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NWU to take on international competition at 2016 Solar Challenge

16th September 2016 Various improvements, including the exclusive use of include German-made Gochermann solar panels, have been made to the North-West University (NWU) solar car team’s Sirius X25 enabling the R1-million sponsored solar car to perform about 20% more effectively. Nearly a year after becoming the first... 

Karnalyte completes Phase 2 optimisation at Wynward

7th September 2016 Potash project developer Karnalyte Resources has successfully commissioned the second phase of its Brine Production Phase optimisation programme at the company's Wynyard potash mine, in Saskatchewan. Karnalyte president Robin Phinney commented on Tuesday that the company had completed... 

Santacruz subsidiary gets exclusive rights to develop Mexico-based silver mine

7th September 2016 Mexico-focused silver miner Santacruz Silver Mining Impulsora Minera Santacruz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mexico-focused silver miner Santacruz Silver Mining, has entered into an agreement that will see the company acquire the exclusive rights for 15 years to explore, develop and mine the... 

Phase 2 drilling under way at American Lithium’s Nevada projects

6th September 2016 Phase 2 sonic drilling on three discrete lithium brine targets is now under way at TSX-V-listed American Lithium’s Fish Lake Valley South Playa and Clayton Valley 1 projects, located in Esmeralda country, Nevada, in the US. The drilling programme – designed to collect information on aquifer... 

2016 engineering awards offer glimpse into South African profession’s excellence

2nd September 2016 Creamer Media’s Engineering News was among the organisations and individuals recognised at 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards, hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and Aon South Africa in Gauteng on Wednesday night. Engineering News received recognition for Publishing Excellence in... 

How the R1.5bn cartel settlement came to be

2nd September 2016 The Competition Commission has approved steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) proposal to pay R1.5-billion to the commission for its involvement in long steel and scrap metal cartels. This will be the largest competition-related fine ever paid by a single South African entity and... 

NWU to take on international competition at Sasol Solar Challenge

31st August 2016 Various improvements, including the exclusive use of include German-made Gochermann solar panels, have been made to the North-West University (NWU) solar car team’s Sirius X25 enabling the R1-million sponsored solar car to perform about 20% more effectively. Nearly a year after becoming the first... 

Victoria premier moves to ban unconventional gas development in the state

31st August 2016 Spearheaded by Victoria state premier David Andrews, the Labour government on Tuesday put forward a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas in the state, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and coal seam gas. The proposed permanent legislative ban,... 

Panoramic suffers severe loss amid plummeting nickel price

30th August 2016 Nickel-focused Panoramic Resources’ 2016 financial year results have been severely impacted by the falling nickel price, which reached a decade low in February, pushing the company into an after-tax loss of A$144.4-million, against a loss of A$28.8-million reported in the previous year. Further,... 

Carbine increases Jorc resources at Mount Morgan by 215%

30th August 2016 A 215% increase in the Joint Ore Reserves Committee resources at the Queensland-based Mount Morgan gold-copper tailings project to 850 000 oz highlights the potential to increase the project’s mine life and production, says owner Carbine Resources. 

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