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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Supporting SMMEs, buying local important for South Africa’s economy to grow

12th March 2019 To combat the entrenched, growing inequality, unemployment, and poverty in South Africa, more small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) should be included in the economy and greater levels of localisation must be pursued. This was a key message that emerged from presentations delivered at... 

Semafo expands in Burkina Faso with Savary deal

11th March 2019 TSX-listed Semafo said on Monday that it had entered into a definitive combination agreement pursuant to which it would acquire all the issues and outstanding common shares of TSX-V-listed Savary. The Canadian companies previously said that they contemplated a transaction, in terms of which... 

Shanta intersects first ore at Ilunga underground

11th March 2019 Aim-listed Shanta Gold on Sunday intersected underground development ore at the Ilunga mine, which forms part of its New Luika gold mine complex, in Tanzania. The intersect occurred as predicted in the company’s geological model, and, notably, is three months ahead of schedule. 

Bauba’s new chrome wash plant reaches targeted throughput level

11th March 2019 Platinum and chrome explorer and producer Bauba Platinum’s new wash plant at the Moeijelijk chrome mine, in Limpopo, is producing at its planned throughput levels, boding well for the company to improve its profit margins, the JSE-listed firm reported on Friday, as it reported a half-year loss.... 

Cullinan yields 100 ct white diamond, small blue stones

11th March 2019 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds has recovered a 100.83 ct D-colour Type II gem-quality diamond at its Cullinan mine, in South Africa. The large diamond find follows the recent recovery of a 6.12 ct Type II blue stone at the same mine. 

CSIR launches tool to help municipalities assess their climate risks

8th March 2019 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Friday launched an open access online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool – the Green Book – to assist municipalities across South Africa to assess their climate risks and implement adaptation measures to develop climate... 

CSIR showcases medicine dispensing robot’s capabilities

8th March 2019 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has, in partnership with Right ePharmacy, developed a pharmacy automation robot for medicine dispensing. The robot is being showcased in conjunction with the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems ManuVation 4.0 workshop, which is being held on... 

Scope for more IPPs in Africa, South Africa, SAPP CEO avers

8th March 2019 There is a need to increase electricity trading to deal with imbalances in the electricity sector, South African Power Pool (SAPP) CEO Stephen Dehwa said at a South African Independent Power Producers Association (Saippa) seminar on Wednesday. To ensure that there was adequate energy at any given... 

Atlantis wind turbine tower manufacturing signals renewables industry’s recovery

7th March 2019 Wind turbine tower sections for the 140 MW Kangnas Wind Farm, one of the Round 4 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) projects, are being manufactured locally, at the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in the Western Cape. Kangnas Wind Farm said in a... 

Negotiations to acquire Universal ongoing – Wescoal

7th March 2019 JSE-listed Wescoal on Thursday said negotiations regarding a potential buyout of Universal Coal by a consortium that Wescoal is a part of, were ongoing. “Negotiations regarding the conclusion of detailed transaction agreements are still in progress,” it said in a statement. 

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