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Green hydrogen to be produced from solar power at platinum mine

22nd February 2021 Although platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum will be starting with a 75 MW solar photovoltaic powered plant at its Mogalakwena mine, planned is an eventual 320 MW of solar power generation, the excess from which will be used to produce green hydrogen.... 

Global decarbonisation rapidly upping demand for Anglo Platinum products

22nd February 2021 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum said on Monday that it was poised to deliver next phase of value for its stakeholders as decarbonisation efforts increase the long-term demand for its metals. “We are grounded in our purpose to re-imagine mining to improve... 

Anglo American Platinum’s net cash soars, record earnings, R9.4bn dividend

22nd February 2021 Platinum mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday reported record annual earnings, soaring cash and a 72% return on capital employed, resulting in a dividend payout of R9.4-billion. The Johannesburg-listed company, headed by CEO Natascha Viljoen, declared a final dividend of... 

On-The-Air (19/02/2021)

19th February 2021 The world’s biggest coal trader announced this week that it will be depleting and closing its South African coal mines over the next decade. Yet another South African mining company is planning to use hydrogen to power mine fleets. A Johannesburg company is building equipment to generate hydrogen... 

Orion paving way for second ‘green’ base metals hub in Northern Cape

19th February 2021 The copper strength of Orion Minerals is intensifying with Tuesday’s announcement of the company’s exclusive option to acquire the Okiep Copper Complex in South Africa’s Northern Cape for A$7.5-million. The Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company, headed by Errol Smart, now has an opportunity to... 

Multitrillion-rand opportunity staring South Africans in the face. What are we waiting for?

19th February 2021 South Africa is in an amazingly good position to create huge wealth and generate hundreds of thousands of near-term jobs by producing carbon-neutral powerfuels for aviation, and green hydrogen for the production for green steel. The starting point is to use our superior sunlight, prime wind,... 

Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now – Bristow

18th February 2021 Having gold in your portfolio is a very solid insurance right now, as it always has been during global crises. That is the view of Barrick Gold president and CE Dr Mark Bristow, whose company on Thursday reported 91% higher fourth-quarter operating cash flow to $5.4-billion and annual free cash... 

Sibanye assessing on-site green hydrogen generation to power fuel cell mobility

18th February 2021 Platinum group metals (PGM) producer Sibanye-Stillwater is assessing the generation of green hydrogen on its mine sites to power PGM-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell mobility, it said on Thursday, when the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company foresaw good exposure for itself to the hydrogen... 

Sibanye-Stillwater profit soars, free cash rockets, R9.4bn dividend

18th February 2021 The free cash flow of precious metals company Sibanye-Stillwater rocketed 63-fold to within a hair’s breadth of R20-billion in the six months to the end of December. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, headed by CEO Neal Froneman, reported a sky-high profit rise to R29.3-billion for... 

Glencore ferrochrome business evaluating clean energy projects

17th February 2021 The ferrochrome business of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which uses a substantial amount of electricity, is evaluating various clean energy projects, Glencore ferroalloys head Japie Fullard said during this week’s Glencore a media conference. The media conference followed... 

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