AI-Media and Middleman Announce Ad Insertion Partnership

Middleman and AI-Media Enter New Ad Insertion Partnership

Middleman and AI-Media Enter New Ad Insertion Partnership

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media, and Middleman Software, Inc., a leading provider of SCTE 104 and 35 messaging solutions, have joined forces to offer broadcasters a powerful, unified SCTE 104/35 messaging solution for live production workflows.

AdIT: Middleman Software’s AdIT Live revolutionizes the generation of SCTE 104 and 35 messages in real-time, enabling monetization of direct-to-stream live events where a playout automation system is not required.

Alta: AI-Media’s Alta Caption Encoder Software integrates live closed captioning, subtitling, and SCTE 104/35 message injection into live IP video production environments, making it a natural choice for broadcasters.

Simplified Architecture

Through the seamless integration of AdIT Live and Alta, broadcasters can automatically generate and inject any SCTE 104 and 35 messages directly into ST 2110 and MPEG transport streams, alongside closed captioning and subtitling data. No additional components in the signal chain are required.

Multiple Profiles in a Single Stream

AdIT Live and Alta Software support the entire SCTE 104/35 standard, offering advanced capabilities that empower broadcasters. One notable feature is the ability to route multiple “streams” of distinct SCTE 104/35 messages to individual recipients via the same video stream by leveraging DPI PID index values to identify unique services, ensuring efficient and parallel distribution without wasted bandwidth.

This joint solution simplifies and enhances live production workflows to provide broadcasters unprecedented control and flexibility to maximize advertising revenue at scale.

Middleman’s CEO James Heliker stated: “We are thrilled to partner with AI-Media to deliver a comprehensive and modern solution for SCTE 104/35 messaging for live production. Our collaboration sets a new benchmark for the industry, empowering broadcasters with advanced control, flexibility, and monetization capabilities in their live productions.”

Bill McLaughlin, Chief Product Officer, AI-Media, commented about the partnership: “Our Alta systems have gained significant popularity among traditional large broadcast networks and world-leading OTT sports channels due to their unique flexibility in injecting real-time SCTE triggers into compressed or SMPTE-2110 workflows. However, many of our customers struggle to fill these trigger messages with detailed live data from other sources of business intelligence.

To address this challenge, we have partnered with Middleman to incorporate their AdIT system to offer an integration layer that optimizes the automation and content monetization advantages of a complete end-to-end SCTE-35 solution. By combining AdIT with Alta, the triggering system can transcend traditional on/off signalling, unlocking a multitude of possibilities. We look forward to working with Middleman on this and future collaborations.”

About AI-Media

Founded in Australia in 2003, technology company AI-Media is a global leader in live and recorded captioning, transcription and translation solutions. The company helps the world’s leading broadcasters, enterprises and government agencies ensure high accuracy, secure and cost-effective captioning via its AI-powered LEXI automatic captioning solution. LEXI captions are delivered to millions of screens worldwide via AI-Media’s range of captioning encoders and its iCap Cloud Network – the world’s largest, most secure caption delivery network. Globally, AI-Media delivers over 8 million minutes of live and recorded media monthly. AI-Media trades on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:AIM. For more information, please visit

About Middleman

Since its inception in 2017, Middleman Software, Inc. has been at the forefront of revolutionizing media workflows through automation. The company has emerged as a leading provider of advanced ad monetization technologies, delivering cutting-edge capabilities to major networks and station groups. Their flagship product, AdIT, automates the generation of SCTE 104 and 35 messages so broadcasters can seamlessly implement frame-accurate dynamic ad insertion on their OTT feeds. With AdIT, broadcasters experience significantly increased revenues without disrupting existing broadcast operations. To learn more about Middleman Software, Inc. and AdIT, please visit

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Lifezone Metals Reports Completion of Tembo Zone Infill Drilling at the Kabanga Nickel Project with 41 m Intersect at 2.07% Ni, including 16.4 m at 2.77% Ni

Infill Drilling Continues at North Zone Intersecting 52.0 m at 2.37% Ni, including 39.8 m at 3.03% Ni; Safari Link Drill Plan Connecting Tembo and Safari Zones to Commence in September 2023

New York (United States), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Aug. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lifezone Metals Limited (“Lifezone Metals” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LZM), a modern metals company creating value across the battery metals supply chain from mine to metals production and recycling, is pleased to announce an update on its resource definition drilling programme at its Kabanga Nickel project (“Kabanga”) in North-West Tanzania. The Kabanga Nickel project is owned jointly by Lifezone Metals, through its subsidiary Kabanga Nickel Ltd (“KNL”) and BHP Billiton (UK) DDS Limited (“BHPB”), forming Tembo Nickel Corporation Limited (“TNCL”), the operating entity, together with the Government of Tanzania.

Infill and extensional drilling at the Tembo Zone, which will support an upcoming Mineral Resource estimate (“MRE”) and the Definitive Feasibility Study (“DFS”), was successfully completed in July 2023 using four diamond drill rigs on average. Tembo Zone drilling completed from 2021 through July 2023 (see Figure 1) by TNCL comprised of 49 holes, resulting in a total of 23,748 m of diamond drill core available for geological logging and sampling. A further nine holes for a total of 2,596 m were drilled at the Tembo Zone for metallurgical sampling, plus six geotechnical holes (2,312 m) to support the ongoing DFS. Drill core was logged to capture geological and geotechnical features in the on-site drillhole database, and samples were submitted for analysis to SGS’s laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania.

