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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Electricity tariff increases will have severe economic ramifications for South Africa

8th March 2019 The decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to grant State-owned Eskom an effective tariff increase of 13.82% for... 

Another fuel levy increase lies ahead, carbon tax to be implemented

20th February 2019 A carbon tax on fuel of 9c/l on petrol and 10c/l on diesel will become effective from June 5, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.... 

R100bn to be injected into infrastructure fund over ten years

20th February 2019 National Treasury will be reprioritising resources towards President Cyril Ramaphosa’s infrastructure fund and away from the wage bill, Finance... 


Govt allocates R19.8bn to support business incentives

20th February 2019 Government has made a three-year allocation of R19.8-billion to support industrial business incentives, 48% of which goes to manufacturing... 

Govt revises contingency reserve to support cash-strapped SoEs

20th February 2019 With State-owned entities (SOEs) posing very serious risks to the fiscal framework, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday said that National... 

R567bn allocated for social grants to mitigate poverty, inequality

20th February 2019 In the fight against poverty and inequality, government has allocated R567-billion for social grant payments. In 2019, grants for old age,... 

Govt encourages early retirement for up to 30 000 public servants

20th February 2019 Given an “unsustainable” wage bill, the National Treasury has shifted expenditure to investment, meaning that national and provincial compensation... 

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... 

Mantashe confirms gazetting of Mining Charter 3

27th September 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Thursday confirmed that the Mining Charter 3 had officially been gazetted. Coupled with this, he... 

Draft charter offers opportunity to improve policy certainty, investor perception

7th August 2018 The draft 2018 iteration of the Mining Charter, as well as the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and social and labour plans... 

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