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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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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. 

Festival of Motoring postponed to August 2021

26th May 2020 Event organiser Messe Frankfurt South Africa is postponing its Festival of Motoring event to August 2021. The Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, is the largest automotive show on the African continent and the only national industry-supported event endorsed by the National Association of... 

Mondelēz to add Cocoa Life symbol to its chocolate products

3rd April 2019 Global snack maker Mondelēz International has announced plans to add the message   “Helping Farmers to Grow” on its chocolate products. The company indicated that this means it will not only consider commercial imperatives but also environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to... 

Glencore’s DRC settlements should allay fears about asset seizure – analyst

15th June 2018 Diversified miner Glencore’s settlement, this week, of various disputes with entities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), should allay investor concerns about the risk of a seizure of its DRC assets, says Goldman Sachs. Glencore, led by CEO Ivan Glasenberg, on Friday announced that it had... 

Mandate Paper 2018 to set tone for government spending – Radebe

7th September 2017 Government will set a cap on the use of consultants, place limits on what it spends on litigation and penalise departments and State entities for bad governance by withholding transfers and guarantees as part of its plan to reprioritise funding to meet the goals of the National Development Plan... 

Trade surplus falls to R9bn in July

31st August 2017 South Africa's trade surplus slid to R8.99-billion ($688-million) in July from a revised R10.56-billion surplus in June, data from the revenue agency showed on Thursday. Exports fell 8.7% to R93.1-billion on a month-on-month basis in July, while imports were down 8% to R84.1-billion, the South... 

Barclays Africa plans Kenya gold ETF listing early this year

27th February 2017 Barclays Africa Group is preparing to list its NewGold ETF on the Nairobi Securities Exchange after receiving regulatory approval to begin trading the securities. “We expect the listing to take place early this year,’’ Michael Mgwaba, head of exchange traded products at Johannesburg-based... 

Peak Resources sees bright future for Tanzania magnet metals project

31st July 2015 A focus on high-value rare earths and the use of a tailor-made beneficiation process bodes well for Tanzania-focused Peak Resources. The ASX-listed company is developing the Ngualla rare earths project, which contains high-grade neodymium and praseodymium mineralisation. 

Time to file tax returns

30th June 2015 Tax filing season is due to start in less than 12 hours, and although thousands of taxpayers are already prepared, others have not yet given a thought to filing their tax returns when the South African Revenue Service (SARS) opens its eFiling system at midnight on Tuesday. The filing period is... 

Eskom implements stage 1 load-shedding

19th June 2015 Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 1 load-shedding from 17:00 on Friday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening. "This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at some of our power station units," said... 

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