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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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Assmang officially opens Sakura smelter in Malaysia

15th March 2017 Assmang’s Sakura ferroalloys smelter, in Sarawak, Malaysia, was officially opened on Wednesday.   Sakura is a low-cost ferromanganese producer and has successfully commissioned two 81 MVA furnaces, within the approved budget of $328-million.  Both furnaces, currently producing high-carbon... 

Taking ECSA, Minister to court was a ‘last resort’, says Saice

14th March 2017 Taking legal action against the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi was a last resort in attempts to have the current ECSA council suspended, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay told Engineering News Online on... 

Seifsa seeks to reward companies with good health, safety performances

14th March 2017 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), which will hold its yearly Awards for Excellence in May, will honour those companies that have upheld high health and safety performances in 2016.   Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba says that, although the metals and... 

Sula raises cash for Ferensola gold project

14th March 2017 Aim-listed Sula Iron & Gold has conditionally raised £500 000 through a placing by investment bank VSA Capital and Africa-focused miner Madini Minerals for 129-million new ordinary shares at an issue price of 0.40p a share. The issue price represents a discount of 13%. 

Outa, Untu speak out against appointment of interim PRASA board

14th March 2017 The United National Transport Union (Untu) does not believe the newly appointed interim board of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be able to save the entity. Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday announced the appointment of the interim board, which will be... 

ECSA undeterred by court litigation proceedings

14th March 2017 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday said that it was undeterred by the allegations made by civil engineering voluntary association, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), over the legitimacy of ECSA’s fifth term council, which was appointed by Public... 

Economic uncertainty contributes to muted employment growth

14th March 2017 Ongoing global economic uncertainty is holding South African employers back from increasing their staffing levels, with the latest ‘Manpower Employment Outlook Survey' (MEOS) showing cautiously optimistic hiring intentions for the second quarter of the year. “The majority of local employers said... 

Momentum builds at Bridge City mixed-use development

13th March 2017 Activities at the Bridge City mixed-used property development north of Durban are gathering momentum. To date, 65% of the 53 ha development area has been sold to a mix of public and private sector investors, while 360 000 m2 of bulk is still available for purchase in Bridge City. 

Beowulf makes exploration progress at graphite project

13th March 2017 Swedish mineral exploration and development company Beowulf has completed four diamond drill holes at its Aitolampi graphite prospect, in Finland. About 505 m have been drilled in total, with drill holes extended 350 m along strike for the main conductive zone. 

Galantas starts underground development at Ireland project

13th March 2017 Underground development has started at TSX-V- and Aim-listed Galantas Gold’s Omagh gold property, in Northern Ireland. "This is an important milestone in the development of the Omagh underground gold mine. We are pressing ahead with mine development, in accordance with our planning permission,”... 

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