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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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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... 

PPPs being held back by bankability, capacity problems

27th March 2015 While it is widely accepted that public–private partnerships (PPP) projects and programmes are vital contributors to the socioeconomic development of South Africa, many potentially good PPP projects never reach the point of implementation. One of the primary reasons, according to financial... 

Wesizwe meets next Bakubung project milestone

26th March 2015 Platinum development company Wesizwe Platinum this week intersected the secondary upper group two (UG2) reef at the main shaft of its Bakubung mine, on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, and will send the samples to South Africa’s State-owned Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) in... 

Carbon disclosure has helped raise profile of climate change within business

20th March 2015 For more than 20 years, financial services organisation Nedbank has been involved in environmental and climate change matters. One of Nedbank’s key climate change disclosures is the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) that Nedbank has participated in since 2007. The CDP believes that systemic change... 

Multibillion-rand investment sets new property development benchmark

20th March 2015 The R6.5-billion first phase of Africa’s largest residential development, to date –Steyn City Lifestyle Resort – was launched this month. The 2 000 acre development is located north of Fourways, in Johannesburg. Phase 1 comprises 93 apartments and 19 cluster homes, with a further 45 cluster homes... 

Mining CEOs see sustainability as key to future success but transition to inclusive wealth needed

13th March 2015 The Network for Business Sustainability research found that, while 93% of CEOs see sustainability as important for their company’s future success, most do not know how to successfully embed sustainability into their company, management consulting agency Blank Canvas CEO Raldu Nel tells Mining... 

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