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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Amplats expects 20% increase in FY18 earnings

13th December 2018 Platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects its basic earnings and basic earnings per share (EPS) for the 2018 financial year to be at least 20% – about R302-million or 149c a share – higher than that of the prior financial year. Basic earnings and EPS for the comparative period were... 

Sibanye condemns violent protest at its South African gold mines

11th December 2018 Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater on Tuesday said the situation at its Beatrix gold operations, in the Free State, were tense amid continuing violent actions by groups allegedly affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). “In the early hours of December 11, various... 

Zambia Chamber of Mines welcomes new president

11th December 2018 The Zambia Chamber of Mines has appointed Goodwell Mateyo as its new president. He succeeds Nathan Chishimba, who is retiring after two consecutive terms. Seasoned industry veteran Nicolas Bowen will serve as VP. 

Gamsberg to trigger new wave of industrial development in Northern Cape

6th December 2018 In the lead-up to achieving its production target of 600 000 t/y, diversified miner Vedanta's Northern Cape-based Gamsberg zinc mine is ready to launch Phase 1. After having been in development for three years by Vedanta's Zinc International division, the $400-million Gamsberg development forms... 

Investment Battlefield competition seeks next big investment opportunity

5th December 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba is set to host its third Investment Battlefield competition during its twenty-fifth edition of the event from February 4 to 6, 2019. Event organisers are looking for sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising mining companies with a market capitalisation of $50-million... 

EVs to become main driver of battery storage deployment over next decade, says Fitch Solutions

5th December 2018 The electric vehicle (EV) market is set to become the main driver of surging battery storage deployment over the next decade, following increasing ambitions by developed and emerging markets to decarbonise their transport sectors, and will have a substantial disruptive effect on how energy is... 

Orion initiates airborne survey at flagship Prieska project

3rd December 2018 Dual-listed Orion Minerals on Monday announced that a major SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic survey has started over its flagship Prieska zinc/copper project, in South Africa, as it continues to accelerate its near-mine exploration programme. The intensification of near-mine exploration activities... 

Kibo to consider further deadline extension for Sepco III

3rd December 2018 China-based Sepco III has requested a further extension on the Strategic Development Agreement with dual-listed Kibo Energy at the Mbeya coal-to-power project, in Tanzania. Kibo on Monday said the request would be considered by Kibo’s board this week. 

Kropz bullish about future as it lists on Aim

30th November 2018 Emerging plant nutrient producer Kropz, which on Friday listed on the Aim, has raised gross proceeds of about £27.3-million, or about $35-million, before expenses with new UK, South African and international shareholders, as well as existing shareholders. The net proceeds of the fundraising will... 

Coal to remain significant part of SA’s energy generation mix

30th November 2018 Notwithstanding recent and continued advances in the roll-out of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) GM for cleaner fossil fuel use Professor Tony Surridge expects coal will continue to form a significant component of South... 

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