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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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Union, business organisations welcome Zuma recall

13th February 2018 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have welcomed the decision by the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) national executive committee to recall President Jacob Zuma after his... 

Metair expects to report positive growth in FY17 headline

13th February 2018 JSE-listed Metair expects to report a 24.6% year-on-year increase in headline earnings a share for the year ended December 31, while earnings a share are likely to be between 21.6% and 25.5% higher year-on-year. “The automotive component vertical recovered after a difficult 2016, returning to... 

Acacia scraps FY17 dividend, posts $707m net loss

12th February 2018 The share price of LSE-listed Acacia Mining fell by 18.6% on Monday as it reported a net loss of $707-million for 2017 and said it would not pay a dividend for the financial year. The company continues to be negatively affected by a general ban on the export of metallic mineral concentrates in... 

Bluebird, Southern sign JV to reopen South Korean silver mine

12th February 2018 Aim-listed Bluebird Merchant Ventures has signed an agreement with Southern Gold to develop and reopen the Kochang gold and silver mine in South Korea. Under the terms of the agreement, a joint venture (JV) will be formed once Bluebird has spent $500 000 to complete a report on the feasibility to... 

Taste Holdings appoints new CEO

12th February 2018 Tyrone Moodley has been appointed Taste Holdings' CEO, effective immediately. He will succeed Carlo Gonzaga, who has resigned. 

Entries for Seifsa Awards for Excellence now open

12th February 2018 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has invited manufacturers operating in the metals and engineering sector to submit their entries for the 2018 Seifsa Awards for Excellence. Entries are open to all companies in the sector, including those which are not... 

Ergo’s R126m payment to municipality to reduce DRDGold’s cash

12th February 2018 Gold mining company DRDGold’s subsidiary, Ergo Mining, will pay R126-million to the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality (EMM) to ensure continued electricity supply to Ergo, reducing DRDGold’s cash balance of R295-million as at December 31.   Ergo has been engaged in a legal dispute with EMM... 

State procurement to come under spotlight at BBBEE Commission conference

9th February 2018 State procurement will come under the spotlight at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission’s annual conference, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on March 15. The conference theme, Improving State Procurement for Real Empowerment, is aimed at finding... 

Avocet completes Resolute sale

9th February 2018 Aim-listed Avocet Mining has completed the sale of Resolute to the Balaji group of companies for $5-million. Completion of the sale was delayed three times, most recently until February 8. 

African Tantalum sends fourth tantalum shipment to customer

9th February 2018 African Tantalum (Aftan) has sent the fourth shipment of high-purity tantalum from its Namibia Tantalite Investment mine to a North American tantalum consumer and end-user of tantalum ore. Aftan, which is a subsidiary of Aim-listed Kennedy Ventures, on Friday said it has made significant progress... 


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