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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

Intrepid announces merger with Zambia-focused Blackthorn

Precious metals developer Intrepid Mines on Thursday announced a merger with fellow-listed Blackthorn Resources to create a copper company with assets in Zambia. Under the terms of the agreement, Blackthorn shareholder would receive 1.078...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

WA puts port handling facilities on chopping block

– Two of Western Australia’s port handling facilities have been targeted in the state government’s first round of asset sales to reduce its debt levels and regain its AAA credit rating. State Premier Colin Barnett said on Thursday that port...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Pilbara needs long-term enviro protection plan – EPA

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended that the state government consider developing a long-term plan to protect the environment in iron-rich Pilbara. The EPA’s advice to the Environment Minister included...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Evolution swings to A$50m profit on higher output

Gold major Evolution Mining swung to a profit in the financial year ended June 30, on the back of a 9% increase in gold production and reduced capital expenditure. Evolution reported profit of A$50-million, compared with a net loss of...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Record production fuels Atlas Iron’s 2014 performance

Record production has seen iron-ore miner Atlas Iron’s revenue reach all-time highs, while the company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) also more than doubled. Iron-ore production during the full year...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Glencore wins Aurukun bauxite race - Qld govt

The Queensland government on Thursday tapped multi-national Glencore as the preferred developer for the Aurukun bauxite deposit in Western Cape York. In March this year, the state government deferred a development decision on the bauxite project...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Tiger to buy rest of DRC project for $111m

ASX-listed copper cathode producer Tiger Resources would spend $111-million to require the remaining 40% interest in its flagship Kipoi project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Tiger currently holds a 60% interest in the holding...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Sandfire buys major stake in Canadian miner

Copper-gold miner Sandfire Resources has acquired a 36% stake in TSX-listed copper developer Tintina Resources by investing some C$16-million. Sandfire on Thursday told shareholders that it had subscribed for 80-million shares in the Canadian...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Higher nickel prices a boon for Panoramic

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has narrowed its loss during the full year ended June, as the company increased its output to take advantage of higher nickel prices. During the 2014 financial year, Panoramic reported a net loss of A$9.3-million,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

Saracen swings into profit

ASX-listed Saracen Mineral Holdings swung to profit during the year ended June, despite lower gold production. The Western Australia-focused gold miner this week reported that net profit after tax of A$6-million was recorded for 2014, compared...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 28th August 2014
 

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