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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Implats announces results of bond purchase offer

10th December 2020 Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has accepted for purchase bonds validly offered for sale in a principal amount of R241.46-million. The miner previously invited bondholders of its R3.25-billion 6.75% convertible bonds due in 2022 to sell their bonds to the company up to... 

Caledonia to explore Glen Hume property in Zimbabwe for more gold

10th December 2020 Gold miner Caledonia Mining has entered into an option agreement to secure the exclusive right to explore and, if exploration is successful and at its sole discretion, acquire the mining claims over the area known as Glen Hume, a property situated in the Gweru mining district, in the Zimbabwe... 

Anglo American appoints new nonexec director

10th December 2020 Hilary Maxson will join the Anglo American board as a nonexecutive director and member of the audit committee with effect from June 1, 2021. “[Maxson] brings a combination of experience that aligns well with our business, spanning finance, the capital markets, energy and technology, gained across... 

Global uncertainties remain, says gold council

9th December 2020 While two major market risks – the US election and the Covid-19 pandemic – appear to have subsided, it still drove risky assets like stocks to all-time highs in some countries, and the MSCI World Stock index had its best monthly performance in November, highlighting the global impact of both... 

Another two mine fatalities brings 2020 total to 58 deaths

9th December 2020 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has lamented another two mine fatalities, one at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Rowland Shaft, in the North West, and another at the Blyvoor gold mine, on the West Rand. In an emailed response to Mining Weekly, Sibanye confirmed that an employee... 

Report highlights gold mining’s opportunity to achieve net-zero carbon targets

9th December 2020 More action is needed over the next decade if net-zero carbon targets are to be feasible, the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest report, titled ‘Gold and Climate Change: The Energy Transition’, highlights. The report, released on December 9, builds on the council’s initial work of the last two... 

Kropz makes another quarterly drawdown under ARC Fund equity facility

9th December 2020 Aim-listed Kropz has made its third quarterly drawdown request under the equity facility with the company’s major shareholder, the ARC Fund. The equity facility is for $40-million, and the third drawdown is for $5-million, which will be paid through the issue of over 63.7-million new ordinary... 

PTM closes private placement deal with Hosken, raises $2.5m

9th December 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metas (PTM) has closed a non-brokered private placement of common shares with Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), through its subsidiary Deepkloof Limited, resulting in gross proceeds of just under $2.5-million. The private placement allows HCI to maintain... 

Exxaro partners with local municipality, other miners to establish an EDC for entrepreneurs

4th December 2020 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has partnered with the Steve Tshwete local municipality and mining companies Arnot OpCo, Anglo American Coal South Africa and Glencore to establish an enterprise development centre (EDC) for local entrepreneurs in the Mhluzi township, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.... 

Diamcor Mining remains focused, despite Covid-19 impacts

1st December 2020 With the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Diamcor Mining remained focused on reducing costs, operational planning for the resumption of operations and continued strengthening of the core operational management team during the six months to September 30. Despite the effects of the pandemic,... 


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