R/€ = 14.60 Change: -0.03
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Au 1305.49 $/oz Change: 12.69
Pt 912.00 $/oz Change: 8.49


AfriForum’s prosecution unit considers possible legal action against Ivanplats

By: Simone Liedtke     8th May 2018 Civil rights organisation AfriForum’s Anti-Corruption Unit, as well as its Private Prosecution Unit, headed by advocate Gerrie Nel, will be taking on the case of the Ndebele Vaaltyn Tribe, who brought criminal charges against Canadian mining company Ivanplats Mines in 2014. The tribe alleges that... 

Ivanplats signs water offtake agreement for Platreef project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th May 2018 Africa-focused explorer and project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ 64%-owned subsidiary Ivanplats has signed an agreement with the Mogalakwena municipality, in Limpopo, for the supply of at least five-million litres of treated water a day for 32 years, starting in 2022, from the town of Mokopane’s new... 

Ivanhoe hits shaft-digging milestone at Platreef

By: Henry Lazenby     1st November 2017 Africa-focused megaproject developer Ivanhoe Mines has reached the 500-m level below surface, during construction of the first shaft of the Platreef platinum-group meals (PGM) project, in South Africa's Limpopo province. The 7.25-m-diameter Shaft 1, which is expected to reach the Flatreef... 

‘Key milestone’ for Platreef project

25th August 2017 The completion of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the first phase of production at platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project, on the northern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex, is another key milestone in Ivanhoe’s planned transformation of the... 

DFS proves technical viability of Platreef mine’s Phase 1 development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st August 2017 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the first phase of Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project has confirmed the technical viability of what the company expects to be the world’s lowest-cost and one of the world’s largest, single primary producers of platinum-group metals. The project, which... 

Form partnerships and seek community acceptance, mines urged

By: Ilan Solomons     10th March 2017 Forming partnerships and social acceptance by communities are the two key factors miners need to ensure to promote sustainability in the mining industry, says University of Cape Town Department of Chemical Engineering Minerals to Metals Initiative chief research officer Professor Jennifer... 

Ivanhoe cleared to relocate informal graves near Platreef project

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd February 2017 Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines' Ivanplats subsidiary has been cleared by a South African court to continue with the relocation of informal graves located in the vicinity of its $1.2-billion Platreef mine development project, in Limpopo province. Justice John Murphy set aside the... 

Ivanhoe slams NGO misinformation on flagship Platreef PGM project

By: Henry Lazenby     19th May 2016 Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms possible” a statement issued late Wednesday by nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Mining Watch Canada, alleging that its subsidiary Ivanplats was engaged in human rights abuses and illegal operations as... 

Ivanhoe substantially lifts Platreef’s resources

By: Henry Lazenby     11th May 2016 Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines has released an updated mineral resource estimate for its flagship Platreef platinum-group metals (PGMs) nickel, copper and gold project on South Africa’s Bushveld Complex’s northern limb, located near the town of Mokopane, in Limpopo. The... 

Very positive long-term outlook for platinum – Hinkly

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2016 The outlook for platinum demand in the next five years is very positive, Anglo American Platinum executive head marketing Andrew Hinkly said on Monday. Speaking at the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba, Hinkly said that the continued requirement for clean vehicle emissions would continue... 

Ivanhoe awards DRA feasibility study contract for Platreef

By: Natalie Greve     30th September 2015 Multidisciplinary engineering group DRA has been awarded the contract to undertake a feasibility study (FS) on TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines subsidiary Ivanplats’ Platreef platinum-group metals, gold, nickel and copper project, in the Bushveld Complex. The award of the feasibility study followed DRA’s... 

Ivanhoe Mines challenges media report alleging coercive tactics in S Africa

By: Henry Lazenby     12th January 2015 South Africa-focused project development Ivanhoe Mines on Monday lashed out at journalists at one of Canada’s premier national newspapers for publishing a story on Friday alleging the company used illegal coercive tactics to obtain the necessary permits for its Platreef polymetallic mine, near... 

Ivanhoe signs up more than 650 employees for Platreef project site work

By: Henry Lazenby     10th December 2014 Africa-focused Ivanhoe Mines has employed more than 650 men and women at its flagship Platreef project, on South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex’s Northern Limb, in Limpopo, with residents of Mokopane holding more than 500  jobs, representing 78% of the total workforce. After starting site... 

Ivanhoe appoints Platreef project MD

By: Leandi Kolver     25th September 2014 Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines on Thursday announced the appointment of community relations VP Dr Patricia Makhesha as MD of the company’s 64%-owned subsidiary Ivanplats, which was advancing the development of the Platreef platinum-group elements, nickel, copper and gold project... 

Ivanhoe entrusts 26% of Platreef to 20 host communities in BBBEE deal

By: Henry Lazenby     4th September 2014 Africa-focused project developer Ivanhoe Mines, which is planning to build its $1.7-billioin flagship Platreef platinum group elements project in South Africa, on Thursday announced that it had finalised a broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) deal, giving 20 local communities a 26%... 

Ivanplats renamed Ivanhoe Mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2013 TSX-listed Ivanplats has changed its name to Ivanhoe Mines, effective immediately. The original Ivanhoe Mines was established in 1999 and took its name from the private venture capital and project finance firm Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, which was formed by Ivanplats chairperson Robert Friedland. 

Ivanplats grows resource base at two of its largest African projects

By: Henry Lazenby     24th May 2013 Ivanplats significantly adds to African projects’ resources Africa-focused project developer Ivanplats said last week it had significantly increased the resources at two of its largest African projects and added that it was moving to finalise its mining-right application at the South African... 

Ivanplats’ Africa confidence, new Botswana kimberlite, mining, farming coexistence

By: Martin Creamer     24th May 2013 Ivanplats is moving to finalise its right to mine South Africa’s platinum- and coproduct-rich Platreef; TSX-V-listed explorer Pangolin Diamonds reports the discovery of new kimberlite in Botswana;and Australian case studies show how mining and agriculture can work together. 

Ivanplats significantly adds to African projects’ resources

By: Henry Lazenby     15th May 2013 Africa-focused project developer Ivanplats on Wednesday said it had significantly increased the resources at two of its largest African projects and added that it was moving to finalise its mining-right application at the South African Platreef project this quarter. Toronto-based Ivanplats, the... 

08/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2013 A Canadian company plans to build a new long-life low-cost platinum mine in Limpopo, where platinum products will be manufactured onsite, workers will receive high pay, the new State mining company will be asked to participate and black empowerment will be the broadest South Africa has ever seen;... 

Ivanplats expands South African project

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd November 2012 Africa-focused project developer Ivanplats on Wednesday said three step-out drill holes at the Platreef project, on the northern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex, have confirmed a significant expansion of its Flatreef platinum/palladium/gold/rhodium/nickel/copper deposit.... 

Ivanplats closes C$300m IPO, shares listed on TSX

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd October 2012 Africa-focused Ivanplats on Tuesday successfully closed its C$300-million initial public offering (IPO) and the company’s shares started trading on the TSX main board. Ivanplats, which has projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Africa, said it had issued total equity to the... 

Ivanplats files final prospectus for IPO

By: Henry Lazenby     17th October 2012 Ivanplats executive chairperson Robert Friedland and president and CEO Lars-Eric Johansson announced late on Tuesday Ivanplats had filed a final prospectus in Canada for its initial public offering (IPO) of Class A common shares to raise about C$300-million ($307-million). Under the IPO,... 


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