• Milestones
 2017


July 2017                     –          35 learners from Garatouw community commence learnership. Programme as part of the company’s Social and Labour Plan.

 

March 2017                             –          Bursary programme commences.

 

February 2017             –          Bana Ba Thari Mining and Development Academy (Pty) Ltd. Appointed as service provider for the SLP Adult Education and Training programme.

  

2016

October 2016              –          Company served with a Section 47 Notice by DMR.

 

September 2016         –          Mathome Training & Development (Pty) Ltd appointed as service provider for the SLP learnership programme.

 

May 2016                    –          Dr. Tan Tielong appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 02 May 2016.

 

May 2016                    –          Mr. Zhilin (Abraham) Li resigns as Managing Director effective 02

May 2016.

 

April 2016                   –          Nkwe Platinum Limited serves a defence and counterclaim in the International Petroleum Limited (formerly International Goldfields Limited) Proceedings

 

January 2016               –          Nkwe Platinum Limited served with a writ of summons by  International Petroleum Limited (formerly International Goldfields Limited) for the Company’s alleged breach of the 2009 Sale Agreement for the Tubatse Project

 

2015

December 2015                      –          Environmental Authorisation for the Garatau Project granted by the Department of Environmental Affairs

 

November 2015          –          Dr. Dianmin Chen resigns as Non-Executive Director from the board of Nkwe Platinum

 

November 2015                      –          Dr. Qixue Fang appointed Chairman and Mr. Richard Jones as Non-Executive Director of Nkwe Platinum Limited

 

October 2015              –          Dr. Qixue Fang appointed Non-Executive Director of Nkwe Platinum Limited

 

October 2015             –          Jin Jiang Mining Limited (Jin Jiang) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group completes the acquisition of Genorah shares in Nkwe Platinum limited. Jin Jiang is now the majority shareholder in Nkwe Platinum Limited controlling 60.47% of the total shares on issue.

 

October 2015             –          Revised final Environmental Impact Assessment report accepted by the Department of Environmental Affairs

 

August 2015                –          Revised final Environmental Impact Assessment report submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs

 

July 2015                     –          Revised final Water Use Licence Application (WULA) for Garatau project submitted to Department of Water and Sanitation

 

July 2015                     –          Genorah Resources (Pvt) Ltd and Jin Jiang Mining Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zijin mining Group enter into a sale of shares agreement

 

June 2015                    –          Zijin executives and shareholders visit Nkwe and Ivanhoe

 

January 15                   –          Cost Estimate Fee and Quotation Fee paid to ESKOM

 

 

2014

November 2014          –          Hoepakrantz Merensky Reef Resource Estimation and Classification

Update

 

November 2014          –          Mr. Peter Landau tendered his resignation as an Executive Director and  Company Secretary, with effect from 1 October 2014. Dr. Dianmin Chen appointed Non-Executive Director, Mr. Xin Li (Scott) as Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Keith Bowker as Joint Company Secretary, effective

 

October 2014              –          Nkwe receives Cost Estimate Letter from ESKOM for new supply of 40MVA premium for Garatau Project

 

July 2014                     –          The Chairman of Zijin Mining Group Mr. Chen, visits the Garatau project site, and meets with the Premier of Limpopo Province the Honourable Stanley Mathabatha and the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Honourable Mr. Seaparo Sekoati

 

July 2014                     –          Engineering/Technical team from Zijin Mining Group visit South Africa for a month to discuss the additional value engineering on the Garatau Project, with a specific focus on improving construction timelines and efficiencies

 

July 2014                     –          Presentation of Integrated Water Use Licence Application (iWULA) to Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and provision of additional information requested

 

June 2014                    –          Revised Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on Garatau Project distributed to Interested and Affected Parties

 

May 2014                    –          Mr. Zhilin Li appointed as Managing Director, Mr. Robin Wang Appointed as a non‐executive director and Mr. Sharif Pandor appointed as non‐executive Chairman of Nkwe

 

May 2014                    –          Zijin makes a further investment of $13,000,000 by Jin Jiang to Complete the AUD$20 million Convertible Bond Transaction

 

January 2014               –          The Vice Chairman of Zijin Mining Group Mr. Lan and Mr Zhilin Li Visit the Garatau project site

 

January 2014               –          Zijin Mining Group Limited (through its subsidiary Jin Jiang Mining Limited) makes a further investment in Nkwe through an immediate placement of 19,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares in Nkwe at an issue price of 10 cents per share

 

