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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Kibo advances Benga power project with Mozambique energy utility

12th April 2021 Africa-focused Kibo Energy and its local joint venture (JV) partners have agreed on the next steps towards the ultimate finalisation of a power purchase agreement (PPA) at the company’s Benga power plant project (BPPP), in Mozambique, following a discussion with Mozambique energy utility... 

Renergen inks landmark Phase 2 helium contract

12th April 2021 Domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has inked its first helium sales agreement with a global tier-one automotive supplier in what is the company’s first direct-to-customer helium deal. For reasons of confidentiality, Renergen says that it is unable to disclose who the customer is or... 

Gauteng launches R23bn infrastructure project book

9th April 2021 The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has published its priority projects, valued at R23-billion, for delivery in the next ten years as part of its contribution to an infrastructure-led economic recovery. Of the 67 projects, 13 are private developer contribution projects valued at... 

Equinox completes Premier Gold Mine acquisition, renames Hardrock project

8th April 2021 Dual-listed Equinox Gold has completed its acquisition of TSX-listed Premier Gold Mines, adding Premier's interest in the construction-ready Hardrock project in Ontario, Canada; the producing Mercedes mine, in Mexico; and the Hasaga and Rahill-Bonanza exploration properties, in Ontario, to the... 

Investors call on EPA, Congress to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from mining impact

8th April 2021 Fifty investors, managing $105-billion in assets, released a letter on April 8 calling for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress to permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery, against large-scale mining. While recognising the... 

National Treasury e-tender portal down

7th April 2021 The National Treasury confirms that its e-Tender Portal is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The information and communications technology (ICT) server infrastructure that hosts the portal suffered a crash caused by a technical failure, which has resulted in data corruption leading... 

bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2021 cancelled

7th April 2021 This year’s bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, the key trade show for construction, building materials, mining, agriculture and forestry machinery and vehicles, has been cancelled. Event organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa CEO Suzette Scheepers said on April 7 that the event, which had been scheduled to be... 

AECI, Origin Materials expands existing environment-friendly partnership

7th April 2021 JSE-listed chemicals group AECI and sustainable materials-focused company Origin Materials have expanded their existing joint agreement to develop low-carbon materials based on renewable chemistry. AECI has been a strategic investor in Origin Materials since 2017. 

Katoro, Power Metal to advance Haneti project to deep diamond drilling

7th April 2021 Aim-listed Katoro Gold will be advancing its Haneti nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in Tanzania, to deep diamond drilling following the receipt of results from the recently completed maiden rotary air blast (RAB) drill programme, which targeted the discovery of nickel and PGMs.... 

Aveng plans another R100m rights offer

6th April 2021 International infrastructure and resources company Aveng intends to launch a further co-underwritten, renounceable rights offer to raise an additional R100-million from shareholders. Aveng, however, requires the approval of its shareholders to proceed with the rights offer and will be convening... 

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