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Stats SA economic statistics deputy director general Joe de Beer
Economy moves 'sideways' with marginal 0.2% contraction in GDP
5th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported a marginal 0.2% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, compared with the second quarter, and a contraction of 0.7%... 


Nornickel and Chinese partners seek place for palladium in energy transition
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals giant Nornickel has teamed up with some of its Chinese clients to test new catalysts for the hydrogen industry as it seeks to find a place for palladium in the global green energy... 


Impala Rustenburg Shaft 11
Implats to hold memorial as Impala Rustenburg death toll rises to 13
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has confirmed that another employee injured in a safety incident at its Impala Rustenburg Shaft 11 operation on November 27 died at the weekend... 


Zimbabwe uses platinum to pay back $400m Afreximbank debt
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe is using the proceeds of its platinum exports to settle a $400-million loan from the African Export-Import Bank as the indebted nation turns to its mineral wealth to open lines of credit.... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


Sibanye's Kloof operation
Sibanye concludes consultations with labour over Kloof 4 restructuring
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater says it had constructive consultations with stakeholders affected by the planned closure of its Kloof 4 shaft in Gauteng. The... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


An image of an accountant using the Finnivo platform
Financial software simplifies data collection
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Finnivo software aims to simplify financial reporting processes for mining companies in Africa by automating the data collection process, thereby enabling finance teams to focus more on analysis... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


Implats to restart some Impala Rustenburg operations; death toll rises to 12
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum (Implats) will resume production at its Rustenburg operations on Thursday, after the company suspended activity earlier in the week following an accident. The deep-level shaft in... 


Sibanye to cut about 300 jobs at US PGM operations
Sibanye to cut about 300 jobs at US PGM operations
29th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday announced that it would cut about 300 positions at its platinum group metals (PGMs) mines in the US, as part of a restructuring to reduce... 


Impala Rustenburg 11 Shaft
Impala Rustenburg 11 Shaft, 11C Shaft to remain closed while investigations continue
29th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has confirmed that operations at Impala Rustenburg's 11 Shaft and 11C Shaft will remain closed until all internal processes have been... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


Southern Palladium incoming nonexecutive chairperson Roger Baxter
Southern Palladium brings Baxter on board as chairperson
28th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed Southern Palladium has appointed Roger Baxter as nonexecutive chairperson, effective January 1, 2024. Baxter had been CEO of the Minerals Council South Africa for eight years... 


Impala Rustenburg 11 Shaft
'Darkest day' for Implats as 11 die, 75 hospitalised in Impala Rustenburg 11 Shaft incident
28th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has reported that 11 employees have died and 75 were injured at its Impala Rustenburg 11 Shaft on the afternoon of November 27. Implats... 


An employee working at the Bakubung mine
Up to 571 jobs on the line as Wesizwe mulls restructuring of Bakubung
27th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Wesizwe Platinum's share price on the JSE fell by more than 13% on November 27 after the company announced that its subsidiary Bakubung Minerals will start consultations... 


Lack of skills should not become a constraint for mining sector recovery – Mvalo
24th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Department of Higher Education and Training deputy director-general Zukile Mvalo has stressed the importance of ensuring that a lack of skills does not become a constraint for the recovery and... 


Former Nedbank investment banker Paul Miller.
New Utshalo has potential to boost mining IPOs, enliven public markets
24th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets and the new Utshalo must be complimented for setting out to do just that. New mining capital raisings have become too few and far... 


A sign promoting mine safety
41 mining fatalities recorded so far in 2023
23rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

There have been 41 fatalities in the South African mining industry to date this year, Mine Health and Safety Council mining relations programme manager Brian Ncube said at the Mining Qualifications... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


A taxi retrofitted into an EV with SANEDI's assistance
SANEDI's pioneer conference showcases initiatives to tackle energy challenges
21st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane has emphasised the need to invest in science, technology and innovation to grow South Africa’s economy and to address the country’s... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


Integrated Geoscience Solutions Technical Director Dr David Khoza.
Imperative that exploration plan be implemented as matter of urgency – Khoza
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If South Africa is not to be left out of the exploration boom, spurred by the immense mineral resources required to develop technologies needed to achieve net zero, it is imperative that the... 


Illustration of green hydrogen pilot plant.
Germany funding green hydrogen pilot plant in Namibia
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A green hydrogen pilot plant and refuelling station, to gain scientific insights into the upscaling green hydrogen technologies and to ensure a high safety level for the hydrogen economy, is to be... 


The Platreef underground mine
Wheaton to add South African PGMs, gold streams to its portfolio
16th November 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Royalty and streaming group Wheaton Precious Metals and its subsidiary Wheaton Precious Metals International (Wheaton International) have entered into a definitive agreement with certain entities... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.
Renewables now critical part of metal mining thinking, says Sibanye-Stillwater
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables have become a critical part of metal mining thinking, the Sibanye-Stillwater Battery Metals Investor Day 2023 audience heard on Tuesday. “If you look at electricity, renewables are... 


With the new ruthenium-iridium material class an activity boost is achieved combined with stability.
Green hydrogen given huge boost as Heraeus, Sibanye attain iridium-thrifting breakthrough
14th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen generation received a major boost on Tuesday with the introduction of a far-reaching iridium-thrifting breakthrough by Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals in collaboration with South... 


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