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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... 

Northam enhances financial flexibility
3rd July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Northam Platinum has implemented an agreement to restructure its existing banking facilities, resulting in R11-billion of available banking facilities to the company. The restructuring... 

AmaranthCX director Paul Miller
Policymakers urged to fix distorted public market as South African delistings continue
3rd July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The public market continues to see delistings on the JSE and other South African stock exchanges at an alarming rate, says consultancy and research provider AmaranthCX director Paul Miller, with 14... 

Implats says final condition precedent for RBPlat offer fulfilled
30th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) announced on June 30 that the final condition precedent to it offer to acquire Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) had been fulfilled. The... 

Raising the profile of SA women in mining
Raising the profile of SA women in mining
30th June 2023

Locally-based women-owned company Pinpoint Stewards has committed to raising the profile of women in South African mining. The "It's DUE " Women & Leadership in Mining conference, taking place on... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

TRP grants Implats a compliance certificate for RBPlat offer
29th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP) has granted platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) a compliance certificate in relation to its buyout offer for Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat).... 

PGI reports recovery in jewellery sector
29th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has noted a recovery in demand in the jewellery sector, led by gold jewellery, in the first quarter of this year. The organisation notes in... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Govt developing critical minerals strategy to support green industrialisation – Mantashe
29th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reports that government is in the process of developing a critical minerals strategy for South Africa, which will seek to support green-economy... 

Implats extends longstop date for RBPlat offer to July 28
28th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has again extended the longstop date of its proposed buyout of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) to July 28, as two conditions precedent remain outstanding. The... 

Manenzhe to stay on as RBPlat interim CFO until December 31
27th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a result of the ongoing mandatory buyout offer by Impala Platinum (Implats), Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has extended interim CFO Rotshidzwa Manenzhe's appointment to December 31. Her... 

Implats lifts RBPlat stake to 56.3%
26th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 547 346 shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). Those shares represent about 0.19% of... 

The project is located in the famously productive Stillwater mining district, in Montana.
Glencore takes a stake in Stillwater Critical Minerals
26th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of Stillwater Critical Minerals surged by one third on Friday, after the Montana-focused company announced a 9.99% strategic investment by commodities major Glencore. Glencore has... 

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On-The-Air (23/06/2023)
23rd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. The use of platinum in... 

WPIC reiterates platinum deficit forecast
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has reiterated its forecast of a record platinum market deficit of almost one-million ounces this year. The deficit is a result of strong 28%... 

Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Ivanhoe welcomes two African women leaders to its board
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Canada-headquartered Ivanhoe Mines has announced the appointment of two distinguished female African leaders – Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Delphine Traoré – to the company’s board as independent... 

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Battery commercialisation, green hydrogen make headlines
23rd June 2023

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks hopes for the use of Platinum and Palladium in the commercialisation of batteries; calls for SA to produce green hydrogen locally, which could add value... 

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Manganese opportunities amass
23rd June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As developed economies seek to diversify their sources of critical minerals away from China and Russia, South Africa has the “clear potential” to strengthen its position as a key supplier of... 

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking infrastructure, energy and telecommunications head Mike Peo.
Green hydrogen presenting South Africa with good target point – Nedbank
22nd June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen is presenting South Africa with a good target point at a time when the African continent is on the cusp of a massive revolution in the energy space. “For South Africa in particular,... 

Implats raises stake in RBPlat to 56.18%
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 223 000 shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). The shares represent about 0.08% of RBPlat's... 

Security guard and mine worker arrested for theft of equipment worth R1.7m
21st June 2023 By: News24Wire

North West police have arrested a Bidvest Protea Coin Security guard and an Impala Platinum employee for the theft of catalytic converters worth R1.7-million, tampering with essential... 

Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam.
Hopes rise for platinum, palladium use in batteries as commercialisation trialling steps up
21st June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hopes are rising for the commercialisation of batteries that are boosted by the inclusion of platinum and palladium following the engagement of an innovation centre to drive the next generation of... 

