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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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SKF targets full carbon-neutral manufacturing by 2030

31st July 2020 Bearing manufacturer SKF is aiming to have its factories carbon neutral by 2030, the Swedish group has announced. The company has already decreased its manufacturing carbon footprint by 36% since 2015 and is operating two carbon-neutral factories.  

MC Mining output, sales buckle under lower demand, prices in Q2

31st July 2020 JSE-, ASX and Aim-listed MC Mining has experienced a challenging June quarter, troubled by low coal volumes and prices. The company’s Uitkomst colliery, in KwaZulu-Natal, did not produce run-of-mine (ROM) coal in April, while being limited to 50% labour capacity in May, and normalised... 

Solidarity Fund ramps up farming, food assistance

31st July 2020 South Africa’s national Solidarity Fund has ramped up its efforts to bring relief to those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund has been focusing its efforts since its inception in March on humanitarian efforts, as well as medical supplies, but food relief and gender-based violence... 

Lower selling prices for intermediate goods put metals and engineering under further strain

31st July 2020 The drop in the selling prices of domestic intermediate products will put a further strain on companies in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector, given the direct implications of these prices on their margins and profits, says Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 

Eldorado Gold swings to profit, maintains guidance

31st July 2020 Canadian miner Eldorado Gold has advised that all its mines are fully operational, with safe working practices in place, and has maintained its guidance for the year at between 520 000 oz and 550 000 oz. The company produced 137 782 oz of gold in the second quarter, which was a 50% increase on... 

GroundWork approaches court over IRP

31st July 2020 Environmental organisation GroundWork has launched new court proceedings against the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). GroundWork stresses that decisions about South Africa’s energy future must be made in a... 

Low rough-diamond demand hits De Beers hard in second quarter

31st July 2020 Diamond miner De Beers reported a 54% year-on-year decrease in production to 3.5-million carats in the second quarter of the year. This was owing to the Covid-19 lockdown measures in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Canada where the miner operates.  

Seifsa welcomes Nersa's appeal to High Court ruling

30th July 2020 The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to appeal the High Court judgment that set aside Nersa’s decision on Eskom’s fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4) for the 2019/20, 2020/21... 

At least give a timeframe around alcohol ban, asks Consol

30th July 2020 Glass manufacturer Consol has written to the Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel, requesting that he urgently assist in pursuing a resolution of the alcohol ban. There has been much debate about the impact of the alcohol ban and which way government should go about the decision in recent... 

Busa strongly advises Nersa to review its pricing policy

30th July 2020 Business Unity South Africa says the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is in the unenviable position of trying to balance Eskom’s applications with consumer submissions, and needs to review and amend its pricing policy to be fit for purpose for the future energy mix. This... 

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