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RBPlat's Styldrift mine
Implats holds 98.38% of RBPlat’s shares as buyout offer closes
24th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has gained a 98.38% shareholding in fellow-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) after nearly two years of incrementally buying out minority shares and... 

ECS Associates MD Mile Sofijanic.
ECS partnering Anglo Platinum in delivery of mining company’s project pipeline
21st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated procurement and project management needs to be actively adopted by South Africa’s private and public sectors to ensure optimal return on investment, job creation, skills development, and... 

Chinese researchers considering more ways to manage diabetes using platinum
21st July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum continues to demonstrate its importance in medical applications, particularly in continuous glucose monitoring devices that enable people to manage their Type 1 and 2 diabetes in... 

Hydrogen use in the energy sector
PGMs demand to be underpinned by need for green power-to-X
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The reduction in demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) owing to the phasing out of internal combustion engines, in response to the need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions, should be offset... 

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21st July 2023

Martin Creamer discusses energy generation, gold and platinum 

Energy, gold and PGMs make headlines
Energy, gold and PGMs make headlines
21st July 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Impala Platinum’s intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant in North West province; South Africa's opportunity to recover gold from its... 

Anglo’s second-quarter production up 11%
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American lifted second-quarter production by 11% compared with the second quarter in 2022, reflecting the ramp-up of its new Quellaveco copper mine in Peru, which... 

Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 

Impala Rustenburg's Career Expo returns with technology-driven highlights
20th July 2023

The Impala Rustenburg Career Expo is set to return this July, ready to showcase a multitude of career options in the mining industry to inspire Grade 11 learners from Impala’s mine-community... 

Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan concentrator plant
Jubilee pushes for even higher output following a strong 2023 performance
20th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Metals Group has reported a strong operational performance from its South African platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome operations for the financial year ended June... 

Zimbabwe's $1bn lithium plan faces setback as Chinese partner cuts stake
20th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Moti Group said a Chinese company with which it planned to develop a $1-billion lithium processing plant in Zimbabwe was halving its stake in the venture, dealing the project a... 

Adrian van Wyk
Optimising mining operations, reducing costs through control and industrial automation
20th July 2023

By Adrian van Wyk, Managing Director at Referro Systems (Pty) Ltd With over 22 years’ experience representing some of the world’s most renowned industrial brands, including Rockwell Automation,... 

RBPlat's Styldrift mine
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... 

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Zizwe's strong client relationships and new contracts drive success in sustainable mining industry
20th July 2023

Middelburg | 17 July – Renowned mining company Zizwe continues to thrive by prioritising the establishment of strong partnerships with reputable clients involved in sustainable commodity extraction... 

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... 

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... 

Cyclone sells off non-core assets
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Cyclone Metals has struck a A$4-million deal to divest of its non-core assets in Western Australia and New Zealand, allowing the company to focus on the development of its Block 103... 

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Unlocking investment potential in Zimbabwe
14th July 2023

With the potential to become a global mining superpower, construction and mining focussed law firm NSDV says progress in Zimbabwe’s mining sector is perennially obstructed by economic and political... 

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Company expands into DRC with launch of two new entities
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a... 

LOcation map of the Sanankoro gold project
Sanankoro gold project, Mali – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Cora Gold announced the appointment of key management personnel and the start of the construction tender process on July 11. 

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... 

haul trucks in opencast mine
Irena concerned about overconcentration of critical minerals supply chains
12th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) on the geopolitics of critical minerals points to a significant concentration in supply chains and calls for... 

Implats nudges to 56.43% shareholding in RBPlat
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired a further 0.02% of the share capital of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). Implats now owns 56.43% of RBPlat’s shares in issue.  

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Strong chrome market, price supports free cash generation for Tharisa
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chrome and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Tharisa has increased its PGM output to 37 000 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium (6E) in the third quarter of its... 

Cora announces exec appointments, launches construction tender for Sanankoro
11th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

West Africa-focused gold company Cora Gold on July 11 announced the appointment of key management personnel and the start of the construction tender process as it focuses on transitioning its... 

Four Eastern Cape men in dock for allegedly stealing platinum plates worth R6.3m
11th July 2023 By: News24Wire

The Hawks have arrested four employees of a German car part manufacturer in Gqeberha for allegedly stealing platinum plates worth R6.3 million and selling them to scrap metal dealers. Minileit, the... 

Solar farm
Critical minerals market has doubled in five years, IEA report shows
11th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The market for critical minerals used in electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines has doubled over the past five years, reaching $320-billion in 2022, and is expected to continue to growth... 

Eastplats subsidiary receives summons over mine project agreement
7th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) South African subsidiary Barplats Mines has received a combined summons from ABT Toda in relation to ongoing arbitration between... 

Bakubung concentrator plant runs into issues
7th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum has identified various defects in the Bakubung concentrator plant as it progresses the hot commissioning of the plant. So far, a continuous test-running of the plant has... 

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Supplier bullish about African growth
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps supplier Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is optimistic about the company’s future business prospects in the mining sector of South Africa, as well as about the company’s growth potential in... 

fuel cell electric vehicle parking spot
German pilot project unveils largest-ever FCEV taxi fleet
7th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

According to the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC), the H2 Moves Berlin pilot project, in Germany, will show how fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are suitable for everyday use as a... 

The future leaders of women in mining in SA
The future leaders of women in mining in SA
6th July 2023

According to legislation, studies and gender policies, women are being empowered to lead within mining, but do we know who they are and what these leaders have achieved?  It’s DUE - Develop, Unite... 

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... 

Zimbabwe to meet with Bravura over delayed platinum project
5th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

The Zimbabwean government will meet with Bravura Holdings Ltd., a company owned by Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters, over delays to a platinum project in the southern African country, the... 

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Wyloo to take ownership of Mincor
5th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Unlisted Wyloo Metals will proceed with the compulsory acquisition of nickel miner Mincor after gaining a more than 90% interest in the takeover target at an offer price of A$1.40 a share. The... 

Glencore moves to take full control of Minnesota copper developer
Glencore moves to take full control of Minnesota copper developer
3rd July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major Glencore has made a move to acquire the rest of PolyMetal, a mine developer that owns a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Teck Resources in Minnesota, US. The commodities... 

Complaints against RBPlat resolved
3rd July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) says that, following engagements with the Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP), the “frustrating action complaints” against the company have been resolved to... 

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