Giyani receives final approval for EMP for Lobatse project

Canadian explorer and developer Giyani Metals has received final approval for the environmental management plan (EMP) from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in Botswana for its Lobatse manganese prospect. This was granted after the customary one-month public review process during which the company was required to advertise the details of the EMP in the government gazette and local newspapers.

Tshipi closure to cost R25m

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has placed its Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in South Africa, on lockdown, while suspending manganese ore exports for a three week period, ending on April 16. The lockdown forms part of the South African government’s 21-day nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Jupiter’ Tshipi delivers decent manganese exports

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines and its 49.9%-owned subsidiary Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining has advised that the Tshipi Borwa mine will be affected by the 21-day lockdown declared by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening. The company will evaluate the obligations and assess the effect on the business and advise shareholders accordingly in due course.

Jupiter’s Tshipi delivers decent manganese exports

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines and its 49.9%-owned subsidiary Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining has advised that the Tshipi Borwa mine will be affected by the 21-day lockdown declared by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening. The company will evaluate the obligations and assess the effect on the business and advise shareholders accordingly in due course.

Mineral Resources divests of manganese assets

ASX-listed Mineral Resources has struck an asset sales agreement with fellow listed Resources Development Group (RDG) to divest of its non-core manganese assets in Western Australia. In return for the manganese assets, Mineral Resource would obtain a 75% interest in RDG, receiving more than 1.89-billion shares in the junior. There would be no cash payable for the transaction.

Assore to delist from JSE, offers to buy back shares

Mining company Assore, which has been listed on the JSE since 1950, has announced a transaction that will result in the minorities in the company being bought out and the company delisting from the exchange. Commenting on the transaction, Assore CEO Charles Walters said that the very low liquidity of the share meant that many institutional shareholders could not easily invest in the company and those who were invested could not easily trade out of the share.