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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Springs-based fuel cell SEZ approved

5th December 2018 The special economic zone (SEZ) for fuel cell development, proposed for development by the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone initiative and Impala Platinum (Implats), has been approved, Implats fuel cell coordinator Fahmida Smith told attendees at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and... 

HySA strategy bears fruit with multiple projects nearing commercialisation

5th December 2018 The Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) strategy has produced multiple inventions and pilot projects that are nearing commercialisation, Department of Science and Technology Hydrogen and Energy chief director Dr Rebecca Maserumule told attendees of the thirtieth International Partnership for Hydrogen... 

DST hosts hydrogen fuel cell technology conference

3rd December 2018 Global stakeholders in the multibillion-dollar fuel cell industry will meet in Pretoria this week for the thirtieth Steering Committee Meeting of the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE). The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will host the meeting... 

Lonmin returns to profitability ahead of Sibanye-Stillwater merger

29th November 2018 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Lonmin on Thursday announced a return to profit for the 2018 financial year, with revenue up 6.3% year-on-year to $1.3-billion and an operating profit amounting $101-million, compared with a loss of $1-billion in 2017. Lonmin CEO Ben Magara commented that the... 

Platinum supply, demand expected to increase in 2019 – WPIC

28th November 2018 Global platinum demand will marginally outpace supply in 2019 – increasing by 2.4% and 1.6%, respectively – the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) announced in its latest Platinum Quarterly report on Wednesday. WPIC research director Trevor Raymond noted that the WPIC’s global platinum 2019... 

Gold Fields warns striking workers there will be no ‘sweetener’ deals

28th November 2018 JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields says the settlement agreement offered to striking workers will expire at 17:00 on Friday, November 30, and warns that no further “sweetener deals” will be introduced should the deadline lapse. In a media briefing on Wednesday, CEO Nick Holland reiterated the... 

Nampak produces ‘pleasing’ FY18 results despite challenging environment

27th November 2018 Packaging company Nampak has achieved positive results for its continuing operations for the financial year ended September 30, with profit up 29% year-on-year to R1.2-billion and headline earnings a share up 15% year-on-year to 168.7c a share. Nampak CEO André de Ruyter told Engineering News... 

Gold One launches R100m plant expansion project

23rd November 2018 ASX- and JSE-listed Gold One International on Friday celebrated the official launch of its R100-million plant expansion project at the Modder East operations in Springs. Gold One Operations VP Jon Hericourt said the bankable feasibility study for the mine had expected it to produce 70 000 t/m,... 

New administrations, policies spur optimism for South Africa, Brazil

23rd November 2018 The withdrawal of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill, the finalisation of Mining Charter 3 and the investment drive led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, has given the South African mining sector reason to be cautiously optimistic, Herbert Smith Freehills partner... 

South African infrastructure better suited to transporting precious metals than base metals

23rd November 2018 South Africa’s (SA’s) transport infrastructure was built for and remains suited to the movement of precious metals and diamonds, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) consultant Biddy Faber told attendees of the roundtable on Exploring comparisons between SA and Brazilian mining and infrastructure... 

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