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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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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... 

Solidarity to take GEPF, PIC to task should they use State pensions to fund Eskom

12th February 2020 Solidarity has sent a letter of demand to the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), requesting that the trustees and boards of these institutions not accept any proposals related to providing financing to power utility Eskom. At a media briefing... 

Silicosis settlement agreement now effective

11th February 2020 A silicosis settlement reached between The Occupational Lung Disease Working Group and the Legal Resources Centre has become effective. The settlement followed almost five years of negotiations between the working group – representing miners African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American South... 

South African contractors feeling the pinch amid delayed shipments from China

11th February 2020 Law firm MDA Attorneys says local construction projects are being negatively impacted on by indefinitely delayed shipments of construction materials from China, as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus. Consequently, South African contractors are sharpening up on the terms of their... 

Manufacturing industry’s growth prospects remain poor

11th February 2020 Data published by Statistics South Africa on Tuesday showed a 5.9% year-on-year decrease in manufacturing production for December. The largest negative contributors to manufacturing production in the month under review were motor vehicles, parts and accessories at -24.9%; petroleum, chemical... 

More companies fighting back against the Competition Commission

11th February 2020 The Competition Commission has lost three cartel cases before the Competition Tribunal in the last two months. These cases involved alleged price-fixing and collusion against Natal Portland Cement Cimpor (NPC), eleven furniture removal truck companies including Stuttaford Van Laines and... 

Unemployment rate remains at 29.1%

11th February 2020 South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 29.1% in the quarter ended December 31. Statistics South Africa statistician-general Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday said the number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to 16.4-million, while the number of unemployed persons decreased by 8... 

Tanzanians launch human rights abuses claim against Barrick

11th February 2020 A group of seven Tanzanian human rights victims has launched a legal claim at the British High Court against a subsidiary of Canadian mining company Barrick Gold. The claimants allege that they have been seriously abused by security forces employed at Barrick’s North Mara gold mine, in... 

Northam to post record interim operating profit of up to R3.1bn

11th February 2020 JSE-listed Northam Platinum expects to post a record operating profit of between R2.9-billion and R3.1-billion for the six months ended December 31. This was on the back of the company having produced a record 306 738 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold, which was 19.6% higher... 

BER says GDP growth could reach 1.2% in 2021

10th February 2020 After a torrid 2019 for the South African economy, characterised by minimal real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, this year was expected to start on shaky ground. The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) in a short summary of its economic prospects on Monday said the low GDP growth was... 

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