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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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AU launches single African air transport market project

16th February 2018 Rwanda President Paul Kagame, who recently took over as president of the African Union (AU), has announced the launch of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) project. The SAATM is the first AU Agenda 2063 flagship project and is aimed at creating a single unified air transport market in... 

Cesa concerned about impasse between ECSA and voluntary associations

16th February 2018 Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has set effective, ethical leadership and embracing the fourth industrial revolution as its priorities for this year. Delivering his presidential message, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday, Cesa president Neresh Pather said the organisation would... 

Specialised debt fund vehicle for small-scale renewables

16th February 2018 German government-owned KfW Development Bank and Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) on Thursday signed an agreement that establishes South Africa’s first specialised debt fund vehicle for small-scale renewables projects. Known as The Facility for Investment in Renewable Small Transactions (First), this... 

KfW Development Bank signs R900m loan facility with Land Bank

16th February 2018 Germany’s KfW Development Bank on Thursday signed an agreement for a R900-million loan to the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (Land Bank). The loan, which will assist the Land Bank with refinancing its loan book and extending longer-term financing to both emerging and... 

Business organisations hope for greater policy certainty after Zuma’s resignation

15th February 2018 Industry bodies throughout South Africa have welcomed Jacob Zuma’s decision to step down as President. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Thursday said it applauded Zuma’s remarks where he reaffirmed and pledged his commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law,... 

ABM, Thunderbird JV to accelerate potential for discovery North Arunta

15th February 2018 ASX-listed ABM Resources has agreed to extend the period for Thunderbird Metals raising a minimum of $0.5-million to March 31, for the joint venture (JV) exploration agreement of the North Arunta project, in the Northern Territory. Thunderbird will earn a 51% interest in the project by spending... 

New Century signs gas supply agreement with Santos

15th February 2018 ASX-listed zinc developer New Century Resources has entered into a four-year A$100-million gas supply agreement (GSA) with independent oil and gas producer Santos for its Mount Isa power generation facilities in the Lower Gulf of Carpentaria. While the full terms of the GSA remain confidential,... 

Commissioning starts at Bald Hill lithium plant

15th February 2018 Joint venture partners Tawana Resources and Alliance Mineral Assets have started commissioning the dense media separation (DMS) circuit at their Bald Hill lithium and tantalum mine, in Western Australia.  First spodumene concentrate is expected as soon as ore is fed to the DMS circuit in early... 

Solidarity calls for Mining Charter to be set aside

14th February 2018 Trade Union Solidarity on Wednesday disclosed the contents of documents it has submitted as part of a court case to have the third iteration of the Mining Charter set aside. Speaking at a media briefing, in Pretoria, Solidarity research industry head Connie Mulder said the trade union would act... 

Competition Tribunal dismisses Massmart complaint

13th February 2018 The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a complaint by Walmart-owned Massmart that exclusivity agreements between other retailers and landlords are excluding its Game stores from selling fresh grocery products. The Tribunal, for a second time, on Tuesday upheld arguments made by Shoprite Checkers,... 


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