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Marleny Arnoldi

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Deputy Minister calls for back-up power at Rooiwaal wastewater treatment works

8th November 2019 Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo on Friday raised concerns about the lack of back-up electricity capacity at the Rooiwaal wastewater treatment works, which has left large parts of Hammanskraal without reliable water supply for weeks. The treatment works was struck by lightning... 

Tiger Brands to sell value-added meats business

8th November 2019 JSE-listed Tiger Brands has started a formal due diligence process towards selling its value-added meat products (VAMP) business. The company started an evaluation of the role of the VAMP business within the group’s portfolio in 2017, given the business’ unique value chain and the perishable... 

SepHold expects lower HEPS for H1

8th November 2019 JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings (SepHold) expects to report lower headline earnings per share (HEPS) of between 3.36c and 4.37c for the six months ended September 30, compared with the HEPS of 12.59c reported for the six months ended September 30, 2018. The company attributed the lower earnings to... 

Eastplats narrows third-quarter losses

8th November 2019 JSE- and TSX-listed Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) operating loss narrowed to $800 000 in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $2.4-million in the third quarter of 2018. As a result of positive working capital of $8.4-million as at September 30, the net loss to shareholders decreased to... 

Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula on track for 2021 production start

8th November 2019 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines and joint venture (JV) partner Zijin Mining have made good progress with developing the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with initial production on track for the third quarter of 2021. An independent preliminary economic assessment,... 

Gold Fields expects South Deep to exceed its full-year production guidance

8th November 2019 Production at JSE-listed Gold Fields’ South Deep gold mine, in South Africa, increased again in the third quarter to 61 000 oz, up 23% year-on-year and 6% quarter-on-quarter. CEO Nick Holland on Friday said the mine was likely to exceed its production guidance for the full-year by between 5%... 

GRI geared to meet additional wind capacity demands

8th November 2019 The South African Wind Energy Association says South Africa will need to produce about 640 wind turbines a year up to 2029 to meet the energy goals outlined in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019. Fortunately, the capacity already exists in the country to produce 150 steel wind towers and... 

AfDB partners with Seedstars to support youth jobs, entrepreneurship

8th November 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has partnered with Swiss startup competition Seedstars World to launch an initiative called the AfDB Job Creation Track, which will support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. “The main goal is to find and reward the startups with the greatest... 

SAIEE to host inaugural conference this month

8th November 2019 The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) will host its inaugural National Conference, in Johannesburg, from November 27 to 29. The conference will discuss how South Africa can “Engineer an Africa for the Future” by bringing together local and international thought leaders to... 

MC Mining progresses Makhado financing

8th November 2019 Coal miner MC Mining’s Uitkomst colliery achieved an a 8% year-on-year increase in production to 135 675 t in the quarter ended September 30, the first quarter of the company’s 2020 financial year. This was on the back of revised mining cycles implemented earlier in the 2019 calendar year, as... 

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