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Simone Liedtke

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Orion’s flagship Prieska project to be a beacon of hope for junior miners

14th December 2018 Junior mining in South Africa will finally see a new level of growth as a result of South Africa’s newly gazetted Mining Charter 3, base metals miner Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart told Mining Weekly Online on Friday. Junior mining, which he says has been the “bottom-feeding sector” in the mining... 

Airborne survey over Prieska project initiated

14th 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... 

Gamsberg to trigger new wave of industrial development in N Cape

14th 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... 

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

14th 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... 

PTM completes share consolidation

13th December 2018 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Thursday said it had completed the consolidation of its common shares. The consolidation was done on the basis of one new share for ten old shares, effective from 09:00 on December 13. 

Orion Minerals to restart Prieska production in 2021

13th December 2018 Polymetallic minerals exploration and development company Orion Minerals’ flagship Prieska zinc/copper mine, in the Northern Cape, is expected to start production by 2021. This is notwithstanding any potential challenges and delays, Orion COO Walter Shamu said during a media briefing on Thursday. 

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... 

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