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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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CSIR launches roadmap to address challenges that hinder smart settlements in South Africa

22nd June 2021 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the departments of Science and Innovation (DSI); Human Settlements (DHS) and Water and Sanitation (DWS) to launch a Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Settlements Roadmap. The roadmap, meant to upscale... 

Tshipi achieves highest efficiencies in history in May

22nd June 2021 Mining efficiencies increased during May at the Tshipi Borwa mine, making it the highest in the mine’s history, majority stakeholder Jupiter Mines reports. Overall production volumes for both high- and low-grade ore were above target at Tshipi, with further low-grade ore produced to meet the... 

Emira acquires eleventh US property

22nd June 2021 JSE-listed Emira Property Fund has acquired its eleventh grocery-anchored dominant open-air shopping centre in the US, growing its equity investments in the country to more than R1.5-billion, or $105-million. The highly attractive Newport Pavilion power centre acquisition strengthens the quality... 

Enoch Godongwana joins PTM board

22nd June 2021 Dual-listed platinum miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has appointed Enoch Godongwana as nonexecutive independent director. Godongwana obtained an Msc degree in Financial Economics from the University of London in 1998 and has served in numerous roles in government, trade unions and industry. 

EPP experiencing robust retail rebound on the back of Polish vaccination programme

22nd June 2021 Poland is outpacing its original vaccination roll-out targets, resulting in a robust rebound in retail activity and promising economic prospects, said JSE-listed EPP on June 22. With one of the lowest and consistently declining Covid-19 infection rates in the European Union (EU), a growing number... 

Vantage to appeal judgment against BRPs

22nd June 2021 Emerging gold producer Vantage Goldfields has filed an application to the Mpumalanga High Court to appeal the judgment handed down by Judge President Legodi on May 31. The judge ruled that the behaviour and actions of the Lily and Barbrook Mines’ business rescue practitioners (BRPs) towards the... 

Scatec says RMIPPPP could ‘revolutionise’ the way power is generated, if successful

22nd June 2021 The Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (RMIPPPP) is a progressive step in South Africa’s energy history and, if successful, could revolutionise the way power is generated and procured in the country, suggests Scatec sub-Saharan Africa GM Jan Fourie. He notes that... 

South32 reiterates Paris Agreement, net zero carbon commitment

22nd June 2021 Diversified miner South32 has reiterated its commitment to the Paris Agreement objectives, with the miner committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. In May, South32 announced its target to achieve a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 operational emissions by the 2035 financial year. To... 

Omnia resumes dividends after strong financial year performance

22nd June 2021 Diversified chemicals group Omnia had a strong performance for the 2021 financial year, enabling it to resume dividends and return over R1-billion to shareholders, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and general economic and sector challenges. Throughout the pandemic, JSE-listed Omnia... 

ITU looks to increase e-waste collection, recycling

21st June 2021 With a growing information society and increasing disposable incomes, the amount of e-waste is growing, and official collection and recycling rates fail to keep pace. Globally, only 39% of countries have a national policy, legislation or regulation that covers e-waste; while in Africa, only 13... 

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