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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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EIB extends €82m loan to Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project

26th April 2019 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an €82-million, or 1.3-billion Lesotho Maloti, loan for the Lesotho Lowlands Water Development Project Phase 2 (LLWDP 2). The project aims to improve access to clean water in four priority areas of the Lesotho lowlands. LLWDP 2 is the second phase... 

Nedbank commits to further investment in Youth Employment Service

26th April 2019 Nedbank has agreed to sponsor 3 315 youths between the ages of 18 and 29 for paid work experience over the 12 months from May 1. This forms part of the bank’s funded skills development programme run with the Youth Employment Service (YES). The agreement, dubbed the CEO Pledge, was signed by... 

Business climate to remain in suspense until after elections

26th April 2019 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Confidence Index declined by 1.6 points month-on-month to 91.8 in March. The index is also 5.8 points below the March 2018 figure of 97.6.  

Project preparation support for Madagascar power development

26th April 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings has signed a project preparation finance facility agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa for $1-million, which will be used for the development of the Imaloto project, in Madagascar. The loan will enable Lemur... 

Fourth Industrial Revolution will require evolution in SA’s IP regime

26th April 2019 What the digital (Third) Industrial Revolution achieved on the intellectual property front in 40 years, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has achieved in ten years, Sasol IP counsel principal Jabulani Mthombeni said on Monday, stressing that South Africa has to ensure that it keeps pace with the... 

Environmental considerations for Brulpadda gas extraction outlined

26th April 2019 SRK Consulting environmental assessment practitioner Sue Reuther says although news of the large Brulpadda gas find off South Africa’s southern coast holds economic potential, the project could take ten years to reach production and all environmental risks would first need to be considered for... 

BBOXX launches community solar power concept in Togo

25th April 2019 Next-generation utility BBOXX on Thursday launched its Tomorrow’s Connected Community concept, in Togo. The concept is aimed at unlocking the economic potential of entire communities in developing countries through access to energy.  

WDC’s revised system of warranties now requires self assessment

25th April 2019 The World Diamond Council (WDC) on Wednesday presented an overview of its revised System of Warranties (SoW) at the thirteenth Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris. During the presentation, WDC president... 

EPP raises R1.45bn for M1 acquisition

25th April 2019 JSE-listed retail property fund EPP has successfully completed an equity raise of R1.45-billion, or €90-million, to fund tranche 2 of its M1 portfolio acquisition. The company expects to complete the transaction by June.  

Transnet spends days cleaning up pollution at Durban port following storm

25th April 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has started a major cleanup at the Port of Durban to remove large volumes of waste and vegetation after recent heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. The adverse weather caused a deluge of plastic and other debris to flow into the port, leaving... 

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