2013

December 2013         –          Nkwe and Zijin complete the first tranche of AUD$7m convertible Bonds transaction and Mr Zhilin Li and Mr Robin Wang were appointed as Directors of Nkwe Platinum

 

September 2013 –      Nkwe and Zijin agreed to complete the subscription and issue of the Bonds in two tranches

 

July 2013                     –          Nkwe shareholders approve AUD$20 million investment by a placement of 3-year convertible bonds in Nkwe by Zijin through its wholly-owned subsidiary Jin Jian Mining Limited

 

July 2013                     –          Mr. Zhilin Li from Zijin Mining visits Nkwe Offices in Johannesburg To discuss Zijin/Nkwe deal

 

April 2013                   –          Nkwe Platinum Limited forms a strategic partnership with Zijin Mining Group in respect of the development of Nkwe South African PGM assets, and in particular the flagship Garatau Project

 

February 2013             –          Mr. Zhilin Li, Managing Director of Overseas Development Department at Zijin Mining visits the Garatau project for the second time this time accompanied by Ms Dai from Zijin Mining and Mr. David Cheng from Huashan Capital

 

2012

September 2012 –      Optimised Bankable Feasibility Study and value engineering by international consulting, construction and mining group, DRA completed

 

September 2012 –      Drilling of metallurgical test core at Garatouw for further metallurgical test work completed

 

June 2012                    –          Drilling of metallurgical test core at Garatouw for further metallurgical test work commences

 

May 2012                    –          Field scoping report for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted to Department of Environmental Affairs

 

February 2012             –          Integrated Water Use Licence (iWWMP, technical report and water use forms) submitted to Department of Water Affairs

 

February 2012             –          Garatau Project Mining Right granted by the Department of Mineral Resources

 

February 2012             –          Geotechnical drilling at Garatouw completed

 

January 2012               –          Merensky Reef resource update for Garatau Project completed

 

January 2012               –          Revised Social and Labour Plan for Garatau Project submitted to Department of Mineral Resources

 

 

2011

November 2011 –      Geotechnical drilling at Garatouw commenced

 

August 2011                –          Integrated Environmental Authorisation and waste management licence accepted by the Department of Environmental Affairs

 

August 2011                –          Integrated Environmental Authorisation and waste management licence application submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs

 

July 2011                     –          Public participation meeting on the draft Environmental Impacts Report and Environmental Management Plan at DeKom and Hoepakrantz farms

 

July 2011                     –          Public participation meeting on the draft Environmental Impacts Report and Environmental Management Plan at Garatouw

 

June 2011                    –          Feasibility quote deposit paid to ESKOM

 

March 2011                 –          International consulting, construction and mining group, DRA contracted to optimise the TWP Bankable Feasibility Study on Garatau Project

 

 

2010

December 2010         –          Social and Labour Plan (SLP) for Garatau Project submitted to Department of Mineral Resources

 

December 2010         –          Mining Right Application for Garatau Project submitted

 

November 2010 –      Update on January 2010 Garatau Mineral Resource Estimate

 

June 2010                    –          Mr Zhilin Li, Managing Director of Overseas Development Department at Zijin Mining visits the Garatau project for the first time

 

May 2010                    –          Feasibility Quote for Garatau Project received from ESKOM

 

April 2010                   –          Geological Modelling and Mineral Resource estimate for Garatau

project

 

April 2010                   –          Bankable Feasibility Study by TWP completed for Garatau project

 

March 2010                 –          Social Impact Assessment and Household Survey feedback meeting for Garatau project at Garatouw farm

 

February 2010             –          Initial Bankable Feasibility Study and Resource Upgrade on Garatau project

 

January 2010               –          DeKom inferred mineral resource Declared

 

January 2010               –          Update on January 2009 Garatau Project Mineral Resource Estimate

 

2009

December 2009         –          EIA Public participation meetings for Mining Right application held at Garatouw, De Kom and Hoepakrantz

 

December 2009         –          Drilling of shaft boreholes at Garatouw completed

 

December 2009         –          Morningstar Extension of Share Purchase Agreement

 

November 2009 –      Ms Mokganyetsi Staff Sithole appointed as new Director and Joint Company Secretary

 

October 2009              –          NKWE and IGC finalise sale of Tubatse

 

October 2009              –          Drilling of shaft boreholes at Garatouw commenced

 

September 2009 –      Application for power supply submitted to ESKOM

 

September 2009 –      Skills Audit Survey conducted on De Kom 252KT, Garatouw 282KT, Hoepakrantz 291KT, Nooitverwatcht 224KT and Eerste Geluk 227KT.

