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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Sasol Lake Charles project remains shut after Hurricane Laura

31st August 2020 Petrochemicals company Sasol says manufacturing facilities at its Lake Charles Chemicals Complex, in the US, remain shut down as a result of Hurricane Laura. The group last week activated its inclement weather protocols at the complex, in preparation for Hurricane Laura, which made landfall near... 

RCL Foods leverages diverse portfolio for resilience amid ‘unprecedented hardship’ in South Africa

31st August 2020 JSE-listed consumer goods company RCL Foods leveraged the resilience of its diverse portfolio to finish the 12 months to June 30 in a strong cash position, delivering revenue growth of 7.4% in a period of “unprecedented hardship for South African consumers and the local economy”. Underlying... 

Redefine bids farewell to long-time COO David Rice

28th August 2020 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties will be bidding farewell to its long-time COO David Rice on August 31. Rice will be retiring from a career of more than 30 years in the property industry but will still remain on-hand on a month-to-month basis to assist in... 

Technology company launches tailored Industrial IoT solution for TSF insights

28th August 2020 Global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud technology company sensemetrics Inc is transforming sensor data into real-time business intelligence by launching a tailored IIoT solution that gives mining companies and their insurers real-time, end-to-end tailings storage facilities (TSF)... 

AfriTin produces first tin concentrate, revenue in spite of difficult times

28th August 2020 In spite of difficult times in global markets, Aim-listed mining company AfriTin managed to produce its first tin concentrate and generate its first revenue from its flagship Uis tin mine, in Namibia, during the financial year ended February 29. The first production of a saleable tin concentrate... 

Coal to remain relevant despite growing shift to renewable energy, says consultancy

28th August 2020 The use of coal is enabling the energy transition, owing to its provision of a basis for the economy to develop, drive wealth and enable economic progress, which then, in turn, creates and enables the funds for stronger and further investment into renewable energy, says Boston Consulting Group MD... 

DTIC to launch Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism

28th August 2020 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) will launch the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM) on August 31. The EBMM will be a single channel for companies to report and receive assistance in resolving export barriers, the department said in a statement on August 28. 

Deliberate action required to encourage transformation

28th August 2020 Deliberate action in pursuit of transformation will continue to play a huge role in attracting more women to the local construction sector, says diversified infrastructure and services construction company Concor Construction business development and stakeholder engagement executive Fezeka... 

Support, mentoring key in driving transformation

28th August 2020 Women will need to support and mentor other women in the construction industry as part of reshaping the mindset that the industry is male-dominated, says building materials company AfriSam mineral resource manager Niraksha Singh. “This is necessary, considering that legacy issues and societal... 

Covid-19 impacts on platinum industry in second quarter, but signs of recovery on the horizon

27th August 2020 Covid-19’s economic impact on platinum supply and demand during the second quarter of the year has been severe, but Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) latest 'Platinum Jewellery Business Review' indicates that there are signs of recovery in the sector. For China specifically, a decline in... 

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