academia to actively engage in the process finding sustainable development models for reindustrialisation and economic growth. Speaking at the inaugural Economic Research Advisory Network conference at the East... 

Africa M&A remains buoyant, says Standard Bank

11th March 2016 Africa’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape remains buoyant, says Standard Bank, which expects to see more opportunities than ever before in 2016.   The bank noted this week that global M&A activity had been very high in 2015, almost eclipsing the previous record levels set in 2007. The... 

Third body recovered at Katanga mine

11th March 2016 TSX-listed Katanga Mining, a subsidiary of diversified miner Glencore, has reported that a third body, which was in the process of being identified, had been recovered from its KOV openpit mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A geotechnical failure on the north wall of the mine caused a... 

Hilti’s new Gauteng centre to service Southern Africa

11th March 2016 Construction industry supplier Hilti launched its new building in the Waterfall Logistics precinct in Midrand, Gauteng, last month. "We are investing in our tool service centre because we now have so many more tools in the market and we want to deliver on our 1 day turnaround-time promise,” says... 

South Africa ahead of green building curve

11th March 2016 South Africa has been listed as one of the top adopters of green building technology in the world, reporting the highest percentage of green building projects currently under way that employs the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as a research partner. This is according to the 2016 World... 

Mettle Solar acquires 50% stake in rooftop specialist

11th March 2016 Photovoltaic (PV) installation company Mettle Solar has acquired a 50% stake in engineering and construction firm Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) for an undisclosed amount.   SPS was involved in the installation of more than 4 000 roof-mounted 1.2 MW solar panels at the V&A Waterfront in Cape... 

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