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Bushveld increases indirect interest in Vametco to 75%

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has increased its indirect beneficial interest in Vametco Alloys to 75%, from 59.1%, through the acquisition of Sojitz Noble Alloys’ 21.22% interest in Vametco’s intermediate holding company Strategic Minerals Corporation (SMC), for $20-million. Following completion... 

Tando ready to start 7.1 km drilling programme at South African vanadium project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd September 2018 ASX-listed junior miner Tando Resources has mobilised one reverse circulation and one diamond core drilling rig at its SPD Vanadium project, in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, and is ready to start a A$1.4-million drilling programme. Assay results are expected to underpin strong newsflow over... 

Strong vanadium prices boost Bushveld’s H1 Ebitda; production guidance lowered

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd August 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the six months to June 30 increased by 439% year-on-year to R521-million. Sales revenue increased by 139% to R1-billion, compared with R439-million in the first half of 2017, primarily... 

First tin concentrate to market in Q4 – AfriTin 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2018 Emerging tin mining company AfriTin is on track to place its first tin concentrate into the market in the fourth quarter of this year. The Aim-listed company is going all out to put Africa, once the fourth-biggest exporter of tin but now without an industrial-scale mine, back on the global tin... 

Imaloto independent power producer coal-fired power plant project, Madagascar

By: Sheila Barradas     20th July 2018 The granting of a 30-year concession agreement has aligned Lemur Holdings' development with that of government’s broader plans, Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo has said. 

Imaloto IPP in Madagascar progressed well during second quarter

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th July 2018 The granting of a 30-year concession agreement during the second quarter of this year was a critical milestone for the Imaloto coal-fired independent power project (IPP), in Madagascar, aligning its development with that of the government’s broader plans, Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo... 

Bushveld’s Vametco production capacity increases to 3 750 t/y

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th June 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has completed the second phase of the three-phased expansion project at its Vametco mine and processing plant, in Brits, North-West, on time and within budget. This allows the company to take advantage of the high vanadium price that has persisted throughout the first... 

Bushveld settles £5m debt with Atlas Special Opportunities

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2018 Aim-listed diversified miner Bushveld Minerals has redeemed the outstanding unsecured convertible bonds that were issued to Atlas Special Opportunities in September 2017.  

Battery metals industry dependent on ‘flavour of the month’

By: Simone Liedtke     6th June 2018 With nearly every forecast predicting higher battery use in the years ahead, especially lithium-ion batteries to power new and existing technologies, demand for its component metals may be dependent on what some title “the flavour of the month”. 

Imaloto independent power producer coal-fired power plant project, Madagascar

By: Sheila Barradas     25th May 2018 Lemur Holdings has executed a concession agreement with the Madagascar government for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the project. 

Lemur concludes concession agreement for Imaloto power project

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings has executed a 30-year concession agreement with the Madagascar government for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Imaloto integrated thermal coal and power project. The concession comes on the... 

Lemur Concludes Concession Agreement with the Government of Madagascar for the Imaloto Power Project

22nd May 2018 Bushveld Minerals, the AIM-listed integrated vanadium producer with additional investments in coal, power and tin, is pleased to provide the following update in respect of Lemur Holdings Limited ("Lemur"), Bushveld's coal and energy subsidiary that is developing an integrated thermal coal mining... 

Vanadium market expected to achieve 3.2% CAGR to 2027

By: Nadine James     4th May 2018 Diversified miner Bushveld Minerals expects the vanadium market to expand by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2% between 2017 and 2027, on the back of strong steel demand and a growing energy storage market, Bushveld Minerals CEO and cofounder Fortune Mojapelo said in a webcast on... 

Bushveld Energy progresses with electrolyte production facility, Eskom VRFB project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th April 2018 Bushveld Minerals subsidiary Bushveld Energy has made significant progress with exploiting the commercial opportunity of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) technology within the energy storage market in the first quarter of this year.  

Mikhail Nikomarov

6th April 2018 This week we profile Mikhail Nikomarov, CEO of Bushveld Energy, which is developing utility-scale energy storage projects in Africa using vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) technology and launching the manufacture of VRFB components in South Africa, starting with vanadium electrolyte   

Bushveld’s Lemur progressing Madagascar coal and power project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2018 Aim-listed diversified miner Bushveld Minerals on Thursday provided an operational update regarding its coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings, stating that the bankable feasibility study for the integrated thermal coal mining and independent power project, in Madagascar, is progressing.  

AfriTin completes Uis tin mine design, earthworks to start in May

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th April 2018 Bushveld Minerals' tin-focused subsidiary AfriTin Mining has completed the detailed mine design at its flagship asset Uis tin mine, in Namibia.  

South Africa to pilot first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery

By: Nadine James     23rd February 2018 Aim-listed miner Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned energy subsidiary, Bushveld Energy, will be commissioning its first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) for testing by State-owned power utility Eskom in May, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. Nikomarov notes that the... 

South Africa to pilot first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery

By: Nadine James     23rd February 2018 Aim-listed miner Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned energy subsidiary Bushveld Energy will be commissioning its first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) for testing by State-owned power utility Eskom in May, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. 

Bushveld Minerals to consolidate ownership in Bushveld Vametco

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals on Thursday said it had made an $11.1-million offer to acquire all the shares it does not already own in Bushveld Vametco (BVL). Bushveld currently owns 45% in BVL, while Yellow Dragon Holdings holds a 55% interest. 

