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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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

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Solidarity says achieves victory for former Aurora employees, albeit 'hollow'

6th August 2018 About 300 of the 5 300 former employees of Aurora Empowerment Systems will begin to receive partial payments, which form part of overdue salaries, this week, after an eight-year legal battle against former Aurora directors, trade union Solidarity said on Monday. This follows after Aurora... 

West African appoints executive to oversee Sanbrado development

6th August 2018 As ASX- and TSX-V-listed West African Resources moves into the development phase at its 90%-owned Sanbrado gold project, in Burkina Faso, the gold developer has also announced a key management appointment and project update. Matthew Wilcox will join the West African executive team as chief... 

Orion starts drilling at high conductance target at Rok Optel

6th August 2018 Drilling has started on a high conductance target at ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals’ Rok Optel nickel/copper target on the Namaqua and Disawell mineral rights in the Areachap Belt, in South Africa. “Our first intersection at Rok Optel demonstrated that geological conditions exist for the... 

Mining convention for Nordgold’s Lefa mine renewed

6th August 2018 Republic of Guinea President Alpha Condé has signed the Decree of Promulgation of the Amendment Agreement for the renewal of the mining convention for diversified gold producer Nordgold subsidiary Société Minière de Dinguiraye’s (SMD’s) Lefa mine. The mining convention determines the taxation and... 

KSB South Africa achieves Level 1 BBBEE status

6th August 2018 KSB Pumps and Valves, which has offices in Gauteng’s East Rand, has achieved Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) status after black women-owned company Insikazi Synergies acquired a 30% stake in KSB South Africa. “Achieving Level 1 BBBEE status has marked a major milestone for... 

Vedanta delivers strong Q1 Ebitda

6th August 2018 Diversified miner Vedanta Resources on Monday announced that it had delivered strong earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) and drove steady margins in the first quarter of the 2019 financial year, which ended on June 30. The margins, the miner highlighted, were... 

Vast expects subsidiary to be granted Baita Plai association licence soon

6th August 2018 Aim-listed mining company Vast Resources, its 80%-subsidiary African Consolidated Resources (AFCR) and Romanian State-owned Baita, the holder of the Baita Plai licence, have submitted a joint formal application to Romania’s National Agency for Mineral Resources (ANRM) for the grant to AFCR of an... 

Group Five granted immunity from competition authorities for 15 construction projects

6th August 2018 The Competition Tribunal has approved a settlement agreement in terms of which construction company Group Five will receive immunity for cooperating with the Competition Commission’s investigation into the construction industry and disclosing its participation in 15 construction projects as a... 

Glencore-Merafe venture’s H1 ferrochrome output decreases as production costs rise

6th August 2018 JSE-listed Merafe Resources’ attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore-Merafe chrome venture for the six months ended June 30, decreased by 2.3% to 211 000 t, with production for the period equivalent to an installed capacity utilisation of 88%. Total production costs per tonne of... 

Energy access a catalyst for economic growth, says green energy company

3rd August 2018 Access to cheaper and reliable energy, through renewable energy technology, would be a catalyst for boosting the African continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) in a sustainable way, green energy technology provider New Southern Energy (NSE) CEO David Masureik told Engineering News Online in a... 


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