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Simone Liedtke

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Sibanye-Stillwater to start search for new audit firm

4th May 2018 Multicommodity miner Sibanye-Stillwater will start the search for a new independent external audit firm for the 2019 financial year after its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 30. Sibanye had previously proposed the reappointment of audit, tax and advisory services provider KPMG as the... 

HCI buys 10% stake in PTM

4th May 2018 South African black empowerment investment holding company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), will, through a subsidiary, acquire a 10% interest in TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM). HCI has entered into a subscription agreement with PTM, on a private placement basis, for the purchase of... 

Coal miners next to launch lung disease compensation claims

4th May 2018 The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and Richard Spoor Attorneys say coal miners are the next in line to seek compensation for occupational lung diseases. "The battle to secure justice for sick miners in South Africa is not over. We are working... 

Loulo-Gounkoto still expanding – Randgold

4th May 2018 Gold miner Randgold Resources’ Loulo-Gounkoto gold mining complex, in Mali, is still expanding, with the Gounkoto superpit and the new Baboto satellite pit joining the Yalea and Gara underground mines. Randgold CE Mark Bristow on Thursday told media in the country that the complex’s all-Malian... 

Ncondezi raises £950 000

4th May 2018 Aim-listed Ncondezi Energy has raised £950 000, before expenses, through a conditional placing of 15.2-million ordinary shares at a price of 6.25p apiece. The company will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet as it moves towards the conclusion of a joint development agreement (JDA) for... 

DRC miners optimistic issues around new code can be resolved

4th May 2018 Mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are hopeful that their current engagement with civil society and other key interest groups will contribute to a better understanding of certain issues that need to be dealt with before the country’s new mining code is... 

Petra’s value-over-volume strategy paying off

4th May 2018 The make-up of production at diamond miner Petra Diamonds is transforming, with higher-value run-of-mine (RoM) production having represented about 82% of the company’s carat volume during the quarter ended March 31. This, the company said on Monday, was in line with the company’s focus on value... 

RBPlat receives government approval for Maseve acquisition

4th May 2018 South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has been granted consent in terms of Section 11 of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act for the transfer of the entire issued share capital of Maseve Investments 11, the holding company of the Maseve mine, in Rustenburg, to Royal... 

Trans Hex to dispose of Lower Orange River operations

4th May 2018 JSE-listed diamond mining company Trans Hex’s subsidiary Trans Hex Operations (THO) has entered into an agreement to sell its Lower Orange River (LOR) operations – the Bloeddrif and Baken mines – to black women-owned LOR Diamonds for R72-million. The agreement includes the disposal of the... 

South African gold miners agree to landmark silicosis, TB settlement

3rd May 2018 The Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Abrahams Kiewitz and Richard Spoor Attorneys, on behalf of thousands of mineworkers, on Thursday reached a class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Disease (OLD) Working Group, which represents various South African gold mining companies. The... 

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