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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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Shell, NEF cooperate on transforming retail petroleum industry

18th March 2016 Petroleum product supplier Shell Oil Company and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry, on Thursday entered into a cooperative agreement to assist black South Africans wanting to own and operate service stations. Through this initiative,... 

Treasury clarifies local production, content thresholds for valves and actuators

18th March 2016 The Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa), which operates under the auspices of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), on Tuesday announced that the National Treasury had published an updated instruction note stipulating the minimum threshold for... 

ACSA launches R16m solar power plant at George Airport

18th March 2016 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) on Friday launched the first phase of its R16-million solar power plant at George Airport, making it  Africa’s first, and currently only, regional airport to be powered through solar energy. Construction of the plant got under way in March last year and took... 

Metair see 18% decrease in HEPS amid challenging production conditions

17th March 2016 JSE-listed automotive products manufacturer and distributor Metair Investments has reported an 18% decrease in headline earnings a share to 248c a share for the year ended December 31, 2015, lowering headline earnings to R488-million in the same period. The group also delivered R1.1-billion in... 

Business calls for Zuma to respond to Jonas statement

17th March 2016 Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas’s acknowledgement that he was offered the Finance Minister’s job by the Gupta family is evidence of “a grave threat” to South Africa’s constitutional democracy, said Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Thursday. It stated that Jonas’s statement... 

New route improves access into Cornubia estate

16th March 2016 The opening of the MR 458 road-over-rail bridge has improved access into the Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate (CIBE), in KwaZulu-Natal, with the new route leading motorists directly to the main entrance of the estate. Construction of the MR 458 began in April 2014, with Fountain Civil... 

W Cape launches 50 public WiFi hotspots

16th March 2016 The Western Cape government, together with Internet service provider Neotel, will, this month, launch the first 50 of 384 planned public access WiFi hotspots. The 384 hotspots had been strategically located to ensure maximum coverage for all citizens. The Western Cape government was aiming to... 

Mott MacDonald appoints new Africa rail, port practice lead

16th March 2016 Management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed Rudie Basson as its rail and port practice lead in Africa. He would support the company’s global rail and port business initiatives and build further links with State-owned Transnet Freight Rail. 

Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine on track for end-year production

16th March 2016 AIM-listed international mining and exploration company Firestone Diamonds’ Lesotho-based Liqhobong mine was 68% complete at the end of February and remains on track for initial production in the fourth quarter. Firestone reported on Wednesday that all critical civils and earthworks were complete... 

Shumba sees potential to supply energy to South Africa

16th March 2016 Botswana-listed Shumba Energy believes two of its advanced baseload coal-fired energy projects could supply electricity to South Africa. South Africa is, through its coal baseload independent power producer (IPP) programme, seeking to procure energy from both domestic IPPs, as well as through... 

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