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Marleny Arnoldi

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Industry strongly opposed to further tariff increases for Eskom

24th February 2020 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Monday hosted the last of its public hearings on Eskom’s regulatory clearing account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 financial year, with various organisations having expressed their opposition to the granting of further tariff increases... 

Time for govt to consider new strategies to get economic growth going, says Baxter

21st February 2020 In what has been the longest economic downturn for the country since 1945, it has become necessary for government to consider alternative strategies and change various policies to allow business to grow the economy, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said during a media briefing on... 

Invest SA says business registration portal is working well

21st February 2020 Invest South Africa (Invest SA) on Thursday lauded the Department of Trade and Industry’s Biz Portal application. Invest SA head Yunus Hoosen said the application had ensured that a business can be registered in South Africa in less than one day, where it previously took more than a month’s... 

Lucapa uncovers more potential for fancy diamonds from Lulo project

21st February 2020 ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company says further analysis of diamonds recovered at its Lulo project, in Angola, has confirmed the presence of rare Type IIa gems and light fancy yellow diamonds. This follows after the company earlier this week announced the recovery of 45 diamonds weighing 30.3 ct... 

TFR says cable theft resulting in 21 trains a day being cancelled

21st February 2020 Between April 2019 and January 2020, 354 227 m of overhead cables on rail lines had been stolen. State-owned freight utility Transnet and its Transnet Freight Rail subsidiary say the theft of overhead cables on rail lines had reached unprecedented levels, with, on average, 21 trains being... 

Eskom’s survival cannot be based on continuing tariff increases, says Minerals Council

21st February 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has reiterated the significant job losses that may result from power utility Eskom being granted the additional R27.3-billion in revenue it is seeking. In a media release issued ahead of a submission at public consultations held by the National Energy Regulator... 

Glencore to harness heat energy from residual flare gas to generate electricity at Lydenburg smelter

21st February 2020 Glencore Operations South Africa (GOSA) on Tuesday signed an energy conversion service agreement with clean-tech company Swedish Stirling. Swedish Stirling will install, operate and maintain an estimated 9.9 MW facility at GOSA’s Lydenburg ferrochrome smelter.  

Stellenbosch University appoints US expert to lead startup incubator

21st February 2020 Stellenbosch University has appointed US social entrepreneur Joshua Romisher CEO of its LaunchLab business incubator. From New York, to Silicon Valley to South Africa, Romisher has traded a career in investment banking to help the university create innovative startups in South Africa and... 

Patel highlights areas of progress in South African industry

20th February 2020 In response to the State of the Nation Address debate this week, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has highlighted in a letter to the President where South African industry has progressed in the last year. He started by pointing out that, last year, the Investment Conference had brought... 

DBSA provides funds to Mozambican supplier of solar home systems

20th February 2020 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has committed project funding to Ignite Mozambique, a local company that aims to supply solar home systems in rural Mozambique. The DBSA made the announcement during the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo 2020, on Thursday, adding that it would... 

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