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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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TNPA appoints new port managers at Saldanha, Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Richards Bay

1st December 2021 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed new port managers at Saldanha Bay, Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Richards Bay, as part of its new operating model to reposition South Africa in the global market and ensure growth and sustainability. Shadrack Tshikalange has been appointed port... 

Absa PMI rises to 57.2 in November

1st December 2021 The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) recorded a solid increase in November, gaining 3.6 points to 57.2, making it the highest level for the headline PMI since before the third wave of Covid-19 infections and the social unrest shock in July. At 55.4, the average headline... 

Jupiter actively reviewing company’s strategy, implementing search for new chair, CEO

1st December 2021 Shareholder representative of AMCI Group Hans Mende has stepped down as director of ASX-listed Jupiter Mines and will be succeeded by AMCI Australia MD Patrick Murphy. As an owner of AMCI, and a longstanding shareholder in the company, Mende has assured 

Faster-than-ever renewable electricity growth supports emergence of a new global energy economy

1st December 2021 Stronger policies and raised climate goals leading into COP26 are driving renewables to new records, but faster deployment across all key sectors is needed to reach net zero, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a new report. It adds that the growth of the world’s capacity to generate... 

Barrick highlighted as industry leader in socioeconomic development by WGC

1st December 2021 NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold Corporation’s status as an industry leader in socioeconomic development was underscored by a World Gold Council (WGC) report, released earlier this week, which highlighted the role of its members in contributing to socioeconomic development in the countries and... 

Diamcor focusing on resumption of operations

30th November 2021 With the continuation of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Canada-based junior miner Diamcor’s focus for the three months ended September 30 remained on maintaining reduced costs, the resumption of operations on an appropriate basis and the finalisation of Phase 1 of the company’s announced... 

Auto execs confident industry will see more profitable growth in next five years – survey

30th November 2021 Global automotive executives are confident that the industry will see more profitable growth in the next five years and that the market share of electric vehicles (EVs) will grow dramatically by 2030, a new survey by KPMG shows. KPMG’s Annual Global Automotive Executive survey further finds that... 

Competition Commission prohibits sale of Sasol’s cyanide business

30th November 2021 The Competition Commission has prohibited the sale of Sasol’s sodium cyanide business to Czech Republic-based specialty chemicals company, Draslovka. The commission’s approval was a key condition precedent to the transaction. 

Urgent interdict filed against Shell’s Wild Coast seismic survey

30th November 2021 Four environmental and human rights organisations have filed an urgent interim-interim interdict against Shell in the Eastern Cape Division of the Grahamstown High Court to prevent the fossil fuel company from starting seismic testing along the ecologically diverse and sensitive marine... 

Pan African’s new revolving credit facility now effective

30th November 2021 Midtier Africa-focused gold producer Pan African Reources’ new R1-billion revolving credit facility (RCF), which became effective earlier this month, has a three-year term and bears interest at a reduced margin of 275 basis points over the applicable Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate. The new... 


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