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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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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... 

Tshipi é Ntle, South32 to mine barrier pillar between Tshipi, Mamatwan mines

11th June 2019 Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Jupiter Mines, has signed an agreement with global diversified miner South32 to mine the barrier pillar between their respective manganese mines in the Northern Cape. Tshipi owns and operates the Tshipi Borwa mine and South32 the Mamatwan... 

Toyota, Subaru to collaborate once again on battery electric vehicles

10th June 2019 Toyota Motor Corporation and Subaru Corporation have agreed to jointly develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as well as to develop a C-segment-class BEV sports utility vehicle (SUV) model for sale under each company’s own brand. The platform will target BEVs for... 

Aura extends Mauritania exploration area

10th June 2019 Aim- and ASX-listed resource developer Aura Energy has signed a farm-in or joint venture agreement with Nomads Mining Company, based in Mauritania, to extend its position in the Tasiast Archean Greenstone Belt. The agreement allowed Aura to earn a 70% interest in Nomads’ 100%-owned 160 km2... 

High Court dismisses appeal to void Lily, Barbrook mines sale agreement

10th June 2019 Consultancy Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) and its subsidiary Flaming Silver on Monday announced that the Mpumalanga High Court had dismissed an application brought by former Flaming Silver director Ferdi Dippenaar. This was the first part of a legal process in a dispute between... 

Environmental organisations take Highveld pollution matter to court

10th June 2019 Environmental justice group groundWork and community organisation Vukani Environment Justice Movement in Action have launched “landmark litigation”, demanding that government clean up the air in the Mpumalanga Highveld. GroundWork and Vukani on June 7 served papers to the High Court, asking that... 

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