R/€ = 14.79 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 12.63 Change: -0.05
Au 1293.90 $/oz Change: 1.02
Pt 904.50 $/oz Change: 2.81


Walkabout granted lithium licence in Namibia

By: Mariaan Webb     21st November 2017 Australian junior Walkabout Resources, which is developing the Lindi Jumbo graphite project in Tanzania, is to explore for lithium in southern Namibia. Walkabout was granted a second exclusive prospecting licence (EPL 6308), giving the company a footprint of more than 1 500 km2 in the Orange... 

Woodlawn gets environmental nod

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     31st March 2017 The New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority has granted junior Heron Resources an environmental protection licence (EPL) for its Woodlawn project. The EPL is the final licensing requirement prior to the start of construction at Woodlawn, and is one of the pre-requisites to advancing... 

Gold explorers merge Namibian interests

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th April 2016 Exploration company Helio Resources has reached an agreement with Canadian exploration and development company Damara Gold, whereby the two companies will transfer their respective interests in two Namibian exploration licences, through wholly owned subsidiaries, the EPL 3738 (Wilhelmstal) and... 

Miner dies at Lonmin's JV Pandora shaft following fall-of-ground accident

By: Samantha Herbst     7th April 2016 A rock-drill operator has died at Lonmin's EPL 3 Joint Venture (JV) Pandora shaft following a fall-of-ground accident on Wednesday, the platinum miner confirms. Goodman Mangisa was the only fatality; no other employees were injured in the incident. 

Dubbo clears last govt hurdle

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th March 2016 The A$1.3-billion Dubbo zirconia project, in New South Wales, has cleared its last hurdle after the state’s Environment Protection Authority granted ASX-listed Alkane Resources an environmental protection license (EPL) for the construction of the project. The EPL sets out limits to air, land and... 

Berkeley progresses Kabwe project’s DFS

By: Natalie Greve     6th October 2014 Berkeley Mineral Resources (BMR) says it is making good progress towards production of lead, zinc and copper from tailings at its Kabwe project, in Zambia, following the receipt of project approval from the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (Zema) in August. During the assessment by Zema of... 

Lonmin inks landmark BEE deals with traditional community

By: Natalie Greve     30th July 2014 Platinum major Lonmin has entered into binding agreements with the Bapo ba Mogale traditional community in relation to a series of transactions that will enable Lonmin subsidiaries to meet the required black economic-empowerment (BEE) targets. Under the arrangements, the Bapo would waive their... 

An end to platinum miner’s single-sex hostels imminent

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Platinum group metals producer Lonmin aims to finish converting its remaining 20 single-sex hostel blocks by the end of September, group business transformation executive VP Barnard Mokwena tells Mining Weekly. “It is a very symbolic project for us at Lonmin, as it marks the end of the single-sex... 

Additional licence expands zinc, lead explorer’s Namibia tenement

19th July 2013 London-listed North River Resources announced last month that it had expanded its Namib lead/zinc project area, after having been granted a new exclusive prospecting licence (EPL), EPL 5075, which covers an area contiguous to its existing EPL 2902. The new EPL expands the company’s exploration... 

DFI inks JV agreement to develop Namibian diamond projects

By: Henry Lazenby     21st March 2013 Toronto-listed junior Diamond Fields International (DFI) on Thursday said it had signed a joint venture (JV) option agreement with Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation (Afri-Can) to develop the DFI's marine diamond leases in Namibia. Under terms of the agreement, Afri-Can and its local partner... 

Etango mine, Namibia

By: Sheila Barradas     7th December 2012 A uranium project situated on the flat Namib desert sands, about 38 km east of the coastal town of Swakopmund. 

Exploration at titanium prospect produces encouraging results

By: Marcel Chimwala     31st August 2012 Africa-focused resources group Tengani Titanium Minerals (TTM) says exploration undertaken at its Tengani titanium project in the lower Shire Valley district of Nsanje, in Malawi, has produced encouraging results.  

Diamond miner announces $3m financing agreement

18th May 2012 TSX-listed diamond miner Afri-Can Marine Minerals, which is involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of major properties in Namibia, says it has entered into a financing agreement with fund manager Trinity Asset Management International of Mauritius, worth $3-million. 

Company Announcement: Afri-Can Announces $3Million Financing

13th April 2012 Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation announces that it has entered into a financing agreement (“The Agreement”) with Trinity Assets Management International Ltd. of Mauritius.  


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