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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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Afarak Mogale to increase ferrochrome production

20th April 2017 Aim-listed Afarak’s Mogale operation is now using all its operating furnaces to produce ferrochrome following the successful transition of a second furnace from silicomanganese to ferrochrome.  Prior to December 2016, Mogale only had one furnace dedicated to ferrochrome.  Owing to improved market... 

Political decisions, downgrades push policy uncertainty into negative territory

20th April 2017 The North-West University (NWU) School of Business and Governance’s Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) increased to 51 in the first quarter of this year, putting it in negative territory. The PUI was at 38.8 in the fourth quarter of 2016. An increase to above 50 reflects heightened policy... 

eXtract to restructure amid slump in contract mining sector

19th April 2017 Despite the recent improvement in commodity prices, the long-term outlook for the contract mining sector remains poor.  In a joint statement by enX and eXtract on Tuesday, the parties said there was an oversupply of contract mining services in the market. 

Icasa enters into a technical agreement with Mozambique communications regulator

19th April 2017 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has signed an agreement of cooperation and coordination with communications authority of Mozambique, Autoridade Reguladora Das Communicações, in respect of spectrum management for telecommunications and broadcasting services. The... 

Siemens enters into local manufacturing agreement with black industrialist firm

19th April 2017 German electronics manufacturer Siemens has entered into a local manufacturing agreement with Cape Town-based black industrialist company Electro Inductive Industries (Eii). Through this partnership, Eii will benefit from internationally recognised skills and knowledge transfer, while Siemens... 

Edenville’s coal wash plant nearly ready for shipment to Tanzania

19th April 2017 The coal wash plant for use at Edenville Energy’s Rukwa coal mine has been delivered to port in the UK and inspected and cleared by the appropriate authorities, ready for shipment to Tanzania. The first of the shipments is expected to leave the UK this month and will take six weeks to arrive in... 

Estonia, South Africa to develop new partnerships

18th April 2017 Skills development, job creation and the promotion of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) is imperative to South Africa’s economy and should complement investment flows, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. Addressing delegates from Estonia at the Estonia... 

NUM declares dispute with Evander Gold Mines

18th April 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a dispute with Evander Gold Mine, a subsidiary of Pan African Resources, saying the company refused to implement both the voluntary separation package (VSP) and retrenchment agreement.   “During our engagements with the company, the number of... 

Union outlines plan for saving domestic steel industry

14th April 2017 Trade union Solidarity on Thursday emphasised the importance of South Africa’s steel industry, stating that it is a “key enabler of every part of the South African economy – including the automotive, mining, construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, all of which have been identified as... 

Off-grid solar could save electricity costs for African households

14th April 2017 Offgrid solar power could help lower the energy costs for 138-million households in Africa that live on less than $2.50 a day and spend about $10-billion a year on energy-related products, including charcoal, candles and kerosene, South African Solar Photovoltaic Committee chairperson Jo Dean... 

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