DRD Gold Ltd. A dividend paying tailings company that may be competing for Sibanya's platinum tailings. Interesting to watch the last few minutes of the interview, DRD's management remuneration is incentivised significantly by share price. .....interesting to hear their approach towards growth and equity issue - steady sustainable growth without dropping too many balls that they can field at once ....
well if there is not a positive SP reaction I will blame nothing more than the AIM market we're in. No matter how good the news we need buyers and the last many months on AIM has been diabolical. The buyers have all but left and turned the lights off....
Perhaps they could consider a main listing at some point....?
Six months ago I was seriously considering selling my 1mil holding at almost a 50% loss. Thanks to some of the wise words from genuine holders on this board I was convinced otherwise. The potential of this company is coming to fruition and very clear for us all to see. I am extremely grateful I never sold a single share and will now hold well into double figures and beyond!! Thanks to Leon and all...
Nice weekend all...
Lac950 - personally Im happy with whatever works - no ramping, just genuine wish this succeeds. I still have faith in Sanj and think he’s the right chap for the job. Whatever it takes I trust he’ll get on with it.
I hold 5k GBP worth at 5p. Im a novice investor but realise that DISH is largely speculative. Nevertheless I am still happy to be invested....mostly because we have a guy like Sanj at the helm.
Ok, he may not be the best at giving interviews but I’d much rather have him speak honesty than a smooth talking spin doctor who only says what he/she knows fickle/impatient investors want to hear. Sanj strikes me as someone who has worked his way up in life and knows what hard work, honesty, loyalty, tenacity is all about. He’d rather invest in quality restuarants so that his business model doesn’t disappoint those who are willing to throw their cash at it. He’s interested in sustainability and long term, no matter the sacrifice. Big Dish is an exciting concept - it will deliver a platform of quality restuarants at very cheap prices, like Secret Escapes, AirBnB etc - Ive just returned from the most beautfiful walking holiday with family in the Alps, staying at 5 star accommodation very cheaply thanks to AirBnB - I would never have found the apartments with individual searching - BigDish does the same but it will take severe dedication, tenacity, hard work to set up the platform. This is why Im invested, the belief that with a guy like Sanj this has a fighting chance. Its speculative but with my life experience I am willing to invest that this may be something - that’s all I have to go on, earnings etc are irelevant right now as we are in the growth stage- I dont consider myself gambling here, I genuinely believe Big Dish may be on to something.
My background - mid 40s, 4 wars as a military officer, Engineer graduate and currently project manager for large energy power projects ( also grew up in very humble/ poor environment). I may be wrong and this may fail but then to be honest Im ok with that - I know Sanj would have done his best and if Ive lost my investment to something that was worth a shot then this is ok - one day Im sure it will strike right... and this may just be it:)
All the Best
I hope you (we) manage to recover our losses somehow. I’m resting my hopes on one or two other growth stocks to recoup my losses. However, I have mostly had to swallow the DMT experience as a lesson well learnt - albeit a very expensive one. Now I focus on blue chip, dividend paying stocks etc with solid research. Sadly they caught me at exactly the right point in my naive investment career - but if it wasn’t them it may well have been someone else. Glood luck Z and all the best to you....
Sadly my investment in both Valiant and KEP have evaporated to approx 5% of their original value - thanks to their recapitalization, guided by Peterhouse and of course a business not churning profits!
Lets hope like hell the same fate doesnt befall CIA. But with the same incestuous characters in the BOD of CIA as per KEP ( i.e. Noel L), Im not holding my breath!!
Some more history....Conrad W, previous CEO Valiant started Nodding Donkey, which became Karoo Energy under Noel L. Now Karoo will be recapitalised almost the same way as Valiant became Eurocann (BUD) to become IamFire.
I admit to entering all 3 of these by placing too much trust in the previous ghastly outfit of a brokerage company DMT ( now stopped trading and being investigated by FCA) and not doing my own research.
The current state of affairs with CIA seems promising but perhaps some of the legacy above means that the market wants to see proof of their business concept first in the form of good solid profits. This will surely take lots of time if we ever get there!
I am also confused - the news seems promising but the dumps at these low prices seem to follow a similar pattern that KEP had until its suspension - also valiant ( now BUD). The only connection I have is the previous broker affiliated with these, DMT ( now out of business but investigated by FCA ). Noel Lyons was CEO KEP and is on the board of CIA.
Fingers crossed CIA comes good!!
Rosewall - I‘m personally humbled by your charity work below. I will also consider donating.
When you‘re done with these immediate projects of yours please consider a charitable event for us long suffering JLP holders too. Donations will of course be welcome. Call it ‚Return of the LEOCON Odyssey ....
Whilst I share your concerns I note the CEO, Larry Culp bought 2m worth of GE stock after the report by Mr M.
