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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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Necsa signs skills-related MoU with French utility

16th May 2017 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) and French electric utility company Electricité de France (EDF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance training of and development of technical skills and, for the continuous education and training of technicians, in the... 

Solid operational performance drives Tharisa’s H1 earnings higher

16th May 2017 Platinum and chrome producer Tharisa’s platinum group metals (PGM) concentrate production for the six months to March 31 increased by 15.2% year-on-year to 69 100 oz, as ore mined increased by 3.8% to 2.45-million tonnes. CEO Phoevos Pouroulis noted that the solid operational performance... 

PTM appoints advisory firm as it seeks offtake options for Waterberg project

15th May 2017 TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and joint venture partner Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation have selected SFA Oxford to assess potential offtake options and commercial terms for the Waterberg platinum group metals (PGMs) project. SFA will assist in formulating a metallurgical... 

Atlatsa revenue impacted by lower Q1 production

15th May 2017 Dual-listed Atlatsa Resources’ revenue decreased by 6.1% year-on-year to C$33.4-million for the three months ended March 31, owing to a 3.5% decrease in platinum group metals (PGM) ounces produced at its Bokoni mine, near Polokwane. Revenue was further impacted by a 1.5% decrease in the rand PGM... 

Equipment, automotive divisions boost Barloworld’s performance in difficult interim period

15th May 2017 Fleet management and logistics solutions company Barloworld on Monday posted a 5% increase in its operating profit for the six months ended March 31, to R1.84-billion, as its automotive division achieved record results and its overall equipment division boasted strong growth amid challenging... 

Tsodilo nears completion of BK16 drilling programme

15th May 2017 A pilot hole drill programme at TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources’ BK16 kimberlite project, in Botswana, is set to reach completion by month-end, when the last three holes are drilled. The programme, which started in February, was designed to achieve about 50 m grid hole spacing for the first phase... 

Avesoro eyes gold assets in Burkina Faso

15th May 2017 A range of growth opportunities, including the potential acquisition of the Youga gold mine and Balogo deposit, in Burkina Faso, is being considered by dual-listed miner Avesoro Resources to further its strategy in becoming a premier midtier African gold producer. The two assets in Burkina Faso... 

Mining resumes at Blanket mine following fatality

15th May 2017 Mining activities at a section of TSX- and Aim-listed Caledonia Mining’s Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, resumed on Monday morning. All activities at the Eroica orebody, which contributed 10% of production in the first quarter, had been halted at the weekend, pending a full risk assessment and on site... 

DiamondCorp delists from Aim, AltX delisting next

15th May 2017 Troubled Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company DiamondCorp’s admission to trading on the Aim of the LSE was cancelled on Monday. Earlier this year, the company’s shares were also suspended from trading on the JSE, and discussions are ongoing to also facilitate a... 

Emerging markets not as fragile as they used to be – economist

12th May 2017 Despite all the negativity the local economy has faced since the Cabinet reshuffle in March, it is still not being reflected in the rand, which could indicate that emerging markets are “not as fragile” as they used to be, which bodes well for future investment. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in... 

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