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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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Fruit SA appoints Titi-Msumza chair

29th March 2021 Industry organisation Fruit South Africa (Fruit SA) has appointed Vangile Titi-Msumza chairperson, while Anton Kruger will take up the role of vice chairperson, effective April 1. Titi-Msumza is succeeding Justin Chadwick.  

Govt asks for comment on amendments to Extended Producer Responsibility

29th March 2021 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published draft amendments to the regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector for public comment by April 22. Implementation of the EPR Regulations, published in November last year, was postponed to May 5... 

Botswana Diamonds progresses development of Botswana, South African projects

29th March 2021 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) says it had an eventful six months ended December 31, 2020, making significant progress on its diamond development projects in Botswana and South Africa. Some of the company’s highlights include discovering a new diamond-bearing kimberlite at its Thorny River... 

Pensana receives UK government support for Saltend rare earths facility

29th March 2021 London-listed Pensana has announced that its proposed rare earth processing facility at the Saltend Chemicals Park has received first phase progression from the UK government’s £1-billion Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF). The ATF seeks to support the national transition to electric vehicles... 

Patel calls for stronger partnership for manufacturing to benefit from Brics

29th March 2021 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has called for deeper partnerships and the use of both demand- and supply-side measures to strengthen South African manufacturing capability and enable the country to benefit from opportunities in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South... 

Orion increases resource at Okiep to 11.5Mt

29th March 2021 ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has increased the mineral resource at the Okiep copper project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, to 11.5-million tonnes, grading 1.4% copper. The company has been undertaking due diligence work at the project since mid-February to define an inferred... 

AECI sets 2025 sustainability targets

26th March 2021 Chemicals group AECI has set itself six group-specific sustainability targets for 2025, as shared in the company’s first-ever sustainability report published on March 26. The sustainability report includes a sustainability framework with ten overarching goals for “a better world” in the areas... 

Fitch warns that signs are emerging of weakness in copper price

26th March 2021 Research agency Fitch Solutions has revised upwards its average copper price forecast for this year to $7 250/t, from $6 800/t previously, as prices have pushed higher than previously expected. The combination of bullish sentiment towards the economic recovery and a substantially weaker dollar... 

Moody’s forecasts 30% earnings growth for metals and mining industry by 2022

26th March 2021 Moody’s Investors Service forecasts the global metals and mining industry’s earnings will increase by about 30% through the first quarter of 2022 on the back of economic recovery, as well as rising demand and tight supplies for steel, iron-ore and copper. This while aluminium, nickel and zinc... 

Coal still holds promise for OEMs – screening specialist

26th March 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer Kwatani has kept up sales and service volumes throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the lull in coal demand globally.  


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