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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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NUM concerned about ‘deepening crisis’ in South Africa

7th December 2021 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed concern about the “deepening crisis” in South Africa, saying it feels that the “gains of the 1994 democratic breakthrough are fast withering away under the weight of deepening inequality and mass unemployment”. During its extended national... 

Pasofino raises $5.5m for Dugbe study

7th December 2021 Canadian mineral explorer Pasofino Gold has entered into a nonbrokered private share placement to raise $5.5-million, of which about $4.5-million has been subscribed for by Turkish miner Esan. The funding provides sufficient capital for Pasofino to complete the definitive feasibility study on... 

Vedanta to support Zambia on green energy transition goals

7th December 2021 Natural resources company Vedanta intends to support the Zambian government in its green energy transition goals, it confirmed on December 7. This decision was bolstered by the steps already taken by the government, including the appointment of the country's first Green Economy and Environment... 

MineSafe attendees recommit to elimination of fatalities in South Africa’s mines

6th December 2021 Stakeholders who attended MineSafe 2021 on November 25 have recommitted themselves to working towards the elimination of fatalities, injuries and occupational diseases on South Africa’s mines in pursuit of Zero Harm and to ensure each employee returns from work unharmed every day. The urgency of... 

Ivanhoe’s Robert Friedland inducted into American Mining Hall of Fame

6th December 2021 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chairperson Robert Friedland has been inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame for accomplishments during his career in the international mining industry. The American Mining Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have demonstrated... 

OneLogix warns of lower interim earnings as a result of hail damage, July unrest

6th December 2021 Logistics company OneLogix’s earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ended November 30 are expected to decrease by between 75% and 95%, and 85% and 105%, respectively. This means that EPS will be between 50c and 250c, while HEPS will be between a loss of... 

Zimplats’ $1.8bn investment strategy to boost nameplate capacity, in-country processing

6th December 2021 Zimplats’ $1.8bn investment strategy to boost nameplate capacity, in-country processing The board of directors of platinum group metals miner Zimplats has approved an overall capital investment strategy worth $1.8-billion to be implemented over a ten-year period, beginning this year, with... 

Coming months to be ‘very significant’ for Botswana Diamonds, says chairperson

6th December 2021 The coming months will be very significant, and a time of “great opportunity”, for diamond miner Botswana Diamonds, as it has a pipeline of projects at various stages of development, says chairperson John Teeling. However, this opportunity had not yet been realised, he said on December 6, noting... 

Solidarity suggests Sibanye should undergo business rescue

6th December 2021 Trade union Solidarity has suggested that precious and battery metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater should “place itself under voluntary business rescue” after the mining house said it would not put a contingency plan in place to prevent retrenchments. Sibanye and labour unions in South Africa have... 

Kefi positive that end of Ethiopian conflict is near, boding well for project progress

6th December 2021 Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper is confident that peace will soon be restored to Ethiopia, following intensified diplomatic efforts and mediation now backed by the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and major world powers. As previously reported, following the taking of office in... 


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