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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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Getting local govt to work efficiently a top priority, analyst argues

15th April 2016 The biggest political challenge currently facing South Africa is getting local government to work efficiently, political analyst Theo Venter told Engineering News Online at a BMI Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit strategic forum on Friday. “Local government is the closest form of... 

$228m loan to support rehab of strategic East Africa transit route

15th April 2016 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $228-million loan to Kenya’s government to rehabilitate a 172 km road linking the towns of Isebania and Ahero, near Lake Victoria. The road formed part of the Sirari Corridor, a major trade and transit route linking Tanzania, Kenya and South Sudan. 

US embassy working on post-Agoa trade dispensation

15th April 2016 The US Congress has mandated its embassy in Pretoria to determine what the trade relationship between South African and the US will be once the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) comes to an end in 2025. US Embassy to South Africa economic officer Ed Winant on Wednesday said it was fairly... 

Training bodies in auto sector partnership

15th April 2016 The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), have committed to raising standards across the South African automotive industry by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Retail... 

Makro store goes green

14th April 2016 Retail company Massmart recently installed a 572 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of its soon-to-be-launched Makro Carnival store, in Brakpan, Gauteng. The store, which would officially be launched on April 20, would also be the first Makro store to make use of renewable energy to... 

Seifsa appeals for urgent resolution of manufacturing challenges

13th April 2016 The challenges confronting the country’s foremost strategic sectors, namely the metals and engineering, mining, construction and automotive sectors, urgently need to be addressed, warns the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa chief economist Henk... 

Steel sector to see slow growth in demand in 2016/17 – worldsteel

13th April 2016 Global steel demand is expected to contract by 0.8% to 1.48-billion tonnes in 2016, following a 3% contraction in 2015; however, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) estimates that global steel demand will return to growth of 0.4% to 1.49-billion tonnes in 2017. Worldsteel stated in its... 

Terrorism increasing on a global scale

13th April 2016 2015 was the most lethal year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade, global risk management company Aon Risk Solutions’ latest yearly terrorism and political violence map shows. The map, released on Wednesday, indicated a net increase in global terrorism risk ratings since 2013,... 

CompComm approves Ascendis acquisition

13th April 2016 The Competition Commission has approved JSE-listed health and care brands group Ascendis Health’s application to acquire 100% of pharmaceutical business Akacia Healthcare for R345-million. The transaction, which included Akacia’s 23 000m² manufacturing facility in Isando, Johannesburg, valued at... 

Grayston bridge collapse inquiry postponed

13th April 2016 The second sitting of the inquiry into the Department of Labour’s Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist bridge collapse, which was due to be held next week, has been postponed. “The postponement is owing to the fact that the expert reports had not been circulated to all affected parties... 

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