Yes Markopolos is not someone to brush aside but many ‘expert‘ analysts have got it wrong - note Steinhoff/Vicerory Research and Capitec/Viceroy Research. Viceroy got it right on Steinhoff and horibly wrong on Capitec.
GE is over 100yrs old and I doubt their asset pool built up over this length of time is as much of a fraud as is suggested by Mr M. Enron and Steinhoff evolved over a much shorter periods of time and if GE was a fraud it would have been seen a lot earlier than over 100yrs!
That‘s just my guess - Im no accountant but Im still happy with the partnership and remain long. China/HK......and??
"People in Russia and other former soviet countries care increasingly
about how companies treat the environment, especially when phenomena such as
'black snow' highlight the problem of pollution. Companies have to take this
into account, the industry and government authorities are seeking solutions and
the CoalTech green technology provides a commercially attractive solution
whilst enabling the industry to effectively improve its environmental and
Further updates shall be provided as the Russia and CIS opportunities develop.
Creon Capital manages the Luxembourg-based Creon Energy Fund (Sicav-SIF). The
regulated Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) concentrates its investments worth
up to 100 Million Euro on green technologies, logistics projects, value-adding
midstream and downstream energy projects. The unlimited opportunity fund
cooperates with partners such as the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and
is focused on emerging markets and up and coming new business segments in
Eurasia and the Middle East. The Fund's initiator and general partner is the
Moscow-based independent consulting and management company Creon Energy, which
brings added value to projects in Russia and CIS countries.
CoalTech Limited is registered in the UK and its parent company, Clean Invest
Africa Plc is listed in London NEX Exchange (NEX:CIA).
CoalTech has developed a revolutionary and innovative agglomeration solution
that converts coal waste into combustible coal pellets via a proprietary
technology using a specially formulated organic binder and a customized
production process. CoalTech has developed its proprietary technology over
almost a decade, has an operational producing and testing plant in Witbank,
Province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. This plant started commercial operations
in November 2018. The plant is expected to operate at full capacity in the near
future, generating revenues on target margins based on a net monthly volume of
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the contents of this
Clean Invest Africa PLC
Noel Lyons/Paul Ryan
Telephone: +44 7912 514 809/ +32 475 754 148
Peterhouse Capital Limited
Guy Miller/Mark Anwyl
Telephone: 020 7220 9795
Websites: www.coaltechenergy.com (CoalTech)
www.creoncapital.lu (Creon Capital)
www.creon-group.com Creon Group)
Clean Invest Africa Plc Joint Venture with Creon re Russia and the CIS
Source: UK Regulatory (RNS & others)
Clean Invest Africa plc
("CIA" or the "Company")
CoalTech creates Joint Venture with Luxembourg based Creon Energy Fund to
provide Russia and the CIS countries with green technology for a cleaner coal
Clean Invest Africa Plc (NEX:CIA), the NEX Exchange quoted clean technology and
renewable energy investment company, is pleased to announce that CoalTech Group
("CoalTech"), its recently acquired subsidiary which has developed an
innovative agglomeration solution that converts coal fines waste deposits into
combustible coal pellets via a proprietary technology, has signed a joint
venture agreement with Luxembourg based fund management company Creon Capital
to jointly develop opportunities in Russia and CIS.
The joint venture company, CoalTech Sarl, has been established in Luxembourg,
and will develop the CoalTech business opportunities in Russia and CIS, which
account for roughly two thirds of the coal production in Eurasia, excluding
Creon Capital invests in the joint project with its clean-tech Creon Energy
Fund (Sicav-SIF). The Fund's initiator, Creon Energy (Moscow) will be
responsible for the project implementation regionally, while adding value
through its unique network in the region's energy sector.
Creon invests with a view to creating scale in production, improve the quality
of industrial outputs, and to find and connect local partners. They help their
partners by providing financing and access to markets, in particular in the
field of green technologies with a focus on investing in medium-sized
CoalTech CEO Filippo Fantechi explains: "Our technology produces a valuable
product made out of polluting and toxic waste. Tested successfully initially in
South Africa, we are now ready to scale up globally. Russia and the CIS
countries are attractive markets from an environmental and health perspective,
as well as having an enormous industrial legacy. People in the region suffer
from poor water and air quality, as residues of coal production and processing
are often released into the environment. Drinking water is often contaminated
by coal fine leaching. In winter time, carbon particles from coal fines in the
air sometimes create what is known as 'black snow'. These coal fines will be
easily cleaned-up and processed into combustible pellets, with CoalTech's green
technology. We look forward to working with Creon to maximise this commercial
Dr. Fares Kilzie, Chairman and CEO of the Fund managing company Creon Capital,
is confident that the new technology will be in big demand throughout the
region: "People in Russia and other former soviet countries care increasingly
about how comp