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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Cabinet approves establishment of Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission

10th September 2020 Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission. This is in line with the Presidential Job Summit Framework Agreement signed during the Presidential Job Summit in 2018. 

BEE not at the expense of meritocracy should be part of recovery, says Zungu

10th September 2020 Black Business Council (BBC) president Sandile Zungu on September 10 said black economic empowerment (BEE) had a role to play in turning the economy around. During a webinar hosted by the Covid Business Rescue Assistance task team, Zungu discussed how the implementation of economic recovery... 

Sasol, Air Liquide enter into sales agreement for ASU business

10th September 2020 Petrochemicals giant Sasol South Africa has announced that it and Air Liquide have concluded negotiations for the proposed R8.5-billion sale of Sasol’s air separation units (ASUs) at the company’s operations in Secunda and the parties have now entered into a sale of business agreement. Sasol... 

Bokpoort CSP sets new winter production record

9th September 2020 The Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project has set a new winter production record of 21.7 GWh in August, surpassing a prior winter record of 19.5 GWh set in 2017. The 50 MW CSP parabolic trough power plant is now in its fifth year of operation, after being approved during the second... 

Transnet says railway line refurbishment in PE bodes well for business

9th September 2020 State-owned freight utility Transnet says a R10-million refurbishment on a second railway line into the Port of Port Elizabeth’s (PE’s) container terminal is unlocking substantial business potential for the Eastern Cape. “One of the celebrated successes of the port in the past financial year... 

Innovation drives mining efficiency, but also accessibility for women

9th September 2020 Even though the mining industry has come a long way in providing more opportunities for women, women still only make up 12% of the industry’s workforce. The adoption of new innovations and technology can contribute to increasing the number of women working in the industry, says Women in Mining... 

AfriTin ramps up August output to over 37 t of tin concentrate

9th September 2020 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining has built on production gains made during June and July, with its production in August increasing to 37.5 t of tin concentrate. This follows the completion of modifications at the company’s fines dewatering circuit, at the Uis mine’s processing plant, in Namibia, to... 

Petra starts investigation into alleged human rights issues at Williamson

9th September 2020 UK-based law firm Leigh Day has filed claims in the High Court of England and Wales against London-listed Petra Diamonds and Williamson Diamonds, on behalf of 32 anonymous individuals over alleged human rights breaches at the Williamson mine, in Tanzania. Williamson Diamonds is the operator of... 

Renewables sentiment accelerated by pandemic, but ‘survival mode’ stands in way

9th September 2020 Global lockdowns have highlighted the need for universal clean electrification as the natural environment has seemed to "rejuvenate spectacularly" in the wake of reduced human activity, offering a glimpse of what a cleaner world could look like, says global consultancy Kearney. The Covid-19... 

Kavango identifies nickel, copper intrusions through 3D modelling in Botswana

8th September 2020 London-listed Kavango Resources has found promising initial images from its computerised three-dimensional (3D) geological modelling of its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) project in Botswana. The company says the images confirm significant similarities between the northern section of the zone and... 


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