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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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Mkango, Metalysis to research development of 3D-printed permanent magnets using rare earth alloys

20th March 2017 TSX-V- and Aim-listed Mkango Resources has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with research institute Metalysis to jointly research, develop and commercialise novel rare earth metal alloys for use in three-dimensional- (3D-) printed permanent magnets. Under the MoU, Mkango's... 

Climate change could have devastating effect on citrus crops

17th March 2017 Climate change could have a drastic effect on South Africa’s citrus crops, as pests, such as the Asian citrus psyllid, which causes the citrus greening disease, emerge in Africa. Speaking at the Agricultural Research Symposium 2017 in Centurion, on Friday, Agricultural Research Council (ARC)... 

DAFF to assist agricultural sector increase production

17th March 2017 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) plans to boost agricultural production, which was severely affected by the drought in recent years. Addressing delegates at the Agricultural Research Symposium 2017 in Centurion, Gauteng, on Friday, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries... 

Ascendis buys Cipla’s veterinary operations for R375m

17th March 2017 Health and care brands group Ascendis Health, will acquire the Southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375-million. The purchase price includes a deferred payment of R50-million over 15 months. The acquisition will take effect in April. 

Barloworld, Caterpillar to open parts centre in Midrand

17th March 2017 Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and Barloworld Equipment will open a joint parts center in Kaalfontein, Midrand, later this year. “This facility interconnects with Barloworld Equipment’s Vision 2020, which includes our goal of becoming the world’s leading Caterpillar dealer,” Barloworld... 

Stainless body launches competition to promote life cycle costing app

17th March 2017 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has launched a competition to promote its life cycle costing (LCC) app, which was developed in 2016 to boost the use of stainless steel in the local market. To stand a chance to win a trip to Paris worth R125 000, entrants will... 

Study uses fitbit-like tracker to monitor sleep patterns of wild animals

17th March 2017 A recent study published in research journal PLUS ONE has found that sleep in wild animals is likely not related to sunrise and sunset, and that other environmental factors are more crucial to the timing of sleep. According to University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Anatomical Sciences Professor... 

Student designs sustainable beekeeping system

17th March 2017 A University of Johannesburg (UJ) student has designed an improved system of beekeeping and beehive production to aid in the survival of bees and, by extension, tackle the problem of decreasing pollination. UJ MTech Industrial Design student Ivan Brown’s Beegin concept involves a lightweight... 

EOH posts strong interim results

15th March 2017 JSE-listed EOH reported a 21% year-on-year increase in revenue to R7.24-billion for the six months ended January 31, while net profit increased by 29% year-on-year to R597-million. Earnings a share and headline earnings a share grew by 23% and 22% respectively. 

Salga NEC welcomes ‘progress’ made in resolving impasse between Eskom, municipalities

15th March 2017 The South African Local Government Association’s (Salga’s) national executive committee (NEC) has welcomed the progress made in reaching a resolution in the matter of the nonpayment of historical debt owed by municipalities to State-owned power utility Eskom. Speaking shortly after the NEC’s... 

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