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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Taye Consulting partners with Polish drill bit, mining equipment supplier

17th March 2021 South African multisector consulting company Taye Consulting has teamed up with Polish drill bits and mining equipment supplier Niuw Glinik. Through the partnership, Taye is aiming to increase participation in the mining sector by previously disadvantaged South Africans. 

Capital awarded two new contracts at AngloGold’s Geita

16th March 2021 Mining services company Capital has been awarded two new long-term three-year contracts at AngloGold Ashanti’s Geita gold mine, in Tanzania. The new contracts are scheduled to start on April 1, and are expected to generate revenues of $65-million over the contract term. 

Diamond, responsible jewellery councils ink partnership agreement

16th March 2021 The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct, which will help increase knowledge-sharing, pilot new initiatives and increase the positive impact they both make on the lives and... 

Exxaro receives 4/4 Transition Pathway Initiative ranking

16th March 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4, which reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. In a statement on March 16, the miner said the ranking indicates to stakeholders and investors that the miner... 

Afrimat Construction Index continues on ‘pronounced recovery path’

16th March 2021 The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the fourth quarter of 2020 has continued on a “pronounced recovery path that started in the previous quarter”. Owing  to the lockdown regulations induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the ACI dropped sharply in the second quarter of 2020, but has bounced back... 

Circular economy to play ‘increasingly larger role’ in copper supply over coming years

15th March 2021 The demand for copper – primarily driven by the transition to low-carbon energy and technologies, electrification and electric vehicles (EVs) – is expected to double to an average of 60-million tonnes a year by 2050, Glencore Recycling global commercial lead Kunal Sinha said during a conference... 

MC Mining sells 127 534 t of coal in interim period

15th March 2021 Coal miner MC Mining sold 127 534 t of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coal during the interim period ended December 31, 2020. An additional 11 569 t of high-ash middlings were also sold during the period. 

Food systems ‘integral’ to Covid-19 recovery, says AfDB

12th March 2021 The strengthening of food systems must be an integral part of efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to build resilience in Africa, said African Development Bank (AfDB) director general for Southern Africa Leila Mokaddem. In a statement on March 12, she lamented that “hunger is a... 

Global summit to boost clean energy momentum

12th March 2021 International energy and climate leaders from the world’s largest economies will take part in the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26’s) Net Zero Summit later this month to accelerate the momentum behind clean energy and examine how countries could work... 

Vesconite Bearings expanding into forklift part replacements

12th March 2021 Polymer supplier Vesconite Bearings, which produces a proprietary brand of Vesconite bushings, wear plates and custom parts, has expanded its product portfolio to include replacement parts for forklifts. Said to be one of the company’s most successful new applications, Vesconite engineering and... 

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