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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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Downgrade will have major consequences for economy, businesses and citizens, warns AHI

10th April 2017 Small business representative organisation AHI says ratings agency Fitch’s decision to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating to junk status, will lead to lower economic growth, with some expecting billions of rands in outflows and a doubling of the current account deficit for South Africa. In... 

PV providers partner to form new solar rooftop company

10th April 2017 Solar rooftop providers All Power Systems and Fusion Energy have formed a new company, Synthesis Power Holdings, to take advantage of the growth in South Africa’s solar rooftop energy market. “Synthesis was created to provide the ultimate solar rooftop proposition to its clients, one which sets... 

South32 pursues copper opportunity in Alaska

10th April 2017 Diversified miner South32 has entered into an option agreement with TSX-listed Trilogy Metals in respect of its Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP). UKMP is located in the Ambler mining district, in Alaska, and includes the Bornite and Arctic deposits 

Zambia mining sector set for growth to 2021

10th April 2017 Zambia's mining sector will see solid growth between 2017 and 2021 following proposed changes to the country's regulatory environment, says research firm BMI. Favourable global copper prices and rising cobalt demand will attract foreign investment; however, the country will face ongoing... 

N2 roadworks 75% complete

10th April 2017 The rehabilitation of 7 km of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry road and the R300, in the Western Cape, is 75% complete. The R186-million project, which is being undertaken by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and on which work started in January 2016, is expected to... 

BMI forecasts change in commodity demand up to 2050

7th April 2017 Structural macroeconomic and industry shifts will contribute to changing demand patterns for various commodities over the coming decades, says research firm BMI. “We believe demand for commodities such as coal, iron-ore, steel and fertilisers will slow over the years to 2050, while demand for... 

Thebe invests in online auction house

7th April 2017 Thebe Investment Corporation has acquired a majority stake in privately owned auction provider Clear Asset – a move that creates a leading black-owned online auction house.  Clear Asset focuses on the auction of mining, construction, maritime, agriculture and other heavy-duty assets. 

Wolf Minerals appoints interim MD as more focus needed on UK asset

7th April 2017 ASX-and-Aim-listed Wolf Minerals has appointed Richard Lucas as interim MD to succeed outgoing MD Russell Clark, who will step down at the end of April. The company has concluded that greater on site executive team commitment is required to ensure the long-term successful operation of the... 

Sibanye wins four NSA awards

7th April 2017 Sibanye Gold won four awards at this year’s National Skills Authority (NSA) awards. The company won three gold awards for the Best Adult Education and Training programme, the Best Skills Programme and the Best University Placement programme categories, and a bronze award for the Best Artisan... 

Transformation about changing structures, systems, institutions and ownership

7th April 2017 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Friday highlighted what needed to be done to pursue radical economic transformation as an imperative for the advancement of more inclusive economic growth in South Africa. He said fundamental change was necessary in the structure, systems, institutions... 

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