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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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VR reinventing education, training in organisations – BSC

14th November 2018 Business Science Corporation (BSC) is reinventing itself as the world moves into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and is focusing on the use of virtual reality (VR) as a cost-effective method of training people. Skills development and the inadequacies of traditional safety training remain... 

Eastplats retreatment project remains on track

14th November 2018 Dual-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) expects to start revenue-producing operations at the retreatment project at its Crocodile River mine, in the North West, in the fourth quarter of this year. The dual-listed company has, over the course of this year, focused on the construction of the... 

Vanadium batteries the solution to meet growing energy storage demand – Bushveld

14th November 2018 Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are a front-runner technology for meeting the growing demand in the energy storage sector, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. During a webinar on energy storage this week, he noted that data by US-based multiservice professional firm Navigant shows... 

Hydrogen economy, PGM-based tech offers decarbonised alternative for energy system – Amplats

13th November 2018 With the world’s current energy system reliant on carbon-intensive fossil and other fuels, with the associated negative impact on climate change and global warming, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) believes there is a decarbonised alternative in the form of the hydrogen economy and platinum... 

Avesoro remains on track to meet FY18 production guidance

13th November 2018 West Africa-focussed Avesoro Resources’ gold production increased by 247% year-on-year to 175 492 oz for the nine months ended September 30. This, the miner said on Tuesday, is in line with the full-year output guidance. 

Industry, retailers seek new ways to spur platinum jewellery demand in China

13th November 2018 The platinum industry is, together with key retailers, changing its strategy in China to try to reignite platinum jewellery demand in that market, says financial services provider BMO Capital Markets. In a research note published on Tuesday, it points out that China accounts for 55% of global... 

Resgen to accelerate discussions with alternative funder

12th November 2018 ASX- and JSE-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) has agreed to accelerate discussions with the facilitator of alternative funding being sourced from a third party as a substitute or as a complementary participant in its lender syndicate. This is owing to a short delay having arisen in scheduling... 

Omnia shares fall as it warns of interim loss

12th November 2018 Local chemicals company Omnia Holdings’ share price on the JSE fell by more than 16% on Monday after it announced that it expects to swing to a loss a share for the six months to September 30. It expects to report a loss a share of between 85c and 170c, compared with the earnings a share of 423c... 

Tribunal to hold Sibanye, Lonmin merger hearing next week

9th November 2018 The Competition Tribunal will, from November 12 to 14, hear several submissions from parties affected by the proposed merger between precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Lonmin. The Competition Commission, which assesses large mergers prior to referring... 

Gold Fields lowers South Deep’s FY production forecast

9th November 2018 Dual-listed Gold Fields has lowered its production guidance for the South Deep mine, in South Africa, for the full year to 154 000 oz, from the previously anticipated 244 000 oz target. The deep-level mine, which is Gold Fields’ only remaining South African operation, has long been faced with... 


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