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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

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McEwen achieves 45% increase in gold equivalent output in Q2

31st July 2018 NYSE- and TSX-listed McEwen Mining increased its gold-equivalent ounce (GEO) production by 45% in the quarter ended June 30. All-in sustaining costs (AISC) per ounce decreased by 2% year-on-year. 

Katanga on track to achieve full-year guidance

31st July 2018 During the second quarter of this year, TSX-listed Katanga Mining made progress with the high-grade clarifier, receiving thickener and the post-leach clarifier that form part of the whole ore leach (WOL) project at subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company’s copper/cobalt mine, in the Democratic Republic... 

Gauteng launches school of specialisation to bridge skills gap

31st July 2018 The Gauteng Department of Education on Tuesday relaunched Rhodesfield Technical High School, in Kempton Park, as the Rhodesfield Engineering School of Specialisation, with a special focus on aviation, engineering and mathematics. The school curriculum will focus on core subjects and courses of... 

Tower Property’s vacancies decrease amid improving consumer, business sentiment

31st July 2018 An improvement in South African consumer and business sentiment in early 2018 contributed to real estate investment trust (Reit) Tower Property Fund’s vacancies reducing to 5% at the end of its financial year to May 31, after having reached a high of 12% in January. However, in order to secure... 

PFS confirms mineable gold reserves at Tanzania Royalty’s project

31st July 2018 An amended prefeasibility study (PFS) for TSX-listed Tanzania Royalty Exploration’s Buckreef gold mine project, in Tanzania, indicates that the project can support a 1.50-million-tonne-a-year mine for a period of 16 years. About 822 000 oz of gold is expected to be produced over the life of the... 

Sylvania achieves record production of 4E ounces in Q4

31st July 2018 Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum achieved record production of 20 278 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum group metals (PGMs) in the fourth quarter, ended June 30. This resulted in production of 71 026 oz of 4E for the financial year. 

Botswana Diamonds exploration update, says confident it holds licence to Mooikloof

31st July 2018 Analysis of Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds’ Free State kimberlites indicates high abundances of diamond inclusion type chemical compositions, thereby rating these kimberlites as being of high interest in terms of their diamond-bearing potential, the company said on Tuesday. The results also... 

De Beers sells $530m of rough diamonds in sixth sales cycle

31st July 2018 De Beers has sold $530-million worth of rough diamonds in its sixth sales cycle for the year. This is $51-million lower than the $581-million worth of rough diamonds sold in the fifth cycle of this year, and $46-million lower than the $576-million worth of rough diamonds sold in the sixth sales... 

Petrol price to rise 1c/ℓ in August

30th July 2018 The petrol price will increase by 1c/ℓ on August 1, while the diesel price will decrease by 4c/ℓ, the Central Energy Fund (CEF) has revealed. Illuminating paraffin will increase by 4c/ℓ and liquefied petroleum gas by 17c/kg. 

South Africa’s Appletiser expands into European market

30th July 2018 South Africa’s home-grown apple juice brand Appletiser has expanded into Spain, with new market launches set to follow across Western Europe and the Americas. Coca-Cola sent out over 20 000 presentation kits to the Spanish market as an introduction and, as hoped, customers fell for the flavour.... 


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