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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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Group Five appoints Mosai as CEO

23rd May 2017 JSE-listed construction company Group Five has appointed Themba Mosai, who has been acting CEO of the group since March, as CEO, effective immediately. He takes over the reins from Eric Vemer, who moved on to new opportunities. 

Eskom tests microgrid technology in Free State

23rd May 2017 The Eskom Research, Testing and Development (RT&D) unit is building a MicroGrid technology demonstration plant in a rural unelectrified village, near Ficksburg, in the Free State. “This project is a demonstration of next-horizon technology that supports Eskom’s future strategic objectives, as... 

Solidarity, Hospersa worried about proposed bail-out plans for SAA

23rd May 2017 Trade union Solidarity is demanding answers about whether the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is considering recapitalising “sinking ship” South African Airways (SAA) through the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), as the union’s members have a direct interest in the proper management... 

Influx of job seekers to Gauteng threatens economic momentum

23rd May 2017 Although it has made “remarkable progress” in creating jobs over the mid-term, between May 2014 and November 2016, the Gauteng provincial government (GPG) still faced a rapid increase in the economically active population owing to migration, Premier David Makhura said in his Midterm Report on... 

Denel set on expanding business in Asia-Pacific region

23rd May 2017 State-owned Denel on Tuesday said it was dead set on expanding its business in the Asia-Pacific markets, despite an affidavit, lodged by former Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile, stating that its joint venture (JV) partner is a technically insolvent company. The aerospace and defence... 

Katoro Gold starts trading on Aim

23rd May 2017 Katoro Gold, previously Opera Investments, through its reverse takeover of Kibo Gold’s Imweru and Lubando gold projects, has been relisted on the LSE. The Tanzania-focused gold exploration company said the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on the Aim-market started at 08:00 on Tuesday,... 

South African Weather Service welcomes new CEO

23rd May 2017 The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has appointed Jeremiah Lengoasa CEO. He returns to SAWS after 12 years, after he left the organisation to join the World Meteorological Organisation, in Geneva, Switzerland, as assistant secretary-general in August 2005. 

Anglo American appoints Ian Ashby to board

23rd May 2017 Anglo American has appointed Ian Ashby as a nonexecutive director, effective July 25. With 37 years of experience in the mining industry, including 25 years in a variety of roles with BHP Billiton, ultimately leading the company’s iron-ore business, Anglo American chairperson John Parker noted... 

Solidarity approaches court to revoke Eskom’s employment equity plan

23rd May 2017 Trade union Solidarity will on Friday approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg to have State-owned power provider Eskom’s current employment equity plan declared invalid and revoked. Eskom’s employment equity plan is expected to be in force until 2020. Solidarity Centre for Fair Labour Practices... 

CML welcomes Rockwell Diamonds’ business rescue process

23rd May 2017 C-Rock Mining Limited (CML), the company that brought a provisional liquidation application against three subsidiaries of Aim-listed Rockwell Diamonds, has welcomed the court’s decision to place the subsidiaries under business rescue. CML had previously applied to have the three subsidiaries –... 

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