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Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi

Marleny Arnoldi is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Latest industry survey holds out promise but challenges persist

24th November 2017 China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth has flatlined, stagnating at 6.7% for 2016 and 2017. However, India’s GDP has increased from 6.8% to 7.2% for the same period, which bodes well for the offtake of South Africa’s commodities market.  

Consulting industry evolves despite current challenges

24th November 2017 As mines have reduced their in-house technical capacity to deal with cost constraints in the economic downturn, the role of consulting engineers in the mining industry has evolved in the past decade, with their specialist skills being applied more broadly, says firm of consulting engineers and... 

Capabilities expanded to meet demand

24th November 2017 Over the last few years, mineral testwork provider Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa’s laboratory capabilities have expanded in accordance with industry demand.  

Nondetonating timing system promoted to Africa

20th October 2017 Unless mines pursue safer options, explosives suppliers will continue to supply more dangerous traditional products, stresses initiation system provider Master Blaster CEO Mark Davis.  

Safer rock-breaking alternatives offered

20th October 2017 Rock-breaking technology supplier Nxco Mining Technologies offers nondetonating cartridges that use a pyrotechnic composition to break rock based on its tensile strength, rather than on its compressive strength as is the case with traditional explosives.  

Miners need to focus on long-term economic benefits

20th October 2017 To alter the cheaper-cost mindset miners sometimes adopt in trying economic times, explosives technical services company R.A. McClure president Robert McClure recommends focusing on long-term downstream gains and valuable technological investments.  

Reactive ground detection tech advancing, conference nears

20th October 2017 Explosives and blasting company BME is in the testing and development stage of adapting its XRF Delta Pro mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions on-the-spot to prevent blast site incidents, thereby ensuring safer blasting practices.  

Vacuum technology for secure conveyance

6th October 2017 It is often more beneficial to use vacuum technology for material conveyance in mineral and metal processing plants, compared with traditional conveyors, as material is sealed inside an enclosed pipe, preventing potential spillages.  

Local conveyor OEM pursues global projects

6th October 2017 Owing to the downscaling of capital projects in South Africa’s mining industry in response to unstable economic conditions, conveyor equipment manufacturer Moret Mining is expanding more into international markets for conveyor component supply projects.  

Conveyor belt manufacturer expands national footprint

6th October 2017 Conveyor belt manufacturer and service provider ContiTech – a subsidiary of global technology company Continental – will open two new service branches in South Africa, adding to its national service footprint.  

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