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Mia Breytenbach

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Mia Breytenbach is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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CoJ incentivises new building developments through special rebates

26th July 2017 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) will offer special rebates to property developers undertaking new building developments in earmarked areas across the city in a bid to grow the economy and create jobs.   The CoJ recently implemented the new 2017/18 Property Rates Policy, in which the city... 

Vedanta’s Zinc International production down y/y in Q1, Zambia copper production improves

26th July 2017 Diversified miner Vedanta Resources' Zinc International business recorded a 25% year-on-year decrease in production to 32 000 t  for the quarter ended June 30 – the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. The decrease was mainly as a result of an planned plant shutdown at the acid plant, as... 

Kodal receives final high-grade lithium drill results for Bougouni prospect

25th July 2017 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals has received final drill results for the Ngoualana prospect at the Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali, which show high-grade lithium mineralisation, the company announced on Tuesday. The West Africa-focused mineral exploration and development company completed... 

New water-quality analyser launched for smart water networks

21st July 2017 Environmental consultant SI Analytics, a division of JSE-listed technology solutions provider EOH, has launched the new Smart Low Energy Analyser (Lea), a self-powered and multi-parameter water-quality analyser. The analyser is equipped with sensors that collect and transmit data to be used in... 

Otis relaunches training academy to build skills, expertise in industry

21st July 2017 Elevator and escalator manufacturer Otis South Africa earlier this month relaunched its training academy in line with its skills development programme, which is designed to create technical and functional expertise in African markets. “Building skills and expertise through the Otis training... 

New local fluorspar mine set to lead globally in production volume, quality and cost

18th July 2017 The new R1.7-billion Nokeng fluorspar mine in Gauteng, the development of which got under way last month, is expected to lead in terms of production volume and quality, and to rank “in the bottom cost quartile when it reaches full production in 24 months”, says SepFluor CEO Rob Wagner. Speaking... 

University library, student resources building wins prestigious award

14th July 2017 The Sol Plaatje University library and student resources building project, in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, has been awarded the 2017 Fulton Concrete Award in the buildings greater than three storeys category at the 2017 biennial Fulton Awards, hosted by the Concrete Society of South Africa... 

Hudaco remains cash generative in tough economic environment

14th July 2017 Despite a difficult economic and trading environment, JSE-listed industrial products provider Hudaco remains cash-generative, with operations having generated net cash of R247-million for the six months to May 31. Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford emphasised that the results were reported during a... 

Mining ups y/y output in May, but down again month on month

13th July 2017 South Africa’s headline mining production grew 3.6% year-on-year in May, but contracted -0.2% from the downwardly revised month-on-month decrease in April over March, of -1.4%. The three largest positive contributors to the headline improvement in mining activity came from iron-ore production,... 

Harmony achieves fatality-free quarter, exceeds yearly production guidance

13th July 2017 JSE-listed Harmony Gold’s South Africa and Papua New Guinea operations achieved a milestone fatality-free quarter in the June 2017 quarter.  Moreover, gold production for the financial year ending June 30 is estimated to be 1.09-million ounces, which exceeds the company’s production guidance of... 

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