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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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Industry players need to ‘join hands’ to promote, build African beneficiation, processing industry

17th November 2020 For Africa to advance its beneficiation and processing industry in a manner that will support growth, assure a return on investment and stimulate local economies, the continent will have to find a way to connect various elements of the decision making process and stakeholders, says information... 

Africa has opportunity in battery metals space, says panel

17th November 2020 Despite analyst fears at the start of this year that countries could shift their focus away from reducing carbon emissions, business intelligence firm CRU senior analyst George Heppel says much of the year has been focused on green recovery concepts. Speaking during this year’s virtual Africa... 

Africa needs to cultivate cluster of ‘real catalytic investors’ in response to pandemic

16th November 2020 Africa needs to cultivate a cluster of “real catalytic investors to mount strong, build-back better resilient mining investment” in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, says Africa investor Hubert Danso. Speaking during the opening keynote of this year’s Africa Mining Forum, held virtually,... 

$40m invested in Africa’s connectivity, data centres

13th November 2020 UK development finance institution and impact investor CDC Group has invested an additional $40-million of equity into African independent fibre, data centre and cloud technology provider Liquid Telecom. This marks the CDC’s second investment into the company, after an initial equity investment... 

Despite slump, FDI ‘still most important source of external finance’

13th November 2020 Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows decreased by 49% year-on-year in the first half of this year as Covid-19-induced lockdowns around the world slowed existing investment projects and the prospects of a deep recession led multinational enterprises (MNEs) to reassess new projects. In a... 

Hummingbird’s Dugbe project area increases

11th November 2020 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources’ earn-in partner at the Dugbe gold project, in Liberia, Pasofina Gold, has exercised its option to acquire the central licence located and encompassed centrally within the project. Pasofina has an earn-in option for a 49% economic interest in the Dugbe project... 

De Beers hands over R5m old age facility to local municipality in the Free State

11th November 2020 Diamond miner De Beers Group’s Voorspoed mine, in the Free State, has handed over a R5-million old age facility in partnership with the Ngwathe local municipality to the Ratang Maqheku Centre for the Aged in Parys. The project forms part of the Voorspoed mine’s social and labour plan (SLP),... 

Gold mining has near-term risk opportunity through delivering decarbonisation objectives

11th November 2020 The gold mining industry has a near-term opportunity in terms of climate change mitigation and adaption, simultaneously contributing to decarbonisation, World Gold Council (WGC) market relations head John Mulligan said during a climate change and mining-focused Web discussion on November 10. He... 

Supporting sustainable development places focus on climate change, risks for mining

11th November 2020 While the primary extraction of certain raw materials remains necessary to support economic development, the achievement of the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as in meeting industrial and consumer demand, a focus on how changes in climate exacerbate existing... 

Africa, international investors ‘need each other’

10th November 2020 Mining operations in Rwanda are “close to pre-Covid” levels, with local mining firm Rwanda Mines, in particular, on target and likely to achieve its revenue target for this year, Rwanda Mines CEO Francis Gatare has said. This is despite the Covid-19 pandemic having disrupted global economic... 


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