Bushveld widens H1 loss but makes progress on vanadium strategy

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals widened its loss for the first half of the current financial year; however, much progress has been made in pursing its ultimate ambitions of becoming a low-cost, integrated vanadium producer. The company posted a loss of £6.69-million in the six months to August 31,... 

Resources Watch 

23rd November 2017 This week: Afritin targets Africa tin champion title, Namibia project upscaled to commercial production And, South Africa crucial to global chrome supply, Chromium 2017 hears 

Lemur secures State anchor offtaker for Madagascar project

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ coal and energy subsidiary Lemur has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Madagascar State-owned utility Jiro sy Rano Malagasy (Jirama). Lemur is developing the Imaloto power project, an integrated thermal coal mining and independent power producer (IPP)... 

Bushveld Energy, IDC, Eskom to test first vanadium redox flow battery

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned energy subsidiary Bushveld Energy has deployed its first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) to power utility Eskom for testing. The power utility will, at its research, testing and development centre, in Rosherville, test the VRFB and its... 

Afritin targets Africa tin champion title, Namibia project upscaled to commercial production 

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th November 2017 Following the demerger of Afritin Mining from Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals – and its subsequent listing as the only pure - play tin platform on the Aim last week – the company, which has assets in Namibia and South Africa, will focus on becoming “The Africa tin champion” by bringing its flagship... 

AfrTin starts trading on Aim

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th November 2017 AfriTin Mining on Thursday started trading on the Aim. The company, which was demerged from Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals, owns various tin assets in Namibia and South Africa. 

AfriTin to launch IPO

By: Anine Kilian     23rd October 2017 Bushveld Minerals’ newly established tin-focused subsidiary, AfriTin Mining, on Monday announced its intention to launch an initial public offering (IPO) and to list on the Aim. Bushveld’s shareholders on Friday approved the demerger of its tin assets. AfriTin, which holds an 85% interest in the... 

Bushveld shareholders approve tin asset demerger

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th October 2017 Shareholders of Aim-listed diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals have approved the demerger of the company’s tin assets. Bushveld earlier this month revealed its plans to demerge its tin assets, comprising the Mokopane tin and Zaaiplaats tin tailings projects in South Africa,... 

Bushveld plans to spin off standalone tin listing

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2017 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals, which has a Southern African portfolio of vanadium, tin, coal, titanium and iron-ore assets, is taking steps to demerge its tin assets into a stand-alone tin listing on the London Aim. The principal tin assets of the Bushveld group are... 

Wogen increases Bushveld’s working capital facility to $11m

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2017 Wogen Resources has agreed to further increase the working capital facility extended to diversified miner Bushveld Minerals’ Bushveld Vametco subsidiary from $9-million to $11-million. Bushveld Minerals on Tuesday announced that its subsidiary would retire a $3-million prepayment facility due to... 

Bushveld repays $3m Wogen facility

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2017 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals’ Bushveld Vametco subsidiary has agreed with Wogen Resources to retire the $3-million prepayment facility entered into, in March, to help fund the acquisition of a 78.8% interest in Strategic Minerals Corporation (SMC) from Evraz Group.... 

Bushveld Minerals, partner to increase output at Vametco Alloys

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th August 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals and its partner Yellow Dragon Holdings have started a multiphased expansion at the newly acquired Vametco Alloys operation, near Brits, on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex, to increase production to more than 5 000 t/y of vanadium over the next three years.... 

Lemur outlines benefits of proposed Madagascar coal project

By: Anine Kilian     19th June 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals subsidiary Lemur Resources expects its proposed integrated coal-fired power project in south-western Madagascar to contribute some $30-million a year to the country's economy. Further, the proposed project is exepcted to inject some $300-million of foreign direct... 

Bushveld Minerals completes buyout of stake in Namibia tin project

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th June 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has completed the acquisition of 49.5% interest in Dawnmin Africa Investments through its Greenhills Resources subsidiary. The miner bought the stake from a consortium of Namibian shareholders through the issue of 41-million ordinary shares at 1p apiece. 

Bushveld Minerals settles outstanding fees, interest with Barak

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th June 2017 Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals’ subsidiary Bushveld Vametco has paid the outstanding $961 010 in fees and interest due to Barak under an $11-million bridge loan facility. BVL had entered into the bridge loan with Barak to help fund the acquisition of a 78.8% interest in Strategic Minerals... 

Bushveld to settle balance of $11m loan by month-end

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th June 2017 Bushveld Vametco (BVL), a subsidiary of Bushveld Minerals, has reached an agreement with financing corporation Barak Fund to restructure an $11-million bridge loan agreement – repayable within two months of drawdown – related to the acquisition of a 78.8% shareholding interest in Strategic... 

Glencore cut in vanadium output continues to push prices higher

By: Henry Lazenby     4th May 2017 News Thursday that major miner and minerals trade Glencore has produced 10% less vanadium owing to lower kiln availability and maintenance on their evaporation plant is good news for vanadium prices with the shortfall in production likely to continue to support higher vanadium prices for longer.... 

Bushveld Minerals to proceed with Uis tin acquisition

By: David Oliveira     4th April 2017 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals will pursue the acquisition of the Uis tin project, in Namibia, following the successful completion of a due diligence. Accordingly, Bushveld's wholly-owned subsidiary tin platform Greenhills Resources has signed a sale of shares and... 

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