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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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Rising mining fatalities disconcerting – Solidarity

6th March 2017 Trade union Solidarity on Monday expressed concern about the rise in fatalities in the mining industry in the first two months of this year. This comes after the latest provisional statistics for January 1 to February 27 showed an increase in fatalities to eight, from five in the first two months... 

Ascendis buys Cipla’s Southern African veterinary operations for R375m

6th March 2017 Health and care brands group Ascendis Health, will acquire the Southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375-million. The purchase price includes a deferred payment of R50-million over 15 months. The acquisition will take effect in April. 

Sassda launches competition to promote life cycle costing app

6th March 2017 The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) has launched a competition to promote its life cycle costing (LCC) app, which was developed in 2016 to boost the use of stainless steel in the local market. To stand a chance to win a trip to Paris worth R125 000, entrants will... 

Repairs completed on over 63% of recalled Ford Kuga 1.6-litre models

6th March 2017 Ford South Africa on Monday said more than 63% of the 1.6-litre Ford Kuga’s that were recalled have been repaired and returned to their owners. Around 4 556 1.6-litre Ford Kugas, built between December 2012 and February 2014, have been affected by the safety recall in South Africa. 

Tawana to acquire 100% of WA lithium tenements

6th March 2017 ASX-listed Tawana Resources has exercised its option to acquire 100% of four lithium tenements at its Western Australia-based Cowan and Yallari projects. The Cowan project comprises three tenements totalling 159 km2. 

Lonmin COO steps down

6th March 2017 Ben Moolman has resigned as chief operating officer of platinum miner and producer Lonmin. He will leave the company on April 5. “My colleagues and I would like to thank Ben for his contribution to Lonmin and wish him well in his future career,” CEO Ben Magara said in a statement on Monday. 

MOD Resources discovers substantial new copper zone

6th March 2017 ASX-listed MOD Resources has discovered significant widths and grades of copper and silver mineralisation below the T3 resource at its Botswana copper project. T3 forms part of a joint venture with Aim-listed Metal Tiger relating to an extensive holding of licences in the central and western... 

Mustang’s shares rise on high-grade Mozambique graphite discovery

6th March 2017 Australian ruby miner Mustang Resources’ share price on the ASX surged on Monday morning, after the company announced it had made a high-grade graphite discovery at its Caula project, in Mozambique. “This high-grade graphite will enable us to generate a top-quality product at a relatively low... 

AfDB supports Zimbabwe’s efforts to reform SoEs

3rd March 2017 African Development Bank (AfDB) Southern Africa regional development and business delivery office DG Tonia Kandiero and Zimbabwe Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa have signed a $4-million grant agreement to support a State-owned enterprise (SoE) reform and delivery... 

Study uses ‘fitbit’ to track animal sleep patterns

3rd March 2017 A recent study published in research journal PLUS ONE has found that sleep in wild animals is likely not related to sunrise and sunset, and that other environmental factors are more crucial to the timing of sleep. According to University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Anatomical Sciences Professor... 

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