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Marleny Arnoldi

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Tharisa’s PGMs, chrome production continues to exceed targets

9th July 2018 Aim- and JSE-listed integrated resources group Tharisa reported record platinum group metals (PGMs) recoveries at 85.6%, which continues to exceed targeted recoveries of 80%, for the three months ended June 30.  

IFC signs $34m financing deal for Zambia solar project

6th July 2018 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a $34-million financing agreement with Enel, the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia and the European Investment Bank for the construction of the 34 MW Ngonye solar plant, in Zambia.  

Saldanha Bay aquaculture development zone gets green light

6th July 2018 The proposed sea-based Aquaculture Development Zone (ADZ), in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, has been granted an environmental authorisation. The zone is expected to enhance sustainable aquaculture expansion in Saldanha Bay and contribute towards the realisation of the aquaculture aspirations... 

AfDB launches electricity regulatory index

6th July 2018 The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched its Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) at the Africa Energy Forum 2018, in Mauritius last month.  The ERI measures the level of development of an African country’s electricity regulatory sector. 

Calls continue to grow for Eskom restructuring

6th July 2018 A South Africa-focused panel discussion at the Africa Energy Forum, in Mauritius, on Wednesday, concluded that while State-owned Eskom, as a dominant player in South Africa’s energy sector, needed to be restructured, so too did the energy industry as a whole. Panel moderator and publication house... 

Regional integration seen as key to cost-efficient energy delivery in Africa

6th July 2018 A panel of speakers at the 2018 Africa Energy Forum, in Mauritius, on Wednesday, agreed that Ministers of energy in Africa and other stakeholders should focus on regional power integration, and what would work accordingly, rather than debating country-specific suitable energy resources and... 

Renewables, decentralisation top energy trends in Africa

6th July 2018 The pace of electrification in Africa has nearly tripled since 2012, relative to the previous decade, with electrification in sub-Saharan Africa surpassing population growth for the first time in 2014. However, there is a long way to go to realise continental electrification, says Aggreko CEO... 

Mintek, Difeme partner to beneficiate quartz mined in the Northern Cape

5th July 2018 Minerals beneficiator Mintek has partnered with Difeme Holdings Group on the development of appropriate process technologies to beneficiate quartz. Mintek will provide technical services to Difeme – a black-owned mining start-up company with a focus on the mining and beneficiation of quartz to a... 

JDA starts construction on Watt street interchange

5th July 2018 As part of the City of Joburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) project along the Louis Botha Development Corridor, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is starting construction on the Watt street interchange, in Wynberg. 
To minimise the impact caused to the public, road users and... 

German funding to back oil, gas exploration in Namibia

5th July 2018 Gravionic, a specialist in the development of complex sensor systems, was awarded a €376 000 grant from the German government to mount its gravity and magnetic surveying equipment on to a gyrocopter for the first time.  

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