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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Exxaro, Cennergi developing 70 MW solar project in Lephalale

22nd September 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources’ renewable energy subsidiary, Cennergi, will develop the 70 MW Lephalale solar project to supply the Grootegeluk coal mine, near Lephalale, Limpopo. The group announced on Wednesday that Exxaro Coal and Cennergi had concluded a term sheet, setting out material... 

Coal industry needs to acknowledge ‘just transition’, says Exxaro CEO-designate

22nd September 2021 Considering the polarising views on the coal industry’s importance, diversified mining and energy company Exxaro Resources CEO-designate Dr Nombasa Tsengwa believes the industry must acknowledge the “just transition” from coal to renewables as both a manner of going green, and a chance for mining... 

FAR starts producing ferro-molybdenum and vanadium pentoxide

22nd September 2021 LSE-listed vanadium producer Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR) has started production of ferro-molybdenum and vanadium pentoxide at its Balasausqandiq vanadium deposit in southern Kazakhstan. In October 2020, the company started to recover molybdenum in the form of calcium molybdate as a by-product... 

Great Panther adds $25m to working capital

21st September 2021 TSX- and NYSE-listed Great Panther Mining has entered into a $20-million gold doré prepayment agreement with Asahi Refining Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Holdings, as well as a $5-million lead concentrate prepayment agreement with Samsung UK. The new credit facilities contribute an... 

Civil confidence index edges higher, but lack of work remains a concern

21st September 2021 The civil confidence index ticked up slightly to 17 points in the third quarter, but despite the improvement, underlying indicators worsened in the quarter and industry respondents remained dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions. The civil confidence index, compiled by First National... 

RMB arranges R8.45bn sustainability-linked loan for Mediclinic

21st September 2021 Hospital operator Mediclinic has refinanced its existing debt through a new R8.45-billion sustainability-linked banking facility – the first of its kind arranged by a bank in Africa. Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank, acted as the lead arranger for the transaction. 

Ferrochrome prices increase 15.4% for fourth quarter, says Merafe

21st September 2021 The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2021 has been settled at $1.80/lb, a 15.4% increase from the third quarter, JSE-listed ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources said on Tuesday. Mining Weekly last month reported that steel production had recovered to prepandemic... 

DDG Moahloli resigns from Treasury

21st September 2021 Tshepiso Moahloli has resigned from her position as the National Treasury’s deputy director-general (DDG) of asset and liability management. The resignation will be official from October 15. 

SAPVIA speaks out on Suntech Solar’s court application against the DTIC

17th September 2021 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has been named as a respondent in an application filed by local renewable energy supplier Suntech Solar Power South Africa earlier this month. Suntech Solar has taken the decision to challenge the Risk Mitigation Independent Power... 

Competition Tribunal approves Growthpoint, Feenstra Group merger

17th September 2021 The Competition Tribunal has unconditionally approved the large merger whereby Growthpoint Properties will acquire Joburg Stay from Feenstra Group.   This transaction involves an internal reorganisation of the Feenstra Group. As such, the target firms are Joburg Stay, seven Gauteng student... 

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