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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Redefine lays foundations for future growth as property fundamentals continue to be challenged

24th August 2020 Managing risk through a streamlined, more focused offshore asset platform and zoning in resolutely on high-quality, well-located domestic assets have helped real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties lay the foundations for future growth once Covid-19-related uncertainty and... 

BLSA’s Mavuso says fight against corruption is ‘real and growing’

24th August 2020 The fight against corruption is “real and growing”, says Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso, who adds that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s swift action on the Covid-19-related corruption with the appointment of a multidisciplinary centre to tackle the matter is “an important and... 

ARB says financial year ‘will be well remembered’ for Covid-19, other challenges

21st August 2020 JSE-listed investment and property holding company ARB Holdings says sluggish economic growth and the collapse in business confidence became a “secondary concern” this year, as regulations and national lockdown restrictions were implemented to halt the spread of Covid-19. ARB owns investments in... 

Gem recovers 442 ct diamond in Lesotho

21st August 2020 London-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered a high-quality 442 ct Type II diamond from its Letšeng mine, in Lesotho. CEO Clifford Elphick says the recovery of the 442 ct diamond “is further confirmation of the calibre of the Letšeng mine and its ability to consistently produce large, high-quality... 

Investment vehicle to support development of vanadium battery solution

21st August 2020 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has advanced the acquisition of Austrian group Enerox by acquiring a further 65.1% of the investment vehicle’s share capital through Enerox Holdings Limited (EHL). EHL is a newly incorporated investment vehicle formed by a consortium of investors, including Bushveld... 

SA manufacturers urged to be ‘less reliant’ on global value chains

21st August 2020 Despite positive indications, such as seen in various recent Purchasing Manager’s Indices, Manufacturing Circle executive director Philippa Rodseth is urging South Africa to take hold of the opportunity presented by Covid-19 in becoming less reliant on global value chains and single-source... 

Bridgestone to close PE tyre manufacturing plant

20th August 2020 Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) has announced the proposed closure of its bias tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth. It has initiated a Section 189 notice and a consultative process in compliance with the South African Labour Relations Act.  About 252 jobs will be lost. 

Alcohol industry commits R150m to harm-reduction programmes

20th August 2020 The South African alcohol industry has committed R150-million to direct harm-reduction programmes over the coming year. The investment is to focus on upscaling existing programmes and finding new, innovative measures to deal with key areas of concern, including drinking and driving or walking,... 

Danakali appoints accommodation, support services contractor for Colluli project

20th August 2020 ASX- and LSE-listed Danakali’s Colluli Mining Share Company has appointed UK company RA International Group as its preferred contractor for the supply of accommodation, support services and other infrastructure buildings in support of the Colluli sulphate of potash project's development, in... 

Power Metal Resources increases stake in Haneti project

20th August 2020 Power Metal Resources has increased its ownership interest in Aim-listed gold and nickel explorer and developer Katoro Gold’s Haneti nickel project, in Tanzania, to 35%. Katoro now holds 65% ownership. 

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