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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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PTM raises $12m for Waterberg predevelopment, other purposes

1st December 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has sold more than 5.4-million common shares in the capital of the company for gross proceeds of $12-million though an at-the-market offering of common shares. Initially announced on September 4, the offering was completed on November 30. 

MC Mining requests repayment period extension from IDC

30th November 2020 Coal miner MC Mining has submitted a formal application to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa to extend the repayment period for its loan facilities with the institution. The IDC has since acknowledged the application, but no agreement has been reached yet between the... 

Bushveld draws down $30m for capital investment purposes

30th November 2020 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has satisfied the conditions to draw down $30-million under a production financing agreement (PFA) and the unsecured convertible loan notes of $35-million, to be subscribed by Orion Mine Finance. First announced in September, the company is in the process of drawing... 

Cesa Aon Awards 2020 showcase ‘resilience and commitment’ of consulting engineering industry

27th November 2020 With 2020 having been an unprecedented year of "uncertainty, trauma and market complexity", Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell says this year’s Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which took place virtually, “showcased the resilience and commitment of the consulting... 

‘New roadmap’ needed for South Africa to deal with plastic waste pollution

27th November 2020 Although the plastics and plastic products industry contributed about R70-billion to South Africa’s economy in 2019, according to Plastics South Africa, plastic pollution has also had a significant impact on the country’s ecosystem services. Therefore, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister... 

ERG’s Metalkol to undergo Responsible Minerals Assurance Process

26th November 2020 Diversified natural resources producer Eurasian Resources Group’s (ERG’s) hydro-metallurgical copper and cobalt facility, Metalkol RTR, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will be undergoing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) – a flagship programme of the Responsible... 

Reforms, development in Zimbabwean gold sector ‘crucial’

24th November 2020 The instability in Zimbabwe, caused by a spike in violence in the country’s gold mining sector over the last year, has eroded the export revenue that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government “urgently needs to keep the country’s struggling economy afloat,” independent non-governmental... 

Omnia firmly in ‘fix and renew’ phase following September interim period

24th November 2020 JSE-listed diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings is now firmly in the "fix and renew" phase of its turnaround strategy, where implementation of the new operating model during the six months, ended September 30, was “substantially completed” and has already resulted in improved production... 

Tharisa anticipating significant increase in earnings

24th November 2020 JSE-listed integrated resources group Tharisa expects its headline earnings a share for the 12 months to September 30, to be between $0.16 and $0.17. Basic earnings a share will likely be in the same range. 

Iamgold lays off 437 workers at Quebec mine

23rd November 2020 Midtier miner Iamgold has temporarily reduced the underground workforce at its Westwood mine, in Quebec, following the seismic event reported earlier this month. The temporary reduction affects about 437 workers (about 70%) from the underground workforce, the Toronto-listed company said on Monday. 


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