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Khomanani Mine

Platinum strike slashes Amplats Q1 output by 39%

Beleagured platinum miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has posted an unsurprising narrowing of production for the first quarter ended March 31, as a strike that has forced the temporary closure of several of its mines enters its third month....
24th April 2014

Amplats returns to profitability, warns of protracted strike impact Video Available

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith As platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) emerged from a year of extensive restructuring, the company reported a return to profitability and stabilised production. Amplats turned its operating profit around from a loss of...
3rd February 2014

Amplats group equivalent platinum production up 25% year-on-year

Platinum miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) group equivalent platinum production for the three months ended December increased by 25% year-on-year to 520 000 oz as its Rustenburg, Amandelbult and Union mines, in the North West, normalised...
29th January 2014

Amplats maintains FY guidance despite strikes

Mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has maintained its full-year production guidance of 2.3-million platinum ounces, despite experiencing industrial action at its operations in Rustenburg and north of the Pilanesburg in September....
18th October 2013

NWest Premier to meet Amplats

North West premier Thandi Modise will lead a provincial delegation on Thursday to meet Anglo American Platinum management on the proposed closure of four shafts. "Premier Modise will use the opportunity to share the concern of the provincial...
17th January 2013
Editorial Insight

Fuel cell makes loco debut, better than asteroid mining, big demand change needed

A platinum-using fuel cell is driving a locomotive in a South African platinum mine; a platinum miner quips about asteroid mining; and current weak platinum demand is seen as hugely problematic.
18th May 2012
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Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is surface testing the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes over the next few months at its Khomanani mine, in Rustenburg. The company aimed to establish the viability of commercialising the...
18th May 2012

Prototype fuel cell locomotive being tested at Rustenburg mine

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) last week launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive would be surface tested over the next few months at the...
18th May 2012

Resources Watch Video Available

This week: Amplats tests a fuel cell-powered locomotive at its Rustenburg mine. AngloGold Ashanti says policies are on the way to support a robust South African mining industry. And, Caterpillar’s boss is upbeat about Africa’s future.
17th May 2012

Amplats testing fuel cell-powered loco at Rustenburg mine Video Available

Anglo American group CEO Cynthia Carroll Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday launched the first of five fuel cell-powered locomotive prototypes to be tested at its mining operations in South Africa. The first locomotive would be surface tested over the next few months at the...
9th May 2012

Female Amplats worker dies after violent assault

Mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) confirmed on Tuesday that a female worker at its Khomanani mine has died after being violently assaulted. The worker was found in the mine’s underground workings on Monday.
7th February 2012
Anglo Platinum's Projects

R8-billion capex expected for 2010

Major platinum-mining company Anglo Platinum expects to incur about R8-billion in capital expenditure (capex), excluding the capitalized interest, for the year, states its quarterly review and production report for the third quarter of 2010....
10th December 2010
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