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Marleny Arnoldi

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Defence sector code gazetted

12th November 2018 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies expects transformation in South Africa’s defence sector to gain traction, following the gazetting, on Monday, of the Defence Sector Code in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act. Davies says the development of... 

Afarak will not dismiss board, launches voluntary shareholder buyout

12th November 2018 LSE-listed specialty alloy producer Afarak Group has resolved to not appoint a new board of directors, following a request by shareholders, who hold a collective 11.09% of shares, to dismiss the company’s board. The shareholders’ request, submitted in August, followed after the Finnish... 

Cane valuations, land negotiations dent Tongaat Hulett’s H1 headline earnings

12th November 2018 JSE-listed agriculture and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett suffered a 64% year-on-year decrease in operating profit for the six months ended September 30 to R530-million, compared with the R1.4-billion profit reported for the six months ended September 30, 2017. Tongaat said on Monday that... 

Global platinum production to rise to 6.7Moz by 2022 – GlobalData

12th November 2018 LSE-listed data and analytics company GlobalData expects platinum production to increase from 2019 to 2022. After a contraction of 2.1% in 2016, global platinum mine production recovered marginally by 0.8% in 2017 to 6.1-million ounces, which was mainly supported by South Africa and the US... 

JRA appoints Goodwill Mbatha MD

12th November 2018 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has appointed Goodwill Mbatha MD, effective November 1. Mbatha – a qualified chartered accountant – had been serving as CFO for the last six years.  

DWS to establish licensing body, advisory council

12th November 2018 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will establish a schedule three institution to accelerate the issuing of water use licences. This follows after Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti expressed his intention, during a Ministerial Innovators Interactive Session that was hosted... 

SAA welcomes government’s support

12th November 2018 South African Airways (SAA) has assured its stakeholders, customers and suppliers of its business continuity after government confirmed that the airline will not be shut down or sold. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan last week clarified government’s position that, while the airline... 

Kubayi-Ngubane focuses on inclusivity, 4IR in discussions on STI White Paper

9th 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.  

Kibo submits mining right application for Mabesekwa project

9th November 2018 Aim-listed Kibo Energy has submitted its application for a full mining right for the Mabesekwa coal independent power producer project, in Botswana. This follows the company’s formal presentation to Botswana’s Department of Mines, which outlined the project’s envisaged development plan.  

Eskom to add 6 500 km of high-voltage transmission lines by 2028

9th November 2018 Power utility Eskom plans to add about 6 500 km of high-voltage transmission lines and 46 000 MVA of transformer capacity in the next ten years, its latest Transmission Development Plan (TDP), for the period from 2019 to 2028, shows. The TDP, which was released in late October, also demonstrates... 

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