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Mar 28, 2014
Mintails' 1L8 mine dump on the West Rand of Johannesburg
South Africa-focused tailings extractor Mintails has, to date, invested R1.5-billion into its mine closure operations and expects to spend an additional R85-million on closure costs by the time it ceases its planned operation in the next 20 years. Addressing the...
Mar 28, 2014
South Africa could be at increased risk of being directly impacted by topical cyclones within the next 40 years, report researchers from the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits). PhD candidate at the university’s school of geography, archaeology and...
Jan 17, 2014
Andile Sangqu
JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) on Friday announced the appointment of former Xstrata South Africa executive director Andile Sangqu as sustainability and risk group executive, with effect from March 1.
Dec 11, 2013
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold has made a R407-million bid to acquire 100% of Wits Gold, in a deal that could “give life” to the gold junior’s assets and secure the future of Sibanye’s Beatrix mine. The R11.55-a-share offer, for which a December 10...
Dec 11, 2013
The Wits Gold board of directors announced today that it has signed an implementation agreement with Sibanye Gold (Sibanye), in terms of which Sibanye will acquire the company’s entire issued ordinary share capital for a cash consideration of ZAR11.55 a share to...
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The City of Johannesburg has rolled out the second phase of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system.
Sep 18, 2013
JSE- and TSX-listed gold explorer turning producer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) is confident of being able to begin gold production at the Burnstone mine in the next 18 months. The company is also confident of attracting a cornerstone...
Sep 13, 2013
Jul 01, 2013
Dec 13, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
 
 
Oct 24, 2012
Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti on Wednesday reported a third-quarter production loss of between 40 000 oz and 70 000 oz of gold owing to the wildcat strikes by 35 000 workers countrywide. Gold production during the three months to September reached 1.03-million...
Sep 21, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Engineers Without Borders – Wits student society started construction of a small-scale biodiesel plant this month. Wits third year chemical engineering student Robert Louw and numerous other engineering students...
Sep 14, 2012
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) Regional Congress, organised by the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), will be held on November 7 and 8 at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg. The theme of the congress is ‘Advancing science and technology of...
Sep 13, 2012
Airbus and the National Aerospace Centre (NAC) on Thursday said that a joint bursary programme has been extended to include 12 new students in 2012. The programme, which aimed to support human capital development, awarded the bursaries, valued at R1-million, to...
Aug 29, 2012
Explorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold (Wits Gold) on Wednesday said that it would require additional financing to complete further feasibility studies at its De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) project. The company would raise between R100-million and...
Aug 24, 2012
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Physics has already taken steps to make it possible for students to enter a career in the South African nuclear new build programme, envisaged by government through the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), by means of a...
May 25, 2012
May 04, 2012
South Africa’s renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its nintieth year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution’s academic and research heritage in a way...
May 04, 2012
South Africa's renowned University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is celebrating its 90th year of existence this year and is using the milestone event to plan for the future – a future that builds on the institution's academic and research heritage in a way that...
Apr 12, 2012
 
 
 
 
Jan 20, 2012
As of 2012, the Wits School of Law is introducing a new suite of specialised postgrauate diplomas to compliment the existing Master of Laws (LLM) degree. Concurrently a revised Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree, which is based on theory and skills development, is also...
Nov 17, 2011
After two intensive days of judging the panel of judges concluded and agreed that Stellenbosch University’s Sunnyside Packer was the winning entry.
Oct 21, 2011
The the projects will lay the foundations for the University of the Witwatersrand's aspirations to be a top-100 international university by 2022, its centenary year.
Sep 30, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
The Wits Business School (WBS) is introducing a new Masters programme in Strategic Marketing next year, for which applications are now open.
Aug 12, 2011
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) vice-chancellor professor Loyiso Nongxa is optimistic that the R1.2-billion infrastructure programme under way across its 430-ha, 250-building property portfolio in the Braamfontein and Parktown areas of Johannesburg are laying...
Jul 28, 2011
Explorer and developer Wits Gold’s current exploration programme at its De Bron/Merriespruit (DBM) project is nearing completion, CEO Marc Watchorn said this week, as the company mulls over options to take the development forward. Wits Gold completed a scoping...
Jun 24, 2011
North-West University (NWU) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are jointly going to launch a programme of short courses directed at providing professionals with further and specialised training in the field of nuclear energy. “We have signed a...
Jun 10, 2011
North West University (NWU) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are jointly going to launch a programme of short courses directed at providing professionals with further and specialised training in the field of nuclear energy. “We have signed a...
Feb 25, 2011
The Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme (CSID) - the University of the Witwatersrand's (Wits') economics policy research unit of which I am director – hosted a launch of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI's) capacity...
 
 
 
 
Feb 18, 2011
Collaboration between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has led to the introduction of a new capacity building programme to tackle the skills shortage in the field of development economics and industrial policy.
Feb 07, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
Gold explorer and developer Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources (Wits Gold) expects to report a further widening in its interim losses. The company on Friday said that it was likely to report a basic and headline loss a share of between 26c a share and 31,8c a...
Nov 15, 2010
Gold exploration company Wits Gold on Monday said that it had raised just over R120-million to fund the Merriespruit South acquisition and planned exploration activities at the De Bron-Merriespruit (DBM) South area in the Free State. The JSE- and TSX-listed junior...
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
Highlighting the historical importance of the mining sector in South Africa, Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu emphasised that the sector must also play a role in the country’s socioeconomic development in the future, and reiterated the need for the...
Mar 19, 2010
Position: MD of Nalco Main Activity of the Company: Speciality water treatment chemicals
Mar 18, 2010
Attached please find a press release on: Engineering project house TWP Projects, as part of its Enterprise Development initiatives, is sponsoring 39 historically disadvantaged South African female entrepreneurs for the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and...
Feb 19, 2010
Africa has been pegged as one of the key hubs for development in the future and the availability of engineering skills will be critical in the implementation of much-needed new infrastructure on the continent. South Africa, in particular, is experiencing a period of...
Feb 19, 2010
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2010
Africa has been pegged as one of the key hubs for development in the future and the availability of engineering skills will be critical in the implementation of much-needed new infrastructure on the continent.
Jan 15, 2010
Forget the football. This year, 2010, is going to be a key year in the history of science, engineering and technology in South Africa as the country’s globally significant radio astronomy programme reaches key milestones. South Africa has created a Radio Astronomy...
Jan 15, 2010
Forget the football. This year, 2010, is going to be a key year in the history of science, engineering and technology in South Africa as the country’s globally significant radio astronomy programme reaches key milestones. South Africa has created a Radio Astronomy...
Nov 25, 2009
JSE-listed mineral explorer Wits Gold said on Wednesday that additional work at its Bloemhoek project, in the Free State, would be required before it could make a decision to start a definitive feasibility study. The company undertook a prefeasibility study on the...
Oct 09, 2009
Position: CEO, Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority Main Activity of the Company: TCTA is a specialised liability management body. It finances and implements bulk raw water infrastructure. TCTA also plays an important role as an adviser in the water sector in project...
 
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