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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Marleny Arnoldi

The Ngqura container terminal

TPT starts financial year off with increases in bulk, container volumes

17th May 2024

State-owned ports manager Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has recorded a 10% year-on-year increase in container volumes moved across all 19 of its terminals in the first six weeks of the 2024/25... 

Scrap metals

Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni

17th May 2024

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 

Glencore's head office

Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability

17th May 2024

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 

Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers

Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines

16th May 2024

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 

Area around Ampasindava project

Harena secures US offtaker for rare earth products from incoming Madagascar project

16th May 2024

Australian natural resources company Harena Resources has signed a nonbinding indicative offtake term sheet with US-based United Rare Earths for the sale and purchase of mixed rare earth carbonate... 

Africa map

Fraser Institute survey shows marked declines in African countries’ investment attractiveness

16th May 2024

The latest Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies has found that various African countries, including Niger, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Senegal, have ranked among the lowest for investment... 

Satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster

Mashatile says Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is advancing

16th May 2024

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured the National Council of Provinces that the Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is well under way. This project follows the collapse of a tailings dam... 

Persistent corruption concerns reflect letdowns during sixth administration – Corruption Watch

15th May 2024

Nonprofit monitoring organisation Corruption Watch (CW) has confirmed in its latest report that there are significant concerns about the impact of corruption in the country, particularly a marked... 

instant dry yeast

Itac makes strides in investigation of active yeast dumping from Zim

15th May 2024

The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) has asked the South African Reserve Bank to impose provisional duties on imports of active yeast originating in or imported from Zimbabwe... 

fish processing line

Tribunal conditionally approves Sea Harvest’s acquisition of Terrasan businesses

15th May 2024

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the proposed merger whereby subsidiaries of JSE-listed seafood and aquaculture company Sea Harvest intend to acquire certain subsidiaries of... 

Artist impression of planned Ewoyaa project

Atlantic appoints versed Ghanaian lawyer, corporate banker to its board

15th May 2024

Aim-, ASX- and Ghana Stock Exchange-listed Atlantic Lithium has appointed Edward Koranteng as nonexecutive director to the board effective immediately. As a lawyer and experienced corporate... 

surgeon at work

Organisations call ‘rushed’ NHI Bill an electioneering ploy

14th May 2024

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has again expressed concern about the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on the eve of its planned promulgation by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s. Signing the... 

Job seekers waiting for casual work next to a road in Johannesburg

Unemployment rate worsens to 32.9%

14th May 2024

South Africa’s official unemployment rate has widened by 0.8 of a percentage point to 32.9% in the first quarter of the year, compared with 32.1% in the fourth quarter of last year. The number of... 

VR8 mulls most favourable terms after signing third offtake MoU

13th May 2024

Australia-headquartered Vanadium Resources (VR8) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Hunan Zhongxin New Materials Technology for the offtake of 4 000 t/y of vanadium oxide,... 

Kefi nears construction start at Tulu Kapi

13th May 2024

London-listed Kefi Gold and Copper says the remaining finance syndicate approval process in respect of the Tulu Kapi project, in Ethiopia, is on track for final approvals this month. The company... 

Mine shaft at Caledonia's Blanket mine in Zimbabwe

Caledonia starts year with higher output, profit

13th May 2024

Gold miner Caledonia Mining says its production and profit was supported by a favourable gold price in the first quarter of the year, which has continued through April and into May. The company’s... 

AngloGold CEO Alberto Calderon

AngloGold starts year with 2% higher output despite flooding in Australia

10th May 2024

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has started the year off well, with a 2% increase in production to 581 000 oz for the quarter ended March 31, despite the impact of heavy rain and flooding on output in... 

Tirupati grows production, sales but warns of working capital limitations

10th May 2024

London-listed Tirupati Graphite has successfully grown its commercial production by 49% year-on-year and its sales revenue by 70% year-on-year for the financial year ended March 31, despite working... 

DRDGOLD operation

DRDGOLD posts lower third-quarter output, but higher earnings

10th May 2024

JSE-listed gold recovery company DRDGOLD has generated higher adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the quarter ended March 31, compared with the same... 

The Jonsson L 230-330 crushing and screening machine

Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers in Southern Africa

10th May 2024

Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand... 


Latest El Niño among harshest in history – CSIR

10th May 2024

A research team tasked to monitor the impact of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climatic phenomenon has confirmed that the 2023/24 El Niño was among the top five strongest on record. El... 

