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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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Marginal gains critical in gaining competitive advantage

19th March 2021 The compounding effect of not taking advantage of marginal gains has a significant impact on the way in which an organisation operates, says pump manufacturer Grundfos commercial building services sales manager Duncan Graham. Marginal gains refer to small incremental improvements in any process,... 

Pandemic increases demand for pumps

19th March 2021 With much of the world being tested to its limits by the Covid-19 pandemic, it resulted in an increased demand for pumps and related accessories, says specialist pump company Integrated Pump Technology sales manager Jordan Marsh. He explains that, with mines being considered as “hot spots” for... 

‘All time high’ order book positions M&R for return to profitability

19th March 2021 Considering engineering and construction services firm Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) “all time high” order book of R60.5-billion, and near orders of R19.9-billion, CEO Henry Laas says the group is “well positioned” for a return to profitability in the 2022 financial year. He adds that the firm is... 

Southern Africa has ‘huge potential’ to benefit from the shift to green hydrogen

19th March 2021 While there is growing momentum across the world in investing in hydrogen and the related import and export value chains, management consulting company Kearney MD Romain Debarre warns that there is still a lack of supply and demand for the hydrogen economy. While there is a market for hydrogen... 

Gauteng launches its R23bn infrastructure project book, Transport Infrastructure House

18th March 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... 

Caledonia to be included in Global Junior Gold Miners Index for the first time

17th March 2021 Caledonia Mining is to be included in the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) Index for the first time. This follows the index’s first-quarter review for 2021. The GDXJ index forms the basis of various passive gold sector investment funds in the North American market, the most significant being... 

Power Metal Resources receives ‘encouraging results’ for South Ghanzi project

17th March 2021 Aim-listed metals explorer and developer Power Metal Resources has received “encouraging results” from the airborne electromagnetic (AEM) surveys recently flown over the South Ghanzi project, in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in Botswana. The South Ghanzi project is part of a strategic joint venture... 

Aton inks loan facility with major shareholder, CEO retires

17th March 2021 TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has entered into a bridge loan facility with Ou Moonrider, a significant shareholder. Pursuant to the facility, the corporation may borrow up to C$1-million from Ou Moonrider. 

Automakers using know-how to accelerate the uptake of platinum-based fuel cell systems

17th March 2021 While it is widely accepted that for hydrogen to fulfil its potential in enabling the clean energy transition, collaboration is essential and a recent report by the Hydrogen Council talks of the need to accelerate product and solution development, while acknowledging that this will require new... 

PwC Survey finds CEOs are voicing ‘record levels’ of optimism

17th March 2021 Nearly one year after Covid-19 reached South African shores, the country’s CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global businesses predicting that economic growth will improve this year. Coming from a global recession, which saw a 3.5% decline in... 

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