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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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Kagem mine helps employees get vaccinated

7th May 2021 London-listed Gemfields’ subsidiary Kagem Mining, based in Zambia, has successfully had 250 staff vaccinated against Covid-19. Kagem has been facilitating voluntary mass vaccination of its employees by the Ministry of Health, following the arrival of the AstraZeneza vaccine in the country.  

Company offers engineered solutions for pump systems

7th May 2021 Specifying pumps for mine water applications is not as simple as it would first appear, and these applications often require a bespoke solution, says original-equipment pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa. Incorrect specification could result in poor performance, excessive operational and... 

Implementation of new tailings standard seen as key to avoiding future disasters

7th May 2021 Stakeholders agree that it is a pity there had to be horrific tragedies before due attention was paid to dangerous tailings storage facility (TSF) practices. Australia-based tailings solutions consultancy Decipher states in the Major Tailings Dam Failures Guide, published last year, that about... 

Battery supply chain market attracted $21bn of investment in 2020

7th May 2021 Research conducted by Fitch Solutions states that global investment of more than $21-billion towards the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain in 2020 is indicative of the urgency of market expansion. The biggest share of this investment has been made in Western Europe, reflecting this... 

Implementation of new tailings standard seen as key to avoiding future disasters

7th May 2021 Stakeholders agree that it is a pity there had to be horrific tragedies before due attention was paid to dangerous tailings storage facility (TSF) practices. Australia-based tailings solutions consultancy Decipher states in the Major Tailings Dam Failures Guide, published last year, that about... 

Massmart opens new distribution centre in Brackenfell

6th May 2021 Consumer goods distributor Massmart has opened its new 53 000 m2 distribution centre (DC) in the Brackengate 2 precinct, in Brackenfell, Cape Town. Construction on the centre started in October 2019.  

Housing authority delivered 14 000 units in 2020, asks for budget reform

6th May 2021 Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) council chairperson Bathabile Dlamini says the 2019/20 financial year had seen “encouraging” performance in that 13 projects were completed, delivering almost 14 000 units. Although the target for the year was not met, it is a solid achievement, she... 

Ramaphosa, Patel welcome support for IP waiver on vaccines

6th May 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US’s decision to support a waiver on certain intellectual property (IP) rights provisions covering Covid-19 vaccines. During his term as chairperson of the African Union that ended in February this year, Ramaphosa had championed the call for fair... 

Potatoes South Africa calls for more partnerships between commercial, small-scale producers

6th May 2021 Despite having proved resilience last year by producing 2.6-million tonnes, the South African potato industry is appealing to stakeholders to form more partnerships to drive growth and transformation. Potatoes South Africa (PSA) CEO Willie Jacobs highlights that the potato helped ensure food... 

Saldanha Bay IDZ announces R3.5bn Phase 1 expansion project

6th May 2021 The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is embarking on the R3.5-billion first phase of an eventual seven-phase infrastructure investment project. The first-phase 356 ha expansion is integral to national and regional infrastructure development and will also be the single largest... 

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