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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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RBPlat expects to report narrowed H1 losses

26th July 2018 JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) expects to report a loss a share of between 10.5c and 13.5c for the six months ended June 30, compared with a loss a share of 15c reported for the first half of 2017. Its headline loss a share is, meanwhile, expected to be between 4.5c and 7.5c,... 

Eastplats continues to oppose litigation; VP of South African operations resigns

26th July 2018 Anton Lubbe has resigned as VP of Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) South African operations, effective August 31. The company said in a corporate update on Thursday that it would reorganise his duties between CEO Diana Hu, COO Andrea Zhang, and through the 

Harmony’s Hidden Valley mine reaches commercial production

26th July 2018 JSE-listed Harmony Gold’s Hidden Valley operation, in Papua New Guinea reached commercial levels of production in June. “The investment in the Stage 5 and 6 cutback was delivered safely, on schedule and below budget and we are confident that Hidden Valley will produce more than 180 000 oz in the... 

AECI achieves strong H1 performance

25th July 2018 JSE-listed AECI on Wednesday reported positive financial results for the six months ended June 30. Together with contributions from the acquisitions of Schirm and Much Asphalt in February and April respectively, AECI increased its revenue by 24% to R10.47-billion and profit from operations by 35%... 

Transnet signs manganese capacity allocation contract with Assmang

25th July 2018 State-owned Transnet has signed a seven-and-a-half-year Manganese Export Capacity Allocation (MECA2) contract with Assmang as part of its strategy to secure 95% of manganese volumes on rail. The contract, which will see the transportation of export manganese from pit to port, offers Assmang, the... 

Minerals Council to launch national safety and health day campaign

25th July 2018 In light of the growing number of fatalities in South African mines, the Minerals Council South Africa plans to launch a national campaign of Safety and Health Days in Mining, in mid-August. The Minerals Council on Wednesday said its board is deeply disappointed, concerned and saddened by the... 

USAID launches water project to benefit Southern African communities

25th July 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a five-year, $32.4-million project called Resilient Waters to address severe water challenges facing the Limpopo river basin and Okavango river basin communities. The project will work to provide access to safe drinking... 

SA, Russia recommit to implementation of PGMs MoU

24th July 2018 South Africa and Russia recommitted themselves to the continued implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on platinum group metals (PGMs), following the third yearly PGMs conference, which took place in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.   Delegates at the conference agreed on the need to... 

Karo officially launches Zimbabwe platinum project

24th July 2018 Zimbabwe and platinum producer Karo Platinum on Tuesday officially launched the Karo platinum project, in Chegutu, Zimbabwe.  “We are excited about partnering with Zimbabwe and its people in building a long-term and sustainable business. Zimbabwe has an extraordinary metal and mineral endowment... 

Norilsk says will continue litigation against Botswana govt

24th July 2018 Russian nickel producer Norilsk Nickel on Tuesday said it would continue with the litigation against the Botswana government over the Nkomati and Tati facilities to recover around $277-million it says is owed to it by State-owned BCL. Norilsk alleges that BCL failed to make a payment under an... 

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