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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Roundtable hears views on South Africa’s hydrogen progress, JSE mulls metals exchange

16th September 2021 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) on September 15 hosted its sixth annual platinum group metals (PGMs) roundtable, placing emphasis on the progress achieved thus far in developing hydrogen opportunities in South Africa. Political strategist Joel Netshitenzhe, as the first... 

Orion welcomes IDC’s support at Okiep

16th September 2021 South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has indicated its intention to partner with JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals on the development of the Okiep copper project, in the Northern Cape. As it stands, the IDC is a 43.75% shareholder in Southern African Tantalum Mining (Safta)... 

CDH says project developers may see quicker turnaround in processing WUL applications in future

15th September 2021 Water use licence (WUL) application delays can result in infrastructure projects missing development deadlines, developers incurring additional costs, and in some extreme cases, may prevent projects from being developed at all. This can result in a cost burden on developers who have incurred... 

EPP swings to profit in H1

15th September 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) EPP has managed to grow its distributable earnings a share for the six months ended June 30 by 54% year-on-year to €0.0366. During the six months, it also added four retail parks to its portfolio.  

Numsa inches closer to strike in the metals and engineering sector

15th September 2021 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called for the issue of a certificate of non-resolution amid its deadlock with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). The parties have been meeting with other trade unions and the Metal and... 

John Deere adds more models to its construction equipment offering

14th September 2021 Since original-equipment manufacturer John Deere announced its expansion into the sub-Saharan African market with its construction equipment in March, it has added nine more machines to its portfolio. Among these additions is a 310L backhoe, which runs a 63 kW engine and has a four-speed... 

DRDGold’s Pretorius highlights rising importance of ESG for miners

14th September 2021 Gold producer DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius told investment firm CX Investments in an interview that investors were becoming more supportive of projects that may not necessarily have vast economic upside, but that will deliver in terms of environmental or social value-add. He explained that the... 

South Africa risks becoming an outlier with its coal plans, says think tank

14th September 2021 South Africa risks becoming an outlier in the global community if it pushes ahead with plans to develop new coal-fired power plants, says climate change think tank E3G. E3G says the country is driving these plans despite there having been a 76% reduction in proposed new coal power generation... 

Petra swings to full-year net profit, mulls selling Williamson mine

14th September 2021 After completing a capital restructuring exercise and selling a number of exceptional white and blue diamonds, London-listed Petra Diamonds has narrowed its adjusted loss before tax for the financial year ended June 30 by 88% year-on-year to $8.9-million. In the prior financial year, the... 

Attacq withholds dividend for the sake of Waterfall City development

14th September 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Attacq has reported strong distributable income growth from its South African operations for the financial year ended June 30 However, group distributable income decreased by 35.9% year-on-year to 46.8c a share.  

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