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Marleny Arnoldi

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Tribunal approves Glencore, Chevron merger, with conditions

15th March 2019 The Competition Tribunal on Friday approved a merger involving Glencore South Africa Oil Investment (Glencore SA Oil) and Chevron South Africa (Chevron SA). The transaction involves Glencore SA Oil acquiring 75% of the issued share capital of Chevron SA, from Off The Shelf Investments.  

African Battery Metals buys a stake in Katoro

15th March 2019 London-listed African Battery Metals (ABM) has acquired an interest in London-listed Katoro Gold and further entered into an option agreement to acquire an interest in Katoro’s Haneti nickel project, in Tanzania. Under the terms of the agreements, ABM will be acquire up to ten-million new... 

Transnet gives small businesses a leg up in KZN

15th March 2019 State-owned freight utility Transnet, in attendance of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, on Friday launched an enterprise development megahub for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Empangeni, in KwaZulu-Natal. The hub will assist small businesses, aspirant entrepreneurs and... 

African desalination market set for growth – Frost & Sullivan

15th March 2019 A study conducted by Frost & Sullivan has found that the desalination market in Africa has recovered from the global economic downturn between 2015 and 2017, which had resulted in low investment in desalination across the continent. The firm’s study revealed that the African desalination market... 

PRASA places four execs on special leave

15th March 2019 The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has put company secretary Lindikaya Zide, chief information officer Chris Mbatha, corporate real estate solutions CEO Tara Ngubane and suspended enterprise risk GM Tumi Mohube, on special leave, in light of continued allegations of... 

Sitatunga starts project implementation activity at East Managanese

15th March 2019 Exploration and mining development company Sitatunga Resources will start building its first manganese mine, in the Northern Cape, this year, following receipt of the last regulatory authorisations. The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on February 22 granted environmental authorisation for... 

Solution to convert plastic to cement-like blocks soon to launch in South Africa

15th March 2019 Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) CEO Don Thompson has invested a process that he says can turn any plastic – dirty or clean and in any form – into cement-like blocks. The products (that achieve this) are called EcoArena Pre-Conditioned Resin Aggregate and Ecoblock, and... 

BlueRock prepares for continuous operations

15th March 2019 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds on Friday said it was finalising preparations for the move to continuous operations at its Kareevlei diamond mine, in Kimberley, South Africa. The company said that although this was later than had initially been anticipated, it would not have any material impact on... 

Sibanye nonexec director Barry Davison retires in May

15th March 2019 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater on Friday announced the retirement of independent nonexecutive director Barry Davison, effective May 28. The company stated that Davison has been an integral part of the board since the company’s inception in 2013 and has served as chairperson of... 

SA farmers turning to technology to boost yields and financial resilience

15th March 2019 Amid a challenging economic climate in South Africa, as well as prevailing drought in some provinces, emerging and commercial farmers have become price-conscious and focused on optimising operations to remain competitive, says Afgri Equipment branch manager Riaan Muller. Industry body Agri SA’s... 

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