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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

VWSA celebrates significant milestone

7th March 2017 Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) Uitenhage plant, in the Eastern Cape, on Tuesday celebrated the manufacturing of its 1.25-millionth Polo. The milestone also marked 21 years of the production of Polo in South Africa. 

Commission approves sale of M&R’s infrastructure and building platform

6th March 2017 The Competition Commission has approved the sale of Murray and Roberts’ (M&R’s) infrastructure and building (I&B) platform to Firefly Investments 319, without conditions. M&R has undergone a significant restructuring in recent years that will result in it exiting the general building and civil... 

Commission refers alleged collusion case against shipping line to tribunal

6th March 2017 The Competition Commission of South Africa has referred a case of alleged price fixing, market division and collusive tendering against Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution. The commission alleged that the Japanese company, operating in South Africa, along with Mitsui... 

Edenville appoints consulting engineer, coal engineer for Rukwa

6th March 2017 Aim-listed Edenville Energy has appointed a consultant mining engineer to oversee the mining development and efficient operation of its Rukwa coal-to-power project, in western Tanzania. The unnamed engineer has over 20 years of experience in the resources industry, including ten years on the... 

Eskom connects 40 000 KwaZulu-Natal households to grid in under a year

6th March 2017 State-owned Eskom has electrified over 40 000 households in KwaZulu-Natal between April 2016 and February this year, including more than 13 000 connections in the uMkhanyakude district. “With this achievement, the historic label of KwaZulu-Natal being one of the least electrified provinces is... 

Musina-Makhado SEZ to revive steel industry

6th March 2017 The South African Energy and Metallurgical Cluster has entered its implementation phase, following the signing of a R40-billion operator agreement between the State-owned Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ), where the cluster resides, and the Shenzhen Hoi Mor Resources Holding Company.... 

Proposals for development of Cape Town’s Foreshore Freeway precinct put on display

6th March 2017 Six private-sector proposals for the development of 6 ha of city-owned land in the Foreshore Freeway precinct – located under and between the existing and unfinished highways between the city’s northern edge and the Cape Town harbour – are on display at the city’s civic centre for public comment.... 

Armour to start supply of gas to APLNG by June

6th March 2017 ASX-listed Armour Energy has entered into a connection agreement with APA Group, giving the company access to the Roma-Brisbane pipeline at Wallumbilla, which will allow it to supply gas to Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG). Under a ten-year contract with APA, a key gas transport... 

Diversified miners to continue focus on capital discipline despite market upturn – BMI

6th March 2017 With the mining downturn having bottomed out in 2015 and improved performances already achieved in 2016, BMI Research believes the major diversified miners can expect to perform better over the coming years. Based on the performance of large diversified mining companies, including Anglo American,... 

Havilah sets sights on cobalt resources

6th March 2017 Havilah Resources is focusing on becoming a substantial cobalt and copper producer, following the discovery of appreciable quantities of cobaltian pyrite, an iron sulphide mineral that has a high cobalt content, at the undeveloped copper sulphide deposits in its portfolio, including the Kalkaroo,... 

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