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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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Lily mine to reopen in Feb 2019, says new owner

14th August 2018 Vantage Goldfields, which has been bought out by Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC), plans to reopen the Lily mine, in Barberton, Mpumalanga, in February 2019, three years after a pillar collapse claimed the lives of three employees at the mine.  A lamp house container in which... 

VAT panel recommends zero-rating of white bread, sanitary products and nappies

10th August 2018 The independent panel established to review the current list of items that are zero-rated for value-added tax (VAT) has recommended that white bread, flour, cake flour, sanitary products, school uniforms and nappies be included in the list of zero-rated items. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on... 

Northern Cape wind farm funds FitzPatrick Institute bird study

10th August 2018 Kangnas Wind Farm and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology are working in partnership to gather data related to the Red Lark’s current status, its occurrence, habitat preferences and threats.  As an endemic species, Red Lark is one of only a few species solely confined to the Northern... 

Government changes shake up the sub-Saharan African construction sector

10th August 2018 International consultancy and construction company Mace has released its latest tender cost update for sub-Saharan Africa, showing mixed performances for the region’s two most prominent economies.    

Sea Harvest to report up to 3% rise in H1 headline earnings

10th August 2018 JSE-listed Sea Harvest expects to report a 0% to 3% increase in its headline earnings for the six months ended June 30, to between R110.7-million and R114-million, after absorbing transaction costs related to its acquisition of Viking Fishing. Earnings per share (EPS) for the six months are,... 

BlueRock liquidation hearing cancelled as it reaches agreement with former CEO

10th August 2018 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds has reached an agreement with former CEO Riaan Visser that his application for the liquidation of Kareevlei Mining be removed from the court roll, subject to security being provided for the full amount of his alleged claim of about £230 000. Accordingly, the... 

Diamcor recovers six special diamonds

10th August 2018 Diamcor Mining has recovered six special rough diamonds at its Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province.  The diamonds were recovered from material processed through the company's newly upgraded facilities. 

Caledonia achieves marginal increase in Q2 output

10th August 2018 Caledonia Mining’s 49%-owned Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, produced 12 657 oz of gold in the second quarter ended June 30, marginally higher than that produced in the second quarter of 2017 and in line with expectations.  “The second quarter was a difficult quarter for the business as production was... 

CITIC loans Ivanhoe $100m

10th August 2018 CITIC Metal Group has provided Ivanhoe Mines with an interim  loan of $100-million in accordance with a term loan facility that is an integral part of the long-term strategic cooperation and investment agreement  between Ivanhoe and CITIC Metal. The interim  loan is subject to an annual interest... 

Canyon hopes to combine Cameroon bauxite projects

10th August 2018 Aim- and TSX-V-listed Altus Strategies’ joint venture (JV) partner in Cameroon, ASX-listed Canyon Resources, has been granted three further exploration licences, including for the Minim Martap bauxite project, which is located adjacent to the Birsok project that is subject to a JV between Altus... 


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