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Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Liontown the Kathleen Valley project in Australia
Liontown rejects Albemarle bid
28th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has knocked back a non-binding indicative proposal from North American major Albemarle Corporation, which had offered A$2.50 a share for the company, via a... 


NextSource starts commissioning of Madagascar graphite mine
24th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company NextSource Materials has initiated commissioning of its first mine – the Molo graphite operation in Madagascar. The mine will transition NextSource into a global graphite... 


VWSA jump-starts new supplier through BBBEE Initiatives Trust 
24th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Through the ongoing support of Volkswagen’s Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Initiatives Trust, a former employee of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been able to realise his... 


Autocatalyst substitution to support platinum demand
17th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Strong automotive demand growth is expected again this year as substitution continues to rise, industry body the World Platinum Investment Council says. Global vehicle production remains below... 


FUCHS’ Emalahleni branch is an essential partner to the coal-mining industry
17th March 2023

The Emalahleni branch of FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA in Mpumalanga offers a dedicated pump-on service to major coal-mining clients to keep essential equipment such as draglines and excavators... 


February new-vehicle sales inch up 2.6%, exports slide 11.5% 
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in February increased by 2.6%, to  45 352 units, compared with the same month last year, says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. Year-to-date sales are up 4.3%. 


Vehicle sales growing, but storm clouds loom, warns TransUnion
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

South Africa’s automotive industry shrugged off ongoing vehicle price inflation, declining consumer credit health and looming macroeconomic storm clouds to record an increase in vehicle sales in... 


Red bearing block units and housings.
Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 


The Los Azules copper project, in Argentina.
McEwen says stage is set for better 2023, urgency of copper IPO reduced
15th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining firm McEwen Mining has pushed out plans for going public with its copper venture to later in the year or early next year, chairperson and chief owner Rob McEwen said on Tuesday,... 


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On-The-Air (10/03/2023)
10th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses platinum and South Africa’s opportunities. 


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Third-party access crucial for sector
10th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Rail industry representative African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is driven by a mandate to facilitate public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a tool to revitalise the South African rail... 


A concept image of a car engine which is due to be used as a template for a Die-set, against a blue background
Continued research makes for better die-cast materials
10th March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel and technology group Voestalpine boasts a strong footprint in the supply of metals used in various die-casting applications and strives, through continuous research, to further expand its... 


Transformation at dealerships ‘woefully slow’, says Legacy Motor Group chairperson
10th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The pace of transformation within vehicle dealerships remains woefully slow, and urgent action is needed if the automotive industry is to achieve true transformation, warns Legacy Motor Group... 


Purchase subsidy would be ‘most appropriate’ EV incentive model – Naamsa
10th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council has proposed the “provision of a direct, fixed new-energy vehicle purchase subsidy” as the most appropriate incentive model to support South Africa’s move... 


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Funding green transition is a major focus for Nedbank CIB
9th March 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Helping corporate clients transition to a future low-carbon economy is a major focus for Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking (Nedbank CIB). The bank was the first South African commercial bank... 


Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are forecast to take the competitive high road.
Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell vehicles forecast to be TCO unrivalled by 2026/7
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The total cost of ownership  (TCO) of platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is forecast to be less than that of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2026, and less than that of... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Ed Sterck.
Platinum market back in contango, big improvement of net investment expected – WPIC
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) today publishes its Platinum Quarterly for the fourth quarter of 2022, full year 2022, and a revised forecast for 2023. After two years of significant... 


Panic over metals for EVs goes all the way to automakers' C-suites
6th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The merry-go-round of private meetings at an annual mining industry conference at Florida’s Hollywood Beach had a cast of new faces this year: auto sector executives increasingly anxious about... 


‘It shouldn’t take 15 years to open a mine’: Ontario proposes mines act changes
6th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Ontario government has introduced legislation to amend the Mining Act that, if passed, will attract more investment in the province’s mining sector while strengthening the made-in-Ontario... 


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New crawler excavators maintain high quality
3rd March 2023

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa’s line-up of earthmoving equipment now includes automotive manufacturer Hyundai’s HX220HD crawler excavators. These machines, which are manufactured in... 


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SMS group supplies landmark project in Sweden
3rd March 2023

Metallurgical industry supplier SMS group is providing a broad range of technology and equipment for a project for steelmaking startup H2 Green Steel in Sweden. This agreement will see SMS group,... 


Tesla, GM among carmakers flocking to mining events amid battery metals scramble
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors and Ford Motor are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in... 


