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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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Sugar body calls for yet more public input on sugary-beverages tax

10th March 2017 The South African Sugar Association (Sasa) believes there has been insufficient public involvement in discussions on the implementation of the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday confirmed that the proposed tax, which will be levied at a rate of... 

Eskom energises a second 500 MVA transformer at the Ngwedi substation

9th March 2017 State-owned Eskom has energised and commissioned the second 500 MVA power transformer at the newly built Ngwedi substation, in Rustenburg, North West, bringing the total transformer capacity to 1 000 MVA. This will provide improved flexibility and reliability of the network in South Africa’s... 

Outa, pilots association want SAA chair declared a ‘delinquent director’

8th March 2017 Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the South African Airways Pilots Association (Saapa) have filed a court application seeking to declare South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni a “delinquent director”. Outa filed the application at the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday. 

Eskom seeks damages from Democratic Alliance

8th March 2017 State-owned Eskom has lodged papers in the High Court against the Democratic Alliance (DA) for wrongful and defamatory actions by the party against the company and its interim CEO Matshela Koko, the entity said on Wednesday. The DA published an article on its website in late January titled, “DA... 

Ford tests large-scale 3D printing

8th March 2017 Ford Motor Company is exploring how large one-piece automotive parts, like car spoilers, can be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles. Ford is the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build three-dimensional (3D) printer.   Capable of printing car parts of practically... 

4AX appoints four new directors

7th March 2017 South African securities exchange 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) has appointed four new independent, nonexecutive directors – Mfundiso Johnson Ntabankulu Njeke, Thabo Vincent Mokgatlha, Deon Rossouw and Theo Vorster – to its board.   “Each of these appointees will play an active role in offering... 

Mining, manufacturing contribute to 0.3% contraction in GDP in Q4

7th March 2017 The mining, quarrying and manufacturing industries were the biggest contributors to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracting by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016. “Commodities showed a declining trend. Mining and quarrying decreased by 11.5% owing to a drop in the production of... 

Five South Africans to take part in international science meeting

7th March 2017 Five young South Africans nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) have been included in the 400 young scientists from 76 countries selected to participate in this year’s sixty-seventh Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.   Assaf is an official partner of the... 

Australian BPO company launches in Cape Town

7th March 2017 Business process outsourcing (BPO) company Merchants on Tuesday launched its Australian Offshore Business Process Services (BPS) campaign which will be serviced from Cape Town. Merchants has partnered with iSelect, an online Australian insurance, utilities and personal finance comparison website,... 

Cartrack reaches 600 000 subscriber milestone

7th March 2017 Fleet management, vehicle tracking and telematics technology management company Cartrack officially reached over 600 000 active subscribers globally in February. The figure reflects strong, consistent growth over the past year, and a 20% year-on-year increase in subscriber numbers. 

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