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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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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Mali to build $25m solar plant with loan from AfDB

8th March 2017 Mali’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the 33 MW Segou project, which will be built at a cost of $25-million. The project will increase the country¹s installed capacity from renewable resources and will generate 52.7 GWh/y, or about 10% of current generation capacity,... 

SolarReserve completes Netcare rooftop solar roll-out

8th March 2017 Energy developer SolarReserve has completed the roll out of commercial-sized solar photovoltaic rooftop installations at 15 of healthcare company Netcare’s facilities. Installations have been completed at the Netcare 911 head office, in Midrand, and 14 Medicross family medical and dental centres... 

One month left for public to comment on OHASA regulations

8th March 2017 Companies that employ people in high-risk areas and the public in general, have one month left to comment on the draft ergonomic regulations set to be promulgated in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHASA). In January, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant gazetted her intention to introduce... 

Ascendis notes growth through acquisitions, will remain acquisitive

8th March 2017 Health and care brands group Ascendis Health increased its revenue by 66% to R3.1-billion in the half year to December 31, as the business significantly increased international sales following two major acquisitions in Europe. This included the acquisitions of Cyprus-based pharmaceutical... 

UN World Water Development Report to be launched in Durban

8th March 2017 President Jacob Zuma will launch the seventeenth edition of the United Nations (UN) 'World Water Development Report', focusing on the critical role of wastewater management for vibrant economies, resilient societies and the maintenance of healthy environments, at the World Water Day Summit, in... 

Trackless mobile machinery regulation a contentious point for industry

8th March 2017 The regulation of trackless mobile machinery (TMM) in the mining industry will be the subject of ongoing debate between mines and the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate in the next couple of years, when further regulations may be promulgated. At ENSAfrica’s Mine Health and Safety (MHS) Seminar... 

No compensation for natural deaths at work

8th March 2017 There is often dispute between mining companies and the families of employees on whether compensation should be paid under either the Compensation for Occupation Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) or the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act (ODMWA), when an employee passes away at work but... 

ARM narrows basic loss as commodity prices strengthen

7th March 2017 An increase in the average dollar prices of most of the commodities it produces has contributed to an estimated 272% to 288% year-on-year increase in JSE-listed African Rainbow Minerals’ (ARM’) headline earnings a share for the six months ended December 31. This translates to headline earnings a... 

Krugerrand testament to what South Africa can do through beneficiation

7th March 2017 The Krugerrand celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year, marking a critical milestone in South Africa’s beneficiation of its precious metals. “The success of the Krugerrand shows it is possible to add value to our precious metals if we develop local capabilities and channel resources towards... 

UK, S Africa universities study impact of digital technology in higher education

7th March 2017 As digital technology continues to influence and disrupt how students learn and are taught, a new transcontinental research project by the University of Leeds, in the UK, and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will examine its effect on staff, students and employers. The ‘Unbundled University:... 

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