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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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South Africa’s mining production beats expectations

9th May 2019 Even though mining production continued to contract in March, dropping by 1.1% year-on-year, the March performance is considerably better than the 7% contraction that economists forecast. The production decline softened unexpectedly against February’s 8.1% year-on-year plunge, revised upwards... 

Jubilee to maintain growth momentum with PlatCro coming into production

9th May 2019 AltX- and Aim-listed Jubilee Metals on Thursday reported that the strong performance of the first quarter is expected to be maintained in the second quarter, as the PlatCro platinum group metals (PGMs) project is being brought into production at a targeted processing rate of 60 000 t/m. The... 

PGMs operations offset strike-induced gold losses at Sibanye-Stillwater

9th May 2019 The first quarter of 2019 marked an important period for JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater, with the group having successfully navigated operational and financial challenges, including a five-month strike at its South African gold operations. The impact of the Association of Mineworkers... 

Acacia gold production rebounds at start of second quarter

9th May 2019 London-listed Acacia Mining on Thursday reported a rebound in its production performance at the start of the second quarter, with the Tanzania-focused gold miner having produced 47 805 oz in April, which is 37% higher than the monthly average during the first quarter ended March. The improvement... 

Phoenix to fast-track openpit development at Idaho-based mine

7th May 2019 The measured and indicated resource of base and precious metals exploration and development company Phoenix Global Mining’s Empire mine, in the US, has increased by 45.6% to 15.27-million tonnes, the company reported on Tuesday. The increase was based on work completed over the last year, which... 

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... 

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