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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Bakwena upgrading N1N4 at a cost of R1bn

9th March 2018 Road construction and maintenance company Bakwena on Friday said it was investing R1-billion to maintain and upgrade road infrastructure along the 385 km of the N1N4 it manages as part of its concession contract with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). An estimated... 

Bauba swings into the black in H1

9th March 2018 JSE-listed chrome miner Bauba reported a profit before tax of R46.7-million for the six months ended December 31, against a loss of R6.8-million in the six months to December 31, 2016. Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was R15.89-million, resulting in diluted headline earnings a... 

Vast extends completion date for Mercuria agreement

9th March 2018 Aim-listed copper and zinc miner Vast Resources said on Friday that, while it continued to make good progress with Mercuria Energy Group to finalise a $9.5-million prepayment offtake agreement for the construction of the metallurgical complex near the Manaila mine, and in restarting the mining... 

Tanzania grants Magnis approval to operate graphite processing plant

9th March 2018 Tanzania has granted Australia’s Magnis Resources approval for a graphite processing plant in a designated special economic zone (SEZ) to process graphite mined from the Nachu mine. The SEZ is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Industry, Trade and Investment, and is not subject to the... 

Oracle receives Sichuan backing for coal-to-power project

9th March 2018 The Sichuan Provincial Investment Group (SCIG) has formally approved to proceed with UK energy developer Oracle Power’s combined lignite coal mine and mine-mouth power plant project, located in Block VI of the Thar desert in the south-east of the Sindh province of Pakistan. The approval for the... 

BCI appoints drilling contractor for Buckland’s Kumina tenements

9th March 2018 JOHANNESBURG ( – ASX-listed BCI Minerals has contracted Core Drilling Services for an upcoming major drilling programme at its Kumina tenements, a component of the Buckland iron-ore project, in the West Pilbara region. The Kumina tenements comprise 480 km2 and were acquired from... 

Native title laws cause uncertainty in mining circles – MCA

9th March 2018 Australian minerals companies have called for urgent amendments to native title laws to remove uncertainty created by court decisions which cast doubt over the status of mining leases and tenements, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) said on Friday. The MCA’s submission to the... 

New power line to keep OZ Minerals connected

9th March 2018 Copper/gold miner OZ Minerals on Friday unveiled its power strategy, which includes a new high voltage power transmission line to secure electricity for the Prominent Hill and Carrapateena mines, as well as any future developments in South Australia. “Infrastructure in the region does not support... 

Drilling programmes at Ramelius projects encouraging

9th March 2018 Recent resource development and exploration drilling programmes at ASX-listed Ramelius Resources’ Edna May and Mt Magnet gold operations, in Western Australia, have delivered encouraging results. The Edna May results –  which showed high-grade gold intersections between 2 g/t and 28 g/t over 24... 

Peel spin-out Saturn Metals starts trading on ASX

9th March 2018 West Australian gold explorer Saturn Metals started trading on the ASX on Friday, following an oversubscribed A$7-million initial public offering (IPO). The miner is a successful spin-out of ASX-listed Peel Mining’s West Australian gold assets encompassing the Apollo Hill project, which contains... 


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