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Implats wins RBPlat bid battle as Northam sells stake
20th July 2023 By: Reuters

Impala Platinum (Implats) has won a protracted battle for control of miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) after bid rival Northam Platinum sold its stake. Johannesburg-based Implats tabled an... 

Anglo American Platinum Projects and Environment Executive Head Prakashim Moodliar.
South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for platinum
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa dare not fail in securing future demand for its ‘incredible’ platinum group metals (PGM) endowment, the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Wednesday. Anglo American Platinum projects... 

Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 

South Africa is an important supplier of manganese – just one of the critical minerals needed for global decarbonisation efforts.
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
19th July 2023 By: Reuters

From Zimbabwe's lithium-rich rocks to the Democratic Republic of Congo's cobalt, minerals critical for clean energy technologies are increasingly in demand from Africa's trade partners as part of... 

Ivanhoe appoints new co-chair as Sun retires
18th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Yufeng "Miles" Sun has retired as co-chairperson and director of base and precious metals miner Ivanhoe Mines. Weibao "Webber" Hao has been appointed to succeed Sun as co-chairperson and director. 

Implats buys more RBPlat shares
18th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired a further 245 000 shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). This constitutes about 0.08% of RBPlat's shares in issue and... 

Tunnel at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine.
Anglo Platinum's half-year earnings expected to be sharply down
17th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The earnings of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) for the first half of this year are expected to be sharply down. Headline earnings and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are likely to decrease by... 

Water bubbles
Miners join South Africa in R27bn water plan
14th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest mining companies are working with South Africa’s government on a R27-billion water project to supply major platinum and chrome operations and several hundred thousand... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Platinum group metals company assessing economic feasibility of furnace and refinery
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) is assessing the economic feasibility of constructing a matte furnace and base metal refinery in South Africa, either with or without... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam Platinum reports production uplift
14th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a voluntary update, platinum group metals mining company Northam Platinum reports that a key feature of its financial year has been the strong production performance and contribution from all of... 

May mining production dragged down by diamonds, PGMs
13th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that mining production decreased by 0.8% year-on-year in May, with the largest negative contributors having been platinum group metals (PGMs) and... 

The refurbished Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Innovation Bridge
Refurbished Wits innovation bridge marks multimillion-rand Sibanye-Stillwater sponsorship
13th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The refurbished and rebranded Wits Sibanye-Stillwater Innovation Bridge, which links the east and west campuses of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), marks a further sponsorship from... 

Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) director Ulrich Kienle.
Water power in underground mining has gone mainstream, says HPE
6th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The long-standing use of water to cool underground mines is increasingly providing the opportunity to apply the free water pressure head that this offers to energise mining equipment. High-pressure... 

Mining project manager gets hefty fine after pleading guilty to R80m tender corruption
5th July 2023 By: News24Wire

A former mining project manager has been ordered to pay a hefty fine, or face time in prison, after he pleaded guilty to one corruption charge in connection with an R80 million tender. According to... 

Implats says final condition precedent for RBPlat offer fulfilled
30th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) announced on June 30 that the final condition precedent to it offer to acquire Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) had been fulfilled. The... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

TRP grants Implats a compliance certificate for RBPlat offer
29th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP) has granted platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) a compliance certificate in relation to its buyout offer for Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat).... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston
Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding
29th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to procure skills and expertise for donation on an arm's... 

JUWI South Africa MD Richard Doyle
JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects under way in the mining sector
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Solar, wind and hybrid project developer, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance company JUWI South Africa now has 400 MW of EPC projects in advanced stages... 

Manenzhe to stay on as RBPlat interim CFO until December 31
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a result of the ongoing mandatory buyout offer by Impala Platinum (Implats), Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has extended interim CFO Rotshidzwa Manenzhe's appointment to December 31. Her... 

ARM's investor relations exec to step down
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Jongisa Magagula will step down as African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) investor relations and new business development executive director, with effect from July 31. “I would like to express our... 

Robert Friedland.
Impossible for world to go green without African resources, London Indaba hears
26th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Without the African mineral endowment, there is no chance of an energy transition taking place. “The fate of humanity rests on the African continent,” Ivanhoe executive co-chairperson Robert... 

Implats lifts RBPlat stake to 56.3%
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 547 346 shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). Those shares represent about 0.19% of... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 

Implats raises stake in RBPlat to 56.18%
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 223 000 shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). The shares represent about 0.08% of RBPlat's... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Hopes rise for platinum, palladium use in batteries as commercialisation trialling steps up
21st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hopes are rising for the commercialisation of batteries that are boosted by the inclusion of platinum and palladium following the engagement of an innovation centre to drive the next generation of... 

Eastplats committee's investigation into whistleblower allegations progressing
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A committee appointed by platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) to investigation allegations made by a whistleblower is well under way, the TSX- and JSE-listed... 

East China Engineering and Nyanza Light Metals of Richards Bay sign joint venture contracts.
Contracts advance R4.5bn titanium value-add project in KwaZulu-Natal
20th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continent of Africa must industrialise as quickly as it can, South Africa’s Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday when she presided over the signing... 

Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 

From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

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