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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New polishing facility a boost to Dubai’s status as a diamond trading centre

8th December 2017 The global diamond industry is either growing in affluent regions or remaining steady in less affluent ones, thereby reflecting a degree of positivity, as well as signs of growth. This also points to untapped potential that is ready to be unlocked through increased investment upstream and... 

SA stainless steel industry worth $3bn, 100 000 jobs

8th December 2017 The South African stainless steel industry is “very important” in employing people and growing the economy through exports and the local manufacturing of products, says South African Stainless Steel Development Association CEO John Tarboton.  

Afrimat construction index reveals quarterly improvement

7th December 2017 Construction activity in South Africa improved quarter-on-quarter from Q2 to Q3, according to material building company Afrimat’s Construction Index (ACI)  

Last day of share trading for Datatec as Aim-listing cancellation takes effect

7th December 2017 Thursday was the last day that shares of international information and communications technology company Datatec could be traded on London’s Aim, as the company’s cancellation of its listing will take effect on Friday.  

Mike Brown steps in as Gem Diamonds nonexecutive director

7th December 2017 Diamond producer Gem Diamonds is set to receive fresh blood as decade-sitting Gavin Beevers will not stand for re-election in 2018 as a nonexecutive director 

Intermin reaffirms guidance as first ore is hauled from Teal Stage 2

6th December 2017 Western Australia-focused gold mining company Intermin Resources has started hauling the first ore from Stage 2 operations at its Teal gold mine, north-west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, to a nearby processing plant, the ASX-listed company reported on Wednesday 

Atrum incorporates Elan project directly into portfolio, reverses decision to list

6th December 2017 ASX-listed coal miner Atrum Coal has reversed a decision to list its Canada-based Elan Coal properties on a stock exchange and, instead, will integrate the mining project directly into its portfolio 

GBM scoping study shows economic viability of Mt Coolon project

4th December 2017 A recent scoping study conducted by junior GBM Resources for its Mt Coolon gold project has indicated that it may be economically viable to redevelop the project, which shows the potential to generate strong positive cash flow 

Potential of groundwater in spotlight again amid Western Cape drought

1st December 2017 Groundwater still holds significant potential to provide water for various uses, especially to augment large-scale supply during drought, notes Geological Society of South Africa: Western Cape ground water division chairperson Dr Roger Parsons.  

DTI warns large-scale job creation not as simple as it seems

28th November 2017 The structure of the South African economy does not allow for the creation of large numbers of jobs, nor can it support a large number of new jobs at appropriate skills levels, the ‘State of Manufacturing 2017’ report has shown. One of the major reasons for the inability to create a large number... 


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