R/€ = 15.82 Change: 0.05
R/$ = 13.92 Change: 0.06
Au 1283.69 $/oz Change: -0.70
Pt 792.15 $/oz Change: -1.64


Free-to-attend seminars and workshops at Electra Mining Botswana

6th September 2017 Business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and other industry professionals will be heading to Electra Mining Botswana in September. As the largest mining, industrial and power generation trade exhibition in the region, visitors will be looking for the latest products, technologies and... 

Consultant promotes technology over subsidies to ensure sustainability

By: Nadine James     16th September 2016 Coal mining companies need to embrace the technological revolution if they are to overcome current challenges, including lower commodity prices, rising labour costs and increased regulatory pressures, says commodity and industrial consulting firm Bryanston Resources. According to Bryanston... 

Chrome, ferrochrome output dipped in 2015 as sector went through difficult phase

By: Ilan Solomons     20th May 2016 Chrome ore and ferrochrome global output decreased marginally in 2015, which is a clear indication that the industry is going through a tough phase with some major players facing financial difficulty. This is according to International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) market research... 

Iron-ore miners benefit from mineral analysis tool

4th December 2015 Iron-ore miners are able to enhance the value of their product in the marketplace and find suitable customers worldwide by using value-in-use (ViU) tools, says Switzerland-headquartered natural-resources-based advisory firm Bryanston Resources. ViU consists of detailed analysis into the chemical... 

Beneficiation Africa conference returns to Johannesburg this March

30th January 2015 Liming Lu from Australia’s CSIRO Mineral Resources Flagship will be the international guest speaker at the 3rd annual Iron Ore Beneficiation Africa conference. Mr Lu will be giving a technical presentation covering the evaluation of iron ore for iron production on the morning of day 2. The event... 

Platinum first as fuel cells power rural homes in Free State 

By: Chantelle Kotze     5th August 2014 JSE-listed platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Canada-based Ballard Power Systems on Tuesday launched the world’s first platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid electrification field trial. Amplats and Ballard Power Systems partnered with State-owned power utility Eskom and the... 

Diesel-like hydrogen breakthrough rekindles platinum fuel-cell excitement 

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2014 A breakthrough that gives stored hydrogen diesel-like characteristics for safe and efficient long-term energy storage is rekindling excitement that the introduction of new clean energy from platinum-based hydrogen fuel cells may be close at hand. Liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) technology... 

Platinum strike highlighting huge potential opportunity loss for economy

By: Martin Creamer     23rd April 2014 The prolonged strike of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum belt is highlighting the colossal potential opportunity loss to the South African economy should the country lose out on its platinum patrimony, which has an amazingly bright latent future. Platinum has... 

$100m Amplats’ firepower for platinum metals development 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2014 Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is targeting co-investors to help it treble the $100-million financial firepower that it is directing at further development of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market. Amplats PGM Development Fund – a private equity fund managed by Douglas... 

SA must improve industry coordination – advisory firm

By: Ilan Solomons     6th December 2013 The lack of industry coordination was adversely effecting local iron-ore operations, said natural resources-based advisory firm Bryanston Resources director Gilbert Pooley at the Metal Bulletin Events second African Iron-ore conference, held in Johannesburg last month. Having attended the Africa... 


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