Giyani is a startup, vertically integrated, resource company focused on developing manganese projects for the battery 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 produce EMM (electrolytic manganese metal) for the battery and high-end steel markets. Giyani released its maiden mineral resource estimate for K.Hill in Q4 2018 and has recently commenced a PEA (preliminary economic estimate) for the same prospect.
Robin Birchall – CEO
CEO, Robin Birchall, has twenty 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 is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
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 new operational developments over the next few months
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
The filing of 43-101 technical report for the K.Hill resource estimate. Link to the news release below:
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
Complete a PEA (preliminary economic assessment) for K.Hill and finish the purification phase of the hydrometallurgical testing to produce EMM.
Start generating cash flow from the DSO (direct shipping ore) program
Reserve drilling, ESIA, DFS, mine permitting, and mine construction
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
Key risks are macro economics 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
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Giyani is led by an experienced and competent management team supervised by a world-class board with a proven track record that is focused on a high-growth-potential manganese market that has been relatively overlooked by other players