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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Vunani, Ayo partner up for R100m fintech JV

8th October 2018 Technology service providers AYO Technology Solutions and financial services group Vunani Group have formed a R100-million joint venture (JV) to expand the platform and financial services activities of the listed Vunani Limited. Vunani Limited is a diversified financial services group with more... 

Mali approves Randgold’s Morila mine to agribusiness conversion

8th October 2018 Gold miner Randgold Resources’ Morila gold mine’s ambitious agribusiness project has been approved by the Malian government. The project is designed to replace mining with a sustainable economic activity in the local community after the operation’s closure in two years’ time. 

Numsa members embark on strike at Toyota

8th October 2018 National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members have embarked on a strike at Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM’s) Prospecton plant, in Durban, as well as at its warehouse facility in Atlas road, in Johannesburg. The union said in a statement on Monday that TSAM routinely failed... 

Kefi gets Ethiopian government go-ahead for community resettlement plan

8th October 2018 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has received approval from Ethiopian authorities to proceed with the resettlement of the Tulu Kapi community, surrounding the company’s Tulu Kapi mine. Preparatory activities for the resettlement will now turn to an exhaustive community communication and consultation... 

Stats SA to conduct commercial agriculture census

8th October 2018 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will, on October 15, embark on a countrywide Census of Commercial Agriculture. About 600 field staff will visit commercial farms across the country to establish the number of commercial farmers, farm size, crop type being farmed in different geographic areas,... 

North Mara mine drives Acacia’s increased FY guidance to more than 500 000 oz

8th October 2018 Africa-focused gold miner Acacia Mining has increased its full-year production guidance to more than 500 000 oz, from between 435 000 oz and 475 000 oz previously, owing to strong production of 391 000 oz gold in the nine months ended September 30. Acacia interim CEO Peter Geleta stated on... 

Harmony agrees to pay R30m to settle FCSA dispute

8th October 2018 JSE- and NYSE-listed Harmony Gold has reached a settlement with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of South Africa (FCSA), related to the company’s financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Harmony states that the results for that quarter, at that stage unbeknownst to the... 

Tharisa on track to meet 2020 targets after record FY18 production

8th October 2018 The financial year ended September 30 bode well for JSE- and LSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa Minerals, with record production from its Tharisa mine, in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, record high recovery rates and a best-in-class safety accolade. “The... 

Science fair affords students learnerships, prizes to promote science skills development

5th October 2018 During the Eskom Expo International Science Fair, which was held from October 3 to 5, the Eskom Senior Grand Prize was awarded to a Curro Klerksdorp Grade 12 learner Aqil Variava, who developed the “pollution index” – a tool to investigate water quality. He won a R75 000 cash prize.  

Africa’s metals cluster needs to do more to attract investment

5th October 2018 Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist Dr Michael Ade has declared Africa’s metals and engineering sector open for business. Ade was addressing delegates at Seifsa’s fourth annual Metals and Engineering Indaba, in Johannesburg. 


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