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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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Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

EPP continues to see organic, acquisitive growth opportunities in Poland

29th June 2017 Having followed an aggressive strategy and completing five acquisitions in the three months ended March 31, JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Echo Polska Properties (EPP) is set for strong distribution growth in the year ahead, having reported distributable income a share of €2.74... 

Richards Bay dry bulk terminal commissions harbour cranes

29th June 2017 Two 144 t mobile harbour cranes [MHC], moved from Maydon Wharf, in Durban, to the Richards Bay dry bulk terminal [DBT] have been fully commissioned, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said on Thursday. The move entailed lifting the MHCs with the help of heavy lift gear cranes. This was followed by a... 

WG Wearne expects to widen FY17 losses

29th June 2017 Construction materials producer WG Wearne expects to have widened its losses for the financial year ended February 28. The company on Thursday said it expected its results to reflect a basic loss a share of between 7.3c and 8.9c, compared with a basic loss a share of 6.52c for the prior financial... 

Cesa prepares for yearly excellence awards, cautions on unreasonable professional service expectations

29th June 2017 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has received more than 47 submissions for this year’s Aon Engineering Excellence Awards. Cesa CEO Chris Campbell said the event, which will be held on August 16, would highlight innovation, quality, outstanding workmanship and professionalism in the... 

Seifsa welcomes Naamsa’s renewed commitment to local industry

29th June 2017 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the announcement by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) that original-equipment manufacturers will increase their sourcing of locally-produced goods as part of the... 

NUM angry, shocked by AngloGold’s proposed retrenchments

29th June 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is “extremely angry and shocked” at the “huge number of workers” that may be retrenched by AngloGold Ashanti at a time the country was being plagued by a high rate of unemployment. The gold miner on Wednesday announced that it would place its Savuka and... 

Court hearing on liquidation application against Rockwell subsidiaries postponed

29th June 2017 A court hearing to consider the merits of the liquidation application against three subsidiaries of dual-listed Rockwell Diamonds, has been postponed to October 31. The hearing had originally been scheduled for June 22; however, this would be prior to Rockwell Diamonds’ filing of a proposed... 

RAF CEO steps down

28th June 2017 Road Accident Fund (RAF) CEO Dr Eugene Watson will step down from his position at the end of June, it said on Wednesday. A successor has not yet been appointed. 

Neasa, AMSA at odds over service delivery and import duties

28th June 2017 The National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) has accused steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) of inadequate service delivery, following a survey polling some of the country’s downstream steel companies. Neasa CEO Gerhard Papenfus said in a statement released... 

Zwane to outline Mining Charter provisions at Limpopo imbizo

28th June 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will on Thursday host an imbizo on the third Mining Charter, in Limpopo, which forms part of his programme of informing mining communities on the charter’s provisions. The much-maligned charter, which was gazette on June 15, is currently an issue of... 

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