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Sandfire study for expanded Motheo proves positive

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd September 2021 Copper miner Sandfire Resources on Wednesday announced that it would advance plans to increase the size of its Motheo copper project, in Botswana, from 3.2-million tonnes a year to 5.2-million tonnes a year, after declaring a maiden ore reserve for the satellite A4 deposit, along with a... 

Botswana Diamonds reports positive results from Thorny River drilling

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st September 2021 Aim- and BSE-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has successfully completed its nine-hole drilling programme on the Thorny River property in South Africa. The objective was to see if two kimberlite blows – the River and River Extension –  were one contiguous orebody, thus increasing... 

Massive uncut diamond unveiled in New York

By: Reuters     21st September 2021 In a bid to drum up investor appetite for rough, natural diamonds, mining company Lucara Diamond Corp and manufacturer HB Antwerp on Monday unveiled a 1 175-ct diamond in New York City. The companies are billing the stone as the largest rough diamond to be shown in the United States, and the... 

Giyani progresses exploratory work on three manganese prospects

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th September 2021 TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corporation has provided updates on the various exploration programmes it has under way at the southern extensions of the K.Hill project, as well as the Otse and Lobatse manganese prospects, in Botswana. CEO Robin Birchall says the multiple exploration programmes are... 

PPC completes disposal of PPC Lime and PPC Aggregate Quarries Botswana

By: Schalk Burger     20th September 2021 Construction materials company PPC on September 20 announced that all conditions precedent for the disposal of PPC Lime and PPC Aggregate Quarries Botswana (PPC AQB) have been met. The completion of the sale of PPC Lime and PPC AQB is an important and positive step in the ongoing capital... 

Tsodilo beefs up Xaudum preliminary economic assessment with geotechnical lab tests

By: Donna Slater     20th September 2021 TSX-V-listed diamond and metals explorer Tsodilo Resources reports that the first set of geotechnical lab test results for its wholly-owned Xaudum iron project, conducted on the Xaudum iron formation (XIF), indicate that the XIF materials are competent and have good to moderate strength... 

S&P revises Botswana's outlook to 'stable' on strong diamond sector recovery

By: Reuters     20th September 2021 Ratings agency S&P on Friday revised its outlook on Botswana to 'stable' from 'negative', citing its expectation that economic rebound, supported by a strong diamond sector recovery, will lead to a material improvement of fiscal and external performance over the next two years. "We expect... 

Trend towards decarbonisation discouraging coal investment

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa’s coal production, sales and exports reached a plateau some years ago; however, the lockdown last year caused a noticeable decline. The main reason for this local decline is that the industry had reached the ‘coal cliff’ years ago, says advisory firm XMP Consulting senior coal... 

Committed. Capable. Consistent. Coal.

17th September 2021 Aproud member of the Botswana Stock Exchange, we are a coal mining and trading company pioneering the Botswana coal industry. We are committed to providing high-quality coal to industrial customers and power utilities across southern Africa. We pride ourselves on being capable of providing steady... 

Resources Watch  

15th September 2021 This week: Platinum demand strengthening; Shut Nkomati Nickel has good-grade, long-life underground potential; and, Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining 

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