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Great Western hires new mine manager for South African mine

Great Western Minerals (CVE:GWG) Wednesday appointed Kwaw Kabaah as mine manager at the company’s Steenkampskraal mine in South Africa.

Kabaah will be responsible for the management, control and daily operations at the Steenkampskraal mine, and report to Rareco’s chief executive David Kennedy. Rareco is Great Western’s wholly-owned subsidiary.

He holds a post-graduate degree in mining and engineering at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and has affiliations with the South Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, among others.

Kabaah has wide-ranging and diverse hands-on experience in the mining industry, which includes ore extraction and mining production operations, as well as health and safety.

In a statement, Great Western CEO David Kennedy said: "The appointment of Kwaw Kabaah as mine manager for Steenkampskraal is yet another indication of the ability of our company to attract qualified and very experienced professionals to our team."

"In working with our Steenkampskraal group, Kabaah will undoubtedly make a very strong contribution to the success of the Steenkampskraal mine project."

Great Western is a rare earths processor. The company's speciality alloys are used in the battery, magnet and aerospace sectors.

Aside from its Steenkampskraal mine in South Africa, the Saskatchewan-based company also holds interests in six rare earth exploration properties in North America.