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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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Kibo advancing assets despite Covid-19 related delays

8th April 2020 Multi-asset energy company Kibo Energy is continuing to advance its portfolio of assets during the “unprecedented time” of the global fight against Covid-19, which is creating a changing landscape and creating lasting implications that are still unknown at this stage. It is within this context... 

Business, govt work together to secure PPE supply for healthcare workers

8th April 2020 The Motsepe Foundation and associated organisations, Business for South Africa and the Solidarity Fund, have secured critical stock of 200 000 three-ply marks, 100 000 KN95 masks and sterile gloves and surgical masks for use by frontline doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. The stock is... 

Richards Bay Minerals undertakes series of measures against Covid-19 in local community

8th April 2020 In response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to action, mineral sands producer and beneficiation company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has undertaken a series of measures against Covid-19 in its operations and is working with other businesses and industry bodies in the King Cetshwayo district to... 

Barrick announces $1.5m DRC support programme to combat Covid-19

8th April 2020 TSX- and NYSE-listed Barrick Gold has announced a $1.5-million support programme to help combat and contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The new package includes the supply of critical equipment to the value of $632 000 at the national level, $488 000 at the... 

Policy demands on South Africa ‘contradictory’ in the wake of downgrades

8th April 2020 While ratings agencies have indicated that changes in economic policies and practices could reverse the country's downgrade to junk status, research organisation Trade and Industrial Strategies (Tips) found that these policy demands on South Africa were “contradictory”. In a policy brief... 

Covid-19 to make it difficult to attend to structural economic matters in the short term

8th April 2020 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) decreased by 2.8 index points to 89.9 in March following on an uptick of 0.5 index points in February. The March BCI was 1.9 index points lower than the 91.8 of March 2019. It is also the sharpest... 

Covid-19 showing importance of early action in tackling global threats, says NPO

8th April 2020 While the world’s immediate priorities have shifted to focus on dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the virus is showing the importance of early action in tackling global threats, and it is therefore crucial that the world not emerge from this crisis to find itself worse off in terms of efforts... 

Illovo Sugar reconfigures medical infrastructure to deal with potential Covid-19 infections

7th April 2020 Sugar producer Illovo Sugar Africa is reconfiguring its medical infrastructure to deal directly with any potential Covid-19 infection within its own business, or the surrounding communities. In commemorating World Health Day on April 7, the producer explained how it had converted its existing... 

Kogi Iron sees ongoing interest in Nigeria-based cast steel project

7th April 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron is seeing ongoing interest from potential new investors in its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, where Kogi is starting to see global capital flows to the commodity sector. Owing to the rapid escalation and global impacts of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, Kogi and KCM... 

The Property Industry Group announces industry-wide assistance, relief package

7th April 2020 The Property Industry Group has announced an industry-wide assistance and relief package for retail tenants that are hardest hit by South Africa’s lockdown in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative, which focuses principally on supporting affected small-, medium-sized and... 

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