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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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Sierra Rutile completes PFS for Sembehun dry mine

22nd March 2016 AIM-listed Sirerra Rutile announced has concluded a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Sembehun dry mine project, in Sierra Leone, intended to extend the life and scope of operations at its fully permitted Sembehun group of deposits. The PFS found that the dry mine was value enhancing and capital... 

SAA resumes flights to Douala after airport reopens

22nd March 2016 South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flights to Cameroon’s Douala International Airport, following the reopening of the airport on March 21. SAA’s four-weekly flights from Johannesburg to Libreville, in Gabon, and onwards to Douala would operate as per the normal schedule to Douala after... 

Jubilee completes funding for surface platinum-processing projects

22nd March 2016 Dual-listed Jubilee Platinum has  successfully completed project funding for the execution and commissioning of its two surface platinum processing projects. Funding comprised a combination of senior secured debt to a maximum of R153-million, unsecured debt to a maximum of R76.5-million and an... 

Lower gold price impacts on Centamin earnings

22nd March 2016 Dual-listed gold miner Centamin’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) dropped 8% to $152-million for the year ended December 31, 2015, owing to lower gold prices and changes in production inventories in. Cash costs decreased to $713/oz from $729/oz in 2014,... 

Botswana GDP facing slight headwinds

18th March 2016 After a seemingly rapid recovery from the 2008/9 global economic downturn, Botswana’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is estimated to have turned slightly for the worse in 2015, owing to a decline in the global demand for diamonds and copper – two of the country’s main export commodities.... 

Local scientists dismayed at mining operations at heritage site

18th March 2016 University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) scientists have warned that the existence of Canteen Kopje, a key archaeological and historic heritage site near Barkly West in the Northern Cape, in South Africa, is in jeopardy owing to an illegal mining operation as well as other illegal miner activity.... 

EPWP celebrates a decade of implementation

18th March 2016 The South African Cities Network, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works, has launched its Expanded Public Works Programme: Reflections over a Decade, a book reflecting on the decade-long implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in South Africa.   EPWP was a key... 

Tackling landfill waste, food insecurity and unemployment emphasised in City of Joburg’s 2040 vision

18th March 2016 Landfill waste, food insecurity and unemployment are three major challenges that the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) aims to prioritise in its 2040 vision, said CoJ manager Trevor Fowler at a Johannesburg Investor Roadshow event held in Johannesburg on Friday. He noted that by 2040, the city aimed to... 

Shell, NEF cooperate on transforming retail petroleum industry

18th March 2016 Petroleum product supplier Shell Oil Company and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry, on Thursday entered into a cooperative agreement to assist black South Africans wanting to own and operate service stations. Through this initiative,... 

Treasury clarifies local production, content thresholds for valves and actuators

18th March 2016 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which operates under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury had published an updated instruction note stipulating the minimum threshold for... 


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