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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South Africa signs R131bn concessional climate pledge for low-carbon transition

2nd November 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa on November 2 announced that South Africa had signed a political declaration with the governments of France, Germany, the... 

City unveils new plans to wean itself from Eskom

28th October 2021 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) this week unveiled a new plan to accelerate security of reliable power supply for residents and businesses in the... 

Aspen starts local manufacture of anaesthetics at flagship Gqeberha site

25th October 2021 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has officially opened multinational specialty pharmaceutical company Aspen’s general... 


National Treasury to disburse R3.9bn to Sasria to assist with unrest claim payouts

4th October 2021 The National Treasury says R3.9-billion will be disbursed to the South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) following the conclusion... 

Second-quarter GDP grew by 1.2%

7th September 2021 South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.2% in the second quarter. The uptick in GDP is "certainly a welcome development",... 

SIU, Transnet welcome judgment against former Transnet exec

31st August 2021 The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and State-owned Transnet have welcomed the judgment handed down by Judge Lebogang Modiba at a special tribunal... 

BLSA reiterates support for govt, new Finance Minister

10th August 2021 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has reiterated the organisation’s commitment to supporting government to support policy... 

Recovery from civil unrest will require ‘multipronged effort’ says BLSA

26th July 2021 Recovering from the destruction of property in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng following recent civil unrest and protest action, will require a... 

Busa calls for 24-hour curfew, full deployment of army, police and reserve forces

15th July 2021 The violence and damage to property that have overwhelmed parts of the country must be stopped immediately, Business Unity South Africa asserted on... 

Tourism dept says unable to reinstate Tourism Relief Fund

21st June 2021 The Department of Tourism has confirmed that it is unable to reinstate the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) owing to the unavailability of financial... 

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