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Global platinum production to rise to 6.7Moz by 2022 – GlobalData

12th November 2018 LSE-listed data and analytics company GlobalData expects platinum production to increase from 2019 to 2022. After a contraction of 2.1% in 2016, global platinum mine production recovered marginally by 0.8% in 2017 to 6.1-million ounces, which was mainly supported by South Africa and the US... 

Kibo submits mining right application for Mabesekwa project

9th November 2018 Aim-listed Kibo Energy has submitted its application for a full mining right for the Mabesekwa coal independent power producer project, in Botswana. This follows the company’s formal presentation to Botswana’s Department of Mines, which outlined the project’s envisaged development plan.  

Mining, metals industry anticipated to see spike in M&A activity in 2019

8th November 2018 Global mining and metals deal appetite remained subdued in the third quarter amid ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, advisory firm EY notes in its latest ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Capital Raising’ report. However, EY’s global capital confidence barometer (CCB) survey indicated the sector could... 

Mining production down 1.8% y/y in September, led by lower gold output

8th November 2018 Mining production decreased by 1.8% year-on-year in September, with the largest negative contributor being gold production with a decline of 19% and contributing -3.1 percentage points. The largest positive contributor was platinum-group metals (PGMs), which had a 7.2% production increase,... 

Master Drilling diversifies, expands through new JV in Italy

5th November 2018 JSE-listed Master Drilling has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Italian construction company Ghella, to establish a new Italy-based company called TunnelPro. TunnelPro will pursue tunnel boring projects in the smaller scope civil construction and broader mining industries, while also... 

Gold Fields obtains interdict against strike at South Deep

5th November 2018 JSE-listed gold miner Gold Fields says members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) continued with strike action at the miner’s South Deep operation, in Johannesburg, on Sunday, in reaction to planned retrenchments at the mine. This despite the fact that the company had obtained a court... 

Canyon opens Bronkhorstspruit mine

2nd November 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday officiated at the opening of coal miner Canyon Coal’s new Khanye mine, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. Khanye has a 39-million-tonne coal reserve and is expected to produce 2.8-million tonnes a year of coal over a 16-year mine life. 

Global gold demand growing across market segments, held back by US ETF outflows

1st November 2018 World Gold Council (WGC) member and market relations head John Mulligan says the third quarter was a strong one for the global gold industry. Although demand increased by only 1%, or 6 t, compared with the third quarter 2017, the 964 t of gold demand recorded in the third quarter was underpinned... 

Zimplats profit rises on higher 4E output

31st October 2018 Impala Platinum (Implats) subsidiary Zimplats has reported a 4% increase in platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) tonnes mined to 1.6-million tonnes and a 6% increase in tonnes milled to 1.67-million for the quarter ended September 30. This compares with the 1.8-million tonnes of ore mined... 

MC marginally lifts Q1 output, despite Makhado delays

31st October 2018 Run-of-mine coal production at MC Mining’s Uitkomst colliery increased to 125 153 t in the quarter ended September 30, compared with the 125 108 t produced in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Third-party coal purchases for the quarter, which is the first quarter of MC’s 2019 financial... 

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