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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Pikitup finds new bin providers, expects supply to resume by end-Feb

8th February 2019 Waste manager Pikitup’s spokesperson Muzi Mkhwanazi has confirmed to Engineering News Online that the company has had challenges with its wheelie bin supplier, resulting in a shortage of about 22 000 bins. Contracts with new service providers have, however, been entered into.  

M&A activity to rebound, says Baker McKenzie

8th February 2019 Global law firm Baker McKenzie says poor merger and acquisition (M&A) deal values in South Africa for 2018 resulted from the economy’s dismal performance and the risk-off sentiment towards emerging markets in general. According to the Global Transactions Forecast (GTF), issued by Baker and... 

Nontariff barriers seen holding back Africa’s growth

8th February 2019 A panel of business leaders speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, in Davos, Switzerland, this week, bemoaned the difficulty in obtaining work permits and visas for Africans across the continent and discussed the urgent need for Africa to focus on reducing nontariff barriers to... 

R100m fillip for SA’s high-potential rooftop solar market

8th February 2019 Solar financing specialist SolarAfrica, together with investment manager Inspired Evolution, have signed a R100-million equity investment facility that will contribute to a R500-million fund for financing solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions. The funding joint venture allows SolarAfrica to... 

$15m ewaste initiative launched in Nigeria

8th February 2019 The Nigerian government, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UN Environment have partnered with Dell, HP, Microsoft and Phillips to launch a $15-million investment to create a formal electronic-waste (e-waste) recycling industry in Nigeria. A report published on Thursday by the World... 

PRASA to have permanent group CEO by April, Minister says

8th February 2019 Transport Minister Blade Nzimande expects the process to appoint a permanent group CEO for the Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to be completed by April. He stated this in a reply to a Parliamentary question by Democratic Alliance MP Chris Hunsinger, dated January 9.  

Afrox injects R150m to upgrade facilities at State hospitals

8th February 2019 JSE-listed Afrox plans to invest more than R150-million at hospital sites in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State and North West to upgrade the company’s service facilities, Afrox healthcare head Joseph Ramashala confirmed on Tuesday. This is part of the company’s investment strategy to... 

New Web tool to help small firms navigate labour challenges

8th February 2019 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) have collaborated on the development of a free-to-use Web tool to help smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters. The tool was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa and... 

Automotive sector to prioritise local, specialised component manufacturing

8th February 2019 Vehicle manufacturer Toyota South Africa (Toyota SA) on Tuesday pointed to localisation and specialised component manufacturing as the top priorities in the five-year Automotive Sector Business Plan. Toyota SA president and CEO Andrew Kirby presented the plan on behalf of the automotive sector at... 

CBE announces initiatives to drive transformation

7th February 2019 Transformation in the built environment has progressed at a slower rate than in other sectors, such as the financial sector, with only 26% of all registered built environment professionals being previously disadvantaged individuals and only 0.3% of all registered professionals being women,... 


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