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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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Government approaches climate change action from all angles

14th September 2020 Cabinet last week approved three key actions that will contribute to an environment that is healthy for all South Africans and able to contribute effectively to sustainable economic development and job creation, says the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). These actions... 

TIPS says GDP has recovered greatly since April

11th September 2020 In a latest Real Economy Bulletin, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) finds that gross domestic product (GDP) has bounced back significantly since May, following the hard lockdown imposed in April. While GDP shrank by 16% in the second quarter of the year, seasonally adjusted but not... 

CSP towers’ impact on birdlife lower than expected, can be reduced

11th September 2020 A study conducted by Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences has found that the 50 MW Khi Solar One facility, near Upington, is impacting on the surrounding bird life, but not to the extent expected. It is also possible to reduce the impact that concentrating solar power (CSP) towers... 

Afrox manages healthy dividend, profit despite lower demand in H1

11th September 2020 Gas supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) has declared a dividend of 38c a share for the six months ended June 30. It also posted earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) of R336-million and basic earnings a share of 77.8c.  

Deep-South doubles private placement offering

11th September 2020 TSX-V-listed Deep-South Resources has advised that its recently announced nonbrokered private placement is oversubscribed and that the company will therefore increase the offering to $2-million, up from $1-million. The company will proceed with a first closing on September 16.  

Medupi conveyor belt repaired

11th September 2020 State-owned power utility Eskom says the conveyor belt that feeds coal into the Medupi generation units, which failed on the evening of September 9, has been repaired and is back in service. This has lowered the risk of load-shedding. However, while no load-shedding is planned for now, Eskom says... 

OEM keeps miners’ cost consciousness top of mind

11th September 2020 At a time when mines have come under even more pressure to maintain profitability and sustainability, original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa has put operational cost reduction and added value at the forefront of its research and development (R&D) strategy and product offering.  

Consulting engineering woes have spanned two decades, says Cesa

11th September 2020 A recent dig through Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (Cesa’s) archives has found that the push for partnership between government and private sector spans long before recent actions of the industry body, says Cesa. For more than 20 years, the organisation has been promoting infrastructure... 

Nedbank wins Deal of the Year for its green renewable energy bond

10th September 2020 Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) division has again been recognised by its peers and the broader African financial services industry for its excellence. CIB had garnered two nominations for Deal of the Year Awards at the 2020 African Banker Awards, which was hosted virtually on... 

Harmony to post full-year headline loss a share

10th September 2020 JSE-listed gold miner Harmony Gold expects to report a headline loss a share of between 139c and 169c apiece for the financial year ended June 30, compared with the headline earnings a share of 204c reported for the prior financial year. In dollar terms, the headline loss a share is expected to... 

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