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Marleny Arnoldi

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Greenpeace Africa says Eskom’s MES postponement application draws false conclusions

11th March 2019 Environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa said on Monday that power utility Eskom was misleading the public and decisionmakers by underestimating the health impacts of its coal-fired power stations, in a bid to avoid compliance with air-quality legislation. Greenpeace was responding to the... 

Lydian UK, Canada notify Armenia of dispute

11th March 2019 TSX-listed gold developer Lydian International on Monday announced that its subsidiaries in UK and Canada had formally notified Armenia’s government of disputes related to ongoing blockades of road access to the Amulsar gold project. The subsidiaries, Lydian UK Corporation and Lydian Canada... 

DTI partners with the World Bank to improve business environment, drive investment

11th March 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the World Bank on Monday signed an advisory services partnership that is aimed at improving the business environment for domestic entrepreneurs. The agreement is also aimed at undertaking policy and institutional reform to enhance foreign direct... 

Novo Energy launches R130m gas compression facility in eMalahleni

8th March 2019 Energy solutions company Novo Energy on Friday launched a R130-million large-scale natural gas compression facility at the Highveld industrial park, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The facility provides cleaner, more reliable and cost-effective energy, compared with coal and other petroleum products. 

Polystyrene Association to establish recycling hubs

8th March 2019 Following success with various recycling projects over the last 11 years, the Polystyrene Association of South Africa (PASA) hopes to increase its collection and recycling rate of post-consumer polystyrene through establishing recycling hubs. “These projects will enable us to increase... 

Africa has opportunity to supply more gas to China

8th March 2019 Gas demand is expected to overtake coal demand globally by 2030, says Standard Bank Southern Africa oil and gas head Paul Eardley-Taylor. Speaking at the recent Africa Gas Forum he stated that global energy demand was increasing by 1.3% a year, while gas demand was increasing at between 1.7% and... 

Africa must develop clear plan for using gas reserves

8th March 2019 It is vital that Africa has a clear and cohesive vision in place for how it plans to use its gas reserves, says New Partnership for Africa's Development Business Foundation senior project manager John Rocha. Speaking at the Africa Gas Forum in February he pointed out that African countries have... 

Beowulf unit receives funding for graphite research

7th March 2019 Aim-listed Beowulf subsidiary Oy Fennoscandian Resources will receive additional funding from Business Finland of €224 900 towards graphite purification and spheroidisation testwork, and further assessment of Fennoscandian’s graphite for battery applications. Business Finland has been granted... 

Alrosa sees gradual recovery in smaller diamond market

7th March 2019 Russian diamond miner Alrosa in February sold rough and polished diamonds worth $345-million, which was up 23% compared with January’s sales of $281-million, but down significantly on the $541.9-million sold a year earlier. Rough diamond sales in February comprised $340-million, compared with... 

Jogmec finalises 9.75% Waterberg project stake sale to Hanwa

7th March 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Thursday reported that Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) has completed the transfer of a 9.75% interest in the Waterberg palladium project, in South Africa, to Hanwa. Jogmec previously held a 21.95% interest in the... 

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