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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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Drilling progressing at Renergen’s R2D2 well

28th May 2021 Drilling at natural gas and helium producer Renergen’s R2D2 well has progressed as anticipated, and drilling has been interpreted to be proximal to the target gas-bearing fracture system. The company reports that logging operations are under way in preparation for casing the well and applying for... 

Diamcor proceeding with Krone Endora processing plant expansion

27th May 2021 TSX-V-listed Diamcor Mining is proceeding with the expansion of processing facilities at its Krone Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa. The miner originally targeted the expansion for 2020; however, owing to the events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and associated public health... 

Cobalt market expected to double in size by 2025

27th May 2021 The 120 000 t/y to 130 000 t/y cobalt market is expected to double in size by 2025, with about half of global demand to be from batteries, says diversified commodities producer Glencore head cobalt trader David Brocas, who was quoted in investment banker Jefferies' latest cobalt-focused metals... 

Pick n Pay, Fortress co-invest in super distribution centre development

27th May 2021 Real estate investment company Fortress has inked its biggest logistics development agreement to date with retailer Pick n Pay at the premium-grade Eastport Logistics Park, near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. The new development will cover 36 ha of state-of-the-art infrastructure and... 

Hummingbird keeps Yanfolila safely operating, but 2020 production decreased

27th May 2021 Production at Aim-listed gold miner Hummingbird Resources’ Yanfolila mine, in Mali, decreased to 101 069 oz from the 115 649 oz produced in 2019. This was mainly as a result of the impact of Covid-19. 

Centamin’s West African portfolio review confirms growth potential

27th May 2021 The board of gold miner Centamin has approved the start of a prefeasibility study (PFS) at the miner’s Côte d'Ivoire-based Doropo project, as well as a further exploration programme at ABC, also in Côte d'Ivoire, and a review of the third-party development options at Batie West, in Burkina Faso.... 

Compensation Fund calls on pensioners, workers without medical aid to line up for vaccinations

27th May 2021 The Compensation Fund (CF) has called on pensioners and workers, without medical aid cover, to apply for vaccinations as the CF has, in partnership with mutual assurance companies Rand Mutual Assurance Company Limited (RMA) and The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM), made more... 

Copper industry to return to pre-pandemic levels this year

27th May 2021 The Covid-19-induced downturn in the copper industry is health related, and not economic like the 2008/9 global financial crisis, International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC) president Mark Loveitt said this week. During a copper-focused conference, hosted by consultancy Roskill on May 26, Loveitt... 

Sub-Saharan African entrepreneurs to benefit from €100m partnership

27th May 2021 Sub-Saharan African entrepreneurs and businesses most impacted by the economic, health and social challenges triggered by Covid-19 will be able to benefit from a new €100-million private sector financing initiative backed by the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB) and the European Investment Bank... 

Green certified offices more defensive in pandemic property market – index

27th May 2021 The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) South Africa Green Annual Property Index, now in its fifth year, continues to support the investment case for green buildings in the commercial property sector. Released yearly in conjunction with the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)... 

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