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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

Tel: +2711 622 3744


De Wit resigns as Tsodilo president, COO

1st February 2019 Dr Michiel de Wit will be stepping down as TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources president and COO. Dr Alistair Jeffcoate has been appointed as his successor. 

Gemfields ‘encouraged’ by most recent CPR, despite declining results

1st February 2019 JSE-listed Gemfields is “particularly encouraged” by the increased level of mineral resource base and confidence underpinning the company’s most recent competent persons reports (CPR), despite results showing a decline since 2015. The CPR, which was produced by SRK Consulting in respect of... 

Strong vanadium market underpins healthy cash flow for Bushveld

30th January 2019 A strong vanadium market has ensured that Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ Vametco operation, which forms part of Bushveld’s vanadium platform, generated healthy cash flow, despite its operational performance falling below expectations during the fourth quarter ended December 31. Even though the... 

South African mining a ‘complex business’ – UFS Vice-Chancellor

30th January 2019 Mining has become a “complex business”, largely as a result of the unique dynamics of stakeholder engagements and expectations, government regulations and the technical and operational imperatives, University of the Free State (UFS) Rector and Vice-Chancellor Professor Francis Petersen states in... 

Deloitte outlines trends to assist miners find new strategic approach

29th January 2019 To thrive amid the demands and exigencies that the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) presents, mining companies will need a new strategic approach – one that considers not only the full range of industry shifts and risks, but that also provides executives with an enterprise-wide view of their... 

Coalition welcomes Mpumalanga MEC’s decision to not exclude properties from the Mabola protected area

29th January 2019 The members of a civil society coalition that has been challenging mining company Atha Africa’s proposed new coal mine inside a Mpumalanga strategic water source area, have welcomed the decision by Mpumalanga MEC Vusumuzi Shongwe to withdraw his notice of intention to exclude the area proposed... 

Jogmec to establish Johannesburg office as African base to meet Japan's natural resource needs

29th January 2019 The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) will open an office in Johannesburg on February 1. This brings the number of international Jogmec offices to 14. 

Cryptocurrencies are not a safe-haven, says World Gold Council

29th January 2019 While cryptocurrencies may have a role to play in financial markets, the World Gold Council (WGC) believes their “behaviour” in an environment of market uncertainty underscores that cryptocurrencies are “not a viable substitute for gold as a safe-haven”. During the fourth quarter of 2018,... 

De Beers sells $505m rough diamonds in first sales cycle

29th January 2019 Diamond producer De Beers on Tuesday reported that rough diamond sales in this year's first sale cycle had reached $505-million. This is $167-million less than the $672-million earned in the first sales cycle of 2018. 

Petra delivers solid H1 output, says diamond market outlook remains stable

28th January 2019 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds delivered solid production, along with a “continued improvement” in its safety performance, in the first half of the 2019 financial year. CEO Johan Dippenaar on Monday said the mining company, which operates the Cullinan, Finsch and Koffiefontein mines, in South Africa,... 


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