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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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SA Future Trust, Raizcorp launch programme to assist with small business development

6th December 2021 The South African Future Trust has partnered with business development service Raizcorp to launch Scaffold, a pilot programme focused on developing high growth potential small businesses in the Alexandra and Tembisa townships that operate in the manufacturing sector. Over time, the strategy will... 

Tiger Brands celebrates centenary

6th December 2021 Independent fast-moving consumer goods producer Tiger Brands is celebrating its centenary this year and joins few of the country’s oldest ongoing businesses, with brands in its repertoire such as Jungle Oats, All Gold, KOO, Fatti’s and Moni’s and Black Cat. “We are humbled that, through our... 

Tongaat reports interim loss, despite progress in turnaround strategy

6th December 2021 Agriculture and agroprocessing business Tongaat Hulett has continued to make steady progress in the implementation of its turnaround strategy and in restoring the group on a sustainable growth path. During the six months ended September 30, the group experienced strong local demand across all... 

Sibanye confirms death of four employees

3rd December 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that four employees had been killed in two separate incidents on December 3. At about 02:30, a colleague at the Khuseleka shaft, at the Rustenburg operations, passed away in a fall-of-ground incident which occurred while he was barring down... 

PGI notes uptick in consumer sentiment for precious jewellery in most markets

3rd December 2021 Expected spending on precious jewellery has increased year-on-year, with the average expenditure on precious jewellery having grown in the third quarter, compared with the same quarter the previous year. This was supported by double-digit increases in the average expected self-buying of... 

Kenmare appoints Andrew Webb as chairperson designate

3rd December 2021 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources has appointed Andrew Webb nonexecutive director and chairperson designate. Webb was appointed to the board on December 2 and is expected to succeed Steven McTiernan as chairperson. McTiernan will step down from the board following the company’s 2022 annual general... 

Labour Court postpones deadline for Denel to comply with employee contractual obligations again

3rd December 2021 Defence company Denel has again failed to comply with a Labour Court order, handed down on August 4, 2020, compelling the enterprise to honour all outstanding contractual obligations with Uasa members, the trade union said. Uasa spokesperson Abigail Moyo said the trade union was “disappointed”... 

Ivanhoe says African operations not yet affected by new Covid-19 variant

3rd December 2021 The new variant of the Covid-19 virus, Omicron, has, so far, had no impact on any of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ mining or mine development operations in South Africa or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a statement on December 2, the Canadian miner confirmed that no cases of the new... 

Venetia’s transition to underground mine about 54% complete, says De Beers

3rd December 2021 Diamond miner De Beers Group’s $2.2-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is nearing 54% completion. The VUP is designed to transition the mine from an openpit to an underground operation and, in so doing, extend the mine life by 23 years to 2046. 

Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future

3rd December 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 


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