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Simone Liedtke

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Altus identifies numerous high-priority gold targets at Egyptian properties

10th March 2021 Aim-listed Altus Strategies has identified numerous high-priority gold targets from remote sensing across all four of its projects covering 1 565 km2 in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The projects were recently awarded to the company's 100%-owned subsidiary Akh Gold as part of a competitive... 

EPP ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2021 as further Covid-19 restrictions loom

10th March 2021 JSE-listed Polish retail landlord EPP reported earnings of €5.56 a share for the year ended December 31, 2020, exceeding the company’s guidance of between €4.75 and €5.25 a share. This, combined with a strong retail rebound in Poland and “promising” economic prospects, bodes well for EPP’s future... 

Strong investment demand sustained platinum in the fourth quarter of 2020

10th March 2021 For the third consecutive quarter, platinum remained in a deficit, at 170 000 oz, in the fourth quarter of 2020 as strong demand in the automotive, industrial and jewellery sectors and sustained strong investment demand for platinum outstripped constrained supply, the World Platinum Investment... 

Renergen strikes gas at ‘true exploration well’ at Virginia project

9th March 2021 Domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen has struck gas in well P007 at the base of the Karoo sediments, at a depth of just over 400 m. P007 is considered a “true exploration well”, as opposed to a development or appraisal well, and was being drilled by Renergen to inform possible... 

Renewable energy sector striving to increase gender representation at all levels

8th March 2021 A decade into the creation of South Africa’s renewable energy sector, it has become apparent that it is still lagging in gender diversity, which is why South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli says the industry is actively giving attention to adjust and improve the... 

Saldanha Terminal invests R1.2m in additional dust suppressing canons

8th March 2021 The Saldanha Bulk Terminal, in South Africa, has invested R1.2-million in two additional dust-suppressing cannons that will be used on ship loaders as cargo flows from the chutes to the vessel hatch. The investment is said to be a continued commitment to ensuring a clean operation on the West... 

Electricity supply constraints, costs a challenge for South Africa's ferrochrome industry

8th March 2021 Some industry stakeholders have suggested that a special electricity tariff would be a “better way” to support the embattled ferrochrome ore industry, rather than government’s recently approved export tax on exported chrome. Although the tax percentage and further details are still to be... 

NSFAS still faces funding shortfall, cannot yet accommodate first-time university students

8th March 2021 The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is facing a shortfall on its funding for this year and it has, therefore, been unable to confirm funding eligibility for first-time university students. This does not apply to returning NSFAS beneficiary students who meet the academic and other relevant... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges

5th March 2021 By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

South Africa ‘unique’ circumstances could give it tech-minerals edge - 18

5th March 2021 Amid continuing decarbonisation worldwide, the increased global demand for tech minerals (such as zinc, copper, tin and vanadium) presents South Africa’s mining regions with “a unique set of circumstances”, says dual-listed Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart. He tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

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