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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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Papillon to acquire Goldplat's Kilimapesa

3rd September 2020 Investment company Papillon Holdings has signed a binding head of agreement for the reverse takeover of Mayflower Capital Investments, which holds rights over Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat’s Kilimapesa project, in Kenya, and a 70% interest in the Kakamoeka gold project, in Congo-Brazzaville.... 

Katoro Gold advances drilling programme at Blyvoor gold JV

3rd September 2020 A suitable drilling contractor has been engaged at the Blyvoor gold joint venture (JV) and drilling is currently under way and on schedule at the project. The drilling programme is a key activity in the resource upgrade programme that forms part of the technical work required for the completion... 

M&As, JV activity continues, despite Covid-19 restrictions

2nd September 2020 Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and joint ventures (JVs) are expected to continue over the next 12 months, but some changes to usual due diligence process might be needed. In a Mines and Money-hosted webinar and panel discussion on September 2, Harvey Law Group foreign registered lawyer Amelia... 

Renergen completes LNG auction registration process

2nd September 2020 Domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has completed the registration process for South Africa’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) auction, with the number of registrations significantly exceeding expectations. The number of registrations demonstrate the inherent demand of the domestic... 

BlueRock sells 3 805 ct of diamonds

2nd September 2020 Aim-listed diamond miner BlueRock Diamonds has sold 3 805 ct of diamonds at an average price of $330/ct for an aggregate consideration of $1.2-million. BlueRock’s flagship project is the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa. 

Orion Minerals revises Smart’s remuneration structure

2nd September 2020 A revised remuneration structure has been agreed to with base metals developer Orion Minerals’ MD and CEO Errol Smart. In April, the cash component of his package was reduced from $300 000/y to $257 600/y, as part of the dual-listed miner’s implementation of cost savings and asset preservation... 

Thebe Investment Corp welcomes new group FD

1st September 2020 Grathel Motau has been appointed Thebe Investment Corporation’s group FD, effective September 1. She will also serve as an executive director on the Thebe board. 

Ivanhoe 6 km ahead of underground development schedule

1st September 2020 Underground development at TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kakula copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, totaled 1 842 m in August, bringing the cumulative total underground development completed to date to more than 20 km – about 6 km ahead of schedule. The miner intends to issue the... 

Exxaro Covid-19 testing surpasses 100 mark

1st September 2020 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources reports that, as of August 31, the number of Covid-19 tests conducted through two testing labs set up by it had surpassed the 150 mark. Exxaro has invested in opportunities to increase private testing capacity by setting up two Covid-19 PCR testing laboratories... 

Ninth yearly Small Business Day happening this week

31st August 2020 September 4 will mark the ninth yearly Small Business Friday − the biggest small business day of the year in South Africa. Small Business Friday is dedicated to supporting the diverse range of local businesses that create jobs, help boost the economy, and enhance communities around the country. 

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