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Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Nornickel says financial stability is priority, not dividends
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Nornickel, said on Friday that the financial stability of the company was more important then dividends but shareholders had the final say on the matter. Dividends are a... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Wesizwe to post narrowed losses
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum expects to report a 76% to 86% year-on-year narrowing in its loss a share to between 1.14c and 1.96c for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with a loss a share... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo
Top treasury official stresses US ambitions for Africa’s metals
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo used a five-day trip to South Africa to advertise his country’s ambitions of securing supplies of the metals needed for the global energy transition –... 


Miners getting ready to start their shift at Zimplats' Bimha mine
Implats’ Zimbabwe unit plans voluntary job cuts to contain costs
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum Holdings’ Zimbabwean unit is offering staff voluntary redundancy packages to cut costs because of anemic metal prices. Weak platinum group metal prices are projected to last for the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater completes acquisition of Reldan
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater's acquisition of the Reldan Group of Companies has been successfully concluded for a final cash purchase consideration of $155.9-million. Sibanye in November... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala and FD Ditabe Chocho.
Ferrochrome producer Merafe cites green energy solutions as 2024 opportunity
18th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture is exploring renewable energy projects to mitigate power shortages and power costs, Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala said on Monday, when the Johannesburg... 


Platinum cathode required in PEM fuel cells to convert hydrogen to electricity. Heraeus infographic.
Major new gigafactory fuel cell thrust enlivening demand outlook for platinum
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new fuel cell thrust in North America is enlivening the outlook for platinum and helping the world advance further along the road to net zero. Emphasising that the advancement of the... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman and US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo on a mine tour in Marikana
Africa to play 'huge role' in US critical mineral strategy, says Treasury's No. 2
15th March 2024 By: Reuters

The United States is looking to Africa to help loosen a Chinese stranglehold on battery metals and reduce Russia's influence over the market for other minerals, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally... 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias.
ARM CEO commends workforce for heeding clarion call to improve volume, cost, grade
11th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Full ownership and execution of factors that are within management’s control are being elevated to the highest possible level by African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias. ARM has sharpened... 


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Gold pushes toward record as test of $2 200 looms on Fed outlook
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose toward a record on expectations the US Federal Reserve will move to cut interest rates this year as inflation cools. Bullion for immediate delivery edged higher on Monday after rallying... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
We are committed to confronting climate change – ARM
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said during Friday’s presentation of dividend-yielding results that his diversified mining company is committed to... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


Eastplats' Zandfontein undergound operations successfully restarted
6th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The initial phase of the Zandfontein underground operations at TSX-V- and JSE-listed Eastern Platinum's (Eastplats') flagship Crocodile River mine, in South Africa's Bushveld Complex, is now fully... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year
6th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a commodity and also as an investment, with the 2023 platinum market deficit of 878  000 oz forecast to be... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

While the operating environment remains challenging, with macro-economic and geo-political uncertainty persisting, the medium- to long-term view of Sibanye-Stillwater remains largely unchanged on... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


PTM shareholders show strong support for new directors
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has announced its board of directors as voted for by shareholders at an annual general meeting on February 29, which had a turnout of shareholders... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


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