Comments requested on Sovereign Metals’ Draft Environmental Scoping Report for Lilongwe District Graphite Project

Sovereign Metals Conceptual Layout of Malingunde Project

Australian-listed Sovereign Metals through its wholly-owned subsidiary McCourt Mining is developing Malingunde Graphite Project in Lilongwe District, Malawi. Currently in its exploratory phase, Sovereign plans to complete the bankable feasibility study by the end of 2018. Sovereign is also carrying out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment through consulting groups Dhamana Consulting (Australia), AECOM (South Africa) and C12 (Malawi).

A draft Environmental Scoping Report (ESR) is now available for comments as per Malawian legislation and international requirements. The public has until 13 April 2018 to review the ESR that can be downloaded from Sovereign’s website: The report is also available:

  • Offices of C12 Office Number 7, Skyband Complex, off Paul Kagame Rd, Lilongwe
  • Environmental Affairs Department (EAD)
  • Lilongwe District Council Offices
  • Offices of the Traditional Authority for the Malingunde area

This is the second round of public engagement. Comments and questions raised in the first round have been listed in Appendix H with the company’s response.

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