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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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Africa not making the most of its solar energy potential

14th April 2017 Most African governments are not moving fast enough to progress the uptake of solar energy, with the renewable energy accounting for less than 1% of energy consumed on the continent, Gigawatt Global CEO Welden Turner said on Tuesday. Speaking at Power & Electricity World Africa 2017, in... 

Mining production up 4.6% y/y in February

13th April 2017 The recovery in mining production gathered some pace in February, with production up 2.9% month-on-month and 4.6% year-on-year, after growing by 1.4% year-on-year in January. The consensus market forecast was for a year-on-year increase of 2%, Nedbank said in a note on Thursday. 

NPO seeks nominations for the most inspiring women in technology, innovation sectors

13th April 2017 Inspiring Fifty South Africa has issued an open call for nominations for inspiring South African women working in the different spheres of the technology and innovation sectors. Inspiring Fifty is a Netherlands-based nonprofit organisation (NPO) that showcases the work of inspiring female role... 

South African future energy leaders selected for WEC programme

13th April 2017 Two South African National Energy Association (Sanea) nominees, Avesh Padayachee and Pule Segale, have been selected to participate in the global World Energy Council (WEC) Future Energy Leaders 100 programme. The WEC admits 100 future energy leaders to a three-year part-time global programme of... 

Metrology institute invests in new mixing technology

12th April 2017 The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) on Wednesday launched its new Resodyn Acoustic Mixer (RAM), which it bought for R12-million. The RAM is an industrial mixer that thoroughly mixes gases, liquids, solids, powders and viscous compounds, without the need for impellers or... 

Bougouni drilling continues, investor progresses due diligence

11th April 2017 West Africa-focused Kodal Minerals on Tuesday said a due diligence by its strategic investor and proposed offtake partner, Suay Chin International, to support potential further investment in the company of up to £4.3-million, is now substantially complete. Meanwhile, drilling at Kodal’s Bougouni... 

Manufacturing output contracts 3.6% y/y in Feb

11th April 2017 South Africa’s manufacturing output contracted by 3.6% year-on-year in February. The largest contributors to the decline were the petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastics and food and beverages sectors. 

Vedanta's Skorpion, BMM operations report solid FY17 results, Gamsberg development on track

11th April 2017 Production at diversified miner Vedanta Resources' Zinc International business fell by 31% year-on-year to 156 000 t for the financial year ended March 31. This was mainly the result of the ramp down of the Ireland-based Lisheen mine, which was closed in November 2015 following 17 years of... 

New Liberty mining, processing operations continue to improve – Avesoro

11th April 2017 TSX-and Aim-listed Avesoro Resources’ New Liberty mine, in Liberia, produced 14 906 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31, with continued improvement in both mining and processing operations achieved. “As anticipated, this was a 21% decrease on [production of 18 872 oz in] the fourth quarter... 

Koeberg Unit 2 sets new record

11th April 2017 Unit 2 of Koeberg power station on Monday achieved 485 days of continuous operation since its last outage.   “This is a new record and it further proves how reliable Africa’s only nuclear power station is,” State-owned Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko said.   He added that Eskom takes pride in the... 

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