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Unread post by SlowApproach » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Gwede Mantashe tells investors to mine “Hazenile” – A made-up mineral from April Fools’ Day

Resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has promoted a mineral called “Hazenile” to investors at a mining conference in Australia this week.

The only problem, as pointed out by Business Day, is that “Hazenile” is a made-up mineral from an April Fools’ joke.

Hazenile was written about on the Smart Energy International website on 1 April 2019 – with large red text clearly stating it was a joke article for the day.

This did not stop the South African government department from putting it in Mantashe’s speech, stating it was excellent news for the battery industry.

The minister told investors at the conference that Hazenile was “discovered in abundance in the area between the crypte and throne room caves in the Congo Caves in the Western Cape.
from: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/governme ... s-day.html

Gwede Mantashe promotes hoax mineral to investors
At the Africa Down Under mining conference in Perth, the mineral resources & energy minister spoke glowingly of 'Hazenile', a battery mineral at the heart of an April Fool's spoof
from: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/natio ... Y_LyrNmf3I

Awkward: Mantashe punts fake mineral at Australian mining conference - report
from: https://www.fin24.com/Economy/South-Afr ... t-20190905


The original spoof:
https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-s ... s-april-1/
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm

.....you cannot fix "stupid"


....I bet uncle UD's interest were sparked for a milli second :lol:
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:02 pm

V5 - LEO wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm
.....you cannot fix "stupid"


....I bet uncle UD's interest were sparked for a milli second :lol:
Ja Leo my maat, daar moet van hulle ook wees :wink:
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:09 pm

Jean Crous wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:02 pm
V5 - LEO wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:27 pm
.....you cannot fix "stupid"


....I bet uncle UD's interest were sparked for a milli second :lol:
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Unread post by cage » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:16 pm

I’ve just found a rich deposit at the bottom of my garden, taking offers for mineral rights. This is going to be bigger than bitcoin!
Any takers?

Sorry, my error. It was a fresh deposit of Strond-ium.
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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:23 pm

V5 - LEO wrote:
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.....you cannot fix "stupid"


....I bet uncle UD's interest were sparked for a milli second :lol:
Hehehe :lol:
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Unread post by C Africa » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 am

cage wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:16 pm
I’ve just found a rich deposit at the bottom of my garden, taking offers for mineral rights. This is going to be bigger than bitcoin!
Any takers?

Sorry, my error. It was a fresh deposit of Strond-ium.
Better check which isotope of Strond-ium you have. Now that Pelindaba has been mothballed because they can't safely work with radio isotopes, the price is astronomical!!!!

Can I buy some shares? Or some Strond-bonds?


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Unread post by Jack Welles » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:48 am

I was told that the whole thing was fake news and that it never happened - of course, that itself might be fake news :? :lol:
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Unread post by Roger » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:33 am

Seems the story was first broken by Business Day and a copy of the speech on the mining review web.
https://www.miningreview.com/coal/manta ... -adu-2019/
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Unread post by Jack Welles » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:50 am

Roger wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:33 am
Seems the story was first broken by Business Day and a copy of the speech on the mining review web.
https://www.miningreview.com/coal/manta ... -adu-2019/
I only did a quick scan of that article which is apparently meant to be his speech. Nowhere does this silly stuff about a new mineral for batteries appear in it. Happy to be corrected if anyone can spot something I missed.

Maybe the report about fake news isn't fake news after all ...
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Unread post by Roger » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:05 am

BD sticking to it's guns and mention they have a recording of the speech.

Tuff nowadays when one cannot figure out fake from fake or if fake correction is not also fake. :lol: Maybe two fakes make a truth?
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Unread post by C Africa » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:19 am

Something else that he steers clearly away from, is on informing the world of SA's mining charter which requires mining companies to meet stringent BBEEE quotas.




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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:17 am

C Africa wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:19 am
cage wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:16 pm
I’ve just found a rich deposit at the bottom of my garden, taking offers for mineral rights. This is going to be bigger than bitcoin!
Any takers?

Sorry, my error. It was a fresh deposit of Strond-ium.
Better check which isotope of Strond-ium you have. Now that Pelindaba has been mothballed because they can't safely work with radio isotopes, the price is astronomical!!!!

Can I buy some shares? Or some Strond-bonds?


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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:20 am

Jack Welles wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:48 am
I was told that the whole thing was fake news and that it never happened - of course, that itself might be fake news :? :lol:
Thought up be by "anti revolutionary"/white monopoly capital/Stellenbosch mafia/colonialists criminals.
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am

C Africa wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:19 am
Something else that he steers clearly away from, is on informing the world of SA's mining charter which requires mining companies to meet stringent BBEEE quotas.




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