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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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Air-curtain helmet reduces worker exposure to contaminants

13th June 2014 Air-filtration solutions company Aircure released its 360° air-curtain helmet, the Airhead, which reduces the amount of harmful contaminants to which workers are exposed, in Johannesburg last month. The Airhead is attached to the hard hats of workers who are exposed to polluted air containing... 

Property development company lists on JSE

12th June 2014 Property development group Freedom Property Fund (FPF) on Wednesday listed on the Real Estate Holdings and Development sector of the JSE‘s main board. It is the third property company to list on the local bourse this year, following the listings of Visual International and Atlantic Leaf Properties. 

New home for consulting firm

6th June 2014 Consulting firm Golder Associates launched its new building, in Midrand, earlier this month. Golder MD Dr Ralph Heath stated at the launch that the new building represented a shift towards a refocused collaboration for Golder and its partners. Heath told Engineering News that the for moving into... 

Maselspoort pumpstation upgrade advancing

6th June 2014 A contract to upgrade Mangaung Metro Municipality’s Maselspoort low- and high-lift pumpstation has been awarded to water services company Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies South Africa. The 12-month contract started in September last year and aims to ensure that the plant continues... 

Energy agency releases guidelines to promote energy efficiency

6th June 2014 The International Energy Agency (IEA) released two guides last month to assist countries in developing ambitious energy efficiency policies, showing policymakers, analysts and statisticians how to better track and use data on hidden fuel. The IEA regards energy efficiency as an important way of... 

SA urged to explore for more iron-ore resources

5th June 2014 The bulk of South Africa’s existing iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape would be depleted in the next 30 years and the country would have to find new sources, VMI Investment Company exploration manager Dr Luke Longridge said during the fourth Africa Iron Ore conference. He stated that the... 

Mining sector core to SA’s GDP growth

4th June 2014 Mining was at the core of South Africa’s economy and was one of the top five priority sectors that government was focusing on, Chamber of Mines COO Roger Baxter emphasised during the fourth Africa Iron Ore Conference, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday. He stated that the mining sector’s contribution... 

Stakeholders weigh in on future of SA’s platinum industry

30th May 2014 Ongoing wage negotiations, protracted strike action and declining production in the platinum mining sector have raised concerns about the current state of platinum mining in South Africa, with certain mining houses re-evaluating their platinum assets and considering divestment. Consulting firm... 

Mega-trends and their impact on South Africa’s development plan

30th May 2014 During President Jacob Zuma’s recent electoral victory speech, after South Africa’s fifth democratic elections were held earlier this month, he highlighted the centrality of the National Development Plan (NDP) to the country’s future and the incoming administration’s policies. The NDP was adopted... 

School curriculums need to be supportive of Africa’s industrial aspirations

30th May 2014 Although Africa has up to 80% of certain minerals, such as platinum, Africa comprised only 1% of the world’s manufactured output and, out of the top three export commodities from 54 African countries, not one is a manufactured product. And, International Labour Organisation South Africa (ILO)... 

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