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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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Clover appoints CFO designate

17th October 2017 Frantz Scheepers has been appointed CFO designate of JSE-listed Clover, effective November 1. He will succeed current CFO Elton Bosch. 

Nzimande axed in another Cabinet reshuffle

17th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma has again made changes to his Cabinet. The Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday that Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has been appointed Higher Education and Training Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo as Home Affairs Minister, Mmamaloko Kubayi as Communications Minister, David Mahlobo as... 

De Beers’ eighth sales cycle nets $370m

17th October 2017 Diamond miner De Beers reported revenue of $370-million for its eighth rough diamond sales cycle of this year. This was lower than the $494-million in revenue earned in the eighth sales cycle of 2016. 

Kibali on track as it prepares for completion of underground mine

17th October 2017 Randgold Resources’ Democratic Republic of Congo- (DRC-) based Kibali gold mine remains on track to achieve its production target of 610 000 oz this year as its underground operations and the integration and automation of the vertical shaft enters the final commissioning and automation stage, CEO... 

AMCU calls for commission into mine safety

16th October 2017 In addition to regular inquiries in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called for a commission to be set up by the Department of Mineral Resources to determine the real causes of several mining accidents over the past few... 

Building Energy celebrates start of production at Uganda solar PV plant

16th October 2017 Independent power producer Building Energy recently inaugurated the 10 MW Tororo solar plant – its first photovoltaic (PV) system in Uganda and one of the largest solar PV plants in Eastern Africa. Building Energy was responsible for the development of the project, arranging the financing, as... 

Implats buys 15% stake in Waterberg project

16th October 2017 JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) will buy a combined 15% interest in the Waterberg platinum group metals (PGMs) project from TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) for $30-million. Implats has also secured an option to... 

Rolfes appoints new CEO

16th October 2017 Lizette Lynch has resigned as CEO of JSE-listed Rolfes and will be succeeded by current acting CFO Richard Buttle. The process of appointing a new permanent CFO has commenced. Buttle will retain the role of acting group CFO while a suitable successor is identified. 

Sibanye-Stillwater avoids closure of certain South African PGM business units

16th October 2017 The closure of Sibanye-Stillwater conventional business units has been averted. Sibanye-Stillwater previously indicated that between 200 000 oz/y and 300 000 oz/y of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold, or 4E platinum group metals (PGMs), capacity could be cut, should some conventional shafts... 

Stellar agrees to sell Guinea assets for $1.25m

16th October 2017 West Africa-focused Stellar Diamonds and BDG Capital have agreed on a final purchase price of $1.25-million for Stellar’s Guinea assets. This follows the completion of a due diligence by BDG. 

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