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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... 


mineworker wearing a NUM t shirt
NUM to protest mine deaths despite year-on-year decline
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will embark on a protest march this coming weekend as part of a rolling programme of mass action directed at diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater and gold... 


A manganese mining operation in South Africa
South Africa's mining production down 1.9% y/y, mineral sales down 20.2% y/y in Sept
9th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's mining production decreased by 1.9% year-on-year in September, with diamonds, 'other' metallic minerals and manganese ore having made the largest negative contributions. Diamond... 


Incoming Sylvania chairperson Eileen Carr.
Stuart Murray to step down as platinum group metals company chair
9th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) company Sylvania on Thursday announced that chairperson Stuart Murray will step down at year-end, when he will be replaced by Eileen Carr, currently... 


Toyota to deploy 500 Mirai passenger platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles at Paris Olympics next year.
Next year's Olympics to showcase platinum-based hydrogen tech as net-zero solution
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee for Paris 2024, Toyota is looking to provide sustainable transport solutions for... 


No 16 shaft at Impala Rustenburg
Implats starts voluntary job cuts at South Africa mines
7th November 2023 By: Reuters

Impala Platinum (Implats) said it was offering voluntary job cuts to workers at some of the world's deepest platinum mining shafts in South Africa in a bid to cut costs as prices for the metal... 


Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
South Africa risks losing business investment over visa ‘chaos’
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

In one of the world’s most unequal nations an acute shortage of skilled workers is restraining already tepid growth, limiting job creation and pushing some foreign investors to think about moving... 


Stillwater mine in the US.
Sibanye-Stillwater continuing to assess operational positioning
2nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

With the global macroeconomic environment remaining challenging, Sibanye-Stillwater is continuing to assess the positioning of its operations for optimal performance and sustainability through the... 


The Kroondal mine
Sibanye assumes full ownership of Kroondal from Amplats earlier than expected
1st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The transaction entered into between miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) and dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiary Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum... 


BurnStar CEO Dr Johan Brand with test reactor.
Hydrogen plant buildout plan under way at metals smelter in Rustenburg
1st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Work has begun on the development of a hydrogen plant at the smelting site in Rustenburg of Ironveld, the London Aim-listed speciality metals producer. The required funds have been raised to... 


Marula platinum group metals mining operation.
Implats implementing mitigating response to current PGMs price weakness
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Implats is implementing a comprehensive operational and expenditure response to mitigate the current weakness in PGM pricing and the... 


Orion is developing three complementary base metal production hubs in the Northern Cape.
Orion advancing towards operational commencement at Prieska in Northern Cape
31st October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed Orion Minerals has continued its transition to mine developer and operator at the Prieska copper/zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The diversified base... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Finland may be site of Anglo’s next greenfield mining project
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Sakatti, with its metal concentrations of platinum group metals (PGMs), copper, nickel, cobalt, and others, may be the site of the next greenfield project of diversified Johannesburg- and... 


Anglo American Strategy & Sustainability Director Helena Nonka.
Anglo carbon emissions cut by transition to 100% renewables in South America
25th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The transition of Anglo American to 100% renewable electricity supply across its South America operations has helped the London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining company to reduce its... 


Anglo American reports third-quarter production.
Anglo: copper production up, rough diamond production down
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The copper production of diversified mining company Anglo American increased by 42% in the third quarter owing to the ramping up of the new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru. However, this was offset... 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena operation.
Anglo Platinum reports higher PGM sales volumes but much lower prices
24th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American Platinum on Tuesday reported an increase in the sales volumes of platinum group metals (PGMs) from production, excluding trading, in the three months ending September 30. Owing to a... 


Conventional and mechanised mining viable options at Bengwenyama – study
23rd October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Johannesburg- and Australia-listed Southern Palladium has disclosed the results of geotechnical test work conducted at its Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, situated on the eastern... 


MOSA MABUZA
The compilation of the information found in the gold and PGMs atlas is vital for resource classification
Atlas to boost geoscience management
20th October 2023

A Gold and Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Resource Atlas developed through public-private collaboration between the Department of Science and Innovation and Minerals Council South Africa, has been... 


Envusa's energy trading area.
Anglo's Envusa applies to trade 520 MW of green electricity with seven operations
19th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Renewables company Envusa Energy, which is owned jointly by Anglo American in partnership with EDF Renewables, this week lodged an application for a licence to trade electricity in South Africa’s... 


Implats group mine Impala Rustenburg.
Implats board recommends broader category of financial recipients ahead of AGM
18th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Identified for approval at the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of Implats is the accommodation of a broader category of financial recipients by the platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company... 


Image of US' Bjorn von der Heyden and Margreth Tadie
ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair launched at Stellenbosch University
17th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) has partnered with mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) to establish the ARM Geometallurgy Research Chair.  The objective of the position is to advance... 


Night view of the Mufulira acid plant.
South African metals group awarded joint venture copper/cobalt slag project in Zambia
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diversified South African metals processing business that has expanded into Africa, on Tuesday announced that it had been awarded a copper slag project that will be executed in joint venture (JV)... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis.
Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 


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