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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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Kumba declares 30% higher dividend, delivers record Ebitda

23rd February 2021 JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore has declared a final dividend of R41.30 apiece, bringing the total dividend declared for the year ended December 31, 2020, to R60.90 apiece. The dividend marks a 30% increase compared with the dividend paid out for the year ended December 31, 2019, on the back of... 

L2D declares 32.33c distribution despite harsh Covid-19 impacts

22nd February 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has declared a distribution of 32.33c apiece for the year ended December 31, 2020. This compares with the distribution of 60.43c apiece declared for the 2019 financial year.  

Sapa applies for anti-dumping duty against Brazil, four EU countries

22nd February 2021 The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) for anti-dumping duties on chicken imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain. Sapa broiler GM Izaak Breitenbach says the association has proof that... 

Tirupati on a drive to start manufacturing battery-grade spherical graphite

22nd February 2021 London-listed Tirupati Graphite has successfully completed trials and tests for the manufacture of battery-grade spherical graphite (SPG), which is used in the anode of lithium-ion batteries. The company worked with a German manufacturer of spheroidisation and micronisation equipment, achieving... 

Seifsa to host inaugural Brics Manufacturing Conference in March

19th February 2021 The inaugural Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Manufacturing Conference will take place in Sandton, on March 26. The event was initially scheduled to take place last year before Covid-19 brought about restrictions.  

Agri SA warns 4 000 jobs are at stake this year as a result of minimum wage increase

19th February 2021 After surveying 577 participants among member companies, industry association Agri SA has found that a potential 4 384 jobs could potentially be lost in 2021/22 as a result of the increase in the national minimum wage for farmworkers. Agri SA reports that 549 of the 577 participants will exceed... 

Orion paving way for second ‘green’ base metals hub in Northern Cape

19th February 2021 The copper strength of Orion Minerals is intensifying with Tuesday’s announcement of the company’s exclusive option to acquire the Okiep Copper Complex in South Africa’s Northern Cape for A$7.5-million. The Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company, headed by Errol Smart, now has an opportunity to... 

Metals firms confirm being impacted by oxygen shortage

19th February 2021 To assess the scale of the reported oxygen shortage in South Africa, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) took it upon itself to survey its member companies to establish their experiences around oxygen shortage within the metals and engineering sector. Seifsa set out... 

Altus, Marvel extend mineralisation at the Tabakorole project

18th February 2021 Aim-listed Altus Strategies says reverse circulation (RC) at its Tabakorole gold project, in Mali, has extended the strike length of the FT Prospect by at least 150 m to beyond 3 km. Altus holds a 49% equity interest in the project, as well as a 2.5% net smelter return royalty.  

Tirupati starts second stage drilling at Madagascar projects

18th February 2021 London-listed Tirupati Graphite has started with Stage 2 of a drilling and exploration programme across its flake graphite projects in Madagascar. The company also announces that consultancy SRK Mining Services, based in India, has been appointed to oversee the Stage 2 programme and upgrade the... 


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