Projects

Funding update on Lesedi power project

The ASX, AIM, and BSE-listed TLOU Energy has proposed raising US$2.6 million to fund the Lesedi project. Tlou Energy’s proposed placement will be used to fund the construction of a 66KV transmission line connecting its Lesedi project to the existing Serowe, Botswana, electrical grid, as well as a field operating …

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Botswana plans to build 200 MW of CSP power, aiming to finish by 2026

Botswana is preparing to construct 200 MW of CSP capacity by 2026 under a new integrated resource plan released by the government in December 2020. According to the government, the procurement process will start this year. The plan, which received the backing of Botswana and Namibia government officials and the …

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Mining set to benefit from Continental Free Trade Area

Namibian political scientist and international relations specialist Dr Ndumba Kamwanyah says the recently consummated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would require more than just the signatures of the continent’s 55 political leaders to operate. While the operationalization of the AfCFTA was a historical moment for Africa, Dr Kamwanyah said …

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Debswana terminates Thiess contract, set to carry out project in-house

Debswana Mining Company has revealed that it has terminated a $1.3 billion contract with a unit of Australia’s Thiess to extend the lifespan of its Jwaneng diamond mine and will carry out the project in-house. Debswana, which owned by De Beers and the Botswana government, declined to provide a reason …

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Regional Gas Master Plan to help region step up efforts to exploit natural gas

The Southern African Development Community has some of the largest natural gas deposits in the world, and taking advantage of this would improve the region’s energy situation and contribute to the coal-dominated regional energy mix. Thus, following the development of the Regional Gas Master Plan to unlock the potential of …

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Mobile drum tipper with safety cage

A new mobile TIP-TITE® Drum Tipper with safety cage allows hands-free, automated dumping of bulk solid materials from 115 to 200 litre drums throughout the plant, with no dusting or danger associated with sudden shifting of contents. The three-sided carbon steel cage with safety interlocked doors is mounted on a …

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Kavango 3D modelling in Botswana identify promising images

London-listed Kavango Resources has revealed that images from its computerised three-dimensional (3D) geological modelling of its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) project in Botswana confirm significant similarities between the northern section of the zone and the giant Norilsk mining centre in Siberia. The giant Norilsk mining centre accounts for 90% of …

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Botswana lay down future plans for coal-fired and solar power

Botswana currently has national demand of 600 MW, but recurring breakdowns at one of its main power stations have left the country reliant on imports and diesel generators to cover shortfalls. Hence the country plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years …

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Giyani’s scoping, terms of reference to be accepted by Botswana dept.

The approval of Giyani Metals Corporation‘s initial scoping and terms of reference (SToR) by the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is expected to be granted during the fourth quarter of this year, after the customary review process, during which the DEA may request additional information. TSX-V-listed Canadian junior exploration …

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Pangolin’s Botswana exploration projects resume

Pangolin Diamonds has revealed that activities at its various projects in Botswana, with all field teams, are now fully operational. The company also said that the Botswana Department of Mines had granted the company’s joint venture partner, Makunwu Civil Blasting, permission to proceed with a 500 t bulk sample on …

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