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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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One killed, two injured in accident at Gautrain depot

7th February 2018 A full investigation is under way to determine the root cause of an incident at the Gautrain depot, in Midrand, in which one employee was killed and another two injured. The accident occurred at about midnight on February 6, when a maintenance rail-road vehicle, which the deceased employee was... 

Sasol successfully commissions Phase 2 of wax expansion plant

6th February 2018 Phase 2 of petrochemicals company Sasol’s Fischer-Tropsch Wax Expansion Plant (FTWEP) has successfully been commissioned at its Sasolburg operation. Valued at R13.6-billion, the plant has successfully started in its entirety and has been running stably for six months. 

Weatherly buys additional 65% of Berg Aukas project

5th February 2018 Aim-listed Weatherly International has entered into a binding agreement to increase its ownership of private Namibian company China Africa Resources Namibia (CARN) from 25% to 90%. CARN, which owns 100% of the high-grade Berg Aukas underground zinc/lead/vanadium project near Grootfontein, in... 

Sibanye-Stillwater achieves positive FY17 operating results

5th February 2018 Precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater produced 1.4-million ounces of gold in the year ended December 31, exceeding guidance of 1.35-million to 1.38-million ounces. In a trading update published on Monday, the company reported that gold production for the second half of the year was 4%... 

Treasury asks South Africans to submit their tips for 2018 Budget

5th February 2018 The National Treasury on Monday encouraged South Africans to share their views about the country's economy and other issues they would like government to highlight when Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his 2018 Budget Speech, in Parliament, on February 21. South Africans are invited to... 

Heron awards port services contract for Woodlawn mine

5th February 2018 Base metals firm Heron Resources has awarded the port services contract for its Woodlawn zinc/copper project, in New South Wales, to Australia-owned and -operated private company Port Kembla Gateway (PKG). The port services contract encompasses provision of receival, storage and ship loading... 

Gold Road consolidates Yamarna belt ownership

5th February 2018 Mid-tier gold development and exploration company Gold Road Resources has signed a sale agreement to acquire joint venture (JV) partner Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania's 50% interest in the South Yamarna project for A$7-million in cash and certain rights of first refusal and first negotiation. The... 

Millennium to pursue new processing option for Nullagine

5th February 2018 ASX-listed Millennium Minerals has appointed consulting engineering firm Ausenco to complete a feasibility study on an alternative processing option for the Nullagine gold project, in Western Australia, which could be more costs effective than its original expansion plan. The processing option... 

Gem upbeat about number of large diamonds being recovered at Letšeng

2nd February 2018 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds' CEO Clifford Elphick is pleased that the improvement in the recovery of greater than 100 ct diamonds at its Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, has continued into this year. "This is largely attributable to the ongoing technical improvements made at the Letšeng mine," he said on... 

BlueRock to defend itself against potential liquidation application

2nd February 2018 Aim-listed diamond mining company BlueRock Diamonds says it has received notice that its former CEO Riaan Visser, and certain companies controlled by him, intend to apply to place the company's operating Kimberley-based subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining, in provisional liquidation.  The company has... 

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