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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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South Africa’s commitment to beneficial ownership welcomed

6th May 2016 South Africa launched its third National Action Plan (NAP) on Friday, which includes a high-level commitment to creating a public register of beneficial ownership information. The NAP was part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) discussions, which were held in Cape Town, this week. 

Solidarity urges Oliphant to intervene at MEIBC

6th May 2016 Trade union Solidarity has called on Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to urgently intervene in the matters of the ailing Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industry (MEIBC). This was owing to the ongoing financial crisis facing the bargaining council, as well as the inability of... 

Two more tugs roll off the production line for delivery to TNPA

6th May 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday launched two tugboats – Qunu and Cormorant – as part of its R1.4-billion contract to procure nine tugboats from Durban shipbuilder Southern African Shipyards. The contract was the largest single contract TNPA had ever awarded to a South African... 

Govt remains focused on localisation, skills development in auto sector

6th May 2016 Localisation, transforming the South African economy into an inclusive one and skills development remained long-term goals for government, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said this week. Speaking at Volkswagen South Africa’s (VWSA’s) inaugural black-owned supplier’s day in Uitenhage, in... 

Sacci BCI continues gradual recovery in April

6th May 2016 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) continued its gradual recovery in April, recording its fourth consecutive month-on-month improvement. The BCI came in at 82.5 in April, 1.3 points higher than in March, but still 7.4 points below the... 

Botswana Diamonds raises £500 000 for exploration

6th May 2016 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has raised £500 000 through the placing of 33.33-million new ordinary shares with new and existing investors at 1.5p apiece. The placing shares represented 9.9% of the company's issued share capital. The net proceeds of the placing would be used to fund ongoing... 

Rosatom punts the benefits of nuclear energy

6th May 2016 The South African government’s decision to build a further 9.6 GW of nuclear power generation capacity would result in a significant boost to the local economy, Rosatom sub-Saharan Africa VP Viktor Polikarpov has told Engineering News Online. “Government should strive to develop an energy mix... 

Emira invests R250m in shopping centre upgrades, acquisitions

5th May 2016 The JSE-listed Emira Property Fund has invested over R250-million in acquiring new centres and upgrading its shopping centres to strengthen its retail assets, according to Emira CEO Geoff Jennett, who stated on Thursday that the company was investing strategically.   “Through key acquisitions and... 

Equites reports favourable FY distribution growth

5th May 2016 JSE-listed Equites Property Fund achieved an 18.3% year-on-year increase in distributions to 96.6c a share for the year ended February 29. “The distribution growth reflects the strong property fundamentals of the Equites logistics portfolio,” Equites CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan said on Thursday. 

Bridging the gap between strategy and execution key for business success

5th May 2016 It takes a coherent company to successfully and sustainably close the gap between strategy and execution in Africa, and one of the key factors in doing so is unconventional leadership, which is needed to foster the behavior required of coherent companies, according to PwC partner Jorje Camarate.... 

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