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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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$324m for Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire renewables projects

19th January 2018 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324-million in loan support to two renewable energy projects in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire that are expected to significantly increase power supplies and boost economic growth in those countries.  

Superior Gold’s Plutonic gold mine beats guidance

18th January 2018 The Plutonic mine, in Western Australia, has exceeded its 2017 production guidance, with production of 80 143 oz in the 12 months under review, TSX-listed Superior Gold reported on Thursday.  

Investors spur Spitfire’s Western Australia gold development

18th January 2018 ASX-listed Spitfire Materials has successfully raised $5.33-million, through an oversubscribed share placement at 10c, to fast-track its Australian gold exploration and development strategy. 

Middle Island plans follow-up drilling to enhance Wirraminna deposit

18th January 2018 Gold exploration and development company Middle Island on Thursday reported the outcomes of a pit optimisation study for the Wirraminna deposit, in Western Australia.  

BHP maintains guidance for most commodities, targets 6% volume growth

18th January 2018 Multinational miner BHP on Thursday kept its full-year production guidance unchanged for all commodities, except metallurgical coal, and said that it would achieve 6% volume growth in the 2018 financial year.  

Rainbow starts drilling programme at Burundi project

10th January 2018 LSE-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has commenced a drilling programme at its Gakara project, in Burundi, which is aimed at supporting the mine plan for the currently productive areas of the licence and exploring the significant geological anomalies that were identified last year.  

Ramaphosa to lead South African delegates at World Economic Forum

10th January 2018 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the recently elected president of the incumbent African National Congress, will lead a South African delegation to the forty-eighth edition of the World Economic Forum’s yearly meeting, which will be held in Davos-Klosters, in Switzerland, from... 

AMCU laments ‘lack of consultation’ over Sibanye-Stillwater’s acquisition of Lonmin

15th December 2017 Trade union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has taken issue with the proposed all-share buyout of platinum miner Lonmin by Sibanye-Stillwater 

Paramount delivers foreign adaptation of Marauder to Kazakh special forces

15th December 2017 Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the Kazakhstani division of South African defence and aerospace company Paramount Group, has delivered a new batch of mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) armoured vehicles, called Arlan, to the Kazakhstan Special Forces.  

Balancing rules, safety and certification will be key to drone industry success

15th December 2017 The regulations and laws governing access to South African air space for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASes) are sound and among the “best in the world”, according to commercial drone operator Visual Air Productions director Stephen Verheul. The term RPAS refers to the more common... 


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