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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

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

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R130m gas compression facility opens in eMalahleni

22nd March 2019 Energy solutions company Novo Energy has launched a R130-million large-scale natural gas compression facility at the Highveld industrial park, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. CEO Andri Hugo said the facility, which opened earlier this month, would play a significant role in helping to unlock South... 

M&R pursuing opportunities in complementary market segments

22nd March 2019 Although JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) power and water and oil and gas segments’ contributions were insufficient for the six months ended December 31, 2018, the group made an active effort to achieve acquisitive growth to complement organic growth and... 

$10m in finance for solar kit supply in Chad

22nd March 2019 The US government’s development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will loan $10-million to support the introduction of offgrid solar kits and appliances in Chad. The loan, extended to a company called FinLux Ellen, will help to distribute solar kits and... 

Products and services of SMEs to be promoted on social media

22nd March 2019 The Small Business Institute (SBI) on Tuesday launched an Instagram account to showcase products and services offered by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa. Some of the information that is shared on Instagram will be amplified by SBI’s other social media platforms. 

Packaging SA outlines plan for far higher collection rates

22nd March 2019 Packaging South Africa (PSA) has welcomed the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA’s) acknowledgement that government has failed to develop competent waste management facilities and that municipalities are not able to implement waste removal infrastructure, nor exercise control over current... 

DTI says World Bank partnership will support the national reform effort

22nd 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... 

Labour Court declares Sibanye wage extension valid

20th March 2019 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday advised that the Labour Court has declared legal the extension of Sibanye’s wage agreement with the National Union of mineworkers (NUM), UASA and Solidarity, to non-unionised members. Sibanye extended, in December, the wage agreement to... 

AMSA disputes Numsa’s claims

20th March 2019 ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expressed its disappointment on Wednesday, following the publication of a statement by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday, that claimed that some AMSA employees are forced to work even if conditions are dangerous. Numsa, which has... 

Global Witness says more needs to be done to halt human rights abuses in diamond mining

20th March 2019 International nonprofit organisation Global Witness (GW) has welcomed the World Diamond Council’s (WDC’s) response to the government-led Kimberley Process (KP) certification scheme, but says more needs to be done. The organisation pointed out in a release that the WDC had, in recent weeks,... 

Aveng appoints M&R veteran Jerome Govender MD for mining division

20th March 2019 Construction major Aveng has appointed Jerome Govender MD for Moolmans – Aveng’s mining arm and one of the company’s two core businesses – effective April 1. Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack says Govender has the necessary skills and 25 years of construction industry experience to lead... 

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