Highlights from Tembo Zone drilling includes:

  • Hole KL22-10 intersected 41 m at 2.07% Ni, 0.39% Cu, and 0.16% Co, (2.67% NiEq23[1]), including 16.4 m at 2.77% Ni, 0.45% Cu, and 0.23% Co, (3.59% NiEq23),
    Figure 4 and Figure 5).
  • Hole KL22-12 intersected 39.6 m at 2.04% Ni, 0.37% Cu, and 0.13% Co, (2.55% NiEq23), including 19.9 m at 2.83% Ni, 0.44% Cu, and 0.19% Co, (3.53% NiEq23),
    Figure 6 and Figure 7); and
  • Hole KL21-01 intersected 29.7 m at 1.94% Ni, 0.29% Cu, and 0.16% Co, (2.51% NiEq23), including 17.0 m at 2.42% Ni, 0.38% Cu, and 0.21% Co, (3.15% NiEq23).

Lifezone Metals’ CEO, Chris Showalter said: “Even after years of exploration and >620 km of drilling to date, the Kabanga orebody continues to showcase its quality differential with world-class nickel grades. The most recent infill drilling at the Tembo Zone ensures we can progress towards an updated Mineral Resource estimate, which is crucial for the Definitive Feasibility Study and ultimately support the mine plan.”

Please refer to the Figure in the Press Release as attached or on our website at Lifezone Metals – News – Press Releases 

Figure 1 Oblique Long Section of Kabanga Project Mineralisation Zones showing Drilling Eras and Mineralised Intercepts >0.58% NiEq23
(looking north-west)

Infill drilling continues at the North Zone, with five diamond drill rigs in operation since late‑June 2023. Three holes have since been completed and seven are underway (two currently pre-collared only) for a total of 6,626 m of drill core (to 18 August 2023).

Recent highlights from the North Zone infill drilling includes:

  • Hole KN22-03 intersected 52.0 m at 2.37% Ni, 0.25% Cu, and 0.14% Co, (2.85% NiEq23), including 39.8 m at 3.03% Ni, 0.32% Cu, and 0.18% Co, (3.65% NiEq23); and
  • Hole KN22-01A intersected 27.7 m at 2.56% Ni, 0.32% Cu, and 0.22% Co, (3.29% NiEq23).

Gerick Mouton, COO added: “We are working well on the ground with the rigs and local laboratories, and I am pleased to see this package of work for the Tembo Zone infill drilling campaign come together. With these intersects and grades on both Tembo and North Zones it undoubtably underscores Kabanga’s immense quality. Other ongoing drilling activities, undertaken by four additional rigs, relate to surface and mine geotechnical and hydrological drilling supporting the DFS designs and water balance.”

Since December 2021, TNCL has completed 82 holes for more than 35 km of diamond core drilling at Tembo, North, and Safari (to 18 August 2023).

All field work since December 2021 has been conducted on Special Mining Licence ‘SML 651 / 2021’.

Table 1 shows composites of assay results received to 18 August 2023 from drilling completed by TNCL since late-2021, with a lower cut-off of 0.58% NiEq23.

Table 1 Composited Assay Results >0.58% NiEq23 for Holes Drilled between
2021–18 August 2023

