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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Tradecore Steel acquires KZN assets of Gibbsteel Pinetown

8th June 2021 An acquisition has increased steel supplier Tradecore Steel’s processing capability in KwaZulu-Natal and further consolidates the company’s sub-Saharan footprint. Tradecore has acquired the KwaZulu-Natal assets of Gibbsteel, a producer of value-added steel products. 

DFFE develops Source-to-Sea initiative to stave off marine, plastic litter

8th June 2021 Marine litter, including plastic litter, has become a matter of increasing global and national concern as a source of marine pollution. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has, therefore, prioritised efforts to deal with the challenge of marine litter, as there is... 

Central banks expected to buy the same amount of gold as last year, says WGC

8th June 2021 Central banks continue to be positive on gold, with about the same number of central banks expected to buy gold compared with last year, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on June 8. In its the ‘2021 Central Bank Gold Reserves (CBGR)’ survey, the council noted that 21% of central banks intend to... 

Aspasa helps compile new material specifications for road builders

8th June 2021 Surface mining industry association the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) has partnered with the Committee of Transport Officials (Coto) and other role-players to hammer out standards for different types of materials to be used on South African roads. This will... 

Lucara recovers 470 ct diamond at Karowe

8th June 2021 Lucara Diamond has recovered a 470 ct top light brown clivage diamond from its wholly owned Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. The 470 ct diamond was recovered in the coarse XRT circuit and represents the third diamond weighing more than 300 ct recovered to date this year. 

Australasian Gold expands land holding

7th June 2021 ASX-listed Australasian Gold has entered into a binding tenement sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a 100% interest in the Capella gold project, which is strategically located about 10 km south from the company’s Mt Clermont polymetallic project. The consideration for the acquisition of... 

Gold ETFs add $3.4bn to supply, reversing three months of net outflows

7th June 2021 Global gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) added 61.3 t, valued at about $3.4-billion, in May, reversing three straight months of net outflows, which the World Gold Council (WGC) says is largely a function of investment demand increasing with the price strength of gold, along with renewed inflation... 

Globe Metals’ stock surges on Malawi licence news

7th June 2021 Malawi’s Mineral Resources Committee (MRC) has recommended the granting of a mining licence for Globe Metals & Mining’s Kanyika niobium project, the ASX-listed junior reported on Monday, sending its stock up nearly threefold. Approval by the MRC is a critical and formal step in the process of... 

Sayona ramping up Western Australia gold exploration

7th June 2021 Emerging miner Sayona is ramping up its Western Australian gold exploration, with the company committing to a A$2-million budget for 2021. Recent success in identifying 16 new target anomalies during April’s airborne magnetic surveying has encouraged the increased exploration activity. 

South Africans to remain focused on delivering Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

7th June 2021 With economic growth fundamental to a brighter future for South Africa, Busines Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso suggests it is the “only way to turn the trajectory of government’s fiscal position as it will boost earnings” and, therefore, tax collection and start to get debt under... 

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