BMW eyes Rio Tinto's low-carbon Canada aluminium for US plant
21st February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto and automotive giant BMW on Tuesday announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the supply of low-carbon aluminium from Canada into the BMW supply chain. Under... 


Strong performance from Unki, Zimbabwe.
Anglo Platinum makes R131bn socioeconomic contribution, records best-ever safety year
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The contribution of platinum group metals (PGMs) company Anglo American Platinum to society in 2022 totalled R131-billion, made up mainly of taxes and royalties at R19-billion, salaries and wages... 


New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 


A group of people representing Assurance International Limited the official licensee of global tyre corporation Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for Goodyear Lubricants at the unveiling of the new Lubricant oil range launch
Lubricant oil range and reach extended
17th February 2023

Furthering its endeavour to innovate and redefine the automotive lubricants product segment, India-based manufacturer Assurance International Limited unveiled its new range of lubricant oils last... 


The Fuchs Lubricants warehouse in Durban
Substantial stock moved through largest branch
17th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lubricants manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa reports that almost 1 000 different products moved through its Durban, KwaZulu-Natal branch last year. The Durban branch, the largest in the... 


BMW SA adds new i7 to EV mix, says iX1 to follow later this year
17th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

The total battery electric vehicle (BEV) market in South Africa grew by 137% in 2022, says BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA). Just under 420 BEVs were sold in South Africa in the first 11 months of... 


New-vehicle sales up 4.8% in January, exports down 1.8% 
17th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales increased by 4.8% in January, to 43 509 units, compared with the same month last year. New-passenger-car sales gained 2.9%, to 31 072 units. 


Loadshedding hurting SA auto sector’s ability to compete globally
17th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

Data from a survey the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) conducted in January indicates that the recent months of prolonged loadshedding have resulted... 


Image of red crane equipment at South African port loading containers on or off a ship.
TPT engaging OEMs to address ageing equipment
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a division of State-owned company Transnet, has started a process to engage with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to establish long-term partnerships. The... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Growing need for critical raw materials highlighted by US, EU policies – Glencore
15th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Recent government policies, such as the US's Inflation Reduction Act and the European Union’s proposed Green Deal Industrial Plan, demonstrate the growing need for critical raw materials through to... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


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Miner progresses Nevada project to meet ballooning demand
10th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Lithium projects company American Lithium is focused on enabling the shift to the new energy paradigm through the continued development of its strategically located Tonopah Lithium Claims (TLC)... 


AMR UPTAKE
Local interest in autonomous mobile robots is specifically focused on increasing productivity, employee safety and wellbeing, as well as on curtailing errors
AMR uptake an opportunity to upskill workers
10th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories, job creation remains an important factor for a company considering AMR implementation at a facility... 


An image depicting Edward Sterck, WPIC research director
Platinum demand expected to grow
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a global emphasis on renewable energy, platinum-group metals (PGMs) – particularly platinum – are expected to benefit from the growth of a new end-use segment, says global platinum market... 


Cobalt’s battery-powered boom has turned to bust
Cobalt’s battery-powered boom has turned to bust
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

A blistering rally in the cobalt market is turning into a rout, putting pressure on miners and offering tentative cost relief for carmakers after a surge in battery metal prices last year. Cobalt... 


Image of Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka
Fundamental change needed in how we think about mining investment ­– Eurasian CEO
6th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

With one Apple you can buy the world’s 50 largest mining companies, says Eurasian Resources Group CEO and Global Battery Alliance (GBA) co-chair Benedikt Sobotka. Speaking at the Investing in... 


Auto chip shortages to persist until 2031 but easing for advanced variants forecast as consumer electronics demand slows
3rd February 2023 By: Irma Venter

Fitch Solutions says the global shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry will remain a risk for automakers over its 2023 to 2031 forecast period. “That said, we highlight that the... 


Automaker GM makes $650m investment to build Thacker Pass lithium mine
Automaker GM makes $650m investment to build Thacker Pass lithium mine
31st January 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has made a $650-million investment in Lithium Americas, the developer for the Thacker Pass mining project in Nevada. This investment – said to be the... 


TACTICAL CHANGES
Thos Begbie is expanding its business strategy to gain a major advantage over the local market, as demand for copper processing snowballs
Firm secures ‘preferred’ status
31st January 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has been named a preferred supplier of Europe’s largest copper producer Aurubis, which also claims to be the world’s largest copper recycler. Thos... 


Lynas production recovers in Dec quarter
30th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has seen both production and sales revenue recover in the three months to December, as water supply disruptions which plagued the company in the first quarter of the 2023... 


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