BHID From To Length Ni Cu Co S Density NiEq23 NiEq23 x length
(m) (m) (m) (%) (%) (%) (%) (g/cm3)
KL22-10 361.0 402.0 41.0 2.07 0.39 0.16 3.93 2.67   110
..includes 363.0 364.0 1.0 0.65 0.07 0.01 2.85 0.70  
365.0 373.0 8.0 1.29 0.45 0.06 3.29 1.65  
373.8 380.8 7.0 2.67 0.44 0.20 4.37 3.40  
381.8 398.2 16.4 2.77 0.45 0.23 4.62 3.59  
KL22-12 383.0 422.6 39.6 2.04 0.37 0.13 3.92 2.55   101
..includes 385.0 393.4 8.4 1.44 0.44 0.06 3.24 1.78  
397.7 417.6 19.9 2.83 0.44 0.19 4.66 3.53  
418.3 419.6 1.2 1.45 0.26 0.10 3.89 1.83  
KL21-01 367.2 396.9 29.7 1.94 0.29 0.16 3.00 2.51   74
..includes 370.2 376.3 6.1 2.40 0.28 0.21 3.00 3.10  
376.9 393.9 17.0 2.42 0.38 0.21 3.00 3.15  
KL22-14 292.3 321.0 28.7 1.94 0.29 0.16 4.10 2.49   72
..includes 295.3 304.2 8.9 1.95 0.30 0.14 4.29 2.47  
304.9 317.9 13.1 2.53 0.37 0.21 4.59 3.27  
KL22-01 367.0 395.5 28.5 1.61 0.24 0.14 3.00 2.10   60
..includes 369.0 369.3 0.3 1.76 0.11 0.19 3.00 2.34  
371.3 371.6 0.4 0.59 0.08 0.07 3.00 0.82  
371.9 372.7 0.7 0.69 0.56 0.08 3.00 1.14  
373.0 391.6 18.7 2.27 0.33 0.20 3.00 2.97  
391.9 392.5 0.6 2.04 0.18 0.18 3.00 2.62  
KL21-02 572.3 596.0 23.7 1.80 0.25 0.17 3.00 2.37   56
..includes 572.0 572.3 0.3 1.57 0.07 0.12 3.00 1.93  
572.3 574.3 2.0 0.65 0.15 0.00 3.00 0.72  
575.3 575.7 0.4 0.80 0.15 0.06 3.00 1.02  
576.3 593.6 17.3 2.31 0.31 0.23 3.00 3.08  
316.3 333.4 17.1 2.24 0.30 0.21 3.00 2.94  
335.4 335.5 0.1 2.49 0.23 0.21 3.00 3.17  
KL22-13 398.3 421.3 23.0 1.73 0.27 0.11 3.89 2.14   49
..includes 383.0 384.0 1.0 0.59 0.19 0.01 2.86 0.70  
384.8 386.3 1.5 0.69 0.58 0.02 3.06 0.97  
387.0 398.3 11.3 2.44 0.39 0.17 4.46 3.07  
398.3 413.2 14.9 2.21 0.34 0.14 4.33 2.74  
416.8 418.3 1.6 1.50 0.17 0.12 3.56 1.88  
KL22-11A 433.2 464.0 30.8 1.08 0.16 0.09 3.54 1.40   43
..includes 436.2 437.9 1.7 2.39 0.19 0.20 4.46 3.01  
446.1 457.0 10.9 1.87 0.24 0.16 4.13 2.40  
459.0 461.0 2.0 0.64 0.07 0.05 3.27 0.82  
KL22-20 321.6 340.6 19.0 1.65 0.23 0.11 3.65 2.04   39
..includes 325.6 337.6 12.0 2.19 0.29 0.15 4.13 2.72  
KL22-09 221.3 241.0 19.7 1.43 0.27 0.12 3.74 1.87   37
..includes 224.3 236.0 11.7 2.02 0.36 0.17 4.19 2.63  
KL22-11 430.0 457.0 27.0 1.07 0.16 0.07 3.44 1.32   36
..includes 434.6 436.6 2.0 0.71 0.19 0.06 3.39 0.96  
437.5 440.3 2.8 2.73 0.20 0.19 4.53 3.33  
441.0 448.0 7.0 1.50 0.22 0.10 3.76 1.86  
449.0 452.3 3.3 1.08 0.19 0.02 3.43 1.23  
KL23-23 644.3 667.7 23.4 1.18 0.13 0.08 11.73 3.24 1.47   34
..includes 647.3 663.4 16.1 1.54 0.16 0.11 15.22 3.42 1.90  
679.0 682.0 3.0 0.71 0.06 0.04 3.77 2.73 0.84  
KL22-04 485.4 510.0 24.6 0.96 0.16 0.10 3.66 1.31   32
..includes 488.4 502.0 13.6 1.38 0.22 0.15 4.06 1.89  
KL22-23 274.4 296.0 21.6 0.96 0.12 0.08 3.09 1.22   26
..includes 276.8 286.0 9.3 1.50 0.19 0.12 3.48 1.91  
288.0 290.1 2.1 0.90 0.10 0.07 3.06 1.15  
291.9 292.2 0.3 1.97 0.11 0.15 3.77 2.42  
KL23-21 675.2 693.1 17.9 1.12 0.13 0.08 12.03 3.35 1.40   25
..includes 678.2 688.5 10.3 1.69 0.17 0.13 18.22 3.48 2.12  
KL22-08 221.0 242.4 21.4 0.86 0.16 0.08 3.54 1.15   25
..includes 224.0 225.8 1.8 1.53 0.24 0.16 4.34 2.08  
226.3 237.4 11.1 1.11 0.21 0.11 3.79 1.49  
KL22-03 578.5 591.1 12.6 1.45 0.22 0.15 3.00 1.94   24
..includes 580.5 591.1 10.6 1.71 0.25 0.17 3.00 2.29  
591.6 593.0 1.4 1.03 0.29 0.11 3.00 1.44  
KL22-17 270.7 288.5 17.8 0.98 0.17 0.08 3.43 1.28   23
..includes 272.7 285.5 12.8 1.23 0.21 0.10 3.63 1.61  
KL22-05 428.5 445.1 16.6 0.84 0.18 0.08 3.44 1.14   19
..includes 431.5 434.6 3.1 1.93 0.28 0.19 4.57 2.57  
436.6 438.6 2.0 0.70 0.14 0.07 3.38 0.94  
439.6 442.1 2.5 0.76 0.11 0.08 3.31 1.02  
KL23-01 291.5 305.5 14.0 1.03 0.14 0.08 3.20 1.32   18
..includes 295.2 301.8 6.6 1.73 0.18 0.14 3.64 2.19  
KL22-06 380.3 395.0 14.7 0.89 0.14 0.08 3.50 1.17   17
..includes 383.3 392.3 9.0 1.25 0.20 0.11 3.82 1.64  
KL22-19 431.0 445.0 14.0 0.66 0.09 0.04 2.97 0.80   11
..includes 433.5 436.6 3.1 1.01 0.12 0.05 3.09 1.19  
439.2 439.8 0.7 1.09 0.12 0.07 3.32 1.33  
442.3 443.1 0.9 2.64 0.16 0.17 4.22 3.17  
468.1 468.4 0.4 1.18 0.04 0.09 3.73 1.45  
KL23-02 279.0 288.7 9.7 0.93 0.10 0.05 2.97 1.11   11
..includes 283.1 285.7 2.6 2.22 0.24 0.12 3.74 2.66  
KL22-16 280.2 294.6 14.4 0.53 0.12 0.05 3.25 0.71   10
..includes 283.2 288.4 5.2 0.97 0.22 0.09 3.57 1.32  
KL22-15 192.0 203.5 11.5 0.50 0.10 0.04 3.15 0.66   8
..includes 195.3 196.6 1.3 1.93 0.45 0.16 4.09 2.55  
197.4 198.5 1.1 0.96 0.15 0.08 3.50 1.24  
KL22-24 324.0 330.8 6.8 0.63 0.10 0.02 2.93 0.72   5
..includes 326.8 327.8 1.0 2.54 0.25 0.05 4.20 2.78  
707.4 707.4 0.1 2.15 0.29 0.21 31.00 4.22 2.85  
708.3 709.1 0.8 2.33 0.30 0.22 31.00 4.31 3.07  
KL22-07 402.3 402.5 0.2 3.70 0.03 0.16 3.27 4.15   1
KL22-22 317.0 317.8 0.8 1.31 0.19 0.10 3.53 1.68   1
KL23-22 763.5 764.5 1.0 0.68 0.04 0.04 5.84 2.90 0.81   1
KN22-03 238.0 290.0 52.0 2.37 0.25 0.14 3.00 2.85   148
..includes 239.0 240.0 1.0 1.10 0.11 0.02 3.00 1.20  
244.1 283.9 39.8 3.03 0.32 0.18 3.00 3.65  
KN22-01A 369.3 397.0 27.7 2.56 0.32 0.22 3.00 3.29   91
KN22-01 366.1 399.5 33.4 1.96 0.27 0.15 3.00 2.49   83
..includes 322.9 323.9 1.0 2.52 0.20 0.17 3.00 3.06  
360.0 360.5 0.5 19.16 0.59 0.79 3.00 21.58  
368.8 393.0 24.2 2.43 0.32 0.18 3.00 3.07  
393.5 396.5 3.0 1.93 0.29 0.19 3.00 2.58  
KN22-02 434.0 466.2 32.2 1.23 0.19 0.09 3.00 1.56   50
..includes 437.2 451.9 14.7 2.52 0.40 0.19 3.00 3.21  

