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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Anglo’s July Ndlovu says coal underpins societal development

20th August 2020 Despite coal being a commodity “that some have chosen to hate”, Anglo American Coal South Africa CEO July Ndlovu says it will continue to remain relevant, as it “underpins societal development”. Ndlovu, recently appointed as World Coal Association chairperson, emphasised during the virtual Coal... 

Covid-19 impact on coal, energy systems still evolving, says Prevost

20th August 2020 With the Covid-19 pandemic having created the biggest global crisis in generations by sending shockwaves through health systems, economies and societies around the world, XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost says the implications of the pandemic for energy systems and clean energy... 

Teke urges power sector to usher in carbon capture, storage tech

20th August 2020 South Africa has to start accelerating its drive towards a responsible transition to clean coal power generation technology to grow the country’s gross domestic product, economy and drive job creation, says empowered coal miner Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke. In delivering the keynote opening... 

Xtract Resources, Longhau ink agreement for exploitation of Guy Fawkes deposit

19th August 2020 Diversified metals and minerals producer Xtract Resources’ wholly-owned Mozambican subsidiary, Explorator Limitada, has concluded a mining contractor agreement with Longhau Tianci Mining for the exploitation of the Guy Fawkes hard rock gold deposit at its Manica mining concession in Mozambique.... 

Kenmare says interim results ‘stronger, more resilient’ than expected

19th August 2020 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources’ results for the interim period ended June 30, were “stronger and more resilient” than what was expected, given the global Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent challenges. FD Tom McCluskey told Mining Weekly on August 19, that the titanium minerals and zircon producer... 

Covid-19, other factors create ‘perfect storm’ for Murray & Roberts

19th August 2020 Engineering company Murray & Roberts' (M&R’s) global portfolio of projects experienced a significant Covid-19 profit impact during the 2020 financial year and is, as a result, the company expects to report a headline loss a share of between 74c and 86c. Its basic loss a share is anticipated to be... 

Group Five’s Everite business potentially sold, G5 Construction business rescue ongoing

19th August 2020 The sale process for embattled construction company Group Five’s Everite business is on track, with the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) on August 19 confirming receipt of a “credible and funded offer” that is being pursued. This follows as the sale process was temporarily suspended during... 

Power Metal launches drill programme at Botswana project

18th August 2020 Aim-listed exploration and development company Power Metal Resources has elected to earn in to a 40% direct interest in the Molopo Farms Complex (MFC) project, in Botswana, by expending $500 000 on exploration expenditure, notably target drilling, this year. On completion of the earn-in, Power... 

New charcoal production facility launched in Western Cape

18th August 2020 Western Cape-based Toronto Group on August 18 launched its charcoal production facility, in the Swartland municipality of the province. The combined virtual and limited attendance sod-turning ceremony was hosted by information bureau Wesgro. 

Ivanhoe Mines, CNMC partner to consider African opportunities

18th August 2020 TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with the China Nonferrous Metal Mining (CNMC) group to jointly examine exploration, development and the acquisition of mineral projects, as well as considering production, smelting and logistics opportunities in Africa.... 

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