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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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Decrease in government spend could harm the infrastructure sector

5th March 2018 This year is going to be extremely difficult for South Africa’s infrastructure sector owing to the 12% decrease in infrastructure spending, economist Elsie Snyman told delegates at the Consulting Engineers South Africa Infrastructure Indaba, in Johannesburg, on Monday. Former Finance Minister... 

Dialogue between govt, private sector key to R&D tax incentive success

2nd March 2018 The success of the research and development (R&D) tax incentive is dependent on ongoing and constructive dialogue between the government and the business sector, Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Friday. A task team, comprising representatives from the private and... 

Africa not making the most of its gas reserves

2nd March 2018 Only 8% to 10% of Africa’s known gas reserves are being priortised, despite the fact that gas reserves on the continent are abundant, Catalyst Capital managing partner Adero Okudo said on Monday. Speaking at the Africa Gas Forum, in Johannesburg, she said there were only two crossborder pipelines... 

Anglo concludes R2.3bn sale of Eskom-tied mines to Seriti

1st March 2018 Anglo American has completed the sale of its Eskom-tied thermal coal operations to broad-based, majority black-owned and -controlled South African mining company Seriti Resources, which is led by CEO Mike Teke, for R2.3-billion. The acquisition includes the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel mines,... 

Fairvest’s interim distributions increase 9.53% y/y

1st March 2018 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Fairvest announced solid results for the six months ended December 31, 2017, with interim distributions having increased by 9.53% year-on-year to 9.81c a share.   Revenue increased by 15.2% year-on-year to R186.9-million. 

Balwin expects to report lower FY18 earnings

28th February 2018 JSE-listed Balwin Properties expects to report a 23% to 28% year-on-year decrease in headline earnings a share and a 23.21% to 28.19% year-on-year decrease in earnings a share for the year ended February 28.       Balwin said in a trading statement on Wednesday that it has experienced delays in... 

African refiners conference to be held in March

28th February 2018 Major changes and hard decisions facing the downstream oil industry in Africa are high on the agenda of the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARA), which will hold its thirteenth yearly conference, in Cape Town, from March 12 to 16. Amid oil companies’ divestment of assets and the... 

Sappi concludes Cham Paper acquisition

28th February 2018 JSE-listed Sappi has completed the acquisition of Cham Paper Group (CPG). The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG’s Carmignano and Condino mills, in Italy, as well as its digital imaging business in Cham, Switzerland. 

Lithium Australia buys lithium-ion cathode company

28th February 2018 ASX-listed Lithium Australia has received acceptances for 99.7% of the Very Small Particle Company’s (VSPC’s) issued capital. VSPC is an advanced cathode production technology for lithium-ion batteries and can precisely control the particle size and chemistry of cathode powders, using patented... 

Peak waiting on special mining licence for Tanzania rare earths mine

28th February 2018 ASX-listed Peak Resources’ special mining licence (SML) for its Tanzania-based Ngualla rare earths project has not yet been considered by government, owing to changes in Tanzanian legislation surrounding all mining activities in the country. The company said in a statement on Wednesday that... 


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