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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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Demand for Land Bank drought-relief loans surging

18th May 2016 Demand for State-owned land and agricultural financial services provider Land Bank’s recently announced drought relief concessional loans is surging as South Africa’s record-breaking drought conditions continue to cause widespread devastation to agricultural crops and livestock. The bank stated... 

USAID building gets green star rating

18th May 2016 The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) new office building, in Pretoria, with a five-star rating, after improvements were made to the building. These included the installation of a solar panel grid system,... 

Earthworks under way at Rukwa’s Mkomolo deposit

18th May 2016 Earthworks have started at the Mkomolo deposit at Aim-listed Edenville Energy’s Rukwa coal to power project in southwest Tanzania. Earthmoving equipment arrived on site in late April. The rebuilding of river crossings close to the Mkomolo deposit had been the first tasks to be completed, after... 

Arrowhead lifts H1 dividend a share

18th May 2016 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Arrowhead Properties lifted its dividend a share by 9.52% year-on-year to 40.79c for the six months ended March 31. Arrowhead’s core property portfolio grew by 8.5% year-on-year to R9.5-billion. It now owned 155 retail, industrial and office... 

M&R secures licence partner agreement with Organica

18th May 2016 Murray & Roberts Water, a trading division of JSE-listed construction firm Murray & Roberts (M&R), has inked a deal with wastewater solutions provider Organica Water that gives M&R Water the right to hold the exclusive licence for Organica technology in South Africa, and non-exclusively in the... 

Operations resume at Premier’s RHA tungsten project

17th May 2016 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has re-equipped the 120-m vertical shaft at its RHA tungsten project, in Zimbabwe, and expects to return to operations this week. Premier reported on Tuesday that mining equipment and minerals processing specialist Appropriate Process Technologies (APT) would... 

Western Cape launches climate change action plan

17th May 2016 The Western Cape government on Tuesday launched a comprehensive climate change response strategy called Smart Agri, which aims to to combat the impact of extreme weather events on the province’s agriculture sector. Smart Agri was unveiled by provincial Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde... 

Small businesses bullish about the future, despite challenges

17th May 2016 South Africa’s small businesses are optimistic about the future, with 58% expecting to grow in the next year, 29% expecting to stay the same and only 12% expecting to shrink, according to a survey released by accounting software company Xero. Four-hundred South African small businesses across 22... 

South African executives delaying investment decisions – Grant Thornton

17th May 2016 Nearly two-thirds of South African business executives are delaying their investment decisions, while almost half are considering investing offshore, owing to uncertainty regarding the future political direction of the country. These were the findings of the latest Grant Thornton International... 

Moody’s predicts gold price will remain volatile, despite recent rally

17th May 2016 Following Moody’s large-scale review of the global mining sector in January, the ratings agency expected the price of gold to remain volatile. In a report released on Tuesday, Moody’s anticipated capital spending for gold miners – which fell to $8-billion in 2015 from $23-billion in 2012 – to... 

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