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Palladium falls as concern EVs will destroy demand returns to the fore
7th January 2024 By: Reuters

Palladium prices fell by 3% on Thursday as concern the take-up of electric vehicles will destroy long-term demand unravelled some of the December gains that followed Britain's expansion of... 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


All 2 200 Bafokeng mineworkers back safely to the surface, says Implats
20th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Impala Platinum said on Wednesday that as of 17:05 afternoon, all 2 205 mineworkers at its Bafokeng Rasimone mine had returned to the surface. The protest action began on Monday morning without the... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


File photo: Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine
Protest continues at Implats' BRPM, with more than 2 000 emplyees still underground
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

An illegal underground protest at platinum group metals major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) has continued for a second day, Implats corporate relations group... 


Ivanhoe co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe closes C$575m private placement
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines has closed a previously announced private placement offering of 47.92-million Class A shares at a price of C$12 apiece for gross proceeds of C$575-million.... 


Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 


Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft
Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 


David Davis
Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months
18th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Overwhelming demand and declining South African mining supply are poised to result in a very substantial rise in the price of platinum, Dr David Davis forecasts. Davis has been associated with the... 


Australia’s Pinderi Hills region reveals rich resources
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Following months of compiling historical data, conducting site visits and reviewing geological information from past exploration and drill activities in the Pinderi Hills region, in Australia,... 


PLATREEF PROJECT
Phase 1 of the project is expected to be brought into production by the third quarter of 2024
Large hoist shaft establishment nears milestone
15th December 2023

In the closing quarter of 2023, the Platreef project, operated by base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines and situated on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex,... 


ENHANCED PRODUCTION
Sylvania Platinum’s ongoing efforts center on improving production efficiencies
JV marks strategic leap in chrome, PGMs recovery
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

August marked a strategic milestone for platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum with the announcement of the 50:50 Thaba joint venture (JV) with low-cost chrome producer ChromTech’s... 


POSITIVE RESULTS
Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 


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Nedbank, Norfund to lend Pele Green R2.5bn for renewable power plants
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Pele Green Energy has secured R2.5-billion in funding from lenders including Nedbank Group to help it build renewable power plants including one ordered by Anglo American Platinum. The other... 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


Tha Tharisa mine
Tharisa's full-year earnings take a knock, but chrome volumes, prices remain strong
14th December 2023 By: Kenneth Creamer

Miner, processor and marketer of chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) Tharisa reported a 49.1% year-on-year decrease in earnings a share to $0.27 for the financial year ended September 30.... 


A water body near a mine
Sibanye supports ICMM Water Stewardship Maturity Framework
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has welcomed and expressed its support for global leadership body the ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework, which is a practical tool for all... 


First Quantum shows interest in Raiden’s Mt Sholl
13th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Base metals miner First Quantum has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Australian junior Raiden Resources’ Mt Sholl nickel/copper/platinum group elements (PGE) project, in Western... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


A manganese mining operation in South Africa
South Africa's mining output up 3.9% y/y in October
12th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production increased by 3.9% year-on-year in October, with platinum group metals (PGMs), manganese ore and chromium ore having made the largest positive contributions. PGMs... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan operations.
Copper to be recovered from yet another on-surface copper resource in Zambia
12th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A Johannesburg-listed company, in strategic partnership with a Middle Eastern conglomerate, has secured one of the largest copper waste rock assets on surface in Zambia. JSE AltX company Jubilee... 


Eastplats concludes investigation, says allegations unsubstantiated
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) says a special committee established to investigate allegations, including of chrome concentrate sales at discounted... 


Protesting Bakubung employees returned to surface on Friday night, says Wesizwe
11th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Wesizwe Platinum says all employees who participated in an illegal sit-in at the Bakubung mine in the North West last week, had returned to surface at 23:00 on Friday... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats on track to deliver guidance for 2023 but cost cutting ahead
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported that its metal-in-concentrate, refined production and costs are all expected to be within guidance for 2023,... 


Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg.
Union leaders go underground to bring chronically ill back to surface from mine sit-in
8th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Union leaders have gone underground to fetch chronically ill mineworkers at the Bakubung platinum mine in Rustenburg, where an underground sit-in is being staged, and to bring them back to surface.... 


The Mogalakwena PGMs mine
Anglo American preps sweeping cost cuts as price rout bites – sources
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Anglo American is preparing to freeze spending on growth and widen job cuts in South Africa, going far beyond its initial savings target and paving the way to mothballing some higher-cost platinum... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


Jupiter Mines chairperson Ian Murray
South Africa’s community engagement ahead of global peers, manganese AGM hears
6th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South African mining industry is years ahead of its international peers when it comes to local and community engagement, Australia-listed Jupiter Mines, which owns 49.9% of the Tshipi manganese... 


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