* Default density of 3.0 g/cm3 used (along with sample length) for assay grade weighting where density results not yet returned from the laboratory
# Table sorted highest to lowest NiEq23 x Length of main composite interval per hole
Composited interval average grades weighted by sample length and density.
Main composite interval permitted to include individual samples <0.58% NiEq23 but only reported if entire interval meets cut-off of 0.58% NiEq23.
Sub-composite intervals break at samples <0.58% NiEq23.

Figure 2 TNCL Geologist Team Inspecting Drill Core from the Tembo Zone. From left to right: Jackline Bahati (Geologist), Innocent Ntabala (Senior Geotechnician), and Marry Mushi (Geologist)

Please refer to the Figure in the Press Release as attached or on our website at Lifezone Metals – News – Press Releases 

The current North Zone drilling programme is expected to be complete by mid-September 2023, after which focus will shift to a new drilling programme that has been developed for the currently untested zone between Tembo North and Safari, known as the Safari Link programme.

Drilling in Tembo North and Safari shows that the shallow mineralisation trend is open along strike. The Safari Link drilling programme aims to test for the presence of Tembo-style mineralisation, as signalled by airborne EM/magnetics and ground EM coverage, which shows no significant gaps along strike to the north-east of Tembo.

The Safari Link drilling programme, which covers a strike length of approximately 1.5 km and comprises 62 diamond core drillholes for approximately 34 km of drilling, has been approved by TNCL. This programme (see Figure 3) is expected to require approximately six months to complete with six diamond drill rigs and will proceed in three phases: the first of which will test the presence of mineralisation in the Safari Link Zone, and the subsequent phases will infill as required to increase confidence in the characteristics and volume of any mineralisation that is identified to enable its incorporation into subsequent geological modelling.

Please refer to the Figures in the Press Release as attached or on our website at Lifezone Metals – News – Press Releases 

Figure 3 Plan View showing Safari Link Planned Drilling Programme against backdrop of Kabanga Project Mineralisation Zones Drilling Eras and Mineralised Intercepts >0.58% NiEq23 (plan rotated 055°)

Figure 4 Core Photo showing Massive Sulfide Mineralisation in KL22-10
Mineralised Interval 376.14–389.48 m = 13.34 m at 2.56% Ni, 0.44% Cu, and 0.20% Co, (3.28% NiEq23) (includes 0.96 m of internal waste (<0.58% NiEq23) 380.82‍–‍381.78 m (shown by red arrows))

Figure 5 Core Photo showing Massive Sulfide Mineralisation in KL22-10
Mineralised Interval 389.48–398.18 m = 8.7 m at 2.77% Ni, 0.46% Cu, and 0.24% Co, (3.63% NiEq23) (end of mineralised interval shown by red arrow)

Figure 6 Core Photo showing Massive Sulfide Mineralisation in KL22-12
Mineralised Interval 397.7–410.94 m = 13.24 m at 2.84% Ni, 0.43% Cu and 0.19% Co, (3.54% NiEq23)

Figure 7 Core Photo showing Massive Sulfide Mineralisation in KL22-12
Mineralised Interval 410.94–417.57 m = 6.63 m at 2.81% Ni, 0.45% Cu, and 0.19% Co, (3.51% NiEq23) (end of mineralised interval shown by red arrow)

Figure 8 Jumbe Maulid (Geology Superintendent) from TNCL showing Massive Sulphide in Drill Core from Hole KN22-03 at North Zone, which intersected 52.0 m at 2.37% Ni, 0.25% Cu, and 0.14% Co, (2.85% NiEq23)

Additional Information Attached: Kabanga Geological History and MRE Overview

Qualified Person

The exploration results disclosed in this news release were prepared under the supervision of and approved by Ms. Sharron Sylvester, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (2512), and RPGeo (10125) in the fields of Mining and Mineral Resource Estimation. Ms. Sylvester is employed by OreWin Pty Ltd and engaged by Lifezone Metals Ltd. to act as independent Qualified Person for purposes of Subpart 1300 of Regulation S-K (“S-K 1300”) for the Kabanga project. She has appropriate qualifications and sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and has reviewed the technical and scientific data disclosed herein and conducted appropriate verification of the underlying data.

