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Marleny Arnoldi

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DTIC says implementation of SABS’ three-year turnaround plan continues

13th February 2020 After CEO Garth Strachan’s sudden resignation last week, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on Thursday assured stakeholders that the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) remains committed to delivering on its turnaround strategy. Jodi Scholtz and Tshenge Demana, who... 

Gem welcomes price improvements for large and smaller diamonds

13th February 2020 London-listed Gem Diamonds says following pressure on prices for larger high-quality diamonds last year, signs of improvement have been noted since December. Diamond prices for smaller commercial-type diamonds also remained under pressure for most of last year, with polished inventory levels... 

PIC confirms it has not received proposals about using pensions to aid Eskom

13th February 2020 The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on Thursday confirmed that neither it nor any of its clients, including the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), had been consulted about using the GEPF’s financial resources to help alleviate some of State-owned power utility Eskom’s debt. The PIC... 

ARB’s lighting division lifts its interim profitability

13th February 2020 Investment company ARB Holdings on Thursday reported that turnover growth in its lighting division had helped to offset turnover loss in the electrical division for the six months ended December 31. The company’s revenue for the six months increased by 4.5% year-on-year to R1.42-billion, as a... 

PRASA denies allegations of abuse of dominance at Jhb intermodal facility

13th February 2020 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has welcomed the opportunity to present its case to the Competition Tribunal around allegations that it had abused its dominance through its bus transport subsidiary Autopax. The Competition Commission earlier this week referred PRASA and... 

Italtile continues to find growth opportunities internally in a stunted economy

13th February 2020 While the economy has shown low growth and decreased consumer spending for some time, JSE-listed Italtile had been shifting its focus for achieving growth to gaining market share, instead of relying on growth from an economic point of view. CEO Jan Potgieter said on Thursday that this strategy,... 

Polyco aims for even better HDPE recycling rate this year

13th February 2020 Last year set a high benchmark for recyclers of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and beverage bottles to build on, says The Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco). More than 75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles were recycled in 2019, which injected a significant amount of... 

PGM demand, prices likely to remain high this year

12th February 2020 After resurgent demand pushed the platinum market into deficit in 2019, with the total volume of platinum under investment coming in at a record 3.4-million ounces at the start of this year, speciality chemicals company Johnson Matthey says the platinum market could move back into surplus this... 

Power supply, SOEs central to organisations’ concerns leading up to SoNA

12th February 2020 South African organisations are universal in their calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to take decisive action around, particularly, South Africa’s constrained power supply, high employment and the state of State-owned enterprises (SOEs). This comes ahead of Ramaphosa delivering his State of... 

Minerals Council calls for an end to SOE bailouts

12th February 2020 Although President Cyril Ramaphosa is being buffeted by many perspectives from a range of constituencies, the Minerals Council South Africa says it is pleased that he signals clear direction and action on critical issues in the country. Thursday night’s State of the Nation Address and the... 

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