Giyani Metals has appointed Kneipe Setlhare as country manager. He will be based out of Giyani’s new regional office in Gaborone, Botswana.
As Giyani’s country manager in Botswana, Setlhare will ensure that the Company meets all requirements to maintain compliance with government regulations, obtain necessary approvals in a timely manner, and manage local third party contractors. Additionally, Setlhare will supervise the development of the Company’s Kanye manganese project, including the upcoming field program, and manage relationships with the local communities.
Kneipe Setlhare graduated from the University of Botswana and is a mining engineer with over 12 years of experience in mining operations management, including roles with BCL Mines and Smelting, and Discovery Metals Limited. He is also a director of Marcelle Holdings who vended 12 manganese licences to Giyani in 2017.
The office in Gaborone will provide Giyani with necessary logistical and legal infrastructure to establish itself as a credible mining company that is well positioned to contribute to the development and diversification of the Botswana mining sector.
“I am very pleased with the progress that we have achieved in Botswana thus far. The setup of a local office in the capital Gaborone, gives us the ability to accelerate the development of our Kanye manganese project. We welcome Setlhare to the Giyani team and look forward to his contribution to the growth of our Company” said Robin Birchall, CEO.
Giyani Metals Corp. is a Canadian based junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value by accelerating the development of its high-grade manganese project in the Kanye Basin, Botswana, Africa.