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Flashback to the listing of Southern Palladium on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange two years ago.
Southern Palladium remains committed to advancing Bengwenyama project
18th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The completed prefeasibility study (PFS) drilling campaign for the Bengwenyama platinum group metal (PGM) project, on the eastern limb of South Africa’s distinctively endowed Bushveld Complex, is... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Southern Palladium appoints new nonexecutive director
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Southern Palladium has announced the appointment of Advocate Lindi Nkosi-Thomas as a nonexecutive director, effective from June 10. Nkosi-Thomas, a practising lawyer and senior counsel,... 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council calls for collaborative relationship among govt, labour, civil society and the private sector
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As political parties discuss the way forward in establishing a government of national unity, the Minerals Council South Africa says it and its members are advocating for a constructive,... 


South Africa pioneered hydrogen haul truck.
World Hydrogen alerted to benefit of South Africa’s zero-emission hydrogen haul truck
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

One hydrogen haul truck eliminates the deleterious carbon emissions of the equivalent of 700 cars, First Mode global hydrogen sourcing director James Betts highlighted during this week’s World... 


a group of women, involved in teh Platinum-group metals mining sector stood in front of a banner at an event
Spotlight on women in mining
7th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Embracing the contributions of women in mining, and especially those in the mining of platinum-group metals (PGMs), can offer many benefits, reports women-centric network Women in PGMs (WiPGMs)... 


Sibanye to engage with Kroondal employees following end of illegal sit-in
6th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater says it will engage with employees and representative unions at its Kroondal mine now that an illegal underground sit-in by... 


PGM-linked hydrogen peroxide generator.
Platinum group metal poised to help protect world from growing water pollution threat
5th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) is once again coming to the fore as a mineral resource that goes the extra mile in protecting a threatened global environment. The latest indispensable commodity that is... 


Need for quick exploration activity.
First call applications for R400m junior mining exploration fund close July 12
4th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The first call applications for the R400-million junior mining exploration fund (JMEF) close on July 12. This was stated on Tuesday in a media release issued by the Department of Mineral Resources... 


The Kroondal mine
Employees hold unprotected sit-in at Sibanye's Kroondal mine
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater reported on June 4 that more than 200 employees remained underground in an illegal sit-in at its Kroondal mine. The group said... 


A farm in South Africa
GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a... 


Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo starts formal divestment of coal, nickel after rebuffing BHP, CEO says
30th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American is starting a formal process to sell its coal assets and explore options for its nickel operations after fending off a takeover threat from bigger rival BHP Group, CEO Duncan Wanblad... 


Sibanye-Stillwater secures fourth power purchase agreement.
Sibanye clinches yet another renewable energy purchase agreement
30th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded its fourth renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA). The green metals and gold producer has reached financial close for an... 


Anglo American's head office in South Africa
BHP, Anglo dig in even as takeover talks deadline nears, sources say
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP was struggling to find common ground with Anglo American on Tuesday in talks over its takeover offer, with no new concessions as a deadline nears for the world's biggest miner to submit a... 


Dr Vincent Maphai (left) and Neal Froneman.
Measures to address loss-making assets expected to secure R6.6bn yearly, Sibanye AGM hears
28th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The measures that green metals and gold mining company Sibanye- Stillwater has taken to address loss-making assets are expected to secure yearly savings and capital expenditure deferrals of... 


A BHP logo on a building
JPMorgan says BHP plan risks $4.3bn South Africa outflow
27th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A successful takeover of Anglo American under the arrangements BHP Group has offered could lead to outflows of $4.3-billion from South Africa, according to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysis. Such an... 


Valuable use of ruthenium being researched.
Ruthenium highlighted again in what could be another big boost for platinum group metals
27th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Ruthenium, one of the six platinum-group metals (PGMs), is once again being given major research attention in view of it being exceptionally suited to uplifting the efficiency and sustainability of... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


The image depicts the DC Furnace AFC supplied to Elemental
DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


Russia's Nornickel board proposes no dividend for 2023 results
23rd May 2024 By: Reuters

The board of Russian metals and mining giant Nornickel recommended no dividend on its 2023 results, a year when the company faced significant pressure from sanctions restrictions and geopolitical... 


Hugo Pienaar.
Green hydrogen must be allowed to decarbonise optimally, Junior Indaba hears
23rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen must be made cheap enough to decarbonise optimally at a time when the delay in emission reduction needs to be reversed if the world is to hit net zero by 2050. A range of factors... 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe
South Africa's R105bn green hydrogen project to be energised by hot De Aar sunshine
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen, green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape took another major leap forward on Tuesday with the announcement of its underpinning by a cluster of nine solar... 


Tharisa warns of lower full-year earnings on the back of lower PGM prices
21st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome concentrate producer Tharisa has warned that its earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to be up to 29% lower year-on-year... 


Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP debates improved bid as time runs out in Anglo takeover saga
19th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


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