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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... 


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%... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


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