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Marleny Arnoldi

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KZN MEC unveils 25 planned projects to attract R200bn investment

12th October 2018 KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala on Friday unveiled his portfolio of investment opportunities, which will result in R200-billion being pumped into the province’s economy over the next few years. Addressing captains of industry during an... 

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy growing, but better revenue mobilisation needed – IMF

12th October 2018 The macroenonomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen, with growth expected to increase from 2.7% in 2017 to 3.1% this year, the latest ‘Regional Economic Outlook’ report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows. The higher growth reflects domestic policy... 

SAIMechE appoints first female president

12th October 2018 The South African Institution for Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) has elected Professor Debby Blaine president for the 2018 to 2020 period. Blaine is an associate professor at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. She has served on the organisation’s... 

Upfront planning key to lowering life-cycle costs on new infrastructure – Cesa

12th October 2018 Commenting on President Cyril Ramaphosa economic stimulus and recovery package, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) have reiterated that the management of public funds will be critical to deriving true value for money. CEO Chris Campbell said in a statement that, over the past few years,... 

Lethabo unit to remain out of service for 3 months following boiler rupture

11th October 2018 Based on a preliminary inspection by State-owned power utility Eskom, it is expected that Unit 5 at the Lethabo power station will remain out of service for a minimum of three months. This follows after the death of one employee and the injury of another at the power station on Wednesday when... 

Caledonia lowers 2018 production guidance, but remains on track with 2021 production target

11th October 2018 NYSE-, Aim- and TSX-listed Caledonia Mining produced 13 978 oz gold from its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, during the quarter ended September 30. This is 10% above the output achieved in the second quarter but 3% below that of the third quarter of 2017.  

Transnet tests world’s longest manganese production train

11th October 2018 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has successfully run a 375-wagon manganese train over a distance of 861 km from Sishen to Saldanha Bay. This formed part of the testing of the 4-km-long train, which will, once in operation, be a production train with the highest number of wagons in the world, and the... 

Altus to transfer Cameroon licences to Canyon

11th October 2018 Aim- and TSX-V-listed Altus Strategies has signed a letter of intent with ASX-listed Canyon Resources to terminate its existing bauxite joint venture agreement with Canyon and to transfer 100% of Altus’ interest in the Birsok and Mandoum licences to Canyon. In return, Altus will receive up to... 

Equites reports solid growth in H1 distributions a share, strategic acquisitions

11th October 2018 Despite a challenging economic climate, JSE-listed real estate investment trust Equites Property Fund's portfolio continued to perform well during the six months ended August 31, which translated into an 11.7% year-on-year growth in distributions a share. Distributions a share for the period... 

DMR accepts Waterberg mining right application – PTM

10th October 2018 The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has accepted TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals’ (PTM’s) mining right application for the large-scale Waterberg platinum group metals (PGMs) project. The application comprises a mining work programme, social and labour plan, and associated... 


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