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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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Class action against Tiger Brands certified by High Court

3rd December 2018 The Johannesburg Local Division of the High Court of South Africa has granted an order certifying a class action against Tiger Brands. The class action certification follows a listeriosis outbreak in March at Tiger Brands’ subsidiary Enterprise Foods’ manufacturing facility in Polokwane, which is... 

African renewables IPP to list on Mauritian Stock Exchange

3rd December 2018 Independent power producer (IPP) Africa Clean Energy Solutions (Aces) will list on the Mauritian Stock Exchange on December 14. The company will issue up to 600 000 new shares prior to the initial listing date. 

Kibo to consider further deadline extension for Sepco III

3rd December 2018 China-based Sepco III has requested a further extension on the Strategic Development Agreement with dual-listed Kibo Energy at the Mbeya coal-to-power project, in Tanzania. Kibo on Monday said the request would be considered by Kibo’s board this week. 

TCTA intends to expand its horizons

30th November 2018 Motivated by the idea of making an optimal contribution within the South African water sector, State-owned Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) on Thursday reaffirmed its plans to explore ways in which it could expand its horizons and capacitate the organisation for the challenges the water... 

Kropz bullish about future as it lists on Aim

30th November 2018 Emerging plant nutrient producer Kropz, which on Friday listed on the Aim, has raised gross proceeds of about £27.3-million, or about $35-million, before expenses with new UK, South African and international shareholders, as well as existing shareholders. The net proceeds of the fundraising will... 

Vusi Khanyile appointed WWF-SA chairperson

30th November 2018 Former Thebe Investment Corporation chairperson Vusumzi (Vusi) Khanyile has been elected the new chairperson of World Wide Fund-South Africa’s (WWF-SA) board of directors at the nongovernmental organisation’s fiftieth annual general meeting. He takes over from Valli Moosa, who has chaired the... 

All not lost, despite trust deficit between govt, private sector

30th November 2018 The current trust deficit between government and the private sector is not just based on the private sector’s belief that nothing can or will be done, but rather on the lack of correctly identifying opportunities when trying to bridge the gap. This sentiment, shared by panellists during a... 

Case made for vanadium batteries amid growing demand for storage

30th November 2018 Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are a front-runner technology for meeting the growing demand in the energy storage sector, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. During a webinar on energy storage this week, he noted that data by US-based multiservice professional firm Navigant shows... 

Standard Bank launches Internet banking in Chinese

30th November 2018 Financial services provider Standard Bank successfully launched its first Chinese Internet banking site in Angola this week. With more than 30 000 active Chinese-owned firms in Africa, Standard Bank believes it can grow Africa-China trade by building and managing an innovative and effective... 

Vukile declares 7.5% H1 dividend growth

29th November 2018 JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund on Thursday reported a 7.5% growth in dividends to 78.1c a share for the six months ended September 30. This is in line with the company’s full-year guidance, CEO Laurence Rapp said. 

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