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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Grain SA cautiously optimistic on 2017 maize crop

20th January 2017 Grain farmers are grateful for the turnaround in general conditions following the severe drought South Africa experienced last year; however, the perception that all problems are now solved is premature, says Grain South Africa (SA) chairperson Jaco Minnaar. He notes that although the outlook for... 

Sovereign Mines completes Mandiana farm-out

20th January 2017 Aim-listed Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA) has completed the farm-out of its 75% interest in the Mandiana gold project, in Guinea, to TSX-V-listed Volcanic Gold Mines. In turn, it received 2.5-million common shares in Volcanic, representing 9.9% of Volcanic’s shares. 

Esor to raise R37.5m in rights offer

20th January 2017 JSE-listed Esor intends to raise up to R37.54-million in a rights offer to qualifying shareholders. Qualifying shareholders are being offered the right to acquire 25 shares for every 100 Esor shares held on the record date. Some 98.8-million shares will be on offer at 38c apiece. 

Imperial Logistics establishes new business in Ghana

20th January 2017 Supply chain and logistics company Imperial Logistics has partnered with Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings to form a new business Imperial LMI Logistics to provide logistics services in Ghana and the rest of West Africa.   “The vision of Imperial LMI is to be an integrated, end-to-end supply... 

Black-woman-owned steel manufacturing company launched

20th January 2017 Despite the difficult economic climate South Africa currently finds itself in, black-woman-owned steel-manufacturing company RSC Avelo, which was officially launched in Roodepoort, Gauteng on Thursday, aims to be a key player in market, according to MD Mayleen Kyster. “Even though we are in a... 

Multispeed growth in Africa to change FDI patterns in coming years

20th January 2017 Financial services advisory firm EY’s third instalment of its ‘Africa Attractiveness Program 2016’ report expects continued variable economic performance across Africa’s subregions. This follows from the sharp downward revisions in overall growth forecasts this year, mainly reflecting challenging... 

Green buildings body launches sustainable neighbourhoods rating tool

20th January 2017 The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has announced the launch of the locally applicable version of the Green Star – Communities rating tool in South Africa. The tool is a framework that will drive the development of more sustainable neighbourhoods and precincts, ultimately making... 

Cybercrime Bill to be tabled in Parliament

19th January 2017 The Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill is set to be tabled in Parliament soon. The Bill, which was approved by Cabinet in December, is necessary for building safer communities as envisaged in the National Development Plan, Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffery said on... 

Ariana to explore Turkey’s ‘hot gold’ corridor

18th January 2017 Gold exploration and development company Ariana Resources is planning to conduct exploration along what it calls the “hot gold” corridor, in Turkey, throughout this year. Several well defined target areas at Ardala South East and South West, Hizarliyayla and Incesu South, besides others, will... 

December trade activity posts year-on-year improvement

18th January 2017 Although December is usually a tight month for trade conditions owing to less business-to-business trade, trade in December was noticeably better than in December 2015, says the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci). The chamber of Wednesday released its Trade Activity Index for... 

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