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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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Absa PMI dips slightly to 52.2 in March

3rd April 2017 The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) managed to hold on to recent gains in March, despite dipping slightly lower to 52.2 from 52.5 in February, thereby remaining above the neutral 50-point mark for a third straight month. This was supported by all five major subcomponents... 

Avocet appoints new CEO, CFO to assist in the company’s restructuring

3rd April 2017 West Africa-focused gold producer Avocet Mining has appointed Boudewijn Wentink as CEO with immediate effect. His primary strategic objective will be to ensure the refinancing and restructuring that is critical to the future of the company. 

M&R Water, partner offer emergency desalinated water solutions in South Africa

3rd April 2017 Murray & Roberts (M&R) Water and Australian-based Osmoflo have concluded a memorandum of agreement to offer emergency desalination plants in South Africa. Through its agreement with Osmoflo, M&R Water has four 7 000 m3/d sea water desalination plants that are immediately available to the drought... 

Group Five exco member resigns

3rd April 2017 JSE-listed Group Five group executive committee member and head of the Investments & Concessions cluster Jon Hillary has resigned. The company noted that Hillary will leave an experienced senior management team in place in the property and transport businesses of the Investments & Concessions... 

Eskom’s Jacob Machinjike appointed 2017 president of the SAIEE

31st March 2017 Eskom transmission grids manager Jacob Machinjike has been inaugurated as president of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) for 2017. His term will end at the institute’s next annual general meeting in March 2018.     “Machinjike has 30 years’ experience in the engineering... 

Business concerned over consequences of Cabinet reshuffle

31st March 2017 Business organsiations have reacted to President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle and the consequential axing of Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister with concern and trepidation. Business Unity South Africa (Busa) on Friday said it was deeply concerned about the ramifications of the extensive... 

Solidarity seeks court intervention to place MEIBC under administration

31st March 2017 Trade union Solidarity has filed an application to the Labour Court to have the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) put under administration. Speaking to Engineering News Online on the sidelines of the launch of the union’s Save our Steel campaign on Thursday, Solidarity... 

Climate change could have devastating effect on citrus crops

31st March 2017 Climate change could have a drastic effect on South Africa’s citrus crops, as pests, such as the Asian citrus psyllid, which causes the citrus greening disease, emerge in Africa. Speaking at the Agricultural Research Symposium 2017 earlier this month, Agricultural Research Council (ARC) plant... 

Zokwana promises to assist agriculture sector in increasing production

31st March 2017 The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) plans to boost agricultural production, which was severely affected by the drought in recent years. Addressing delegates at the Agricultural Research Symposium 2017 in Centurion, Gauteng, on Friday, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries... 

Taking ECSA, Minister to court was a ‘last resort’

31st March 2017 Taking legal action against the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi was a last resort in attempts to have the current ECSA council suspended, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) CEO Manglin Pillay insists. Earlier this month,... 

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