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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Anglo, Minerals Council gear up to combat gender-based violence

25th November 2020 The mining industry is taking further steps to address gender-based violence (GBV), with diversified miner Anglo American introducing wide-ranging measures to address GBV and harassment across its mines and mining communities in South Africa. In addition, the Minerals Council South Africa... 

Fund helps South African universities unlock benefits of homegrown IP

25th November 2020 Since its inception in February, the University Technology Fund (UTF) has approved six investments. Technology and innovation incubated in South Africa’s universities is, as a result, being commercialised and a step closer to commercialisation, creating significant economic, investment and job... 

CIDB acts on conviction that creation of construction jobs is at centre of economic recovery

25th November 2020 In a sector hit hard by job losses and a general lack of work, initiatives in the construction industry designed to support the growth, and survival, of emerging contractors, should attract greater public attention and draw the support from established companies in the construction industry,... 

Saice launches career growth platform for engineers

25th November 2020 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) has launched an innovative new platform – Saice Connect – that enables its members to network and engage with potential employers and like-minded individuals. The platform is designed to bridge the gap between skills shortages in many... 

Western Cape launches Municipal Energy Resilience project

24th November 2020 The Western Cape government has launched its three-year Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) project to assist municipalities to take advantage of the new energy regulations, which may include buying energy directly from independent power producers (IPPs). 

Eskom’s turnaround strategy to bear first fruit in April 2021

24th November 2020 Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says progress is being made in the unbundling of the utility and that “by April [2021], we should see a change”. He noted that the negative impact of load-shedding on the economy is well known and it is something that Eskom wishes to put behind it as quickly as possible.  

Capetonian prepares for 7 000 km solo transatlantic row

23rd November 2020 Capetonian Zirk Botha – a former naval combat officer and adventure racer – is preparing final arrangements to depart from Cape Town on a 7 000-km-long solo rowing trip on his boat Ratel across the Atlantic ocean, to Rio de Janeiro. Sponsored by the company he works for – juwi Renewable Energies... 

Power Metal completes drilling of first hole at Kalahari Key project

20th November 2020 Aim-listed metals exploration and development company Power Metal Resources has completed the drilling of the first hole at Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration's Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project, in Botswana. 

Assay results point to high copper values for Power Metal's Kisinka prospect

20th November 2020 Aim-listed metals exploration and development company Power Metal Resources, through receipt of assay results, has confirmed high cobalt and copper values at its 70%-owned Kisinka copper/cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kisinka is located about 30 km east of the regional... 

Enel, Novartis sign ten-year renewable energy deal

20th November 2020 Enel Group renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power and medicines company Novartis have signed a ten-year, 100% renewable virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 78 MW of renewable power. This pan-European VPPA will start in January 2022 and will help Novartis achieve its goals for 100%... 

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