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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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South Africa continues to see big jobs potential in call-centre sector

17th April 2015 South Africa is fast becoming the preferred new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa MD Lyndy van den Barselaar... 

Next Maclear bulk sanitation upgrade to move ahead

17th April 2015 Consulting engineering firm Gibb has been contracted to upgrade the bulk sewer infrastructure of the Joe Gqabi district municipality, in Maclear, in the Eastern Cape. Gibb was appointed for phases 1 and 2 of the project, which involved the collector sewer from Greenfields and the first phase of... 

Wits, Shell South Africa work to bridge geophysics skills gap

13th April 2015 Oil and gas company Shell South Africa has donated R5-million, over a five-year period, to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to help fund a Seismology Reflection Centre that would assist in easing the significant skills shortage in the geophysics and petroleum engineering fields in... 

Africa still lagging in open and transparent airspace access

10th April 2015 Despite being home to to 12% of the world’s population, Africa still accounts for less than 1% of the global air service market says Nedbank Capital head of aircraft finance James Geldenhuis, citing World Bank statistics. He notes that in a study entitled ‘Open Skies for Africa – Implementing the... 

Demand for affordable housing in Gauteng on the increase

10th April 2015 The last 20 years have witnessed the most unprecedented growth of Gauteng in the recent history, Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) trustee Zukiswa Zandile Daphne Ntlangula said at an affordable housing event hosted by the GPF last month. She noted that Gauteng is home to more than 12-million South... 

Incentives could be key to encouraging more green building initiatives

3rd April 2015 Given the threat of both an energy and water crisis, there is an increased incentive for the private sector to “go green”, with government also looking to increase the energy efficiency incentives on offer.   “Support for green initiatives was stated in the Budget speech, but I believe that... 

Engineering contract for Zambian transmission rehab project awarded

3rd April 2015 Zambia Electricity Supply Commission (Zesco) awarded engineering firm Aurecon a contract to provide engineering, design and construction supervision services for the $200-million World Bank-funded Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, is regarded... 

Master Drilling sees 32% increase in headline earnings per share

30th March 2015 JSE-listed Master Drilling’s headline earnings a share increased to $0.12 in the year ended December 31, 2014, compared with $0.10 a share the year before. Revenue rose to $132.03-million in the year under review, compared with $119.69-million in 2013. 

Octodec embarking on two multimillion-rand projects in Pretoria CBD

27th March 2015 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Octodec is undertaking two new development projects in the Pretoria central business district (CBD), comprising of 1 on Mutual and the Centre Forum, at a total cost of R537-million. These projects would enhance the company’s portfolio and contribute... 

Speedy erection of prefab offices aids implementation of key Namibian project

27th March 2015 Modular buildings manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings recently broke new ground in the rentals market in Namibia when it delivered its first ever rental units in the country for use as accommodation by the construction team involved in the development of the Neckartal dam, located on the... 

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