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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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Business confidence remains steady in March - Sacci

7th April 2021 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (Sacci's) Business Confidence Index (BCI) decreased to 94 points in March, which is marginally down from the 94.3 recorded in February and the 94.5 recorded in January. In light of the impact of the lockdown on the business climate and... 

African renewable sector SMEs receive $75m leg-up

2nd April 2021 The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) on March 15 launched an off-grid facility for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The $75-million facility is aimed at facilitating access to debt financing for SMEs, primarily targeting renewable energy businesses in the... 

Tribunal allows Intercape to participate in PRASA matter

30th March 2021 The Competition Tribunal has announced that bus transportation provider, Intercape Ferreira Mainliner, will be allowed, by agreement between Intercape and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to participate in an alleged abuse of dominance case against PRASA and its subsidiary... 

Armadale gets enviro go-ahead

30th March 2021 The National Environment Management Council of Tanzania has approved Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s environmental- and social-impact assessment for the production of natural flake graphite from the Mahenge Liandu graphite project. The company has now submitted its mining licence application to the... 

Gemfields reports $93m net loss on back of restricted auctions

30th March 2021 Aim- and JSE-listed Gemfields says its full-year results reflect the magnitude of the impact that Covid-19 has had on the company, rendering it unable to hold auctions in its traditional format since February 2020. The group had to implement a range of cash saving measures, including suspending... 

Council urges members to discourage employees from travelling over Easter

30th March 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa has made certain recommendations to member companies in light of the risks that a third Covid-19 wave poses, should infections surge over the Easter long weekend and other upcoming public holidays. The council’s CEO Zero Harm Forum earlier this month held a... 

Webber Wentzel wins interdict compelling police to intervene in Limpopo, Mpumalanga community unrest

30th March 2021 Law firm Webber Wentzel has advised of its successful endeavours to obtain community unrest interdicts for different clients operating in the mining industry. On two recent occasions involving mining operations in Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Webber Wentzel has assisted different clients operating... 

Afgri Animal Feeds completes acquisition of pet food facility

29th March 2021 Afgri Animal Feeds, has completed its acquisition of the Martin & Martin dry pet food facility, a South African pet food manufacturing facility based in Isando. Afgri Animal Feeds is a division of Philafrica Foods and QSA Holdings, which is in turn a Queally family European holding company.  

Tongaat, Sefa partnership has benefitted 68 sugarcane growers

29th March 2021 A six-year service level agreement between sugar manufacturer Tongaat Hulett and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has benefitted 68 growers and contractors, with 652 jobs created in KwaZulu-Natal. The service level agreement, which was signed in 2014 between Tongaat and Sefa and which... 

BioTherm’s Excelsior wind farm works for bird conservation

29th March 2021 Working in collaboration with conservation organisations, BioTherm Energy’s Excelsior wind energy facility, in the Western Cape, is pioneering the wind industry’s approach to conserving avifauna. The programmes that are being implemented go beyond looking at the potential impact of the wind... 


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