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Simone Liedtke

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

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Gold miners have important role to play in meeting the UN SDGs

22nd September 2020 The gold industry can play a major role in helping to address the many social, economic and environmental challenges facing the world, while also expanding its overall contribution to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, says AngloGold Ashanti nonexecutive director Kojo... 

Economic pinch puts spotlight on green building

21st September 2020 South Africa’s construction industry continues to suffer the effects of the national lockdown, a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unexpected delays and disruptions have resulted in increasing construction costs, which have had a knock-on effect for both developers and end-users, says student... 

Astral Foods CEO hospitalised after motorcycle accident

21st September 2020 Poultry producer Astral Foods CEO Chris Schutte has been hospitalised following a motorcycle accident in celebration of his upcoming sixtieth birthday. Schutte was airlifted to a medical facility, in George, where he is being stabilised and treated for multiple fractures after the accident on... 

UIF TERS payments to resume

21st September 2020 The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is set to resume its Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits payments on September 21. UIF acting commissioning Marsha Bronkhorst said a payment plan would be run for all outstanding payments for April, May and June over September 21 and 22,... 

Pensana disposes of interest in Tanzanian gold project

21st September 2020 LSE- and ASX-listed Pensana Rare Earths will assume its responsibilities in the Miyabi exploration gold project, in Tanzania, with immediate effect, through private company Drillcraft. Drillcraft is based in Mauritius and has an established operational base in Tanzania. 

BLSA’s Mavuso calls for urgency in implementation of economic recovery plan

21st September 2020 South Africa’s move to Alert Level 1 in the Covid-19-induced lockdown is “the right one”, as this means that more of the economy can function, and “more people can get back to work”, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso. In her weekly newsletter on September 21, Mavuso... 

Busa’s Pityana stresses need for approval, implementation of Economic Recovery Action Plan

18th September 2020 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) President Sipho Pityana has called for a “more empathetic approach” with South Africa recently passing two important milestones on the road to salvaging its battered economy. These milestones comprise the Covid-19 lockdown having been scaled down to Alert Level... 

Papillon making ‘good progress’ towards completing Mayflower transaction

18th September 2020 London-listed investment company Papillon Holdings is making “good progress” towards completing the transaction agreement with Mayflower Capital Investments, which will result in the company acquiring some or all the interest of two gold assets located in Kenya and Congo-Brazzaville. The company... 

Gemfields seeking alternatives to auctions

18th September 2020 Gemstone miner Gemfields says it is unable to provide guidance as to when it might be able to host its next auction, or generate meaningful revenue from sales, with its financial results for the first half of this year, ended June 30, reflecting the "immense impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic and... 

Cybersecurity has to remain ‘front of mind’ for miners, says panel

18th September 2020 As the world becomes more connected through information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), ABB local division manager for mining solutions John Manuell warns that cybersecurity will need “to remain front of mind”. With the advent and increasing use of digital technologies,... 

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