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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Aveva, Schneider Electric merger enhances software offering

7th March 2018 European multinational energy and automation company Schneider Electric has completed the merger of its industrial software business with engineering software company Aveva, enhancing the value proposition of Schneider Electric’s Internet of Things platform – EcoStruxure – for industrial and... 

AfDB secures $52.5m to fund renewable energy projects in Zambia

7th March 2018 The board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the first funding proposal of the African Development Bank (AfDB) for Zambia’s renewable energy financing framework, providing a $50-million loan and a $2.5-million grant.  

Growthpoint starts excavation work for Rosebank office development

7th March 2018 JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has started the excavation process for the 35 000 m2 144 Oxford premium-grade office development in Rosebank, Gauteng, with the project expected to be completed in October 2019.  

Sacci reports sustained levels of business confidence for February

7th March 2018 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) for February showed that the improvement in business confidence was sustained, with the index reaching 98.9 points – 3.4 index points higher than in February 2017.  

Gem Diamonds recovers 152 ct diamond at Letšeng

7th March 2018 Global diamond producer Gem Diamonds has recovered a 152 ct, top white colour Type IIa diamond from its 70%-owned Letšeng mine, in Lesotho.  

Government to finalise designation of Atlantis and Nkomazi SEZs

6th March 2018 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will finalise the designation of the Atlantis and the Nkomazi special economic zones (SEZs), located in the Western Cape and Mpumalanga, respectively, in the next financial year.  

UK dept earmarks £21.4bn for African infrastructure development

6th March 2018 The UK’s Department of International Trade (DIT) is pledging funding for infrastructure development in Africa, including £4-billion in South Africa, £1-billion in Kenya and £750-million in Nigeria, through export credit agency, UK Export Finance (Ukef).  

De Beers earns $555-million in second sales cycle

6th March 2018 De Beers’ second sales cycle of the year saw the continuation of good rough diamond demand, with provisional sales of $555-million. CEO Bruce Cleaver says this is in line with expectations, following strong retail sales of diamond jewellery during the US holiday season and positive early signs... 

ExecuJet adds Bombardier Challenger 350 to its East Africa fleet

6th March 2018 International business aviation company ExecuJet is expanding its managed fleet in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 350 to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.  

South Africa catching up with global energy transition – SAWEA

6th March 2018 To grow its green economy industrial base and benefit from the continued decline in renewable prices achieved globally, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) suggests South Africa should urgently restart its large-scale renewables industry, which has been stalled over the past three... 


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