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Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye concludes restructuring negotiations at its South African PGM operations
23rd February 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded consultations with stakeholders regarding the proposed restructuring of four shafts at its South African platinum... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


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Anglo to focus on cost cutting following disappointing 2023 performance
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers and CEO Duncan Wanblad have both expressed disappointment with the company’s financial results for 2023, which were released on February 22.... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Fiscal discipline in Budget, but 5% infrastructure expenditure increase ‘barely positive’ – Minerals Council
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana maintained focus on fiscal discipline and balancing the need to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country, industry organisation Minerals Council South... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye incurs $2.58bn in impairments on lower metals prices
21st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater has incurred impairments of $2.58-billion, or about R47.45-billion, for the 2023 financial year, on the back of the deterioration... 


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Unions express dismay over mining sector retrenchments
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the plans announced by various mining... 


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Strong local,global demand for engineered Weba Chutes
20th February 2024

It has been another good year for transfer chute specialist Weba Chute Systems, and signs are that it will get even better. While demand from the mining industry can be volatile, the company has... 


Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
Metals Acquisition dual lists on ASX following A$325m IPO
20th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Copper miner Metals Acquisition Limited (MAC) on Tuesday started trading on the ASX, following completion of its oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) in Australia. MAC raised A$325-million... 


Northam’s interim earnings impacted by commodity price decrease
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the decrease in commodity prices, earnings across the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector are under pressure. This will, consequently, constrain cash generation across the sector, resulting in... 


UCT research aims to help stakeholders mitigate mine closure risks
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Research published in the International Journal of Mining by University of Cape Town (UCT) Future Water Institute academic Dr Megan Cole has indicated that 48 of South Africa’s 230 operating mines... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats restructuring may impact 3 700 jobs after 71% y/y earnings decline
19th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite the “extensive measures” already taken by platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to ensure its survival, the company has announced a proposed restructuring... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


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Updated MRE for Sylvania’s Volspruit project shows improved grades
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum has announced the completion of a mineral resource estimate (MRE) update for its Volspruit project, located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South... 


Amplats' Unki mine, in Zimbabwe
Amplats attains IRMA standard for three platinum mines in Southern Africa
16th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has passed the audit for Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA’s) comprehensive mining standard for two of its... 


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Can SA mining prevent more hostage dramas in 2024?
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Since October of last year, several unlawful underground protests have raised serious concerns about the potential emergence of a new trend in which frustrated underground mineworkers turn to... 


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Can SA mining prevent more hostage dramas in 2024?
16th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Since October of last year, several unlawful underground protests have raised serious concerns about the potential emergence of a new trend in which frustrated underground mineworkers turn to... 


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Let’s all do our bit to put South Africa back on an upward economic trajectory
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

As the Investing in African Mining Indaba event highlighted in Cape Town last week, our continent hosts, in considerable volume, very many of the minerals needed for the just energy transition and... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


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Urgent policy reforms the only way to save the mining sector, says Old Mutual Investment Group
15th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

It is policy uncertainty that is deterring investors from investing in the country’s mining sector and structural reform is needed to allow the sector to regain competitiveness, Old Mutual... 


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Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


Zimbabwe central bank accumulates almost a ton of gold reserves
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s central bank accumulated 793 kilograms (25,000 ounces) of gold reserves since introducing a law that compels mining companies to pay part of their royalties using the metal. The reserves... 


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Mixed bag for December mining production, sales
13th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining production increased by 0.6% year-on-year in December, driven by platinum group metals (PGMs) and coal, Statistics South Africa principal survey statistician Juan-Pierre Terblanche outlines.... 


Southern Palladium confirms 26-year mine life potential for Bengwenyama project
12th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed Southern Palladium finds in a scoping study that the Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, has the potential for a 26-year... 


Katoro takes steps to reinvigorate the company
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Katoro Gold, which holds mining assets in Africa, has secured new financing and is implementing business and development changes, along with board changes, to reinvigorate the company.... 


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On-The-Air (09/02/2024)
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Mining industry sustainability hinges on energy, logistics reforms, Minerals Council stresses
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The sustainability of the South African mining industry and its ability to play a meaningful and positive role in society and the economy are dependent on urgent and extensive structural reforms in... 


Zimbabwe takes full control of controversial State miner
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s state sovereign wealth fund has now acquired all of state mining company Kuvimba Mining House Ltd., in a bid to end speculation about its ownership. Kuvimba holds some of Zimbabwe’s best... 


PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


PLATINUM EXPECTATION
Platinum-for-palladium substitution in 2024 is expected to hit about 700 000 oz
Period of sustained deficits forecasted
9th February 2024

The platinum market has entered a period of sustained deficits, with global platinum organisation World Platinum Investment Council’s (WPIC’s) Platinum Quarterly supply and demand data estimating... 


CHROME CONDITIONING
Chromium can be used in a chemical coating process known as chrome plating whereby a thin chromium layer is applied to a raw metal substrate
Chrome highlighted for resistance properties
9th February 2024

With stainless steel considered a “marvel of modern engineering”, owing to its involvement with products ranging from kitchen appliances to surgical instruments, independent corrosion and failure... 


SPECIFIC PURPOSE
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Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 


Mineware Consulting
Mineware Consulting
9th February 2024

Mineware Consulting is a bespoke software development company based in South Africa, specialising in creating reporting and management software for modern mining operations, both within Africa and... 


An image depicting Amplats CEO Craig Miller.
Amplats reports flat full-year refined output, warns of lower earnings
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has informed shareholders that it expects to report a 67% to 77% year-on-year decrease in headline earnings and headline earnings... 


Implats warns of more than 80% decrease in interim earnings
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) expects to report an up to 83% year-on-year decrease in headline earnings for the six months to December 31, 2023, as a result of lower revenue arising from a... 


An image of Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
Anglo’s fourth-quarter production in line with expectations despite rail constraints
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Anglo American’s production for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2023, was in line with expectations and in line with production in the third quarter, despite the deliberate... 


An image depicting Platinum Guild International’s long-time CEO Huw Daniel
Tim Schlick to succeed Huw Daniel as PGI CEO
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum marketing organisation Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) long-time CEO Huw Daniel will retire at the end of March, after 21 years with the organisation. Having started his tenure in... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy... 


The Minas-Rio mine
Anglo's Minas-Rio, Barro Alto mines complete IRMA audit; more mines to follow
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Anglo American’s Minas-Rio iron-ore and Barro Alto nickel mines, in Brazil, have been assessed against the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance's (IRMA’s) comprehensive... 


Anglo American considers deeper cost cuts in face of worst downturn in years
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American may consider deeper cost-cutting measures unless market conditions improve after a fall in prices and a downturn in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector that is the worst in 35... 


Sable Mining, IPace agree additional funding for DMS beneficiation plant
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Sable Exploration and Mining’s subsidiary Sable Platinum Holdings (SPH) and IPace on February 2 entered into a term sheet for additional funding of R1-million payable by SPH for a dense... 


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