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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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Sourcing practices changing as US law on mineral imports takes hold

3rd October 2014 For decades, the trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (also known as 3TG), along with various other minerals and resources, has played a central role in funding and fuelling some of the world’s most brutal conflicts. According to international nongovernmental organisation Global Witness,... 

SA turns to oceans economy in bid to find new ways to stimulate growth and jobs

3rd October 2014 South Africa is currently exploring ways to extract greater economic value from the so-called ‘oceans economy’ as part of the broader ‘Operation Phakisa’, which is being initiated in an effort to find ways to kick-start sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth and accelerate job creation.... 

Schools participate in virtual field trip to Constitution Hill

3rd October 2014 Schools from across the world had the opportunity to visit South Africa’s famous Constitution Hill in Johannesburg this month without leaving their classrooms by undertaking a virtual field trip that was organised by Google. Constitution Hill is the seat of the Constitutional Court of South... 

Gold loan scheme to boost local jewellery manufacturing

30th September 2014 Local jewellery manufacturers will, through the newly launched R100-million Gold Loan Scheme, have the opportunity to access loans at an interest rate of 3% to buy the gold needed to make jewellery. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies launched the scheme on Tuesday. The funds for the scheme... 

Competition puts spotlight on energy efficient lighting solutions

26th September 2014 With South Africans facing the challenge of reducing electricity consumption, the biennial Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition, to encourage the integration of energy efficient lighting in architectural, engineering and interior design, received a record number of school entries... 

Tshwane project seeks to respond to need for student accommodation

26th September 2014 Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopo officially launched the Duncan Court development, in Hatfield, earlier this month, which is part of Hatfield’s spatial development framework that endorses a new generation of student accommodation. The R380-million development, which is being built by property... 

Africa’s tallest self-propelled super boom unveiled

19th September 2014 Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased to bring this exciting new... 

RBPlat housing development provides home-ownership opportunities for mineworkers

17th September 2014 Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPlat’s) employee home ownership scheme will give all RBPlat employees the opportunity to become homeowners, ushering out the use of single-sex hostels and unsanitary rented shacks that had become the normal standard of living for many mineworkers across South Africa.... 

Group punts waterborne binder paints as best for road markings

12th September 2014 Chemical Company Dow hosted a live application of road marking paint using waterborne paint Fastrack technology to draw the attention of road traffic authorities in South Africa to road safety in South Africa, at its offices in Johannesburg last month. Fastrack waterborne binders combine a... 

Local wax microsphere manufacturer expanding

12th September 2014 Local wax microsphere (spherical beads with a diameter measured in microns) developer and manufacturer Cirebelle will open its new factory, in Johannesburg, this month to focus on industrial prilling solutions, in addition to the company’s personal care line that has been operating for six years.... 

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