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Marleny Arnoldi

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Maputo port breaks record for volumes handled in 2019

10th February 2020 The Port of Maputo, in Mozambique, handled 21-million tons of goods last year, exceeding its 2018 record of 19.5-million tons. The port handled higher volumes of chrome, magnetite and containers.  

PwC says downside scenario playing out for Ramaphosa term

10th February 2020 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says President Cyril Ramaphosa has not fully lived up to expectations on any of the positive scenarios envisioned by the consultancy two years ago. Instead, PwC’s “coming up short” scenario has played out, which is at least still better than the “mouldy mess”... 

Commission asks tribunal to prosecute PRASA’s Autopax over abuse of dominance

10th February 2020 The Competition Commission has referred the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and its bus transport subsidiary Autopax to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for allegedly abusing its dominance. This follows an investigation by the commission into complaints by various... 

Greenpeace Africa calls on Ramaphosa to raise climate agenda in Africa

10th February 2020 Environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to harness his diplomatic skills and promote a pan-African response to the climate crisis in his new capacity as African Union chairperson. The African continent faces the highest risk from the climate and... 

African leaders commend Agenda 2063 progress

10th February 2020 The African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations and the African Union (AU) on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress that had been made on the implementation of Agenda 2063 across the continent. The entities, at the weekend, released the first report on the implementation of... 

Glencore signs five-year cobalt supply deal with Samsung SDI

10th February 2020 Global diversified miner Glencore has entered into a five-year cobalt hydroxide supply agreement with rechargeable battery manufacturer Samsung SDI. Glencore will supply up to 21 000 t of cobalt contained in cobalt hydroxide between 2020 and 2024.  

Gibb Mining undertakes feasibility study for Sasol’s Alexander coal project

10th February 2020 Engineering design and project management enterprise Gibb Mining has been awarded the tender to complete a feasibility study for JSE-listed Sasol Mining’s Alexander project. The project seeks to deploy production sections within the Alexander coal blocks, in Mpumalanga, by 2025.  

Wine grape producers’ profitability improving, but some are still struggling

10th February 2020 Industry body Vinpro says South African wine grape producers’ financial viability is improving, after a long downward cycle; however, there is still a long way towards sustainability. Vinpro conducted its Production Plan Survey among 260 wine grape producers, finding that 28% of respondents... 

Resgen appoints new CFO

10th February 2020 ASX- and JSE-listed coal producer Resource Generation (Resgen) has appointed Brian Harvey CFO, effective June 1. Harvey has more than 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles, having worked for multinational JSE-listed and foreign listed companies, including Weir Minerals Africa and Middle... 

Astron’s Milnerton refinery meets deadline for producing very low-sulphur fuel oil

10th February 2020 Energy company Astron Energy’s refinery has been successfully supplying ships in the ports of Cape Town and Richards Bay with low-sulphur fuel oil for the last month. The oil meets the stringent new International Maritime Organisation regulations, which had to be met by refineries globally by... 

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