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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

Kariba dam works on track

8th December 2017 The $294-million Kariba dam rehabilitation project (KDRP) is progressing steadily, with the plunge pool currently in the implementation phase and the spillway refurbishment works under procurement, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said recently. The authority, which operates, maintains and... 

Local presence key to capitalising on African infrastructure opportunity

8th December 2017 Through innovation in the energy sphere, Africa is slowly starting to overcome historical blockages that have prevented the continent from achieving economic growth and creating sustainable jobs, according to energy consultancy Africa House director Duncan Bonnett. Speaking at a PowerGen and... 

Two South Africans shortlisted for engineering innovation prize

8th December 2017 Two young South Africans are among the 16 engineers hailing from seven countries in Africa, who have been chosen for the shortlist of the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. University of the Witwatersrand chemical engineering research fellow Collins Saguru has developed AltMet,... 

Gauteng sets up corruption intervention council

8th December 2017 To fight corruption and promote clean governance, integrity and ethics, the Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has established a civil society-led Ethics and Anti-Corruption Advisory Council. Premier David Makhura said the establishment of the council was a “great step” in efforts to eradicate... 

Sasol shareholders approve new R21bn BEE structure

1st December 2017 Sasol Khanyisa, a R21-billion broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) ownership structure, has been granted formal approval by Sasol shareholders. “We are delighted with this outcome as it marks a significant milestone in Sasol’s transformation journey. Sasol Khanyisa will be implemented... 

Climate change implementation now urgent – Molewa

1st December 2017 Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on all developed countries to urgently implement their pre-2020 pledges, including the provision of additional, new and predicable support to developing countries to reduce the effects of climate change. Speaking at the Bonn climate... 

AfriTin advancing towards feasibility studies at Uis mine

30th November 2017 Since being admitted to shares trading, Aim-listed AfriTin Mining is now positioned to expand the pilot plant at Uis tin mine, in Western Namibia’s Erongo region, into a commercial operation, before completion of a definitive feasibility study for full-scale production. In the six months to... 

Tharisa posts record production, profit for full year

30th November 2017 JSE- and LSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa Minerals on Thursday posted record results for the year ended September 30, with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation up 168.7% to $115.6-million. This was paired with a 266.7% rise in its headline earnings... 

Bushveld Minerals to consolidate ownership in Bushveld Vametco

30th November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals on Thursday said it had made an $11.1-million offer to acquire all the shares it does not already own in Bushveld Vametco (BVL). Bushveld currently owns 45% in BVL, while Yellow Dragon Holdings holds a 55% interest. 

PTM shifts focus to Waterberg project, debts

30th November 2017 TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Thursday said its main focus in the year ahead would be on advancing its large-scale, bulk minable Waterberg project, in South Africa, after agreeing to sell its position in the Maseve mine to Royal Bafokeng Platinum. The miner said it would also focus on... 

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