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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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Policy support needed for development of sustainable alternative energy sources

30th November 2018 Although natural gas is about 60% cleaner than coal in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, it currently contributes only 1.5% of the country’s total primary energy needs. Even through the National Development Plan (NDP) aims to delink economic development from environmental decay and... 

Industry in need of efficiency intervention

30th November 2018 The global energy industry finds itself in urgent need of energy efficiency intervention, in support of preventing the earth from heating up by 4.5 ˚C by 2100, South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) president Lisa Reynolds said during the opening of the recent SAEEC Conference. The... 

Natural Resources Forum highlights need for collaboration in mining industry

29th November 2018 Software company Dassault Systemes on Thursday hosted a National Resources Forum conference, which showcased how mining technology, and the thinking behind it, has evolved as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Dassault Systemes natural resources director Fiona Carew discussed... 

To embrace 4IR, humans require ‘software upgrade’ – motivational speaker

29th November 2018 People will need to change their thinking, before the mining industry can change, international business motivational speaker Michael Jackson said during a keynote address at software company Dassault Systemes’ Natural Resources Forum conference, on Thursday. “Our software requires an upgrade”,... 

SAPP to prioritise Malawi, Tanzania, Angola for regional grid integration

28th November 2018 The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) will prioritise connecting Malawi, Tanzania and Angola to the regional electricity grid by 2021, with an additional 22 000 MW of electricity generation capacity to be added to the regional grid by 2022. The SAPP currently serves around 300-million people,... 

Kodal appoints project manager for Mali project

23rd November 2018 Aim-listed Kodal Minerals has appointed Steven Zaninovich project manager of the company’s flagship Bougouni lithium project, in Mali. Zaninovich has 25 years’ experience in project management, encompassing all stages of mine development.  

Nxesi prioritises late payment to contractors; CIDB to expand contractor register criteria

23rd November 2018 Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will prioritise dealing with the issue of late payment to contractors and kickstart a process to draft payment legislation as a first priority for the construction industry. The Minister on Friday also discussed improving the criteria for grading contractors... 

Science White Paper grapples with inclusivity amid Fourth Industrial Revolution

23rd November 2018 The South African National System of Innovation (NSI) is not yet fully inclusive and, since 1996, South Africa’s innovation performance, which is measured in patents and products, has been relatively flat, Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Friday.  

US agency releases transmission roadmap for Africa

23rd November 2018 A roadmap to unlock electricity trade, published by US Agency for International Development (USAID), could guide leaders in identifying and focusing on specific projects that will bring electricity to millions of people, while bringing down the cost of power and driving economic growth. The... 

Second production line opened at PE brewery

23rd November 2018 South African Breweries (SAB) and AB InBev Africa have invested R438-million in installing a second production line at the Ibhayi brewery in Port Elizabeth. The new 6 000 m2 packaging line for returnable glass bottles can produce 34 500 bottles an hour, in 910 mℓ and 1 ℓ sizes, equating to an... 

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