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Simone Liedtke

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Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Gold price boosts Harmony's cash flow, output in Sept quarter

9th November 2020 Gold miner Harmony Gold delivered a 38% quarter-on-quarter improvement on its gold production for the quarter ended September 30, which CEO Peter Steenkamp said was “further aided by the gold price”. This solid performance during the quarter significantly strengthened the miner’s balance sheet,... 

Battery metals beneficiation holds ‘enormous potential’ for South Africa

6th November 2020 There is “enormous potential” for South Africa, should the country pursue green industrialisation and its manufacturing sector invest in the beneficiation of battery metals and the manufacture of various green products, such as electric vehicles (EVs), Department of Trade, Industry and... 

Tunnelling works at Lesotho Highlands Water Project progressing

6th November 2020 Underground tunneling works inside the two Polihali diversion tunnels are progressing well, with excavations advancing from the outlets at about 6 m a day per tunnel at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) site. So far, the excavation of the intake and outlet portals have been completed and... 

Fund targeting infrastructure investments listed on 4 Africa Exchange

6th November 2020 South Africa’s first preference shares with an infrastructure focus were listed on October 22 on 4 Africa Exchange (4AX), Gaia Fund Managers and Kruger International Asset and Wealth Management confirmed. Gaia, together with Kruger, is listing Gaia Fund 1 (the Fund), which complies with... 

SA coal industry to reach tipping point in 2025

6th November 2020 The South African coal industry will likely reach a tipping point by 2025, when renewable energy should be cheaper, both in terms of capital and operational expenditure, than existing coal-fired electricity capacity. This means that, by 2030, the South African coal landscape will look "completely... 

Lucara, Louis Vuitton, HB Antwerk ink collaboration agreement for ‘Sethunya’ diamond

5th November 2020 Canadian diamond miner Lucara Diamonds, luxury goods house Louis Vuitton and European diamond manufacturing and technology company HB Antwerp, have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the planning, cutting and polishing of a 549 ct white gem diamond. The white gem diamond, referred to as... 

Orion Minerals receives Australian ESG award

4th November 2020 Australian junior miner Orion Minerals, which is accelerating the development of its Prieska copper/zinc project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape, has received the inaugural Australian-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (Aameg) environment, social and governance (ESG) leader award.   

Mined commodities set to underwhelm in 2021 as stimulus measures end, economies unlock

4th November 2020 Mined commodities are set to underwhelm in 2021 as the boost to commodity prices from stimulus measures and the phased unlocking of economies are short-lived, says Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) metals research global head Simon Morris and bulk research global head Derryn Maade. Speaking during a... 

Smart says global decarbonisation journey will benefit Northern Cape base metals hub

3rd November 2020 Growing global demand for zinc, copper and tin minerals will place South Africa’s Northern Cape in a favourable position as the world continues to decarbonise the global economy, says Orion Minerals MD and CEO Errol Smart. The use of battery metals, of which copper is a main component, will... 

Panel calls for more junior mining, exploration in SADC region

3rd November 2020 While many of the countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region continue to face various challenges, a panel at this year’s virtual Junior Mining Indaba found that Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to perform well. As an example, Caledonia Mining... 

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