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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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Modest rebound in sub-Saharan Africa growth to be boosted by recedence of 2016 growth mitigating factors – IMF

9th May 2017 Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says, noting that, with policy response being "behind the curve", pressures on sovereigns rising and spillovers to the private sector intensifying, the near-term outlook for growth in the region is likely... 

Agricultural adaptations will cut costs of climate change impacts

9th May 2017 Ongoing climate change impacts can result in significant economic costs for a country’s agricultural sector, evident in the drought South Africa has been subjected to over the last two years; however, enormous benefits can be drawn from possible adaptation options, if implemented correctly. At a... 

Orion starts drilling at Prieska to define resources

9th May 2017 ASX-listed Orion Gold has started a major new phase of drilling at its Prieska zinc-copper project, in the Northern Cape, where the first two holes of the programme are designed to test mineralisation in the north-west target area. The programme will further evaluate the main deep sulphide target... 

‘Costly’ closure of Middle East business to impact on M&R earnings

8th May 2017 JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) on Monday confirmed that it would exit the Middle East by the end of 2017 and said the “costly” closure of the business would impact on its financial year-end results. M&R sold its infrastructure and building businesses to a consortium led by black-empowered... 

World Diamond Council intersessional meeting guides industry

8th May 2017 An observers’ forum, held alongside the World Diamond Council and Kimberley Process (KP) intersessional meeting, saw its members, along with the African Diamond Producers Association, the Civil Society Coalition and the Diamond Development Initiative achieve consensus on proposals to strengthen... 

Sula drilling programme allows better understanding of project

8th May 2017 Gold exploration company Sula Iron & Gold has completed a diamond drilling campaign at its flagship Ferensola gold project, in Sierra Leone, with a total of 14 drill holes for 3 788 m from select locations. The programme at the 100%-owned project resulted in four drill holes across the Sanama... 

Beowulf’s Kallak mining operations will not impact reindeer herding

8th May 2017 Aim-listed Beowulf’s application for an exploitation concession related to its the Kallak magnetite iron-ore project, in Sweden, is expected to progress further in June, following the company’s analysis of its impact on surrounding reindeer herding. The company noted that the Mining Inspectorate... 

Redefine confident of maintaining growth in future, even in uncertain environment

8th May 2017 JSE-listed Redefine Properties, which posted 7.5% distribution growth to 4.82c a share for the six months to February 28, on Monday said it was “well-poised to weather the coming storm” owing to its diversified asset platform. During a media briefing, CEO Andrew Konig outlined that the real... 

PetroSA denies business rescue allegations

8th May 2017 State-owned oil and gas company PetroSA on Monday refuted claims that it had asked its holding company, the Central Energy Fund, to place it under business rescue, stating that it was not in “financial distress”. It said media reports last week about the alleged request were “inaccurate and... 

NAMC appoints acting CEO

5th May 2017 The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has appointed Zama Xalisa acting CEO, after Ronald Ramabulana’s tenure ended on April 28. Xalisa, who holds two Masters qualifications, joined the NAMC in 2009 as an agricultural trusts senior manager. This role included representing the Minister... 

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