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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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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Chrome ore price improvement delivers good results for Bauba

13th March 2017 Embattled junior miner Bauba Platinum has had a strong start to the calendar year since resuming production at its Moeijelijk mine, selling around 20 000 t of free-on-truck (FoT) chrome, for R79-million in the first two months. In its results for the six months to December 31, the company noted... 

Low dam levels, high number of fires a challenge for the Western Cape

13th March 2017 The Western Cape government on Monday renewed its call for citizens to reduce their water consumption, as the average level of the province’s dams now stood at 28.4%. Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister Anton Bredell said the continued drop in... 

Trade between South Africa, UK to remain unaffected by Brexit

13th March 2017 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies met with UK Trade Policy State Minister Lord Mark Price on the sidelines of the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting, last week, and reiterated that there will be no interruption in the trade between South Africa and the UK as a result of the... 

Molewa publishes draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations for public input

13th March 2017 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, on March 10, published the draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations in the Government Gazette for public comment. The regulations seek to provide an administrative framework to implement Section 69 of the National Environmental Management:... 

Global agriculture innovators vie for top honours at Future Agro Challenge awards

13th March 2017 Two South African innovators in the agriculture industry, Reel Gardening and Meat Naturally, will on Wednesday battle it out against 48 other agripreneurs for the title of Agripreneur of the Year. As part of agriculture innovation hub Future Agro Challenge’s (FAC’s) Global Championships, held in... 

Tongaat’s sugar, maize output to rise on improved rainfall

10th March 2017 Tongaat Hulett’s sugar production is expected to increase significantly over the next two years, as the company recovers from the adverse conditions, including drought, in the past two years. Based on good rainfall, the agriculture and agroprocessing business’s South African division is expected... 

Basil Read maintains steady turnover in FY16

10th March 2017 Basil Read on Friday posted steady turnover at just over the R5-billion mark for the year ended December 31. This was, however, lower than the R5.5-billion turnover in 2015, mainly as a result of eliminating loss-making businesses and projects. 

Ekurhuleni launches new R8.9bn housing settlement in Boksburg

10th March 2017 A new R8.9-billion housing development project on the East Rand of Gauteng is set to provide 22 000 houses over the next seven years. The Leeuwpoort project, just off Rondebult road, comprises three integrated residential development areas, with two parts in the north, Parkdene Ext 7 and Reiger... 

Busa commits to playing role in country’s economic transformation

10th March 2017 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has welcomed the prioritisation of education and social spending, as well as the reforms in public procurement outlined by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his Budget. The organisaiton believes these measures will generate improved efficiencies in State... 

Union’s SOS campaign backs steel industry

10th March 2017 Trade union Solidarity has set its sights on the expansion and sustainability of South Africa’s domestic steel industry for the year ahead and will soon launch a Support Our Steel (SOS) campaign. The domestic steel industry had suffered significant setbacks in recent times, particularly after the... 

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