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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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Asanko Gold on track to meet production guidance

18th April 2017 TSX- and NYSE-listed Asanko Gold produced 58 187 oz of gold in the first quarter of the year, selling around 57 812 oz at an average price of $1 199/oz. This resulted in first-quarter revenue of $69.3-million. 

Koeberg Unit 2 shut down for planned maintenance

18th April 2017 Unit 2 of Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station was shut down on Monday for a scheduled refuelling outage, after a record 492 days of uninterrupted run. The refuelling outage will take about two months to complete, with Unit 2 expected back on line by May. Unit 1 is currently operating optimally... 

Johannesburg residents face rates, tariff increases

18th April 2017 The City of Johannesburg will increase its rates and tariffs for 2017/18 by an average of 12.2% for water and sanitation, 2.8% for electricity, 6.1% for refuse removal and 6.2% for property. In a presentation on the city’s Integrated Development Plan for the next five years, Mayor Herman Mashaba... 

Govt not delaying Vredefort Dome’s heritage proclamation – Molewa

18th April 2017 Concerns of landowners within the Vredefort Dome, in the Free State, are preventing government from proclaiming the area as a world heritage site, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. In a written reply to a Parliamentary question, published on Tuesday, she said the area, which was... 

Local macadamia association spreads footprint through Chinese MoU

18th April 2017 The South African Macadamia Grower’s Association (Samac) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China National Industry Association’s (CSNC’s) specialised committee for nuts and roasted seeds to enhance cooperation in the nuts and roaster industries of the two countries. Signed... 

ASA Resources removes CEO, FD over alleged financial mismanagement

18th April 2017 ASA Resources has removed its CEO Yat Hoi Ning over alleged financial irregularities. It has also removed its FD Yim Kwan from his position, effective immediately. The executives will now face disciplinary action. 

Saudi Arabia embarks on utility-scale renewable energy projects

18th April 2017 Saudi Arabia is seeking bids for its first utility-scale renewable energy projects, following the launch of the round one request for proposal (RFP) stage by the country’s Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Khalid Al Falih. The RFP is now live on a 300 MW solar photovoltaic (PV)... 

Free State special economic zone to launch at month-end

18th April 2017 In its efforts to accelerate economic growth and development in designated regions of the country, government is set to launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) in Tshiame, near Harrismith, in the eastern Free State, on April 25. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said... 

Enterprise development can help firms meet empowerment obligations

14th April 2017 South African companies cannot continue with business as usual practices in terms of meeting black economic-empowerment (BEE) targets, as it is no longer just a “tick-box exercise”, panelists at the Inyosi Enterprise and Supplier Development BEE debate said on Thursday. Panelist Leanne... 

Research partners aim to influence policymakers

14th April 2017 The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Public and Environmental Economics Research Centre (PEERC) and the South African Local Government Association (Salga) on Tuesday launched a new partnership to contribute to improving policymaking at local government level. PEERC was established this year... 

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