Rio strikes exploration deal with Sultan
21st June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The exploration arm of diversified miner Rio Tinto has entered into a farm-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with ASX-listed Sultan Resources over a portion of Sultan’s Lake Grace tenure, in... 

Eastplats committee's investigation into whistleblower allegations progressing
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A committee appointed by platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) to investigation allegations made by a whistleblower is well under way, the TSX- and JSE-listed... 

Zimplats sees significant dust reduction and increased productivity with Weba Chute Systems
20th June 2023

Custom engineered chute systems have significantly reduced dust levels while increasing productivity at Zimplats. Over the last two decades, Weba Chute Systems has installed 99 of its tailormade... 

East China Engineering and Nyanza Light Metals of Richards Bay sign joint venture contracts.
Contracts advance R4.5bn titanium value-add project in KwaZulu-Natal
20th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continent of Africa must industrialise as quickly as it can, South Africa’s Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday when she presided over the signing... 

Expressions of interest invited for Marula mine solar plant
16th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Platinum miner Impala Platinum's subsidiary Marula Platinum is inviting independent power producers (IPPs) to submit expressions of interest for the supply and management of a 30 MW solar plant at... 

Locateion map of the Waterberg project
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Platinum Group Metals has reported that two of its joint venture partners have established a special purpose company to hold and fund their future equity interests in the venture. 

From left, moderator Leslie Hook of the Financial Times, Baroness Brown, Christian Leysen, Tom Dimitroff and Oliver Rix.
Produce local green hydrogen in hot South Africa to add value to iron-ore, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
15th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As iron-ore mining in South Africa, West Africa, the Pilbara, and Brazil happen to be hot and windy places, it makes a lot of sense for the global south to produce green hydrogen on site to reduce,... 

Implats increases RBPlat shareholding to 56.1%
15th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired a further 0.08% of the share capital of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat). Implats now owns 56.1% of RBPlat’s shares in issue.  

Implats chairperson Thandi Orleyn
Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe unit eyes expansion into lithium
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Impala Platinum Holding’s Zimbabwe unit is considering expanding into other metals, including lithium. The Johannesburg-based platinum miner still sees a future in Zimbabwe and is on the lookout... 

Mantengu fully funded, chrome plant commissioned to drive growth
14th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining investment company Mantengu Mining has been fully reinstated on the JSE, its acquisition of Langpan has been completed, the group is fully funded and it has successfully commissioned the... 

A South African coal mining operation
South Africa's mining production increased in April, but mineral sales value decreased
13th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

After 14 months of year-on-year contractions in mining production, South Africa in April recorded a 2.3% year-on-year increase in output to April. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that... 

Implats’ shareholding in RBPlat increases to 56.02%
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired a further 0.30% of shares in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), taking its shareholding to 56.02%. Implats has been steadily increasing its... 

A map showing the location of the Waterberg project
Jogmec, Hanwa consolidate shareholding, equity investments in the Waterberg JV project
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) says two of its joint venture (JV) partners in the Waterberg project, Japan Organisation for Metals and Energy Security (Jogmec) and Hanwa, have... 

Gold Krugerrand coins
LBMA points out green shoots, prospects in South African gold beneficiation
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the electricity supply constraints and economic and political uncertainty in South Africa, there are growing opportunities to further enhance the country’s gold beneficiation, says the... 

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Indaba debut to highlight potential for African mining
9th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a global energy transition and the emergence of Industry 4.0, this year’s inaugural London Indaba – hosted by mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa –... 

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Bakubung Platinum Mine project, South Africa – update
9th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Wesizwe announced on June 2 that, owing to faults in the ring gear of the ball mill and the feeding mixing tanks of the tailing filter press, the hot commissioning process at Bakubung could not... 

Top South African fund bets on platinum as power cuts hit miners
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A fund run by one of South Africa’s largest asset managers has altered its approach on platinum, seeing better returns from betting on the physical metal, while offloading shares in companies that... 

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