The Mineral Resource estimates discussed in this news release were first published in a Technical Report Summary (TRS) titled ‘Kabanga 2023 Mineral Resource’ dated 30 March 2023 and effective as at 15 February 2023. The reader is encouraged to review the 2023 Kabanga TRS, which is available as Exhibit 15.2 filed with LZM’s Form 20‑F on with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR system ( on 11July 2023and is available at the following link:

About Lifezone Metals 

Lifezone Metals (NYSE: LZM) is a modern metals company creating value across the battery metals supply chain from resource to metals production and recycling. Our mission is to provide commercial access to proprietary technology and cleaner metals production through a scalable platform underpinned by our tailored hydromet technology. This technology has the potential to be a cleaner and lower cost alternative to smelting, allowing us to responsibly and cost-effectively provide cleaner metals.

By pairing the Kabanga Project in Tanzania, which we believe is one of the largest and highest-grade undeveloped nickel sulphide deposits in the world, with our proprietary Hydromet Technology, we will work to unlock the value of a key new source of supply to global battery metals markets. We have a long-standing partnership with BHP on the Kabanga Project, with BHP having invested USD100 million, as we work to empower Tanzania to achieve full value creation in-country and become the next premier source of nickel.

Additional Information: Kabanga Geological History and MRE Overview  

Geology Overview

The Kabanga nickel deposit is located within the East African Nickel Belt (EANB), which extends approximately 1,500 km along a north-east trend from Zambia to Uganda.

The northern and central sections of the EANB are characterised by a thick package of Paleoproterozoic to Mesoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks, known as the Karagwe–Ankole Belt (KAB), within which occurs a suite of broadly coeval, igneous intrusions that correspond to the Kibaran tectonothermal event (1,350–1,400 Ma).

At the project area, the metasediments, which comprise pelites, sandstones, and quartzites, are overturned steeply dipping (70° to 80° to the west), with a north–north-east strike orientation (025°) from Main to North, changing to a north-east strike orientation (055°) from North to Safari (see Figure 9).

The potentially economic nickel-bearing massive sulfides are hosted within igneous chonoliths that are concentrically zoned with a gabbronorite margin and an ultramafic cumulate core. The project comprises six distinct sulfide mineralisation zones, namely (from south-west to north-east) Main, MNB, Kima, North, Tembo, and Safari, which occur over a strike length exceeding 7.5 km.

Kabanga sulfide mineralisation occurs both as:

  • Disseminated to net textured interstitial sulfides within the cumulate core zone of the chonoliths, as well as externally; and
  • Massive and semi-massive sulfide bodies along the side margins of the chonoliths.

The massive sulfides, which comprise dominantly pyrrhotite, with trace-to-15% pentlandite, account for the majority of the Mineral Resource estimates.

Please refer to the Figures in the Press Release as attached or on our website at Lifezone Metals – News – Press Releases 

Figure 9 Plan View Schematic of Geology of the Kabanga Area

Exploration/Drilling/History Overview

Exploration at Kabanga has been undertaken in several different phases spanning over 45 years, with more than 621 km of drilling having been completed in total over that time (see Table 2), less than 5% of which was on regional targets. The North and Tembo mineralised zones are the most densely drilled of all the mineralised zones identified to date.

The first drilling programme was undertaken by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) between 1976 and 1979. Following a ten-year moratorium on foreign company exploration, Sutton Resources (Sutton) entered into several different joint ventures (JV) to explore between 1988–1999, after which Barrick Gold took over control of the project through the purchase of Sutton and progressed through several more drilling programmes independently and within JVs with Glencore. Several studies were completed from 2003 onwards, including scoping and prefeasibility studies, followed by an unpublished draft feasibility study undertaken by the Glencore–Barrick Gold JV in 2014. By the end of 2014, approximately 586 km of diamond drilling had been completed.

In 2019, Kabanga Nickel Ltd (KNL) acquired the project. KNL is jointly owned by LHL (83%) through its 100% entity, Lifezone Limited, with the remaining 17% directly owned by BHP Billiton (UK) DDS Limited (BHPB). KNL owns 84% of the project, with the remaining 16% held by the Government of Tanzania under the terms of a framework agreement.

Since December 2021, KNL has completed 82 holes for more than 35 km of diamond core drilling at Tembo, North, and Safari (up to 18 August 2023) (see Table 2).

Table 2 Holes Completed Since Project First Discovered (to 18 August 2023)

Years Company/Companies Metres Drilled Discovery (purpose)
1976–1979 UNDP Regional Exploration 20,068 Main
1991–1992 Sutton Resources 12,974 Main
1993–1995 Sutton–BHP JV 37,947 North
1997–1999 Sutton–Anglo American JV 56,227 North
2000–2004 Barrick Gold Corporation 39,931 MNB
2005–2008 Glencore–Barrick Gold JV 64,957
North Deep (Scoping Study 1)
Tembo (Scoping Study 2)
Safari / Kima (PFS)
Glencore–Barrick Gold JV 21,368
North (draft FS)
Regional and Tembo North
2021–18/8/23 KNL 23,748
Tembo (infill and extension)
Safari (extension)
North (infill)
Tembo and North (metallurgical)
Tembo and North (geotechnical)
Total 621,058

All field work since December 2021 has been conducted on Special Mining Licence ‘SML 651 / 2021’ (see Figure 10 and Figure 11).

Permitting Overview

In Tanzania, minerals and natural resources are state owned and the rights to explore and mine minerals and to use natural resources are obtained from regulatory bodies defined in legislation that have a defined duration and are conditioned.

Mineral rights are held in the form of prospecting licences and mining licences. There are several types of prospecting licences and mining licences, depending on the nature of the minerals being mined and the size of the mine. A Special Mining Licence (SML) is the type of licence required for large scale mining operations (‘large scale’ being defined as those requiring a capital investment not less than US$100 million), and so this is the type of licence required for Kabanga.

