Giyani Gold lists on AltX

June 26, 2013


 

Johannesburg, 26 June 2013 – Today Giyani Gold an exploration miner headquartered in Canada lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) AltX board.

Giyani Gold is a gold exploration company based in Canada, focused on building a portfolio of under-explored proven gold assets. The company’s exploration activities are currently focused in the Giyani region in Limpopo, South Africa and in Ontario, Canada. The company will separately list its Canadian exploration assets in Toronto in the next few weeks.

“This listing will provide the company with an additional platform to raise capital for growth in addition to raising the company’s profile and investor base in the region. This listing will facilitate further BEE involvement in the company and we’re very pleased that Southern African investors will benefit from the development of the region’s national resources,” says Charles Allen, President of Giyani Gold.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Giyani Gold on to the JSE. Johannesburg started as a mining town and owing to the number of resource assets in South and Southern Africa, investors on this market understand investing in mining. Despite challenging global conditions, the message that the JSE shares with companies with African assets is that there is capital in South Africa,” says Zeona Jacobs, Director of Issuer and Investor Relations at the JSE.

South Africa is currently ranked 3rd in the world for raising capital through the local equity market according to the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competiveness Report. Newton-King adds that South African investors are increasingly interested in exploration companies and the JSE provides frequent investor forums to encourage this interested.

Since its inception in 2003 103 companies have listed on AltX and have a combined R14.5 billion. Recent JSE research indicates that 67% of the AltX executives surveyed said that they had achieved their goals due to their listing with many mentioning that besides raising capital being listed had given them a significant competitive advantage. The research showed that 92% of these companies had made acquisitions post listing indicating substantial growth.

Giyani Gold will also be listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) in the near term.

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Victoria Williams/Chama Mwenso
Corporate Communications Consultants
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Zeona Jacobs
Director Issuer and Investor Relations
JSE Ltd