Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

Chimata Gold Corp in Process of Completing a NI 43-101 Technical Report with Zimbabwe Lithium Company Limited for the Kamativi Lithium Tailings Deposit in Zimbabwe

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chimata Gold Corp. (TSX.V:CAT) (“Chimata” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it is in the process of completing a NI 43-101 Technical Report (the “Provisional Report”) with Zimbabwe Lithium Company (Mauritius) Limited (“ZIM”), the completion of such satisfactory technical report being a condition precedent to the entering into a Definitive Agreement with ZIM, as provided in the Company’s previous press release dated February 14, 2018. ZIM, includes in its definition its wholly owned subsidiary, Jimbata (Private) Limited, a company operational in Zimbabwe as the local transacting company for the Kamativi Tailings Dump Project (the “Project”).

The Provisional Report reveals an exploration target with a volume range of 14,800,000 to 15,080,000 cubic meters and a tonnage range of between 23,000,000 to 25,000,000 metric tonnes of tailings material, the Kamativi Tailings Dump (“KTD”) at a grade range of 0.29 % to 1.13 % Li2O with 70% being Spodumene. The potential tonnage and grade is conceptual in nature as there is insufficient exploration data to define a Mineral Resource, as this term is defined in NI 43-101 Respecting Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). The Company cautions that further exploration may not result in the delineation of a Mineral Resource estimate.

The Provisional Report reveals that a total of 28 grab samples have been extracted from the KTD, at a grade of between 0.29% to 1.13% Li2O. Early stage Mineralogy and Heavy Liquid Separation has been completed on the grab samples by ZIM, through SGS Randfontein South Africa, and indicates that 70% of the lithium mineralisation, of the sample tested, is spodumene. As the Kamativi Tin Mine was historically operational, significant infrastructure for the site is still in place. This includes power, water and a road network, all near to the mine and/or on site. Chimata sees this Project as a Brownfield project with a clear and quick path to production.

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Richard Groome
Chairman and Interim President and CEO

Further information regarding the Company can be found on SEDAR at www.SEDAR.com

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South African Universities Join Forces To Expand The Continent’s Paediatric Workforce

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Since 2008, the University of Cape Town has trained 151 paediatricians, paediatric sub-specialists and paediatric nurses, from across Africa through the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP). The addition of the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal to APFP will enable 150 more paediatric specialists to be trained in the next three years,doubling the number of doctors and nurses trained to date.

Since 2008, The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) has trained 151 paediatricians, paediatric sub-specialists and paediatric nurses, from across Africa.

APFP is the preeminent program dedicated to training African paediatric doctors and post- graduate nurses. Prof. Ashraf Coovadia, Dept. Head, Paediatrics & Child Health at Wits states, “There’s a critical shortage of child-health providers in Africa. Without an adequate number of trained experts, it’s difficult to make a significant difference in the way a country’s health care system can respond to the needs of infants and children.”

There is less than one paediatrician per 100,000 children in Africa, compared to an estimated 99 paediatricians per 100,000 children in the United States. With support from APFP, these numbers have changed significantly. There were four paediatricians in Malawi in 2009; eight years later, there are now 15 paediatricians, including the country’s first Neonatologist and 94 qualified specialist children’s nurses,

APFP works closely with Ministries of Health and 33 partner universities from 13 African countries, who select candidates for the program, pay their salaries while in training and ensure there are positions available to them upon completion. APFP fellows are primarily returning to the public health system, where the need for child health professionals is the greatest. This collaboration has resulted in 98% of graduates remaining in their home country, leading the delivery of high-quality child health services, training and research.

APFP fellow Dr. Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu of Uganda’s Cancer Institute adds, “The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme changed my life and changed the outlook for childhood cancer in Uganda. The training I received through APFP equipped me with the knowledge and skills I needed to start the first dedicated paediatric oncology service in Uganda, where today we see approximately 450 children per year.”

APFP relies on donor funding to cover tuition, professional fees and living expenses for the fellows during their training. Funders to date include The ELMA Foundation, Harry Crossley Foundation, Vitol Foundation and The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust. For more information or to support APFP please visit www.TheAPFP.org.

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Les universités sud-africaines unissent leurs forces pour augmenter les effectifs pédiatriques du continent

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 6 mars 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Depuis 2008, l’Université du Cap a formé 151 pédiatres, sous-spécialistes en pédiatrie et infirmières pédiatriques, venus de toute l’Afrique, grâce au Programme de bourses en pédiatrie africain (APFP, ou African Paediatric Fellowship Programme). L’adhésion de l’Université du Witwatersrand (Wits) et de l’Université du KwaZulu-Natal à l’APFP, permettra de former 150 autres spécialistes en pédiatrie au cours des trois prochaines années, ce qui multipliera par deux le nombre de médecins et d’infirmières formés à ce jour.

Since 2008, The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) has trained 151 paediatricians, paediatric sub-specialists and paediatric nurses, from across Africa.

