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Ivanhoe appoints Platreef project MD

By: Leandi Kolver 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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,... 

Friedland upbeat about SA platinum discovery

By: Jean McKenzie Canada’s Ivanplats has discovered a significant platinum deposit near Mokopane in South Africa, reports CEO Robert Friedland, adding that it was considering setting up smelting and refining operations in the country. 

Friedland upbeat about SA platinum discovery

By: Jean McKenzie Canada’s Ivanplats has discovered a significant platinum deposit near Mokopane in South Africa, CEO Robert Friedland said on Wednesday, adding that it was considering setting up smelting and refining operations in the country. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on... 

Exploration work on Tier 1 discoveries on track

By: Joanne Taylor Exploration and development company Ivanplats says rapid and significant progress is being made at its two Tier-1 mineral projects in Africa. 

Anooraq, Ivanplats settle dispute over SA platinum JV

By: Liezel Hill JSE- and TSX-listed Anooraq Resources has entered into a settlement and new project agreement with Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum (Ivanplats), replacing a 2001 agreement on the Rietfontein property on the northern limb of the platinum-rich Bushveld Complex in South Africa. The 2001 agreement had... 

China not a bubble, says analyst

By: andrew lanham Many people do not realise how much Africa has changed, and also how much China has changed, says Robert Friedland, cochairman and president of Ivanplats, speaking at the Investing in Mining Conference in Cape Town. 

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