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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Top miners doing well, but not getting credit for it – PwC

4th June 2019 The world’s top 40 mining companies continued to consolidate their performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, PwC’s ‘Mine 2019’ report, published on Tuesday, states. Combined, these companies’ revenue had increased by 8% year-on-year, which PwC says was buoyed by... 

Kenmare growth plans on track as WCP B relocation is approved

4th June 2019 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources’ board has approved the $106-million relocation of wet concentrator plant (WCP) B to the Pilivili ore zone at Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique. This follows the completion of a definitive feasibility study, which confirmed the technical and economic... 

IHHA conference to ‘better equip’ Transnet to take advantage of global knowledge, technology

31st May 2019 As it keeps the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in mind, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is hopeful that the upcoming International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference will provide the State-owned entity with an opportunity to not just showcase South African capabilities and potential to the... 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst

31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst

31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

Industrialisation does not necessarily equate to job losses, consultant argues

31st May 2019 If industrialization is done properly through advancing the South African mining cluster and using the sector as a driver for industrialisation, the sector has huge potential to operate not only at scale but also to compete in the world market, says Minerals Council South Africa chief economist... 

AfriTin completes drilling on first 20 holes at Uis mine

31st May 2019 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining on Monday announced that it had completed the first 20 diamond drill holes, which were recommended for the validation of the historical data by CSA Global, at its flagship Uis tin mine, in Namibia. The drill holes form part of the drilling programme designed to support... 

Exxaro hands over Ga-Nala landfill site to community, local municipality

30th May 2019 Black-empowered resources group Exxaro officially handed over the Ga-Nala landfill site to the Emalahleni local municipality and Ga-Nala communities earlier this week. The transfer of the landfill site near the Thubelihle township, in Mpumalanga, took place after three years. 

SSC, Vantage Goldfields South Africa face off in court

30th May 2019 The Mpumalanga High Court has reserved judgment in one matter brought before it as part of a broader legal battle between Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) and its subsidiary, Flaming Silver Trading – collectively known as SSC Group – and Vantage Goldfields South Africa (VGSA). An... 

Wescoal to acquire remaining minority interest at Neosho

30th May 2019 JSE-listed Wescoal has, through its wholly-owned Keaton Energy subsidiary, entered into and executed an agreement to acquire Mbabazini Esther Dhladla’s shares in Neosho Trading – the owner of the Moabsvelden project. Keaton will acquire the shares, which represent about 7.8% of Neosho’s issued... 

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