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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Drill results confirm high-grade tin mineralisation at Alphamin’s DRC project

14th May 2021 Initial assay results and an exploration update on tin miner Alphamin Resources’ Mpama South exploration drilling programme has confirmed high-grade tin mineralisation at the project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. So far, 8 700 m of the planned 16 000 m diamond drill programme has been... 

Construction starts on Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha

14th May 2021 Property investor Flanagan & Gerard (F&G) and Sun International subsidiary Emfuleni Resorts have officially started construction of the Boardwalk Mall, in Gqeberha (previously known as Port Elizabeth). The first phase of construction is set to be completed and launched in December this year,... 

Council positive on gold’s 2021 outlook, despite Q1 investment outflows

14th May 2021 Gold investment demand fell in the first quarter, driven by hefty outflows in gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as growing expectations of higher interest rates impacted sentiment, the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ (GDT) report shows. WGC market intelligence... 

Facilities management ‘a matter of business survival’, says consultancy

13th May 2021 Through effective service management and through the appointment of professional companies that understand business, the facilities management (FM) sector unlocks an opportunity for companies, government and South Africa as a whole to create employment, while simultaneously meeting political... 

Renergen detects gas odour at R2D2 well, drilling progressing

10th 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... 

Orion obtains urgent interdict to prevent further protest disruption at Prieska

10th May 2021 Copper developer Orion Minerals has obtained an urgent interdict in the Northern Cape High Court, in Kimberley, to prevent any further disruption to its business at the Prieska copper/zinc mine involving violence and intimidation. Orion on May 7 said actions at the miner’s operations have “mostly... 

L2D continues deriving value from positive retail growth

7th May 2021 Precinct-focused and retail-centered real estate investment trust Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) continues to successfully weather the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, building on the basis of strong property fundamentals, as it continues to derive value in the current economic conditions from its... 

Lithium prices to normalise, as demand increases – Fitch Solutions

7th May 2021 Following the spike in Chinese spot prices experienced from the end of December 2020 through to the end of January, research agency Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research expects broad lithium prices to soon normalise. Chinese spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate and... 

Protest action across South Africa damaging country’s prospects for further investment, exploration

7th May 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa has condemned the “violence and thuggery” being experienced at various operations and in various communities across South Africa and has called on authorities – especially the South African Police Service – to “act swiftly and impartially” to ensure the safety of... 

Independent study proves evidence of platinum’s superiority over white gold, says PGI

7th May 2021 The findings of an independent study, which proves the long-supported anecdotal evidence of platinum’s superiority in wear resistance and gem setting security versus that of gold jewellery, has been released by the Platinum Guild International (PGI). The most recent phase of research represented... 

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