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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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Tambo Springs, Gautrain projects to help grow province’s economy

12th June 2019 In pursuit of growing the Gauteng economy through public infrastructure projects, Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Wednesday said Transnet’s Tambo Springs inland terminal formed part of the province’s drive to accelerate provincial and national economic growth.... 

Trade expectations rise following elections

12th June 2019 The South African Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s (Sacci’s) Trade Activity Index (TAI) rose to 41 in May, from 37 in April, while the Trade Expectations Index (TEI) rose to 49, from 39 in April. The respondents in Sacci’s trade survey indicated that the election results had improved... 

Afarak idles two Mogale furnaces amid electricity supply, price challenges

12th June 2019 LSE- and Nasdaq-listed specialist alloy producer Afarak has decided to idle the two submerged arc furnaces at its Mogale Alloys processing facility, in Krugersdorp, South Africa. “The business environment in South Africa, with the irregular availability and the high cost of energy has... 

Galileo mulls rare earths production amid possible Chinese export ban

12th June 2019 Amid a looming global rare earth supply shortage, Aim-listed Galileo Resources is considering the options for its 34%-owned Glenover rare earth/phosphate project, in Limpopo, South Africa. The company stated in a release issued on Wednesday that, should China stop exports of rare earth minerals... 

Judgment reserved in Vedanta’s application to join KCM proceedings

11th June 2019 Diversified miner Vedanta Resources on Tuesday said its application to be joined to the confirmation hearing for the ex parte appointment of a provisional liquidator for its Konkola Copper Mines subsidiary had been heard by judge Annesie Banda-Bobo in the Lusaka High Court and that judgment had... 

Treasury moves to improve cost containment at municipal level

11th June 2019 The National Treasury has gazetted cost containment regulations that are aimed at ensuring efficient, effective and economic use of municipal resources. The new regulations will take effect on July 1.  

Manufacturing sector remains resilient, output up 4.6% y/y in April

11th June 2019 Despite the encouraging improvement in manufacturing output in April, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa economist Marique Kruger says there are still concerns about constraints, including exchange rate volatility and rising costs, facing the sector. Statistics South... 

Agribusiness confidence remains subdued

11th June 2019 The Agbiz/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) weakened to 44 in the second quarter. This followed a marginal improvement to 46 in the first quarter.  

City commits to changing red tape into red carpet for business community

11th June 2019 City of Joburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba’s Inner City Rejuvenation Programme (ICRP) has, to date, awarded tenders for 24 developments, spanning 81 properties and pieces of land. These developments are expected to create 11 000 direct jobs and will comprise around 6 500 one- and two-bedroom... 

Wits sends off first Kenyan mining PhD graduate

11th June 2019 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering this week celebrated the success of the first Kenyan PhD mining graduate Dr Joseph Muchiri Githiria. After finishing his studies near the end of last year, he returned to his post as lecturer at Kenya’s Taita Taveta... 

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