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From: Jimjones1972 (Rep: 3) reply to Jimjones1972Date: 09/10/2018 10:46
Forum: Mining and Commodities Eh! - Msg #6209 - List CAF msgs Thread #674000957 (Rec: 0)
Sept 3rd 2018 - R14bn deal between SA and China will enable economic growth -

Key notes: South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and China’s National Development and Reform Commission also pledged to cooperate on international investment promotion for the African country’s special economic zones and industrial parks, including a 4 600 MW coal-fired plant, a cement plant, and other metallurgical projects. “The projects will see the investment, planning, constructing and operation of coking, ferromanganese, ferrochromium, silico-manganese, stainless steel, supporting administrative service centre and living areas, highways, and a shipping integrated logistics centre among others,” the Presidency said.

Sept 4th 2018 - Is metallurgical coal the next big goldmine for Asian investors? -

Don't forget this article as it's crucial to seeing how badly China wants to secure metallurgical coal in South Africa:

July 27th 2018 - Chinese investors plan $10 billion metallurgical complex in South Africa -

CAF is now in it's diversification phase as mentioned in prior news releases over the summer. The metallurgical coal industry is very profitable and those funds can be deployed elsewhere, perhaps in another mining venture.

Steel and ferromanganese are created from the product out of Canaf's facility, which are currently at record production due to global demand

Sept 10 2018 - Manganese takes pole position in ARM’s earnings surge -

Also a reminder that CAF Q3 results will be out in a few weeks or sooner.

Reply to Jimjones1972 - Msg #6190 - 07/27/2018 23:35

Chinese investors plan $10-billion metallurgical complex in South Africa

Chinese investors plan $10-billion metallurgical complex in South Africa
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a joint news conference with Xi on Tuesday that China had committed to invest $14.7 billion in the South African economy, but neither leader mentioned the $10-billion complexREUTERS | July 27, 2018, 17:31 IST
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JOHANNESBURG: Chinese investors signed agreements to build a $10-billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinping's state visit this week and hope to start construction next year, an executive involved in the project and a provincial official told Reuters.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a joint news conference with Xi on Tuesday that China had committed to invest $14.7 billion in the South African economy, but neither leader mentioned the $10 billion complex.

Ramaphosa is on a mission to kickstart economic growth after a decade of stagnation and is targeting $100 billion in new investment over five years.

The complex, which is still in the planning stage and envisages building a stainless steel plant, a ferrochrome plant and a silicomanganese plant, is a much-needed vote of confidence in the sputtering South African economy.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday that China was considering a metallurgical project in a special economic zone (SEZ), but he did not reveal the scale of the project or timeframe.

The executive involved in the project, who did not wish to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said memoranda on the complex were signed before Xi and Ramaphosa gave news conference on Tuesday.

"The investors for the SEZ project were in the room when Ramaphosa and Xi spoke to the press," the executive said.

Richard Zitha, a project executive at the Musina-Makhado SEZ where the complex will be based, said the project was being led by Chinese state-owned companies, but he declined to name them.

He said the Chinese investors would look for Black Economic Empowerment partners to comply with South African rules designed to address racial disparities more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

The investors were open to investors from other countries joining at a later stage, he said.

"The investors have been in South Africa for around a week and have visited mines to look for inputs for the project," Zitha said.

The Musina-Makhado SEZ is in Limpopo province close to South Africa's borders with Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

The SEZ plans to house plants with a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum of stainless steel, 3 million tonnes per annum of ferrochrome and 500,000 tonnes per annum of silicomanganese. Those capacity targets are subject to change and will be finalised by the end of the year, the executive said.

A coal-fired power plant, coking plant and coal washery will be built alongside the metallurgical plants, a presentation prepared for investors showed.

Some of the steel output for the complex has been earmarked for export to China, while other products would be sold to countries in southern Africa, the executive said.

South Africa is already a major exporter of metal alloys to China.

Investors are hoping to receive the necessary environmental approvals by the end of March and would then start construction, Zitha said.
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