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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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Ford partners with GE Healthcare to produce 50 000 ventilators

31st March 2020 Ford Motor Company and GE Healthcare have partnered to produce 50 000 ventilators within 100 days, at Ford’s Rawsonville components plant, in Michigan, in the US. This follows after the US government set a goal of providing 100 000 ventilators to Covid-19 patients in the country in 100 days.  

M&R appoints Boggenpoel as nonexec director

31st March 2020 JSE-listed Murray & Roberts has appointed Jesmane Boggenpoel nonexecutive director and member of the risk and audit commitees, effective April 1. She is a chartered accountant and has many years’ experience in investments, transactions and private equity funds.  

Astral denies that it has shut down facility owing to Covid-19 infections

31st March 2020 Poultry producer Astral Foods has refuted fake news that has been doing the rounds on social media, claiming that some of its employees have tested positive for the coronavirus and that the Health Minister has ordered a shutdown of an Astral's production facility. The company on March 31 said... 

Commission investigating over 300 excessive pricing cases since virus outbreak

31st March 2020 Since Cyril Ramaphosa declared a State of National Disaster on March 15, the Competition Commission has been flooded with complaints of retailers charging excessive prices for certain goods. This is despite regulations having been put in place by Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel to... 

AfriTin suspends mining in Namibia, continues processing

31st March 2020 Aim-listed AfriTin has partly suspended activity at its Uis mine, in Namibia, following the country’s declaration of a partial lockdown from March 27 to April 16. In Namibia’s legislation, mining operations are categorised as critical economic services and are able to continue minimum... 

Barloworld keeps growth strategy in mind while reducing costs

31st March 2020 JSE-listed industrial group Barloworld has implemented austerity measures to reduce costs and conserve cash to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 across the company’s operations, with help from a crisis committee that has been set up. While the company’s diversified portfolio has resulted in... 

Savannah continues various work streams remotely despite disruptions

31st March 2020 Aim-listed Savannah Resources has managed to continue with a few of its key activities despite Covid-19-related disruptions to other operations. Savannah has closed all its offices and arranged for staff to work remotely, suspended all field activities, reduced the staff complement to essential... 

Sanedi says 12L tax incentive is paying off

31st March 2020 The South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) says government’s 12L Tax Incentive has delivered more than 24 TWh in energy savings since November 2013. This equates to a total gross rebate of nearly R20-billion to South African taxpayers.  

Massmart warns of supply chain disruption outside of S Africa

31st March 2020 While JSE-listed Massmart’s consumer goods stores Makro, Cash & Carry, Game, Shield Buying Group and Cambridge Food will continue to operate during South Africa’s lockdown, the company did warn of disruption to its supply chain to stores outside of South Africa. “The closure of South Africa’s... 

Civil confidence rises further in first quarter, but remains below desired level

31st March 2020 The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research Civil Confidence Index gained two points to 24 in the first quarter of the year. This follows a seven-point rise to 22 in the fourth quarter of last year.  

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