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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Blanket mine's first-quarter output rises 19% y/y

9th April 2020 Gold producer Caledonia Mining’s Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, produce 14 233 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31, a 19% increase on the 11 948 oz produced in the corresponding quarter of 2019. CEO Steve Curtis credits the operational team for the increase and says the operational improvements... 

Kibo advancing assets despite Covid-19 related delays

8th April 2020 Multi-asset energy company Kibo Energy is continuing to advance its portfolio of assets during the “unprecedented time” of the global fight against Covid-19, which is creating a changing landscape and having lasting implications that are still unknown at this stage. It is within this context that... 

Richards Bay Minerals undertakes series of measures against Covid-19 in local community

8th April 2020 In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to action, mineral sands producer and beneficiation company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has undertaken a series of measures against Covid-19 in its operations and is working with other businesses and industry bodies in the King Cetshwayo district to... 

Barrick announces $1.5m DRC support programme to combat Covid-19

8th April 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Barrick Gold has announced a $1.5-million support programme to help combat and contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The new package includes the supply of critical equipment to the value of $632 000 at the national level, $488 000 at the... 

Kogi Iron sees ongoing interest in Nigeria-based cast steel project

7th April 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron is seeing ongoing interest from potential new investors in its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, where Kogi is starting to see global capital flows to the commodity sector. Owing to the rapid escalation and global impacts of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, Kogi and KCM... 

Edenville introduces business continuity agenda amid Covid-19

7th April 2020 Aim-listed Edenville Energy has introduced a business continuity programme to protect its staff, while ensuring the continued and safe operation of the company, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The move has resulted in all nonessential travel being cancelled since early March, and all... 

Buffalo Coal appoints CEO, CFO

7th April 2020 South African coal miner Buffalo Coal has appointed Emma Oosthuizen as its CEO. Oosthuizen has been interim CEO since February 2019 following the resignation of the previous CEO. 

TSX-V approves Seagull Lake JV

6th April 2020 The Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) has approved a transaction in which Quadro Resources obtained an option to acquire a 70% interest in the platinum-palladium prospective Seagull Lake property from fellow-listed White Metal Resources. The project, which covers 7 539 ha, is located about 50 km... 

Global GDP to contract 1.9% this year, spark commodity oversupply, says Fitch

6th April 2020 Owing to unprecedented lockdown in much of Europe, the US and across the globe, the world is currently experiencing considerably lower economic activity, which in turn significantly reduces commodity consumption, says ratings agency Fitch Ratings. As a result, it expects global gross domestic... 

Pembridge reduces economic interest in Minto

6th April 2020 LSE-listed Pembridge Resources is set to restructure the share ownership of its Minto copper mine, in Canada. In light of the current financial market conditions owing to the outbreak of Covid-19 globally, and the potential for material cash calls on Pembridge, the company, with other Minto... 

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