 

July 2009                     –          Hoepakrantz Resource estimate

 

June 2009                    –          Drilling of metallurgical test core at Garatouw completed

 

June 2009                    –          Morningstar Acquisition

 

June 2009                    –          Acquisition of IGC’s 15% stake in Tubatse

 

March 2009                 –          LIDAR survey flown

 

February 2009             –          IGC finalised merger – extension of option

 

January 2009               –          Update on August 2008 Garatau Mineral Resource Estimate

 

January 2009               –          Pre-feasibility study completed by RSV

 

January 2009               –          Drilling of metallurgical test core at Garatouw commences

 

2008

November 2008 –      Commencement of ADR programme

 

August 2008                –          Garatau Mineral Resource Estimate

 

August 2008                –          Nkwe, Genorah and Xstrata sign a binding heads of agreement and Xstrata paid US$10 to acquire 50% of the Garatau and Tubatse projects

 

March 2008                 –          Cooperative framework agreement signed with Hoepakrantz community

 

March 2008                 –          Cooperative framework agreement signed with Eerste Geluk and Nooitverwatcht community

 

February 2008             –          Settlement of Anglo claim

 

February 2008             –          Sale of de Wildt project

 

January 2008               –          Positive drill results on the Merensky Reef

 

2007

October 2007              –          Cooperative framework agreement signed with Garatouw community

 

October 2007              –          Andre van der Merwe appointed as Operations Manager

 

October 2007              –          MOU signed with Dyondisani Mining Energy and Bolotola Investments to acquire 100% interest in prospecting rights to their PGM farms

 

September 2007 –      Nkwe to acquire 59% interest in Genorah

 

September 2007 –      DME confirm valid Genorah Rights

 

July 2007                     –          Positive assay results from Garatau Project and completion of Airborne Magnetic Survey over the entire project area

 

June 2007                    –          Agreement made with Indian Ocean Capital Pty Ltd to underwrite the exercise of the Company’s 14m unlisted options

 

March 2007                 –          Cooperative framework agreement signed with De Kom community

 

March 2007                 –          Completion of strategic placement of $13.8m

 

March 2007                 –          Merensky Reef intersected in all boreholes drilled on the farm Garatouw 282KT

 

January 2007               –          Commenced Airborne Magnetic Survey over the farms De Kom 252KT, Garatouw 282KT, Nooitverwatcht 224KT and Eerste Geluk 227KT

 

January 2007               –          Commenced exploration drilling on the farm Garatouw 282KT

 

January 2007               –          Acquire 74% interest in the Genorah farms De Kom and Garatouw

 

2006

December 2006         –          Prospecting rights granted on the De Wildt Project

 

December 2006         –          ASX waiver granted to allow 126m shares to be issued in two equal tranches to Genorah as consideration for the acquisition of Genorah’s interest in the prospecting rights to Garatau Platinum Project

 

October 2006              –          Finalise Placement of 1,597,230 shares to raise AUD$1,038,200 for working Capital

 

October 2006              –          Messrs Sharif Pandor and Peter Landau appointed as Non-Executive Directors

 

September 06             –          Company acquires Genorah’s interest in the prospecting rights to two strategically located PGM farms on Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex

 

July 2006                     –          Mr Maredi Mphahlele appointed as Non-Executive Director

 

July 2006                     –          Company enters into a joint venture on a series of farms located in eastern Bushveld with exciting BEE partner

 

July 2006                     –          All old order exploration permits successfully converted to new order rights

 

July 2006                     –          First phase of drilling was undertaken on NPA 3 Ghost Mountain

 

July 2006                     –          Blue Nightingale acquire 30% equity interest in Nkwe Platinum (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, the Company’s 100% owned subsidiary

 

May 2006                    –          Company agrees a BEE transaction with Blue Nightingale Trading 709 (Pty) Ltd

 

April 2006                               –          Finalised negotiations with prominent BEE partner

February 2006             –          Finalisation of geological interpretation on NPA 2 Rooderand

 

January 2006               –          Total PGE resource on existing projects increase to 17M undiscounted PGE Ounces

 

January 2006               –          Appointment of CEO Mr Tony Weber

 

2005

October 2005              –          Issued second new prospecting right over portions of Welvonden 215 JS and Witpoort 216 JS at Tinderbox (NPA 4)