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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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Aveng Grinaker-LTA to retrench 120 employees

2nd February 2018 Aveng Grinaker-LTA on Friday confirmed that it would be retrenching some employees, but disputed the number of retrenchments reported by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday. The NUM on Thursday called on Aveng Grinaker-LTA to rethink its position to retrench, noting that it was... 

Intrepid shareholders approve sale of Zambia project to Weatherly

2nd February 2018 Shareholders of ASX-listed Intrepid Mines have voted in favour of Weatherly International's acquisition of the Kitumba copper project, in Zambia. The proposed A$4.75-million deal was announced in December. 

Assessments confirm integrity of main hoisting shaft at Prieska project

2nd February 2018 Detailed visual and mechanical inspections of the barrel and steelwork of the Hutchings shaft at Orion Minerals' Prieska zinc/copper project, in the Northern Cape, have confirmed that the shaft steelwork and wall integrity have been well preserved. The shaft has been inoperable and submerged for... 

Harmony appoints Max Sisulu as nonexecutive director

2nd February 2018 Harmony Gold has appointed Max Sisulu as independent nonexecutive director of the company, effective January 31. Sisulu is a qualified economist and has served in several positions within the private and public sectors. He also holds numerous nonexecutive directorships in various private sector... 

Early warning system could be the answer to preventing fatalities in mines - DST

1st February 2018 An early warning and monitoring system developed by a group of young data science students could potentially assist South African mines in creating a safer working environment. The students who developed the Rock Pulse system are part of a group participating in the Data Science for Impact and... 

Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages seeks ways to help provide water to Cape Town

1st February 2018 Local bottler Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation and participating suppliers, are finalising details for the provision of millions of litres of relief water to the drought-affected Western Cape and the City of Cape Town. CCPB on Thursday said this... 

Important high-grade gold/copper intersection drilled at Orion's Prieska project

1st February 2018 A thick, high-grade massive sulphide intersection with particularly high-grade copper, gold and silver mineralisation that was discovered at Orion Minerals' Prieska project, in the Northern Cape, provides encouragement for the discovery of further extensions to the already extensive... 

MGX receives approval to conduct 3D seismic survey

1st February 2018 Diversified Canadian resource company MGX Minerals' partner has received approval from the State of Utah's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining to conduct a three-dimensional (3D) geophysical survey on the Blueberry Unit at its Paradox basin petrolithium project. The company on Wednesday noted that... 

Nevsun to invest up to $60m at Serbia project in 2018

1st February 2018 New York Stock Exchange-listed Nevsun Resources will invest between $50-million and $60-million this year to advance its Timok Upper Zone copper/gold project, in Serbia. The company on Wednesday released its guidance for this year, with zinc production forecast to reach between 210-million and... 

Misaligned pulleys affect belt efficiency and life span

26th January 2018 Misaligned pulleys are one of the biggest contributors to premature failed belts, negatively affecting drive efficiency and shortening the life of the belt significantly, states engineering consumables and components distributor BMG power transmission GM Carlo Beukes. 

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