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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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Wescoal focuses on production restoration, increasing output amid challenging environment

7th May 2019 JSE-listed mining group Wescoal, headed up by CEO Reginald Demana, has said its focus, moving forward, will be on restoring production and increasing output from existing operations, while also focusing on cost containment and operational business partner risks. The overall economic climate... 

Wescoal adds Nedbank’s Lentsoane, South32’s Sibisi to management

7th May 2019 JSE-listed mining group Wescoal on Tuesday announced the appointment of Enos Lentsoane as the company’s new executive head of commercial and investments, effective from May 1. Lentsoane will be responsible for identifying potential acquisitions, partnerships and investments that align with... 

Agri SA launches court proceedings against granting of shale gas exploration rights

7th May 2019 Agricultural organisation Agri SA has launched court proceedings in the Pretoria High Court against the granting of environmental authorisations and explorations rights for shale gas to Africa-focused oil and gas exploration and development company Rhino Oil and Gas. Although the authorized... 

Orion readies local community for development of Prieska project

6th May 2019 Dual-listed Orion Minerals has commissioned introductory mining familiarisation short courses within the Siyathemba municipality, in the Northern Cape, in line with its commitment to ensuring local communities’ benefit from its ventures. The programme is aimed at raising public awareness of the... 

Trevali reports solid first quarter results

6th May 2019 TSX-listed Trevali Mining Corporation started the new year off with strong results, which positions the company well to meet its operating targets and take advantage of the currently strong zinc price, newly-appointed president and CEO Ricus Grimbeek said on Monday. While zinc concentrate... 

Bauba, Northam enter into trial product sale agreement

6th May 2019 Diversified miner Bauba Platinum has entered into a trial product sale agreement with Northam subsidiary Booysendal Platinum. The agreement is effective from April this year and will see Northam process 24 000 t of low-grade chrome ore to be supplied by Bauba at its concentrator plant over a... 

groundWork opposing Minister’s plan to weaken air pollution standards

6th May 2019 Environmental justice group groundWork, represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, has launched High Court proceedings against Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and President Cyril Ramaphosa and is asking the court to set aside government’s plan to double the amount of... 

Total to buy Anadarko’s Africa assets for $8.8bn if Occidental bid succeeds

6th May 2019 French integrated oil and gas company Total has reached a binding agreement with Occidental Petroleum to acquire Anadarko’s assets in Africa for $8.8-billion in the event of the successful completion of Occidental’s takeover bid for Anadarko. The transaction hinges on Occidental entering into and... 

Hwange Colliery sees signs of hope despite widened 2018 loss

6th May 2019 Despite achieving higher production and sales volumes for the year ended December 31, 2018, Zimbabwe-based Hwange Colliery’s financial performance worsened, with the miner’s loss for the year having widened by 79% to $78.4-million, from a loss of $43.8-million in 2017. The bigger loss was mainly... 

Rambler shares rise on strong mine performance

3rd May 2019 Aim-listed Rambler Metals and Mining achieved record throughput for 2018, by processing 364 176 t of ore from the Ming mine, in Canada, through the Nugget Pong copper and gold milling facility. This is the second consecutive year that the company has set a throughput record. 


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