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Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 

JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 

Lhyfe producing green hydrogen at sea.
Green hydrogen at sea on world-first offshore demonstrator platform
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s first offshore green hydrogen production demonstrator platform has been positioned offshore of France. “This is the first time that renewable hydrogen will be produced at sea,” French... 

Sasol hydrogen programme management head Rilet Davison.
Northern Cape’s proposed green hydrogen hub can help open region’s full energy potential
22nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Boegoebaai green hydrogen hub in the Northern Cape can be a strategic project to open Southern Africa’s full green energy potential. A 24-month study of the strategic potential of the hub is... 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 

New World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
New CEO sees great opportunity to boost efforts to increase platinum investor numbers
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

New World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) CEO Trevor Raymond – working closely with WPIC leadership and a wider team – describes as great the opportunity to boost efforts to increase the number... 

Namibia’s presidential economic adviser James Mnyupe.
EU-like energy approach needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia presidential adviser
20th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A collaborative energy approach, like that of the European Union (EU), is needed in Southern Africa, says Namibia’s Presidential economic advisor James Mnyupe. At least South Africa and Namibia... 

Implats lifts stake in RBPlat to 40.11%
19th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired a further 2.6-million shares, or 0.92% ownership, in fellow platinum miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). Implats now holds a 40.11% stake in... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Minerals Council urges faster inclusion of private electricity suppliers
19th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Minerals Council South Africa supports President Cyril Ramaphosa’s electricity recovery plan and urges more rapid private sector participation in resolving the country’s deepening electricity... 

Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.
PGMs demand from hydrogen to eclipse 100 000 oz from next year, report calculates
16th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

From next year, platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in the hydrogen sector will eclipse 100 000 oz for the first time, according to Metal Focus’ Hydrogen Economy Quarterly Service. Catalysed by the... 

Anglo unit says tax spat threatens Zimbabwe platinum operation
15th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American's platinum operation in Zimbabwe asked the high court to intervene in a bid by the nation’s tax authority to seize $24-million in a dispute over royalties. Unki Mines, owned by Anglo... 

WBHO group's order book grows by 43%, African order book at record level
13th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed construction and engineering company Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) on September 13 said its order book had shown strong growth of 43% across all divisions and key regions for 2023 and... 

Implats executive: sustainable development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, who will speak on ESG and Beyond at the upcoming SAIMM PGMs conference.
PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event
13th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the... 

US aviation fuel developer places order for platinum-based PEM electrolyser
13th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A United States aviation fuel developer has placed an order for a containerised platinum-using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser. Nel Hydrogen received the $3-million contract for the... 

Jaco Prinsloo and Christo Botha, the key developers of the green hydrogen solution.
Proudly South African green hydrogen innovation uses platinum fuel cell
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A Proudly South African green hydrogen mobile solution, which is scheduled to be launched at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) next month, ticks all the local boxes by making use... 

Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area
12th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond... 

Independent precious metals consultant Dr David Davis.
Platinum supply outlook a barrier to global decarbonisation – Davis
9th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The future quantum of global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) significantly outweighs global supply from 2023 onwards, the latest review carried out by independent precious metals consultant... 

An image depicting osmium
Recycling PGMs necessary to meet demand
9th September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum-group metals (PGMs) are noble metals – they resist oxidation and corrosion – making them suitable for recycling, says precious metals refiner Gauteng Refinery manager Michele Beaumont. “As... 

Impala Platinum executive new commodities Seten Naidoo.
Platinum group metals demand lift from hydrogen momentum creating excitement
8th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

As a platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, Impala Platinum is excited about the opportunity of hydrogen as a potential new demand source, says Impala Platinum executive: new commodities Seten... 

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive for mining, metals, energy, and infrastructure Reginald Demana
South Africa drafting green hydrogen position statement for COP27 – IDC
7th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is drafting a green hydrogen position statement for the upcoming 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27), which is scheduled to take place in Egypt from November 7-18.... 

Ivanhoe strengthens executive team with new COO, EVP of projects
6th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines, which has base and precious metals operations in Africa, has appointed Mark Farren as COO, effective November 1, and Steve Amos as as EVP of projects,... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Major platinum mining company planning 520 MW renewable generation
6th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats is planning to introduce 520 MW of renewable power as part of an ambition to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030 and become carbon... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond.
Platinum remains significantly undervalued – WPIC
5th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains significantly undervalued. That is the key takeaway from the 30-page Platinum Quarterly published by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). “Why I say that platinum remains... 

Lin-Gang Special Area of Shanghai.
China gives platinum major boost with launch of PGMs centre in Shanghai
2nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In what is a major boost for platinum group metals (PGMs), a new trade and technology centre dedicated to the growth of the PGMs market is being established in China, already the single largest... 

African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM ups dividend, highlights climate commitment, shifts to green energy
1st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Thursday paid higher dividends, reiterated its full commitment to climate change mitigation, and outlined the start of its intended... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Implats commits R50bn capex to mines, beneficiation, energy, decarbonisation
1st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) company Implats, which generated free cash flow of R28.8-billion in the 12 months to June 30, said on Thursday that it had allocated R4.3-billion over the next five... 

Implats acquires a further 1.36m RBPlat shares
31st August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 1.36-million shares in fellow PGMs miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). This will increase... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam constructing, commissioning solar plants, securing wind energy
26th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The renewable energy plans of the Booysendal platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Northam Platinum have been detailed quite extensively in the company’s 95-page sustainability report that will be... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam forecasts R5.4bn capex as growth projects progress
26th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals company Northam, which refined 9.7% more metal than the prior year in the 12 months to June 30, on Friday forecast capital expenditure (capex) of R5.4-billion for the current... 

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater strategising energy solution involvement
25th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Energy solutions that reverse climate change are on the list of strategic differentiators that Sibanye-Stillwater has under scrutiny, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said on Thursday, when the... 

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