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Esmarie Swanepoel

 

Assistant Editor - Online for Mining Weekly

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

 

'Manage expectations,' Woodside's Coleman tells African countries

Oil and gas major Woodside on Friday called on emerging African resource nations to carefully consider implementing any policy changes that could scare away foreign investment. Speaking at the second day of the East Africa Oil and Gas conference,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Atrum completes consolidation in Canada

Coal developer Atrum Coal has completed the final round of consolidation of coal licences in the Groundhog coal field, in British Columbia. The company on Friday reported the acquisition of an additional 12 granted coal licences and one coal...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Phosphate Australia divests WA gold asset

Junior Phosphate Australia has sold its Tuckanarra gold project, in Western Australia, to Canadian miner Monument Mining for A$3.9-milllion. The transaction would include a A$2-million cash payment and 10-million shares in Monument Mining, valued...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

NSW turnaround brings profit for Straits

ASX-listed copper miner Straits Resources’ turnaround strategy at its Tritton operations, in New South Wales, has paid off, with the miner reporting a net profit during the year ended June. Straits this week noted that a net profit of...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Qld Minister pushes for deep oil and gas developments

The Queensland government has released a framework that outlines the opportunities to develop the state’s next generation of deep oil and gas projects. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said the development of deep oil and...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Opportunities beckon in Africa but Oz firms face stiff competition

Australian resources firms that were hoping to exploit African minerals would have to address challenges associated with building sustainable opportunities if they were to deepen market penetration on the continent, and to strengthen their...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Linc turns Carmichael royalty into cash to focus on core assets

Singapore listed Linc Energy has agreed to sell its royalty in the Carmichael coal mine to Indian developer Adani, for A$155-million, as part of a strategy to reduce debt and strengthen its balance sheet. Linc sold the Queensland-based Carmichael...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

Sandfire rewards shareholders with maiden dividend

Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has awarded shareholders a maiden dividend following a strong financial year. During the full year ended June, Sandfire’s copper production from its DeGrussa mine, in Western Australia, increased to 64 719 t,...
By: Esmarie Swanepoel
Published on 29th August 2014
 

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
 

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