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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Sasol gives insight into its automation, digital journey

9th September 2020 Implementing a digital transformation strategy is a “must”, rather than an option, and is driven by both external and internal forces, petrochemicals company Sasol Chemicals digital lead Oratile Sematle said on September 8. Speaking during an automation-themed webinar as part of this year’s... 

Data key to long-term optimisation, says SAIMC's first-ever female president

9th September 2020 Describing data as the “new oil” or “new water” of the world, Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control (SAIMC) president Annemarie van Coller has emphasised the importance of changing data from “just data to insights”. Speaking during an automation-themed webinar hosted... 

4IR a ‘unique opportunity’ for Africa to overcome development hurdles

8th September 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) represents a unique opportunity for African countries to scale development hurdles with the help of technologies, electronics manufacturer Pepperl+Fuchs Africa sales director Marc van Pelt said on September 8. He spoke during an automation-themed webinar,... 

Proper ventilation a key tool to prevent the spread of Covid-19

7th September 2020 Indoor ventilation is an important tool to prevent the viral transmission of the Covid-19 virus when correctly applied. Conversely, poor ventilation promotes viral transmission, Engen industrial hygiene specialist Garth Hunter warned during the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and... 

‘Bright future’ ahead for junior miners, says Mines & Money panel

4th September 2020 Taking the current ongoing disruption, as a result of Covid-19, into account, private investment company Long State Investment associate Jessie Chen expects a bright future and positive outlook for junior mining companies over the next 12 to 18 months. In a Mines and Money-hosted webinar and... 

Giyani changes reductant process for Botswana project

4th September 2020 TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corp has completed a processing trade-off study for its K.Hill manganese project, in Botswana, as part of the ongoing feasibility study. The results from the study, conducted by Tetra Tech, do not materially change the robust project economics outlined in the project’s... 

Resgen, Ledjajda ask lenders to defer some conditions precedent

4th September 2020 ASX-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) says its subsidiary Ledjajda Coal has formally requested that the lenders it is negotiating with either defer a limited number of conditions precedent to a date post the financial close on September 30, or that they submit viable alternative solutions with... 

Teke urges power sector to usher in carbon capture, storage tech

4th September 2020 South Africa has to start accelerating its drive towards a responsible transition to clean coal power generation technology to grow the country’s gross domestic product, economy and drive job creation, says empowered coal miner Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke. In delivering the keynote opening... 

Nearly 6 000 Covid-19-related claims lodged with the Compensation Fund

3rd September 2020 A total of 5 986 claims have been lodged with the Compensation Fund for persons having contracted the Covid-19 virus while at work. Of this number, 3 782 claims have been submitted directly to the fund and a further 2 009 to Rand Mutual, while Federated Employers received 195 claims. MD laments ‘tremendous challenges’ in platinum demand, supply

3rd September 2020 Interest in platinum bars and coins is currently very high, but Germany-based MD Daniel Marburger warns that the industry is facing “tremendous challenges” with supply, especially as there are limited new product announcements, meaning that demand cannot be met. With the advent of... 

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