Giyani is a vertically integrated resource company focused on developing manganese projects for the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market. The Company’s Kanye Manganese Project in south eastern Botswana encompasses 3 prospects (K.Hill, Otse, and Lobatse) that contain shallow open pit mineable deposits of battery-grade manganese. The Company intends to refine manganese ore from its deposits to produce high purity electrolytic manganese metal (HPEMM) for the BEV and high-end steel markets. Giyani completed a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the K.Hill deposit, and associated EMM plant, in August 2019.
Robin Birchall, CEO
CEO, Robin Birchall, has twenty one years of experience in the financing and management of resource companies. Before joining Giyani he was Executive Chairman of Silver Bear Resources, where he developed the company from an exploration/discovery startup into a fully operational company with a producing silver mine. Previous roles include, V.P. Investment and Corporate Banking with BMO Capital Markets, where he completed a variety of high profile transactions for resource companies, and V.P. Corporate Finance at Canaccord. Mr. Birchall has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, a MSc from Edinburgh University, and a BA from Queens University.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
To meet investors who are active in the battery technology metals and battery electric vehicle markets. We are looking for market support and we have significant operational developments over the next few months.
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Commence feasibility study, environmental & social impact assessment, and start the direct shipping ore program.
Expand the existing resource through exploring the rest of the licence area. Start project financing process.
Begin mining and plant construction.
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how ae you overcoming these?
Key risks are macro economic conditions and global geopolitical uncertainties. Giyani is trying to mitigate these risks by focusing on high growth potential markets and choosing to operate in a stable mining jurisdictions.
What do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Very good PEA numbers. After tax NPV of C$379M with C$144M pre-production capital. IRR of 90.6% with a payback period of 1.5 years.