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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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Petra concludes share consolidation

30th November 2021 London-listed Petra Diamonds’ share consolidation became effective on November 29 following shareholder approval at the company’s annual general meeting on November 19. Admission of the company's new ordinary shares to the premium listing segment of the official list of the Financial Conduct... 

Gold industry has a supporting role to play as world still in a ‘fragile place’ – WGC

30th November 2021 Thirty-one of the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) member companies collectively contributed $37.9-billion, in the form of taxes, salaries and payments to suppliers, to the gross domestic product of the countries in which they operate during 2020. This represents 63% of the total revenue these... 

Renergen offering 20 Cryo-Vacc units for any company’s use in Dec

29th November 2021 In light of the anticipated fourth wave of Covid-19 infections that is about to grip the country, South African company Renergen is offering the use of 20 of its Jumbo Cryo-Vacc units, at its own cost, for December, to assist in ensuring safe transportation of the estimated 16-million doses. This... 

Global glass company Ardagh to acquire Consol for R10.1bn

26th November 2021 Global glass and metal packaging supplier Ardagh Group intends to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of South African glass manufacturer Consol Holdings for R10.1-billion. The transaction will include Consol’s operations in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia.  

Africa has opportunity to create sustainable, low-carbon economies – report

24th November 2021 African countries, including South Africa, face major climate-related challenges, but they also have the opportunity to achieve sustainable low-carbon economies, a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) states. The report, titled ‘Building a Climate-Resilient, Low-Carbon, Job-Rich Africa’,... 

Accelerate still feeling Covid-19 restriction pinch

24th November 2021 Despite increased economic activity following the easing of hard and adjusted lockdown restrictions, adjusted Level 4 restrictions still impacted on restaurant sales, entertainment and liquor trade during the six months to September 30, JSE-listed Accelerate Property Fund said on November 24.... 

ARC, Ethos Mid-Market Fund 1 to acquire fintech company in R1.5bn deal

24th November 2021 African Rainbow Capital (ARC) subsidiary ARC Financial Services Holdings (FSH) is part of a consortium that has entered into agreements to acquire 100% of fintech company Crossfin Technology in a R1.5-billion transaction. ARC is part of a consortium led by the Ethos Mid-Market Fund I. Through the... 

More than 300 000 mining sector employees, contractors vaccinated

24th November 2021 South Africa’s mining industry has surpassed the 300 000 milestone for fully and partially vaccinated employees and contractors. As the year draws to a close, the Minerals Council South Africa has urged all unvaccinated employees to get the jab to protect their families and friends at the start... 

Scatec, partners select electrical equipment manufacturer for Egyptian project

24th November 2021 Renewable energy company Scatec and its partners, OCI, Fertiglobe, The Sovereign Fund of Egypt and Orascom Construction have selected electrical equipment manufacturer Plug Power as the technology provider of an electrolyser for the 100 MW green hydrogen facility to be built at the Egyptian Basic... 

Gibela calling for bursary applications

24th November 2021 The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is calling for applications for 200 bursaries in engineering, manufacturing, computer science, supply chain and logistics, and various trade fields – for both universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions – for 2022.... 

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