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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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SAPVIA partners with Messe Frankfurt to deliver first ever Solar Power Africa trade show

22nd November 2021 South Africa’s position in driving the continent’s transition to renewable energy has been confirmed with the launch of the first ever Solar Power Africa trade show. Organised by Messe Frankfurt, in partnership with the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), Solar Power Africa... 

South African businesses regaining trust, but momentum needs to continue

22nd November 2021 South Africa’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) showed more evidence that the country’s debt is being brought under control and that the National Treasury is “keeping a firm hand” on spending, which is, in so doing, leading to business regaining trust, says Business Leadership South... 

British Columbia miners warn of some disruption following heavy rains

19th November 2021 Transportation routes to dual-listed miner New Gold’s New Afton mine, in British Columbia, have been affected by the recent heavy rains, flooding and mudslides. However, the flooding, has up until this point, had no material impact on New Afton's infrastructure and operations. 

Nexans installs solar trackers at TotalEnergies’ former technical landfill in France

19th November 2021 Solar energy equipment company Nexans Solar Technologies’ (Nexans’) Keylios solar trackers have been installed at the La Fenasse site, a former Technical Landfill Center located near Béziers in southwestern France, which is currently being converted to a 1.6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm. The... 

Atalaya Mining maintains full-year copper output guidance, adjusts cost guidance

19th November 2021 The Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of Aim – and TSX-listed Atalaya Mining has increased to €148.2-million for the year-to-date, with cash flows from operating activities having increased to €129.9-million for the same period owing to robust operational... 

Buffalo Coal reports loss for nine months to September 30

19th November 2021 South African coal miner Buffalo Coal reported a headline loss a share of 19c for the nine months ended September 30. It also reported a loss in basic and diluted earnings a share of 19c for the nine months. 

Battery-grade nickel demand to grow as world sets sights on low-carbon future

19th November 2021 The global green transition and electrification of transport has started a paradigm shift in the demand dynamics of metals, which are required for a low-carbon future, and are set to experience a significant boost in demand in the coming decade at least, says research agency Fitch Solutions.... 

Day Zero looming, Rand Water warns

19th November 2021 Day Zero may come sooner than expected if South Africans continue to use more water than what is needed, despite being a water-scarce country, says Rand Water corporate services GM Mbuyiswa Makhubela. Speaking during the opening plenary of this year’s Green Building Convention on November 2, he... 

FNB, Balwin Properties conclude R450m funding deal for residential development

18th November 2021 FNB and Balwin Properties have concluded a funding deal that will make R450-million available for the residential development of Balwin’s Thaba-Eco Village, which is under construction in Johannesburg South. The funding will be used for the first 480 apartments, as well as infrastructure for the... 

Chinese company awarded engineering contract for Kamoa-Kakuka smelter

18th November 2021 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa Copper subsidiary has awarded China Nerin Engineering the basic engineering contract for the planned, direct-to-blister flash smelter at the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex that will incorporate leading-edge technology, supplied by Metso Outotec, and have a nameplate... 

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