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Anine Kilian

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Goldplat extends option period for Ashanti to acquire stake in Anumso project

16th January 2018 Aim-listed Goldplat has agreed to extend the option period within which TSX-V-listed Ashanti Gold can acquire 75% of Goldplat’s interest in the Ghana-based Anumso gold project. Ashanti has the right to earn up to 75% of Goldplat's interest in Anumso by spending $3-million on exploration work.... 

Global competition aims to promote start-ups in energy innovation

16th January 2018 Start Up Energy Transition (SET), an international platform promoting innovation in energy transition, is accepting applications for global start-ups to pitch in Berlin, at the SET Tech Festival, and get featured as a top global start-up company with the World Energy Council. The SET award is a... 

Rio Tinto maintains fourth-quarter guidance across the board

16th January 2018 Global miner Rio Tinto reported on Tuesday that it had met its iron-ore shipment guidance for the three months ended December 31, 2017, noting a 1% rise in shipments for the year to 330.1-million tonnes. "The business performed well in the fourth quarter and we finished the year in line with... 

Rwanda, Mauritius get funding for solar PV projects

15th January 2018 The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) on Monday announced that $25-million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Mauritius and Rwanda. The projects have the potential to significantly... 

Clover announces strategic director appointments

15th January 2018 Dairy products manufacturer Clover has appointed Dr James Wellwood (Whitey) Basson and Flemming Morgan as independent nonexecutive directors. In addition, CFO Frantz Scheepers will also assume his role as an executive director on the Clover board.   “The balance of Dr Basson’s 45 years’ African... 

Sapoa concerned about funding Cape Town water projects

15th January 2018 The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) is concerned that the City of Cape Town is not receiving the necessary income needed to fund projects for emergency water supply augmentation projects that were launched in mid-2017. The city proposed to raise the funding through the... 

Base Resources’ Toliara Sands project now unconditional

15th January 2018 ASX- and Aim-listed mineral sands producer Base Resources on Monday reported that the acquisition agreement pertaining to the Madagascar-based Toliara Sands project is now unconditional.  The acquisition of Base’s initial 85% interest in the wholly owned Mauritian subsidiaries of World Titane... 

Caledonia reaches record production at Blanket mine

15th January 2018 Aim-listed Caledonia Mining has reported record gold production from its Zimbabwe-based Blanket mine for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Production for the period totalled 16 425 oz of gold, a 14% increase on the previous quarter, and 21% higher than a year ago. 

Ian Harebottle appointed Kropz CEO

15th January 2018 South Africa-based plant nutrient company and miner of fertiliser feed materials Kropz has appointed Ian Harebottle as group CEO. Harebottle, who stepped down as CEO of Aim-listed Gemfields in July last year, will join Kropz on March 28, once his contract with the diamond miner has ended.   “I am... 

Gem discovers 910 ct diamond

15th January 2018 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered a 910 ct, D colour Type IIa diamond from its Lesotho-based Letšeng mine. The diamond, the largest recovered from the mine, is believed to be the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered. 

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