Please refer to the Figures in the Press Release as attached or on our website at Lifezone Metals – News – Press Releases 

Figure 10 Location of the Project showing Tenements

Figure 11 Location of the Project showing Detail of SML 651 / 2021

Mineral Resources Overview

Ordinary kriged resource estimates were completed in 2008 as part of the Glencore–Barrick Gold JV prefeasibility study. A thorough independent technical audit of the database, QA/QC, and the resource estimates was completed in 2009. The final resource estimate updates were completed in 2010 following an infill drilling campaign. The 2010 estimates form the basis of the Glencore–Barrick Gold JV 2014 draft feasibility study (unpublished).

Check models were completed by KNL for North and Tembo in 2021 using the same drillhole database as the 2010 estimates with a different interpretation and modelling approach. The 2010 and 2021 models were validated and compared visually and statistically for all grade elements estimated and for density.

In March 2023, the current Mineral Resource estimates (see Table 3) were published in a Technical Report Summary under US SEC Regulation S‑K subpart 1300 rules for Property Disclosures for Mining Registrants (S‑K 1300) (effective date 15 February 2023). This is the first time the Kabanga Mineral Resource estimates have been reported under S‑K 1300 guidelines.

As the Kabanga North and Tembo zones contain multi element mineralisation, a nickel equivalent (NiEq) formula updated for current metal prices, costs and other modifying factors has been used for reporting from the Mineral Resource.

The 2023 nickel equivalent (NiEq23) formula is as follows:

NiEq23 (%) = Ni% + Cu% x 0.411 + Co% x 2.765

The 2023 NiEq cut‑off grade is 0.58% NiEq.

Metal price assumptions used for cut‑off grade determination were $9.50/lb for nickel, $4.00/lb for copper, and $26.00/lb for cobalt.

The Initial Assessment assumes an underground mining rate of 2.2 Mtpa. The mining method is underground stoping with backfill, and the extracted mineralised material will feed into an on‑site concentrator. Concentrate is assumed to be transported to an off‑site hydrometallurgical processing facility to produce final nickel, copper, and cobalt metal, with transport of the final metal to Dar es Salaam and export to markets for sale.

A cash flow analysis was not performed for the Project. The Initial Assessment has been prepared to demonstrate reasonable prospects of economic extraction, not the economic viability of the Mineral Resource estimates. The Initial Assessment is preliminary in nature, it includes Inferred Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have modifying factors applied to them that would enable them to be categorised as Mineral Reserves, and there is no certainty that this economic assessment will be realised.

Table 3   Kabanga Mineral Resource Estimates as at 15 February 2023
Based on Metal Prices: $9.50/lb Nickel, $4.00/lb Copper, and $26.00/lb Cobalt

Mineral Resource Classification LHL Tonnage (Mt) Grades Recovery
Indicated 2.14 2.44 1.92 0.28 0.15 87.2 85.1 88.1
Measured+Indicated 2.14 2.44 1.92 0.28 0.15 87.2 85.1 88.1
Inferred 0.51 1.98 1.52 0.20 0.13  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured 4.7 3.37 2.64 0.35 0.21  87.2  85.1  88.1
Indicated 11.9 3.80 3.05 0.41 0.21  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured+Indicated  16.6  3.68  2.93  0.39  0.21  87.2  85.1  88.1
Inferred 12.0 3.29 2.64 0.35 0.18  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured 4.9 3.03 2.34 0.32 0.20  87.2  85.1  88.1
Indicated 2.2 2.20 1.69 0.22 0.15  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured+Indicated  7.1  2.77  2.14  0.29 0.19  87.2  85.1  88.1
Inferred 2.1 3.05 2.41 0.31 0.18  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured 9.6 3.20 2.49 0.34 0.21  87.2  85.1  88.1
Indicated 16.3 3.40 2.71 0.36 0.19  87.2  85.1  88.1
Measured+Indicated  25.8  3.33  2.63  0.35  0.20  87.2  85.1  88.1
Inferred 14.6 3.21 2.57 0.34 0.18  87.2  85.1  88.1
  1. Mineral Resources are reported exclusive of Mineral Reserves. There are no Mineral Reserves to report.
  2. Mineral Resources are reported showing only the LHL attributable tonnage portion, which is 69.713% of the total.
  3. Cut‑off uses the NiEq23 using a nickel price of $9.50/lb, copper price of $4.00/lb, and cobalt price of $26.00/lb with allowances for recoveries, payability, deductions, transport, and royalties.
    NiEq23% = Ni% + Cu% x 0. 411 + Co% x 2.765.
  4. The point of reference for Mineral Resources is the point of feed into a processing facility.
  5. All Mineral Resources in the 2023MRE were assessed for reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction by reporting only material above a cut‑off grade of 0.58% NiEq23.
  6. Totals may vary due to rounding.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made herein are not historical facts but may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the “safe harbor” provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology or expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future events, the business combination between GoGreen Investments Corporation (“GoGreen”) and Lifezone Holdings Limited (“LHL”) that formed Lifezone Metals, the estimated or anticipated future results of Lifezone Metals, future opportunities for Lifezone Metals, including the efficacy of Lifezone Metals’ hydromet technology (“Hydromet Technology”) and the development of, and processing of mineral resources at, the Kabanga Project, and other statements that are not historical facts.

