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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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Three Harmony Gold board members step down

30th September 2020 JSE-listed Harmony Gold independent nonexecutive directors Ken Dicks and Max Sisulu have resigned, while executive director Frank Abbott has retired, with effect from September 30. The resignation of Dicks and Sisulu follow the board’s evaluation of its structure, composition and succession plan,... 

Katoro progresses funding strategy for Blyvoor project

30th September 2020 Aim-listed Katoro Gold has developed a preferred funding strategy for its Blyvoor joint venture (JV) in respect of the Blyvoor gold tailing project, in South Africa, and says it will involve the use of different funding instruments. The announcement follows as the gold and nickel explorer and... 

Sandvik intelligent drill series continues to meet evolving customer demands

30th September 2020 As rotary blasthole drill technology continues to advance, Sandvik’s iSeries family of intelligent drills continues to grow to meet evolving customer demands – as can be seen with the Sandvik DR410i drill rig. Considered a “compact, powerful, technologically advanced rig designed to produce the... 

Sandvik launches new RDX5 rock drill

30th September 2020 Following the virtual grand opening of its Rock Drill Innovation Centre, in Finland, Swedish mining gear and metal-cutting tools maker Sandvik launched its RDX5 rock drill on September 30. The rock drill builds on the success of “the most dependable rock drill in the market”, the HLX5, and... 

Sandvik digitises mechanical cutting equipment to improve safety

29th September 2020 In addition to performance and extensive safety features, engineering company Sandvik says its mechanical cutting equipment also offer effective digital solutions to boost productivity, reduce operating costs and maximise equipment lifetime. One such mechanical cutting equipment solution is... 

Newtrax gives insight into its Collision Avoidance System during Sandvik conference

29th September 2020 Heavy traffic, large equipment, poor visibility and blind spots create the potential for accidents in an industry that demands world-class operational performance and has the expectation of zero harm. Underground mining Internet of Things (IoT) service provider Newtrax believes its Collision... 

Togo govt change ‘won't impact’ Keras’ project progress

28th September 2020 Aim-listed mineral resource company Keras Resources says it “looks forward” to continuing its work with the incoming Togo government, following the election in February this year. Togolese PM Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned and while this resignation was expected, it was... 

Angolan wealth fund invests further $8.6m in Pensana

28th September 2020 Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has committed to a further $8.6-million equity investment in junior miner Pensana Rare Earths. The investment will be used to advance the Longonjo project, in Angola, as the first major rare earth mine to be developed in over a decade... 

Altus Strategies to trade on highest-tier OTC market in the US

23rd September 2020 Mining royalty company Altus Strategies’ ordinary shares on the over-the-counter trading (OTCQX) Best Market in the US started on September 23. Altus CE Steven Poulton says trading on the OTCQX will “provide the opportunity for more investors to participate in [the company’s] continued strong... 

Giyani to start drilling programme at Botswana manganese project

22nd September 2020 TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals has started a feasibility study field programme for its K.Hill manganese project, in Botswana, with the appointment of a drilling contractor, project management and geological services contract and their imminent mobilisation. The 2020 field programme follows Giyani’s... 

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