L’APFP est le programme phare en matière de formation d’infirmières postuniversitaires et de médecins pédiatres africains. Le professeur Ashraf Coovadia, Chef de service en pédiatrie et santé infantile à la Wits, a déclaré : « Il y a pénurie grave de prestataires de soins de santé infantile en Afrique. Sans un nombre suffisant d’experts formés, il est difficile de marquer une différence dans la façon dont le système de santé d’un pays peut satisfaire les besoins des nourrissons et des enfants. »

Il y a moins d’un pédiatre pour 100 000 enfants en Afrique, par rapport à 99 pédiatres environ pour 100 000 enfants aux États-Unis. Avec l’aide de l’APFP, ces chiffres ont changé de façon notable. Il y avait quatre pédiatres au Malawi en 2009 ; huit ans plus tard, ils sont désormais 15, dont le premier néonatologiste du pays et 94 infirmières pédiatriques spécialisées.

L’APFP collabore étroitement avec les ministères de la santé et 33 universités partenaires, de 13 pays africains, qui choisissent les candidats au programme, assurent leur salaire pendant leur formation et veillent à ce qu’ils aient un poste une fois le programme terminé. Les titulaires de bourse de l’APFP retournent principalement dans le système de santé publique, où les besoins en professionnels de santé infantile sont les plus importants. Cette collaboration a permis que 98 % des diplômés restent dans leur pays d’origine, assurant des prestations de services, de formation et de recherche de grande qualité en matière de santé infantile.

Une boursière de l’APFP, le Dr Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu, de l’Uganda Cancer Institute, a ajouté : « Le Programme de bourses en pédiatrie africain a changé ma vie et les perspectives en matière de cancer infantile en Ouganda. La formation que j’ai reçue grâce à l’APFP m’a apporté les connaissances et les compétences nécessaires pour mettre sur pied le premier service d’oncologie pédiatrique en Ouganda, où nous voyons aujourd’hui environ 450 enfants par an. »

L’APFP dépend du financement des donateurs pour couvrir les frais de scolarité, les honoraires professionnels et les frais de pension des boursiers pendant leur formation. Parmi les bailleurs de fonds actuels, citons la ELMA Foundation, la Harry Crossley Foundation, la Vitol Foundation et le Children’s Hospital Trust de la Croix-Rouge. Pour de plus amples informations ou pour soutenir l’APFP, rendez-vous sur www.TheAPFP.org.

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LUSAKA– The Zambian government has banned imports of foods from South Africa, including processed meats, vegetables and other dairy products, which are considered to be risky in contamination with the bacteria which causes listeriorsis, a disease which has claimed more than 180 lives in South Africa.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya announced at a media briefing here Monday that the owners of the South African supermarkets as well as other stores operating in Zambia have been directed to co-operate with Ministry of Health to remove from the shelves the affected products.

The South African government has banned the affected products of two leading food processing companies in the republic following confirmation that some processed meat products are contaminated with Listeria bacterium, which has affected over 900 people in that country.

The South African government has also confirmed that the Enterprise Foods meat processing plant in Limpopo province of South Africa, is the source of the Listeria bacterium.

Meanwhile, the Zambian High Commissioner (ambassador) to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba, has urged South African retail chain stores operating in Zambia to recall ready-to-eat meat products imported from the country following expert confirmation that the products are a source of the Listeria bacterium.

Mwamba says the withdrawal and recall of all ready to eat meat products from retail stores would help contain the disease. He says the chain stores should emulate measures put in place by the South African government to recall cold and meat products from retail chain stores nationally.

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced the recall of ready-to-eat meat products from retail chain stores nationally after experts traced the bacteria to a Enterprise Foods production plant located in Polokwane.

In the southern Zambian resort town of Livingstone, the Ministry of Agriculture has impounded and destroyed more than 4.3 tonnes of illegally imported Irish potatoes belonging to a named popular food chain store.

A Zambia Agriculture Research Institute plant health inspector, Martin Siazemo, said the potatoes were imported from South Africa and did not have a laboratory analysis certificate as required by law.


Communications Committee Notes Films and Publications Board’s Decision to Temporarily Unban X-rated Film, Inxeba (The Wound)

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has noted with keen interest the decision by the Films and Publications Board (FPB) to temporarily unban X-rated local film, Inxeba (The Wound).

The committee understands that the decision was taken pending a court challenge to review the age restriction on the film by producers, Film Distribution Ltd and Uhuru Media Ltd.

Although expressing confidence in the FPB, the Committee has called on the entity to strive for a broader consultation with the concerned stakeholders when dealing with controversial films like Inxeba.

We will await the final decision on the matter, following the review proceedings at the Gauteng North High Court on 28 March 2018, said Mr Humphrey Maxegwana, the Chairperson of the Committee.

The committee has welcomed the adoption of the Films and Publications Board Amendment Bill by the National Assembly today.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa