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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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Traxtion preparing to capitalise on ‘rare’ private-sector rail opportunity

3rd December 2021 Private rail freight operator Traxtion sees the national government’s structural reform agenda as a rare opportunity for the private sector to leverage massive investment in train sets to unlock one of the biggest structural impediments to growth in the South African economy, which is train... 

Climate change mitigation is about more than just emission reduction, says the RMF

2nd December 2021 Even though mining companies’ commitments to become carbon neutral are commendable and important, emission reduction is but one element of a responsible response to climate change, says independent research organisation the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF). Research by the RMF reveals that... 

Eskom estimates Bedfordview electricity supply will be restored by Dec 4

2nd December 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom is making progress with repairs to a damaged cable that caused electricity supply interruptions at the Bedfordview substation and expects to fully restore supply by December 4. Eskom reports that it has started working on the second joint, after successfully... 

PRASA fires group CEO

2nd December 2021 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has decided to terminate the employment of its group CEO Zolani Kgosietsile Matthews, following the outcome of an investigation. The investigation was intended to establish whether Matthews deliberately failed to disclose material information to... 

Households’ ability to incur, manage debt improving

2nd December 2021 The Altron Fintech Household Financial Resilience Index (Afhri) for the second quarter has confirmed that the average household in South Africa enjoys a more advantageous disposition towards incurring and managing debt than before the Covid-19-pandemic. The results of the Afhri index released... 

Platinum bullion continues to enjoy investor interest

2nd December 2021 Precious metals bullion exchange BullionVault has reached an investment landmark in that its clients’ platinum holdings have hit the 2 t mark, worth almost $65-million at current prices. While gold took the lion’s share of precious metals investment since January 2020, platinum investing has... 

Cora Gold raises £4.25m

1st December 2021 Aim-listed Cora Gold has conditionally raised £4.25-million through a placing and subscription of about 42-million new ordinary shares. CEO Bert Monro says this strong support for the fundraise from many existing shareholders and new investors is encouraging.  

PwC describes economic outlook for 2022 as ‘uncertain at best’

1st December 2021 Professional services firm PwC maintains in its latest economic outlook that the main factors influencing South Africa’s economy in 2022 are likely to be load-shedding, lockdown restrictions, municipal coalitions and fiscal spending, global economic growth and supply chain challenges. The firm... 

Solidarity launches SOE corruption whistleblower platform

1st December 2021 Trade union Solidarity has launched a new protected whistleblower portal to empower employees to expose corruption at Eskom and other State-owned enterprises (SOEs). Although this platform is launched with a specific focus on Eskom, it is also a platform where anyone can blow the whistle on... 

DWS appeals water use rights transfer ruling

1st December 2021 After the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on November 9 ruled that trading of water rights is not unlawful, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court against the decision. In turn, the SCA judgment followed three appeals, including by the South... 

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