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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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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... 

Industry generally welcomes Gwede Mantashe as Minerals and Energy Minister

30th May 2019 In a move that has, so far, generally been welcomed by the mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Gwede Mantashe as the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister. This, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills director Patrick Leyden says, follows on the back of Mantashe having made... 

Harding has no economically viable gold, Council for Geoscience confirms

30th May 2019 Following an investigation of the KwaMachi community’s claims of having found gold in a quarry near the area in Harding on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has determined that there is no economic gold in either the quarry or its surroundings. All concentrations... 

CGS to present findings on Harding gold claims

29th May 2019 The Council for Geoscience (CGS) will on Thursday present the findings of tests done on samples of what has been claimed to be gold discovered by the KwaMachi community near Harding, KwaZulu-Natal. The CGS, a custodian of all geoscientific information in South Africa, was tasked by the Department... 

Trial mining preparation ongoing at Monument’s Malaysia mine

29th May 2019 TSX-V-listed Monument Mining on Tuesday reported that preparation was ongoing for a trial mining programme at the Peranggih gold prospect at the Selinsing gold mine, in Malaysia. The programme is aimed at sustaining the current oxide production before the sulphide production starts. 

Ramos joins AngloGold board

28th May 2019 JSE-listed AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Maria Ramos an independent nonexecutive director, effective June 1. Ramos will serve as a member of the Investment Committee, as well as the Social and Ethics and Sustainability Committee. 


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