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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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Kodal progresses mining licence application for Mali project

24th February 2020 Mineral explorer and developer Kodal Minerals is making quick progress in its mining license application for the Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali. Following the first technical meeting with the Direction Nationale de la Géologie et des Mines (DNGM) to review the application, the DNGM... 

Moroccan power infrastructure lowers Khemisset project costs

24th February 2020 Potash project developer Emmerson has completed the full cost estimate for the capital expenditure required to ensure electricity and gas supply at its 100% owned Khemisset potash project, in northern Morocco. Khemisset is a potentially world-class potash development with low capital costs and,... 

SAB calls for ‘clear process’ on self-generation licence applications

24th February 2020 South African Breweries (SAB) on Monday published a call for a clear process to be implemented with regard to generation license applications above 10 MW, which it says will assist the company in achieving its sustainability vision. The company welcomed the government’s commitment in this year’s... 

Quality assets underpin Liberty Two Degrees' solid 2019 performance

24th February 2020 Sustainable trading density growth of 3.6% for the year ended December 31 was reported for South Africa-focused retail-centered real estate investment trust (Reit) Liberty Two Degrees’ (L2D’s) retail portfolio, with Sandton leading at 9%, up from 4% in 2018. This, the company said on Monday, was... 

AngloGold’s Dushnisky appointed World Gold Council chairperson

24th February 2020 AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky has been appointed the World Gold Council’s new chairperson. He succeeds David Harquail, who has served as chairperson since 2017. 

Exxaro, Bell in partnership to enhance supplier development offering

21st February 2020 Empowered resources company Exxaro Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with equipment dealer Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa) to enhance the offering of its enterprise and supplier development (ESD) programme. The MoU, intended to formalise a partnership within its... 

‘Slowbalisation’ to negatively impact on South African exporters

21st February 2020 Multinational advisory firm PwC expects the global economy to expand at a rate of 3.5% in 2020, and for total value of services exported to increase to R100-trillion during the year. While all major economies are expected to grow, in part buoyed by accommodative financial conditions, the firm... 

Organisations like Wimsa still needed

20th February 2020 Organisations that represent women in the workforce, such as Women in Mining South Africa (Wimsa), are still needed because challenges and issues surrounding their participation in the industry still needed to be addressed, Wimsa deputy chairperson Petro du Pisani said on Thursday. Speaking at... 

Mining industry urged to ensure safety of female employees

20th February 2020 Integrated resources group Tharisa social labour plan manager Pebetse Mabaso has called on the South African mining industry to create specific safety guidelines for women in mining. Concerns about the safety of women in the industry have been a recurring theme at the eleventh yearly Women in... 

Vedanta’s Naidoo calls for increased female representation in mining

19th February 2020 Vedanta Zinc International CEO Deshnee Naidoo has called on the South African mining industry to “change the gender narrative” and to engage in conversations about the lack of female representation in the industry. According to recently published statistics by the Minerals Council South Africa,... 

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