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Marleny Arnoldi

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Unemployment rate rises to 27.5% in Q3

30th October 2018 The official unemployment rate increased to 27.5% during the third quarter, compared with 27.2% in the second quarter. This translates to 6.2-million unemployed people in South Africa. The unemployment rate was 26.7% in the first quarter of the year, according to Statistics South Africa’s (Stats... 

Kefi secures £2m loan to fast-track Tulu Kapi development

30th October 2018 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has secured a £2-million loan facility from one of its minority shareholders to progress the Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia. Kefi’s Ethiopian subsidiary,Tulu Kapi Gold Mines Share Company (TKGM), will soon start certain tasks around community resettlement, project... 

Volatility in global base metals industry to remain, but outlook stable – Moody’s

30th October 2018 Financial services firm Moody’s Investor Service has a stable outlook for the global base metals industry over the next 12 to 18 months, although indications are that economic growth rates may have peaked. The firm said in a release on Tuesday that synchronised economic growth rates in 2018,... 

Rainbow moves 400 t a month run rate target out to 2019

30th October 2018 LSE-listed miner Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara mine, in Burundi, produced 350 t of exported concentrate in the quarter ended September 30 – a 27% increase on the 275 t produced in the June quarter. Sales for the quarter were maintained at 350 t. 

Advocacy organisation urges better enforcement of second-hand tyre regulations

29th October 2018 Newly launched advocacy organisation Part Worn Africa is calling on governments and regulatory bodies across the African continent to develop and enforce stronger regulations governing the sale of part-worn and second-hand tyres. Part Worn Africa advocates that part-worn and second-hand tyres... 

Karan Beef, I&J face charges over alleged cartel conduct

29th October 2018 The Competition Commission has referred to the Competition Tribunal the prosecution of beef processing companies Irvin & Johnson (I&J) and Karan Beef for alleged cartel conduct. The two companies have been charged with dividing markets in the supply of processed beef products, such as beef... 

Firestone reports lower q/q output, sales for Q1

29th October 2018 Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds recovered 240 733 ct of diamonds at a grade of 23.8 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) from its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho, during the quarter ended September 30 – the first quarter of its 2019 financial year This compares with the 263 512 ct recovered at a grade of... 

Richard’s Bay IDZ gate wins AfriSam-SAIA sustainable architecture award

29th October 2018 The Richard’s Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) entrance gate in KwaZulu-Natal has won a seminal sustainable design award, in the sustainable architecture category, at the biennial AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (AfriSam-SAIA) Awards for Sustainable Architecture and... 

Greenpeace Africa affirms Mpumalanga is a nitrogen dioxide air pollution hotspot

29th October 2018 Greenpeace Africa states that analysis from satellite data between June 1 and August 31 shows that Mpumalanga is the world’s largest nitrogen dioxide air pollution hotspot across six continents. The data points to coal and transport as the two principal sources of the nitrogen dioxide air... 

ASSAf appoints Professor Himla Soodyall executive officer

29th October 2018 The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has appointed Professor Himla Soodyall executive officer, effective November 1. She will succeed outgoing executive officer Professor Roseanne Diab, who is retiring.  

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