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PGM recycling, lower-grade resources offer opportunities in low-price environment
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the platinum group metals (PGM) basket price remaining at low levels, particularly with platinum pricing at about $935/oz currently, investors are looking at how mining companies are able to... 


Dr David Davis
Deceased metals legend David Davis will be missed
12th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Metal markets analyst Dr David Davis, who passed away this week at the age of 77, was closely associated with the platinum, gold and uranium mining and investment for more than four decades.  Known... 


Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere
Zimplats to become cash generative in the next financial year, CEO says
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere is confident about the company’s ability to become cash-generative in the next financial year, which starts in July, despite the... 


EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne
Internal combustion engines are not going anywhere, says Northam’s Dunne
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne firmly believes internal combustion engines (ICEs) are here to stay for the foreseeable future, which, in his view, will mean... 


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On-The-Air (12/04/2024)
12th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green hydrogen and platinum group metals. 


Flying Nickel unveils inaugural PGMs resource at Manitoba project
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vancouver-based Flying Nickel has announced an inaugural 405 020 oz measured and indicated mineral resource at its Minago nickel and platinum group metals (PGMs) project in Manitoba’s Thompson... 


Canada Nickel moving to next phase of Crawford development
12th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel has initiated the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for its Crawford nickel sulphide project, situated in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp of Ontario.... 


Gold hits fresh high as Mideast tensions boost haven demand
Gold hits fresh high as Mideast tensions boost haven demand
12th April 2024 By: Reuters

Gold touched a fresh record as Israel prepared for a strike by Iran or its proxies, and traders mulled the latest US economic data. Bullion climbed as much as 1% to $2 395.48 in early Asia hours.... 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study for the project. 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council outlines mining’s ‘immense’ positive social impact
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body, the Minerals Council South Africa finds in a survey that 12 of its members, representing about 60% of the formal employment in the mining industry, spent R2.3-billion on... 


Implats refining and marketing group executive Sifiso Sibiya
Panel urges PGMs industry to make collaborative, strategic market development investments
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry experts have agreed that the future of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market appears to hinge on collaborative efforts to make strategic investments in market development to ensure... 


Sibanye's Beatrix mine
Unions call for heads to roll over Sibanye's plans to cut more jobs in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Labour unions Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have called for mining and metals processing multinational Sibanye-Stillwater's management to step down after launching a third... 


Platinum ore in hand
Automotive experts unpack NEV growth projections, impact on platinum demand
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As new energy vehicle (NEV) sales grow more moderately in reality than what was expected two years ago, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the automotive sector is not trailing off as... 


The Two Rivers PGM mine
PGM miners overcoming challenges to build new mines
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African platinum group metal (PGM) miners are overcoming challenges and building new mines locally, albeit in phases, to derisk some of these promising tier-one projects. PGM mining industry... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that market development of the full PGMs basket – and... 


Sibanye-Stillwater COO Richard Stewart
Collaboration crucial to ensuring PGM industry’s success
10th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Creating greater synergies between competing platinum group metal (PGM) companies might be the only way for the industry to survive the current economic downturn, diversified miner... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports strong operational performance for the March quarter
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa performed well, operationally, in the quarter ended March 31, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. The company produced 35 300 oz of PGMs in the quarter... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
10th April 2024

This week: Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB and new electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further 


Gold holds record high ahead of pivotal US inflation figures
Gold holds record high ahead of pivotal US inflation figures
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold held a record high as investors positioned for US inflation data that could help shape the Federal Reserve’s outlook on interest rates. Bullion was little changed after closing at $2 352.78... 


Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 


Altona enters into agreement with Ignate for Botswana copper/silver project
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has entered into a binding option agreement with Ignate African Mining concerning the exploration for copper and silver on prospecting licence (PL) 2329/2023,... 


UCT research team develops ‘new set of tools’ to support mine closure planning in South Africa
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new set of tools aimed at assisting in responsible and sustainable mine closures across South Africa has been developed by a University of Cape Town (UCT) research team through a Water Research... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


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Developments in copper, fuel cells, platinum group metals make headlines
4th April 2024

This week on Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses African Rainbow Minerals acquiring 15% of Canada’s Surge Copper; the brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system,... 


African development banks expected to fund Caledonia's new Zimbabwe mine, CEO says
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

African development banks are seen as the most likely funders of Caledonia Mining Corporation's planned $250-million gold mine in Zimbabwe, the mining company's CEO Mark Learmonth said on... 


Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
Gold sets another record high above $2 300 after Powell comments
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold set another record high above $2 300 an ounce on the likelihood the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year, and sustained demand from central banks. Bullion touched a peak of $2... 


Southern Palladium advancing PFS for South Africa project
3rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium says drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study (PFS) for its Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld... 


Gold hits record as silver surges on outlook for Fed rate cuts
Gold hits record as silver surges on outlook for Fed rate cuts
3rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold held near a fresh record and silver hit a two-year high as two Federal Reserve officials said they still expect the US central bank to cut rates three times in 2024, buoying the outlook for... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
Glencore boosts investment in Stillwater Critical Minerals
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Global commodities trader Glencore is investing a further C$2.1-million into Stillwater Critical Minerals, providing financial support for the continued exploration of the company’s North American... 


Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
Gold hits record on Fed cut outlook and geopolitical tension
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold rose to a record as the second quarter kicked off, extending a rally that’s been driven the Federal Reserve edging closer to rate cuts and deepening geopolitical tensions. Bullion jumped as... 


PROJECT INVOLVEMENT
Engagement is a critical step in the construction and maintenance of mine shafts
Correct installation of components critical
29th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

A successful shaft sinking project entails the correct installation of various components timeously, in addition to experienced personnel working on the project from the outset and maximising the... 


CRITICAL CONTINENT: The US is looking to Africa to help loosen a Chinese stranglehold on battery metals and reduce Russia's influence over the market for other minerals, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Reuters during a recent visit to a platinum mine in Marikana, owned by Sibanye-Stillwater. Adeyemo (right) with Sibanye Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman during his visit to a platinum mine where he said: “Africa is going to play a huge role. A lot of critical minerals are located here.” Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko for Reuters.
CRITICAL CONTINENT
29th March 2024

The US is looking to Africa to help loosen a Chinese stranglehold on battery metals and reduce Russia's influence over the market for other minerals, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told... 


Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee, Abu Dhabi company to form JV for Zambia waste rock project
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Abu Dhabi's International Resources Holding (IRH) has exercised its right to proceed with the formation of a joint venture (JV) vehicle with diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals Group for... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


Tharisa CFO Michael Jones
Tharisa to undertake $5m share buyback programme
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and LSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa has appointed UK investment bank Peel Hunt to manage a $5-million share buyback programme on its behalf. The Tharisa board... 


Wesizwe to post narrowed losses
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum expects to report a 76% to 86% year-on-year narrowing in its loss a share to between 1.14c and 1.96c for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared with a loss a share... 


Gemfields swings to a loss on PGM investment writedown, but gemstone business flourishes
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Gemstone miner Gemfields has recorded its second highest yearly revenues in 2023, on the back of record prices being paid for its rough coloured gemstones sold at auction. Gemfields CEO Sean... 


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