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Esmarie Swanepoel


Esmarie Swanepoel is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Troy restructures Investec debt

28th March 2017 ASX-listed gold miner Troy Resources has restructured its revolving debt facility with Investec Bank, extending the maturity date by six months to the end of December 2018 and reducing the March and June quarter repayments. A $2-million repayment was now due at the end of March, while a further... 

Expanded Poplar Grove a go – Paringa

28th March 2017 A bankable feasibility study (BFS) into an expanded Poplar Grove coal mine, in Western Kentucky’s Illinois basin, has proven positive for ASX-listed Paringa Resources. The company on Tuesday reported that the expanded BFS incorporates a second coal seam at the Poplar Grove mine, which resulted in... 

St Barbara approves A$100m for Gwalia extension project

28th March 2017 The board of gold miner St Barbara has approved a A$100-million investment to expand its Gwalia operations, in Western Australia. “The approval of the Gwalia extension project begins an exciting new phase in St Barbara’s and the Gwalia mine’s story. Gwalia started in 1896 and it just keeps... 

MCA calls for Australia’s pursuit of trade liberalisation

28th March 2017 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has proposed a number of measures to boost Australia’s international engagement in its submission to the federal government’s Foreign Policy White Paper, calling on the government to pursue further trade liberalisation, maintain an open foreign investment... 

Simpson dismissed from Peninsula board

28th March 2017 ASX-listed Peninsula Energy has announced the immediate departure of its MD and CEO John Simpson, who will also be stepping down from the board. Wayne Heili has been appointed CEO and MD, effective April 3. 

Lithium vendor sets price for Tawana

28th March 2017 ASX-listed Tawana Resources will pay the vendors of the Cowan and Yallari lithium projects, in Western Australia, A$1-million in cash and issue A$1-million worth of shares. Tawana earlier this month said it would exercise its option to acquire the Cowan and Yallari projects, which are adjacent to... 

Syrah inks sales and supply MoU

28th March 2017 Graphite developer Syrah Resources has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s BTR New Energy Materials regarding sales and supply chain cooperation. “We are very excited about the opportunity to develop sales and supply options with BTR and we look forward to... 

Agrimin raises A$13.2m for Mackay project

28th March 2017 Sulphate of potash (SOP) project developer Agrimin will raise some A$13.2-million through a share placement and nonrenounceable entitlement offer to advance its Mackay project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed junior on Tuesday announced that it will raise an initial A$7-million through a... 

Tlou raises A$5.2m for CBM projects

27th March 2017 ASX- and Aim-listed Tlou Energy has raised some A$5.2-million through a share placement to fund work at its coal bed methane (CBM) projects, in Botswana and elsewhere in Southern Africa. The company placed more than 51.78-million shares at an issue price of 10c each, to sophisticated and... 

Pilbara granted native vegetation clearing permit

27th March 2017 Lithium developer Pilbara Minerals has received the first of two environmental approvals for its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company on Monday announced that it was granted its native vegetation clearing permit. 

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