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Leandi Kolver

Leandi Kolver

Leandi Kolver is Creamer Media Deputy Editor Features for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Tata aiming to take African business to the next level

25th September 2015 Multinational company Tata is looking to take its business on the African continent to the next level. Tata Sons business development and public affairs head Madhu Kannan told journalists that while the group had worked on the continent for almost 40 years, “the game right now is to see if we can... 

Indian firm moves key staff to Tanzania as result of SA visa delays

25th September 2015 South African visa delays have prompted global trading and distribution company Tata International to relocate some key staff from its African headquarters in Johannesburg, to Tanzania. Addressing an African media delegation visiting Tata’s operations in India last week, Tata International MD... 

New book showcases South Africa’s mining history

31st July 2015 Showcasing the South African mining industry through prominent artworks Ode to the Miner, published by Dream Africa Productions and Publishing, comments on the role that mining played in South Africa’s political, economic and cultural history. Ode to the Miner publisher Sas Kloppers tells Mining... 

Mining industry to benefit from emergency services event

24th July 2015 Mine owners and mining-sector stakeholders will benefit from attending the 2015 South African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) Conference, Exhibition and Training event owing to the inherent risks of the industry, conference organiser Sean Macnamara from Interact Media Defined tells Mining... 

Event highlights explosives health and enviro risks

24th July 2015 The health and environmental issues pertaining to explosives have to be addressed, says Mogorosi Communications conference producer Grace Gambiza, commenting on topics discussed at the third Annual Explosives Conference, which took place on May 26 and 27, in Johannesburg. Mogorosi Communications... 

Better understanding of fire risks needed – industry body

24th July 2015 Persons working in hazardous locations have to understand their environment, its associated risks and the applicable laws and standards better, the South African Flameproof Association (Safa) tells Mining Weekly, stating that education is of paramount importance. In addition, better monitoring in... 

Mining Charter alignment to cement impact of new BBBEE codes

17th July 2015 While the mining industry, which is regulated by the Department of Mineral Resources, has, to date, been relatively shielded from the impact of the amended Broad-based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice published and regulated by the Department of Trade and Industry, the... 

Zimele fund already aligned with new BBBEE codes

17th July 2015 Mining major Anglo American did not have to change the way its enterprise development arm Zimele functioned to adapt to the amended Broad-based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice, which came into force in May, Zimele MD Hlonela Lupuwana tells Mining Weekly. She explains... 

South African firms yet to fully embrace dual-system apprenticeship model

1st May 2015 While results from the first year of the dual-system apprenticeship project (DSAP) pilot in South Africa have been positive, with a second intake of learners and additional pilot sites being planned, convincing employers to participate remains a challenge, representatives from the Department of... 

Company secures refurbishment contract

30th January 2015 Total technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals’ client support services division secured the supply and installation contract in November last year for the refurbishment of a  Redler chain elevator for a brewery in Johannesburg. The contract was awarded to the company on the back of... 

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