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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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Acsa launches R16m solar power plant at George Airport

26th February 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... 

Vavi says Zuma again failed to inspire the nation

26th February 2016 President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) showed a breakdown of trust between government and the population of South Africa, according to former Congress of South Africa Trade Union (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi “Yesterday’s Sona address offered the President another... 

SA can expect tightening of tax net around cross-border digital sales

26th February 2016 Globally, governments have taken steps to ensure that consumption taxes on crossborder transactions, including electronic services to private consumers, are paid in the country where the services are consumed. According to a report released this month by advisory firm PwC, the decision to... 

French tech hub launched in Cape Town

26th February 2016 French Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Minister Emmanuel Macron has announced the creation of six new French tech hubs in Cape Town, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong. “I am delighted that Cape Town has been designated as a French tech hub. This success rewards all the... 

Sibanye sees increase in gold and uranium reserves

24th February 2016 JSE- and NYSE-listed mining major Sibanye’s gold mineral reserves increased by 9% to 31-million ounces for the period ended December 31, 2015. This was the third consecutive yearly increase in gold mineral reserves, despite a depletion of 1.6-million ounces from mining activities during 2015 . 

SAA announces new departure closure times for domestic flights from Jhb

24th February 2016 South African Airways (SAA) has advised customers that flights on domestic routes would, from April 1, close 40 minutes before departure instead of the previous 30 minutes before boarding. The change applied to flights departing from Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East... 

Edenville awarded mining licence over Rukwa

24th February 2016 The Tanzania Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo has awarded a mining licence for Tanzania-focused miner Edenville Energy’s Rukwa coal to power project. The mining licence would be formally released to Edenville later this month, following the completion of certain minor administrative... 

Zimplats sees significant H1 fall

24th February 2016 Overpowered by the impact of lower metal prices, JSE-listed platinum miner Zimplats has reported net cash inflows of $6.5-million for the period ended December 31, 2015 – a significant decrease from the $107-million recorded during the same period last year. Cash operating cost per platinum ounce... 

Eqstra expects H1 loss

24th February 2016 JSE-listed Eqstra expects to report a headline loss a share of 2.5c to 4.5c and a loss a share of 284c to 290c for the six months to December 31. The loss was mainly attributable to a R1.17-billion impairment on mining equipment held for sale. 

York expects lower H1 earnings

24th February 2016 JSE-listed York Timber expects to report a 45% to 50% year-on-year decrease in its headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended December 31. Earnings per share (EPS) and HEPS were expected to decrease to between 10.5c and 11.6c, from 21c in the six months to December 2014. 

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