These statements are based on the current expectations of Lifezone Metals’ management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on, by any investor as a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Lifezone Metals. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Lifezone Metals’ business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: general economic, political and business conditions, including but not limited to the economic and operational disruptions and other effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Lifezone Metals in connection with the business combination; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, including difficulty in integrating the businesses of LHL and GoGreen; the risks related to the rollout of Lifezone Metals’ business, the efficacy of the Hydromet Technology, and the timing of expected business milestones; Lifezone Metals’ development of, and processing of mineral resources at, the Kabanga Project; the effects of competition on Lifezone Metals’ business; the ability of Lifezone Metals to execute its growth strategy, manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; the ability of Lifezone Metals to maintain the listing of its securities on a U.S. national securities exchange; costs related to the business combination; and other risks that will be detailed from time to time in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. There may be additional risks that Lifezone Metals presently does not know or that Lifezone Metals currently believes are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Lifezone Metals’ expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this release. Lifezone Metals anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Lifezone Metals’ assessments to change. However, while Lifezone Metals may elect to update these forward-looking statements in the future, Lifezone Metals specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Lifezone Metals’ assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Nothing herein should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results in such forward-looking statements will be achieved.  You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements herein, which speak only as of the date they are made and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the cautionary statements herein.

Certain statements made herein include references to “clean” or “green” metals, methods of production of such metals, energy or the future in general. Such references relate to environmental benefits such as lower green-house gas (“GHG”) emissions and energy consumption involved in the production of metals using the Hydromet Technology relative to the use of traditional methods of production and the use of metals such as nickel in the batteries used in electric vehicles. While studies by third parties (commissioned by Lifezone Metals) have shown that the Hydromet Technology, under certain conditions, results in lower GHG emissions and lower consumption of electricity compared to smelting with respect to refining platinum group metals, no active refinery currently licenses Lifezone Metals’ Hydromet Technology. Accordingly, Lifezone Metals’ Hydromet Technology and the resultant metals may not achieve the environmental benefits to the extent Lifezone Metals expects or at all. Any overstatement of the environmental benefits in this regard may have adverse implications for Lifezone Metals and its stakeholders.

[1] NiEq23 = Ni% + (Cu% * 0.411) + (Co% * 2.765)


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Sweegen’s Rebaudioside M sweetener technology receives regulatory approval in Taiwan

Foothill Ranch, Calif., Aug. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global sweetness and flavor innovator Sweegen has announced that its Bestevia® Rebaudiosides M (Reb M), D, and E have received full authorization from the Taiwan FDA for use in food and beverages. This recent regulatory approval marks another milestone in Sweegen successfully opening new markets in countries where brands seek new generation stevia ingredients to expand their sugar reduction solutions.

Reb M, a high-purity steviol glycoside derived from the stevia plant, is renowned for its clean and sugar-like taste profile. The best-tasting part of the stevia leaf, such as Reb M is found in trace quantities of the leaf’s composition.

For food and beverage producers, Sweegen’s Reb M technology offers several commercially significant advantages. Sweegen’s Signature Stevia starts with stevia, not GMO corn or sugar beets. The ingredient innovator leverages proprietary bioconversion technology to produce a range of zero-calorie sweeteners with assured quality, regulatory compliance, and competitive prices. These products generate a lower carbon footprint.

As Sweegen continues to excel in commercialization and secures essential regulatory approvals in key markets like the EMEA and the U.K., the company witnesses substantial sales growth throughout 2023.

In addition to those critical regulatory approvals, Sweegen now offers its food and beverage manufacturing customers the right to use its Reb M in all non-alcoholic beverages anywhere in the world without infringing the relevant application patents. Customers already use Sweegen’s Reb M in other applications.

“At Sweegen, our focus revolves around safety, quality, and adherence to regulatory standards,” said Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Hadi Omrani. “We are expanding our global footprint by opening new markets to create access to innovative sweetener technologies.”

With increased interest from the global CPG companies and their desire for guaranteed capacity and supply chain redundancy, Sweegen has been working to establish and expand production facilities in major markets, including EMEA, North America, and APAC.

“The approval of Bestevia Reb M in Taiwan represents a breakthrough for brands aiming to create better-for-you foods and beverages,” said Vice President of Global Innovation, Casey McCormick. “Bestevia Reb M opens innovative avenues for reducing and even eliminating sugar, surpassing consumer expectations and contributing to public health goals aimed at curtailing sugar intake.”

Sweegen has recently achieved FEMA GRAS status for its sweet proteins, brazzein and thaumatin II, which serve as valuable complements to steviol glycosides in the realm of food and beverage production. This addition reinforces Sweegen’s commitment to broadening its portfolio of innovative taste-modulating flavors. These sweet proteins are pivotal in assisting food and beverage manufacturers in meeting the rising demand for better-for-you products, aligning seamlessly with consumers’ holistic wellness preferences. The brazzein technology takes center stage in Sweegen’s newly launched Sweetensify™ flavor technology for taste modulation. It is an ideal tool for brands aiming to replicate sugar-like tastes in their food and beverage offerings.

Sweegen is dedicated to revolutionizing the sweetener market with innovative solutions that promote healthier choices without compromising taste. The full authorization of Bestevia Reb M in Taiwan reinforces Sweegen’s leadership in the nature-based sweetener space and positions the company as a trusted partner for food and beverage manufacturers worldwide.Top of FormBottom of Form

About Sweegen

Sweegen provides sweet-taste solutions for food and beverage manufacturers around the world.

The company aims to reduce sugar and artificial sweeteners in the global diet. Partnering with customers, Sweegen creates delicious zero-sugar products that consumers love. With the best modern sweeteners in its portfolio, such as Bestevia® Rebs B, D, E, I, M, and N, and sweet proteins brazzein and thaumatin, along with its deep knowledge of flavor modulators and texturants, Sweegen delivers market-leading solutions that customers want, and consumers prefer. Well. Into the Future.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, among other statements, statements regarding the future prospects for Reb M stevia leaf sweetener, brazzein, and thaumatin. These statements are based on current expectations but are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and beyond Sweegen’s control.

