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Chanel de Bruyn

Chanel de Bruyn

Chanel de Bruyn is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Govt renews alcohol ban, announces school closures

27th June 2021 Amid a massive resurgence in Covid-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a renewed ban on the sale of alcohol as the the country moves to an adjusted Alert Level 4 lockdown. In an address to the nation, he said the rapid spread of the Delta variant, which has now been detected in... 

Botswana delivers another diamond larger than 1 000 ct

22nd June 2021 Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 1 174.76 ct diamond from its Karowe mine, in Botswana. It is the third diamond weighing more than 1 000 ct to be recovered from South Lobe of the AK6 kimberlite since 2015. In recent years, Lucara had recovered the 1 758 ct Sewelô and the 1 109 ct... 

Kibo, IGES to develop portfolio of waste-to-energy projects in South Africa

18th May 2021 The share price of JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy rose by more than 7% and 3% on the JSE and LSE, respectively, on May 18, after the company announced that it had entered into an agreement with South Africa-based Industrial Green Solutions (IGES) to jointly develop a series of waste-to-energy... 

Thousands register for job opportunities at NMP's Sandpiper project

18th December 2020 More than 6 000 people have registered for future job opportunities at emerging marine phosphate miner Namibian Marine Phosphate's (NMP's) Sandpiper project, in Namibia. NMP in October launched a job registration drive to enable it to compile a database of prospective job seekers who may be... 

AngloGold says will achieve strong yearly free cash flow performance

18th December 2020 Gold miner AngloGold says it is on track to build on the robust free cash flow of $516-million in the first nine months of the year and is expected to post its strongest annual free cash flow performance in almost a decade. In a year-end update published on December 18, interim CEO Christine... 

Consortium launches dashboard to give public insight into Covid-19 spread

15th December 2020 The South African Covid-19 Modelling Consortium (SACMC) has unveiled its new SACMC Epidemic Explorer dashboard to enable the public to explore the Covid-19 epidemic data in South Africa. The open-source platform, which will be updated regularly, analyses the resurgence risk, presents metrics to... 

Pan African appoints juwi South Africa as EPC contractor for R140m Evander solar PV plant

15th December 2020 Gold miner Pan African Resources has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with juwi South Africa to build a 9.975 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its Evander Mines. Construction on the R140-million solar PV plant will start in the first quarter of 2021,... 

Tirupati raises funds

10th December 2020 Specialist graphite and graphene producer Tirupati Graphite has raised £890 000 as part of an offer to retail investors to participate in the company's initial public offering on equal terms to institutional and professional investors.   The company’s broker Optiva Securities has also raised an... 

Froneman promotes digital first strategy for mining companies

9th December 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken a digital first approach for the organisation, with considerable value to be unlocked from a capital as well as an environment, social and governance (ESG) perspective, CEO Neal Froneman said, delivering the keynote address at the University... 

Koeberg Unit 2 returns to service

21st October 2020 Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station on October 21 successfully completed its twenty-fourth outage since it first started to generate electricity. The unit is synchronised onto the electricity grid and will load up to full capacity by next week, power utility Eskom reports. 

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