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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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Greenpeace lauds demise of leaded petrol

30th August 2021 The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the official end of leaded petrol, as of August 30. Environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa says this global achievement comes after a refinery in Algeria phased out of the toxic additive. The refinery was the last in the world to use... 

Sea Harvest posts R323m interim profit

30th August 2021 Seafood manufacturer Sea Harvest has achieved headline earnings growth of 19% year-on-year to R202-million for the six months ended June 30. This while earnings a share came in 27% higher year-on-year at 77.7c.  

PPM on track to reach gender equality target

30th August 2021 In striving towards the mining industry’s transformational goals, 33% of Pilanesberg Platinum Mine’s (PPM’s) workforce are female, while 20% of its senior management team are women. In a release celebrating women’s month, PPM says it established a Women in Mining (WIM) Committee in 2018 to... 

BLSA expects businesses to become more strident in requiring vaccination

30th August 2021 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has lauded the efforts of the Department of Health (DoH) and other stakeholders in administering 240 000 Covid-19 vaccinations last week. She deems a 70% vaccination rate critical to not only reduce death rates but also to rebuild the... 

President engages constructively with German business leaders

27th August 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended German business leaders on their continued engagement with South Africa. Following a CEO roundtable in Berlin, on August 26, the President pledged that the South African government would sustain economic reforms aimed at facilitating greater investment as a... 

African Pioneer ups stake in Namibian projects

27th August 2021 London-listed African Pioneer has entered into an agreement to acquire a further 15% interest in the Ongombo and Ongeama projects, in Namibia, increasing its interest in each to 85%, for A$528 000. The company has started preparations for applying for a mining licence for the Ongombo project.  

Aura Energy expands uranium resource in Mauritania

27th August 2021 ASX- and Aim-listed Aura Energy has upgraded the resource of its Tiris uranium project, in Mauritania, by 10%, or five-million pounds. The resource of the company’s 85%-owned project now totals 56-million pounds at a grade of 254 ppm triuranium octoxide, of which 2.4-million pounds is... 

PIC lowers stake in M&R to 14.96%

27th August 2021 The State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has disposed of an interest in the ordinary shares of Murray & Roberts (M&R), taking its shareholding to 14.96%. This compares with its previous shareholding in M&R of 19.27%.  

UP pilots new software to make digital content more accessible

27th August 2021 The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched a pilot of software among a small group of subtends and academics, which aims to make digital courses more accessible to all students. UP is the first higher education institution to partner with education technology software company Blackboard,... 

SRK advocates for more female voices in mines’ stakeholder engagement

27th August 2021 Consultancy SRK Consulting says the issues facing women in the downstream mining value chain are often overlooked, despite the focus on women in mining in terms of employment and advancement. Some of the gender-related issues include the position of women in stakeholder groups such as local... 

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