Relevant risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements and, therefore, should be carefully considered. Sweegen assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments.


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Pandor undertakes a working visit to the Comoros

International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, will pay a working visit to Moroni, Comoros, where she will meet with her counterpart, Dhoihir Dhoulkamal on Friday.

In a statement on Thursday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said the two Ministers will assess the status of the bilateral relations between South Africa and the Comoros.

“They will also share information and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

“The two Ministers will also sign a General Cooperation Agreement, meant, among other objectives, to establish a Joint Commission at the Senior Official’s Level.”

Through the Joint Commission, the department hopes that an increased level of cooperation across various sectors between the two nations will occur.

Pandor will also use the opportunity of her visit to pay a courtesy call to Comoros President Azali Assoumani, the current Chair of the African Union (AU).

In addition, she will have an engagement with the Comorian business community, women leaders and youth entrepreneurs during lunch.

The meeting will focus on women and youth as active African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) participants.

The engagement will be hosted by the Governor of Ngazidja, Madam Sitti Faroutta and be attended by the Comorian Minister of Economy and Investment, Ahmed Ali Bazi, and other dignitaries. –

Source: South African Government News Agency

Recognising women in science and technology

The South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA), which recognises and rewards excellence by women in science and technology, will take place in September.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) will host a two-day celebration from 8 September in Durban.

Themed, ‘Harnessing technological change and innovation to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls,’ the awards recognises younger women who are starting their careers as researchers and scientists, as well as registered master’s and PhD students.

Participants will be awarded in the following categories:

Distinguished Woman Researchers: winner receives R90 000, first runner-up: R65 000, second runner-up: R40 000;

Distinguished Young Woman Researchers: winner receives R80 000, first runner-up: R55 000, second runner-up: R30 000;

DSI-Ndoni Mcunu Fellowship: six participants will receive R70 000 for a master’s degree and six participants will receive R90 000 for a PhD degree.

The category DSI Fellowships was renamed to DSI-Ndoni Mcunu Fellowships in honour of Mcunu’s memory and legacy as a young brilliant scientist and phenomenal woman.

The late Mcunu was one of South Africa’s leading young scientists in climate change, a social entrepreneur, and the founder of Black Women in Science (BWIS).

BWIS has provided developmental training to over 400 postgraduate fellows in business, entrepreneurship and research skills, scientific writing, project leadership, science communication skills and research career preparation.

During her lifetime Mcunu achieved numerous accolades including being named a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, receiving an honorary award at the KZN Young Achievers Awards in the Science Research and Entrepreneurship category, winning the Gagasi FM Shero award in the Science and Technology category and recognised as one of the 40 under-40 African Leaders for Climate Resilience in 2019.

The DSI and 2023 SAWiSA has 26 finalists and one of the finalists selected is Gizelle Roque Van Niekerk from the University of Pretoria, who is a second year MSc student.

In 2022, she attended the 14th Green Chemistry Postgraduate Summer School (GCPSS) in Venice, Italy.

“I am grateful to Pietro Tundo for seeing potential in me as a young scientist by selecting me to attend the in-person event on scholarship.

“The 14th Green Chemistry Summer School was a life-changing experience and instrumental to my future career as a chemist. It was an honour to present my research at such a prestigious international summer school.

“The opportunity reinforced my belief that green chemistry solutions are a fundamental course of action for sustainable development in the Global South,” Van Niekerk said in a statement.

She said it was a privilege to engage with postgraduate students from a broad spectrum of countries and found the talks given by highly influential scientists very inspiring.

Networking with people who share the same common goal encouraged her to fervently continue the ground-taking field of green chemistry. –

Source: South African Government News Agency

KZN entrepreneurs challenged to make their mark in mainstream economy

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister, Nomalungelo Gina, has urged entrepreneurs in KwaZulu-Natal to grow their enterprises in order to make their mark in the country’s mainstream economy, and contribute in creating more jobs.

Gina was speaking during the eThekwini Business Seminar, which strategically targeted at Small Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) that conduct business in Durban and surrounding areas.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic), in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs (KZN EDTEA) and the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, hosted the seminar, aimed at providing insight and information on funding opportunities available within dtic agencies and KZN EDTEA.

The event was presented in an interactive format, designed to equip local entrepreneurs with the essential tools and knowledge required to evolve their businesses and make them thrive in today’s fiercely competitive business landscape.

Delivering a keynote address, Gina highlighted that the business seminar went beyond the mere distribution of information on funding.

“This exercise is aimed at facilitating the growth and expansion of local businesses, and to enable them to establish a significant presence in the mainstream business arena. It is also to emphasise the critical role of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises, and I am excited to declare that the time is ripe for these enterprises to assert their presence and make their mark in the mainstream business landscape,” Gina said.

The Deputy Minister also highlighted that the success of the seminar underscored the commitment of the dtic and KZN EDTEA to driving economic transformation and promoting sustainable business development.

By empowering local entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resources they need, she said, both organisations are working to accelerate the growth of the business ecosystem in the region.

The seminar, which brought together a diverse array of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry stakeholders, fostering networking and collaboration, featured engaging panel discussions, including interactive workshops, and insightful presentations by industry experts and government officials.

The participants also had the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the available funding options, as well as the necessary strategies to propel their businesses to new heights.

The exchange of ideas and experiences further enriched the seminar’s impact, creating an atmosphere of collective growth.

Gina said, the seminar was a valuable opportunity for small businesses to learn about the latest trends and best practices in business.

“I am confident that the knowledge and skills gained will help you grow your businesses and become more competitive. I would like to encourage you all to go out and dominate the business space. You have the potential to succeed, and I am here to support you every step of the way,” the Deputy Minister said. –

Source: South African Government News Agency