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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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Student designs sustainable beekeeping system

3rd March 2017 A University of Johannesburg (UJ) student has designed an improved system of beekeeping and beehive production to aid in the survival of bees and, by extension, tackle the problem of decreasing pollination. UJ MTech Industrial Design student Ivan Brown’s Beegin concept involves a lightweight... 

Competition Appeal Court upholds Tribunal’s prohibition of Imerys, Andalusite merger

3rd March 2017 The Competition Appeal Court this week dismissed an appeal by andalusite miners Imerys and Andalusite Resources to overturn a decision by the Competition Tribunal to prohibit a merger between the two companies. The appeal was heard in December 2016. 

Gahcho Kué starts commercial production

3rd March 2017 Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in 13 years, has officially started commercial production. The mine, developed in a joint venture between De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds, is expected to produce about 54-million carats of rough diamonds over its mine life. 

AMSA, government sign pricing principles agreement

3rd March 2017 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has reached a five-year agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry on steel pricing principles. The agreement is intended to achieve a fair price for steel, which enables AMSA to earn a reasonable margin from domestic sales, while being... 

Trust in institutions on the decline in South Africa

3rd March 2017 The South African population’s trust in its government, media and business, is in steady decline, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, which was released on in February. The barometer, which measures peoples’ trust in four institutions – government, media, business and nongovernmental... 

Neasa slams AMSA’s move to lobby downstream industry

3rd March 2017 The National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) on Tuesday requested that steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) withdraw its plea to the downstream steel industry to join it in a united lobbying effort for higher levels of tariff protection on both primary and value-added... 

Sapoa welcomes proposed changes to Protection of Investment Act regulations

2nd March 2017 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) supports the new mediation process set out in the Protection of Investment Act draft regulations. The association states that it represents the economically significant property-owning sector of the economy and that good relations with foreign... 

Premier Food and Fishing lists on JSE

2nd March 2017 Food and fisheries company Premier Food and Fishing on Thursday listed in the Farming, Fishing and Plantations sector of the JSE.     “Being listed on the JSE will allow us to give our employees, as well as the members of the communities in which we operate, an opportunity to acquire equity in... 

Competition authorities approve Electrolux’s buyout of Kwikot Group

2nd March 2017 Competition authorities in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia have approved Electrolux’s acquisition of Kwikot Group. Electrolux in November 2016 announced its plan to buy Kwikot for an undisclosed amount. 

Mpact FY16 earnings fall amid tough trading conditions

2nd March 2017 Challenging trading conditions, along with higher recovered paper costs, lower containerboard sales, a higher effective tax rate and finance costs and a loss in its Mpact Polymers business, negatively impacted on JSE-listed Mpact’s results for the 2016 financial year. Headline earnings a share... 

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