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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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AfriTin further investigates lithium, tantalum potential at Uis

6th September 2021 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining says it is excited about the opportunity to diversity and consolidate its tech-metal exposure, after receiving positive preliminary results from lithium beneficiation test work. The company will soon launch an 8 000 m lithium and tantalum exploration drilling programme... 

RCL declares 80% higher total dividend as sugar, baking units deliver

6th September 2021 “Exceptional performances” in its sugar and baking business units helped drive JSE-listed RCL Foods’ earnings growth for the financial year ended June 30. However, the company’s strong topline growth was offset by input pricing pressure in certain business units, owing to a significant rally in... 

Barrick joins surface haul truck electrification challenge

3rd September 2021 Global miner Barrick Gold Corporation has joined an industry-wide effort to cut emissions from surface mining, called Charge on Innovation Challenge. The challenge takes the form of a global competition and seeks to leverage the experience of various industries to develop new concepts and... 

Breakthrough achieved at LHWP Phase 2 diversion tunnels

3rd September 2021 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has reached a milestone in the construction of Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) with the breakthrough of two diversion tunnels on August 16. This marked the completion of the 1 870 m of tunnel excavation that the authority... 

Eskom ponders options for debt recovery from Emfuleni municipality

2nd September 2021 Power utility Eskom has won a summary judgment against the Emfuleni local municipality for R1.3-billion, which the municipality owes the State-owned entity for unpaid bulk electricity services in 2019. The R1.3-billion was part of a total debt of R1.9-billion, which the local government had... 

Western Cape launches renewable energy planning fund

2nd September 2021 The Western Cape provincial government has launched its Municipal Energy Resilience Fund (MERF), which will make nearly R13-million available to qualifying municipalities for research and planning for renewable energy projects. This should help mitigate load-shedding in the province, the... 

Organisations raise concern over lack of public participation in nuclear energy talks

2nd September 2021 Societal wellbeing organisations the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Safcei) and Earthlife Africa Johannesburg have expressed their concern about the South African government pushing for more nuclear energy, while renewables wait in the wings. The two organisations... 

NUM calls for investigations following two mine fatalities

2nd September 2021 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has advised of two fatalities having occurred in the mining industry on September 1. The first being one at Harmony Gold’s Mponeng mine, in Gauteng, owing to a fall-of-ground incident, and the second at African Rainbow Minerals’ Two Rivers mine, in... 

Sanlam Investments launches Sustainable Infrastructure Fund

2nd September 2021 Asset manager Sanlam Investments has launched a Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (SIF) that will invest in local projects for market development and job growth, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Sanlam says stable, inflation-bearing returns will be delivered to investors over the... 

Aspen reinstates dividend; in talks to market Covid-19 vaccine in Africa

2nd September 2021 JSE-listed pharmaceutical manufacturer Aspen has once again resumed dividends and will pay out R1.2-billion, or 262c apiece, to shareholders for the financial year ended June 30. The group’s normalised earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the year came in 3%... 

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