A platinum bar

Johnson Matthey forecasts lower palladium, rhodium deficits, but larger platinum deficit

9th May 2024

Chemicals and sustainable technologies provider Johnson Matthey says the palladium and rhodium markets are likely to record smaller deficits this year, while platinum is likely to record a deficit... 

Umoyilanga Avondale solar farm in Upington takes delivery of first modules

9th May 2024

Global smart PV and energy storage solutions provider Trina Solar has started delivering modules to the 115 MW Umoyilanga Avondale solar project, in Upington, under a strategic partnership with two... 


Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE

9th May 2024

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 

Tertiary granted enviro approval for exploration on second Zambian prospect

9th May 2024

Aim-listed Tertiary Minerals’ environmental project brief (EPB) for the Mupala copper project, in Zambia, has been approved by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency, which allows the company... 


Sappi records higher earnings amid better demand, but market volatility remains

9th May 2024

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi has posted a 10% year-on-year increase in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $183-million for the... 

West African progresses bulk earthworks, tailings dam construction at Kiaka

8th May 2024

ASX-listed West African Resources has made significant progress on its Kiaka gold project, in Burkina Faso, as construction continues to advance on the 219 000 oz/y operation. In particular, the... 

Equites' distribution centre, in Parow

Equites starts wheeling power from distribution centre to head office in Cape Town

8th May 2024

Property developer Equites Property Fund has officially started wheeling renewable energy onto Cape Town’s grid from solar panels atop its newly built distribution centre in Parow. The company is... 

Sugar inside Durban export terminal

High Court dismisses embattled Tongaat’s appeal on levies owed to industry

8th May 2024

After not paying levies owed to the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) since October 2022, sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has again been ordered by the Durban High Court to pay the outstanding... 

GoviEx hosts Minister at Madaouela to show its commitment to transparency, collaboration

8th May 2024

TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium this week hosted a Ministerial delegation at its Madaouela uranium project, in Niger, amid ongoing discussions with government as the project development advances.... 

Sunset with solar panels

Sappi signs PPA with trading platform to supply solar power to its South African operations

8th May 2024

Paper and packaging group Sappi has signed a milestone 175 GWh/y renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with private electricity trading company Enpower Trading. Sappi is working towards... 

Messe Frankfurst South Africa MD Michael Dehn

Commercial vehicle industry poised to grow, grasp new opportunities despite challenges

8th May 2024

The commercial vehicle industry in South Africa is getting to understand the opportunities in the automotive sector, such as in the autonomous vehicles space, despite various macroeconomic... 

Manganese sample

Marula appoints young local professional as Larisoro mine manager

7th May 2024

UK- and South Africa-listed Marula Mining has appointed local professional Benard Kiprotich as mine manager for the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, which is managed by Marula’s wholly-owned... 

Avanti chairperson Sir Samuel Jonah

Avanti appoints mining veteran Jonah as chair, acquires gold prospect in Botswana

7th May 2024

Canada-listed Avanti Gold has appointed Sir Samuel Jonah director and chairperson of the company, at a time when the company explores a stretch of newly acquired prospective terrain in Botswana.... 

Cans with food

World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use

7th May 2024

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 

South Africa becoming a viable international arbitration destination – law firm

3rd May 2024

Law firm Pinsent Masons finds there is increasing interest in South Africa as a viable option for international arbitration. In the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the role of arbitration... 

Mondi employees in Richards Bay among trees

Mondi reports improved demand, but lower prices for the first quarter

3rd May 2024

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Mondi has noted improved market conditions in the first quarter of the year, with stronger order books and higher sales volumes across its range of paper... 

Coal on train

Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations

3rd May 2024

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 

WBHO and Sola Group's Merak 2 & 3 solar plants

WBHO completes two solar plants, impactful community initiatives in Lichtenburg

3rd May 2024

Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and renewable energy company Sola Group have completed construction of the Merak 2 & 3 solar photovoltaic projects near Lichtenburg, in North... 

Weco's factory in Krugersdorp

Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco

3rd May 2024

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 

Saudi Tadawul Group CEO Khalid Alhussan and JSE group CEO Leila Fourie

Saudi, Johannesburg stock exchanges partner to advance new instruments, market access

3rd May 2024

The JSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Tadawul Group (STG), aimed at enhancing financial market collaboration and bolstering economic ties between South Africa and Saudi... 

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