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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Gold demand recovering, but impact of possible 'second wave' of Covid-19 infections uncertain

29th October 2020 Overall global gold demand decreased by 19% year-on-year to 892 t in the third quarter, owing largely to consumers still feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the World Gold Council (WGC) in its latest 'Gold Demand Trends' report. Published on October 29, the report indicates that... 

More than 4 000 register for 600 job opportunities at NMP’s Sandpiper project

27th October 2020 Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate’s (NMP’s) job registration drive has received an “overwhelming response”, with more than 4 000 registrations recorded within the first two weeks. Speaking to media on October 27, CEO Chris Jordinson said the sheer number of registrations was likely... 

FDI still most important source of external finance, despite decline in 2020 – Unctad

27th October 2020 Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows decreased by 49% year-on-year in the first half of this year as Covid-19-induced lockdowns around the world slowed existing investment projects and the prospects of a deep recession led multinational enterprises (MNEs) to reassess new projects. In a... 

Barrick continues to perform well in Mali, despite various hurdles

27th October 2020 Dual-listed Barrick Gold’s Loulo-Gounkoto complex remains on track to meet the upper end of its 2020 guidance in the face of multiple challenges, including that of a military coup in Mali, the gold major confirmed on October 27. Barrick president and CE Mark Bristow attributed this performance... 

DTIC revitalisation programme makes progress at Botshabelo Industrial Park

26th October 2020 The Botshabelo Industrial Park, in the Free State, has attracted investments valued at more than R500-million owing to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) revitalisation programme that is being rolled out. Upgrading the park forms part of the DTIC’s Revitalisation of... 

Traxtion to invest billions in rail infrastructure development over next five years

26th October 2020 Rail services and solutions provider Traxtion Group intends to embark on a significant investment programme within South Africa’s rail sector, which will, at first, see an initial locomotive and wagon build programme of R1.5-billion upon conclusion of the appropriate access rights with... 

SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba

26th October 2020 The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

CDC Group invests further $40m into Africa’s connectivity, data centres

26th October 2020 UK development finance institution and impact investor CDC Group has invested an additional $40-million of equity into African independent fibre, data centre and cloud technology provider Liquid Telecom. This marks the CDC’s second investment into the company, after an initial equity investment... 

Resgen shares to remain suspended until November 9

26th October 2020 Energy resources company Resource Generation's (Resgen's) securities on the ASX and JSE will remain suspended, at the company’s request, until November 9. This is an extension from the initially expected trading restart date of October 26. 

Implats reports significant ESG progress for this year

26th October 2020 Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) made significant progress on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals during this year, as highlighted in its ESG report released on October 26. Referring to the miner’s workforce specifically, a statement by social, transformation... 

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