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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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Saice inaugurates its 116th president

29th November 2018 The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) on Thursday inaugurated Brian Downie as the new president of the institution. Downie is the 116th president of Saice since the inception of the institution in 1903. 

First institutional anaerobic digester launched at NPO’s Johannesburg premises

28th November 2018 To promote renewable energy as a cost-effective technology in a world facing the impact of climate change and global warming, the University of South Africa, diversified miner Exxaro Resources and the South African National Energy Development Institution on Wednesday launched its first... 

Nema to ensure mines are held accountable, adhere to legal duties – law firm

27th November 2018 The gazetting of the overhauled National Environment Management Act (Nema) will ensure more mines are held accountable and meet their obligations in terms of financial provisioning for environmental rehabilitation, says law firm Webber Wentzel environment and natural resources partner Garyn... 

Eskom, AfDB sign loan agreement to expand power pool in Southern Africa

27th November 2018 The African Development Bank group (AfDB) and South African power utility Eskom on Tuesday signed a loan agreement to the value of nearly R2.9-billion, or about $25-million, to improve power transmission across Southern Africa. This project contributes to the realisation of the AfDB’s New Deal on... 

Tongo resource estimate increases to 7.4Mct

26th November 2018 ASX-listed Newfield Resources’ Tongo diamond project, in Sierra Leone, now has a Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource estimate of about 7.4-million carats, spread across four kimberlites. About 1.9-million carats, or about 25% of the updated in-situ resource, is classed in the... 

National Minimum Wage a ‘positive step’ towards stable labour relations in South Africa – Busa

26th November 2018 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) says the signing into law of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill is a “positive step” towards stabilising South Africa’s labour relations environment and signals the country’s commitment to social reform. This is against the backdrop of South Africa’s labour... 

Nonprofit manufacturing institute opens in KwaZulu-Natal to support industrialisation of Africa

26th November 2018 South Africa’s newest manufacturing institute and academic research hub – the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) – was officially launched on Monday. TWIMS is incorporated as a nonprofit organisation and was established with funding from the Toyota South Africa Educational... 

Renergen says higher fuel prices strengthen its business case

23rd November 2018 Higher fuel prices have helped to strengthen the business case for using natural gas as a cheaper alternative to more expensive liquid fuels, JSE- and ASX-listed Renergen said on Friday. Reporting on its results for the six months ended August 31, it added that pressure on corporate... 

PPC posts solid interim results on the back of growth outside South Africa

23rd November 2018 Cement producer PPC’s diversified portfolio has enabled the company to offset a weaker performance in South Africa performance with robust growth in the rest of Africa during the six months ended September 30, CEO Johan Claassen said on Friday. Reporting on the company’s financial results for the... 

Sibanye granted interdict against NUM, AMCU

23rd November 2018 The Labour Court has approved an interdict brought by dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater against the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). This interdict prevents the unions and their members from, among other things, committing acts of... 

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