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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Thor zones in on three projects

9th March 2018 Dual-listed Thor Mining on Friday said it would intensify its focus on its Pilot Mountain tungsten/silver/copper project, in the US; as well as the Kapunda copper project and the Molyhill tungsten project, in Australia. “Our main business investment decisions will be strictly focused on [these]... 

Hulamin sees possible upside to proposed US tariff increases

9th March 2018 The proposed aluminium import tariffs that are currently being considered by US President Donald Trump's administration could have a positive impact on South African aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin's operations, CEO Richard Jacob said on Monday. Speaking to Engineering News Online in a... 

Green shoots seen in construction industry, despite tight conditions

9th March 2018 The South African construction sector is still facing "very tough and difficult" conditions, with the 2.5% inflation rate creating an even tighter environment, Econometrix chief economist Dr Azar Jamine said on Friday. Speaking to industry representatives during an Afrisam-hosted post-Budget... 

Afrox optimistic about recent regional economic developments

9th March 2018 JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) on Thursday reported yet another year of strong results, with revenue for the 12 months to December 31 up 6% to R5.69-billion. Headline earnings a share rose by 32.3% year-on-year to 201c and basic earnings a share by 30.7% to 203.6c. 

AECI to focus on integrating acquisitions in 2018

9th March 2018 Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI on Tuesday reported its highest recorded headline earnings per share (HEPS) to date, at 959c, for the financial year ended December 31. HEPS were up 17% year-on-year, while earnings a share increased by 22% year-on-year to 900c. 

Study elevates importance of Orion’s Jacomynspan deposit

8th March 2018 A geological reevaluation of the ultramafic intrusive hosted Jacomynspan nickel/copper/cobalt deposit, undertaken on behalf of dual-listed Orion Minerals, has highlighted important findings that elevate the importance of this district as a compelling target for exploration. Orion MD and CEO Errol... 

Resgen making slower-than-expected progress in securing Boikarabelo funding

8th March 2018 Dual-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) on Thursday said it continued to make progress on its funding plans for the Boikarabelo coal mine, in the Waterberg, but conceded that this was taking longer than anticipated. “In particular, numerous hurdles have been cleared with the various proposed... 

Anglo American renews shipping contract with Vuka Marine

8th March 2018 Global miner Anglo American has renewed its various full-time ocean freight contracts with local maritime company Vuka Marine. Under these freight contracts, Anglo American will transport bulk iron-ore and coal products, primarily from the Saldanha Bay port to its customers around the world. 

Apollo will now hold 100% in Couflens project

8th March 2018 ASX-listed Apollo Minerals has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the Couflens tungsten/copper/gold project in the Pyrenees region of southern France from ASX-listed Variscan Mines. Apollo would then own 100% of the Couflens project, which covers a 42 km2 licence... 

Northern Star snaps up Westgold’s South Kalgoorlie operations

8th March 2018 ASX-listed Northern Star Resources is acquiring ASX-listed Westgold Resources’ South Kalgoorlie operations (SKO) for A$80-million, comprising the project’s operating processing facility, which has a throughput capacity of 1.2-million tonnes a year, a Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant... 


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