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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.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Technology can mitigate seismic effects – researchers

18th February 2011 The South African mining industry has faced the life-threatening risk of mining-induced earthquakes for years, and it is felt that the threat should be reduced by accurately predicting the time and place of these earthquakes. Experts agree that this is not possible at present, nor has research... 

AMD jeopardises viability of Central Rand Gold – analysts

17th February 2011 Acid mine drainage (AMD) is jeopardising the viability of emerging miner Central Rand Gold (CRG), despite the company taking steps to improve its production. RBC Capital Markets, which will discontinue its coverage of CRG owing to a reallocation of analyst resources, said in a report this week... 

Holistic solution needed to acid mine drainage problem

21st January 2011 Ateam of experts (ToE) appointed to advise the South African government on acid mine drainage (AMD) has recommended a number of short-term measures to deal with the problem. These recommendations are benchmarked on the experience of some countries that have encountered AMD challenges, such as... 

Junior miner Central Rand Gold shares rise on JSE

17th January 2011 Gold prospecting and mining company Central Rand Gold (CRG) has experienced significant increase in its share value, with prices doubling since last week. Stock traded as high as 54c a share on Monday from 26c a share on January 11. 

International lift manufacturer develops in-house talent

24th September 2010 International lift manufacturer Schindler has, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg’s human resources management faculty, established the Schindler Development Academy, which aims to develop in-house talent and to transform this individual talent into managers and leaders, earlier... 

New local standard for lift maintenance published

24th September 2010 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) reports that the recently published South African National Standards (SANS) 53015 Maintenance for lifts and escalators and rules for maintenance instruction, will guide companies in the industry to perform regular examinations and inspections. 

SA mining health compensation seen as complex, overlapping

30th July 2010 Besides having significant monetary and safety challenges, the mining industry is also faced with the challenge of regulated health compensation issues. Compensation anomalies relating to health issues, such as silicosis and noise-induced hearing loss, are still a cause for concern for the... 

Marampa resource up 300% – London Mining

20th May 2010 Aim-listed iron-ore miner and developer London Mining on Thursday announced a big increase in the resources at its Marampa project, in Sierra Leone, where it plans to build an eight-million ton a year operation. The UK-based company, which is currently developing four mines, reported that the... 

Pamodzi Holdings signs aviation deal with Antonov

19th May 2010 Diversified investment company Pamodzi Investment Holdings announced on Wednesday that it had closed a multibillion rand deal with Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov. The company said that the new partnership known as Pamodzi Aviation, is estimated to generate revenue of $1-billion and will... 

Gold One pours first ton of gold at Modder East

12th May 2010 JSE- and ASX-listed junior Gold One has poured its first ton of gold, some 32 100 oz, at its Modder East mine, east of Johannesburg, the company announced on Wednesday. "This forms part of Phase 1 of the Modder East mine and marks a significant milestone for the company, considering that our... 


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