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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is Creamer Media's Social Media & Products Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Project management skills sorely needed to advance $20tn project economy

28th January 2022 The value of project-oriented economic activity over the next decade is likely to reach $20 trillion, says nonprofit organisation Project Management Institute (PMI). The company’s ‘Talent Gap’ report predicts that the number of jobs requiring project management-oriented skills, from economic... 

SAB switching to renewable electricity to brew Castle Lite

28th January 2022 South African Breweries (SAB) has committed to brewing with renewable electricity by 2025 as part of its efforts to take pressure off the national electricity grid and to meet its sustainability goals. The move is in line with holding company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) globally committing to... 

Bell Equipment supplies 12 ADTs to Ikoti Coal

25th January 2022 Twelve locally manufactured B45E articulated dump trucks (ADTs) were recently handed over to locally-owned and -operated miner Alfieri Holdings, which operates Ikoti Coal, in Mpumalanga. These ADTs, industry cluster organisation Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) says, are the... 

Faster-than-ever renewable electricity growth supports emergence of a new global energy economy

21st January 2022 Stronger policies and raised climate goals leading into COP26 are driving renewables to new records, but faster deployment across all key sectors is needed to reach net zero, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report. It adds that the growth of the world’s capacity to generate... 

Venetia’s transition to underground mine about 54% complete, says De Beers

21st January 2022 Diamond miner De Beers Group’s $2.2-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is nearing 54% completion. The VUP is designed to transition the mine from an openpit to an underground operation and, in so doing, extend the mine life by 23 years to 2046. 

Arqomanzi to present Lily, Barbrook mine-focused plans next month

15th December 2021 A briefing will be held on January 5 for the creditors of the Lily and Barbrook gold mines, during which South African miner Arqomanzi said it would present proof of funding, besides other information. To be held virtually, the creditors briefing will see Arqomanzi present details of the... 

AfriTin production increases 20% quarter-on-quarter

15th December 2021 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining’s tin production increased by 20% quarter-on-quarter to 136 t, with ore tonnes processed having increased by 17% quarter-on-quarter to 149 000 t. The African tech-minerals miner’s all-in sustaining costs (AISC) for the Uis mine improved by 22% quarter-on-quarter to about... 

Petra Diamond sells 886 236 ct in third tender cycle of its 2022 financial year

15th December 2021 London-listed Petra Diamonds sold 885 236 ct of diamonds for $128.3-million during the third tender of the company’s financial year to June 30, 2022. This compares with the 752 920 ct sold for $98.1-million during the third tender of the 2021 financial year. 

Baleni appointed Mining Indaba advisory board chairperson

15th December 2021 Mpho Makwana will step down as chairperson of the Mining Indaba Advisory Board, with immediate effect. This follows his appointment as nonexecutive chairperson at Nedbank Group earlier this month. 

Premier to raise £800 000 for ongoing DFS at Zulu project

14th December 2021 London-listed Premier African Minerals will raise £800 000 before expenses through a share placement at an issue price of 0.16p a share for the ongoing definitive feasibility study (DFS) at its Zulu lithium and tantalum project, in Zimbabwe. CEO George Roach confirmed that the DFS was progressing... 

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