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Gold touches $2 100 as traders scoop up metal on rate cut bets
Gold touches $2 100 as traders scoop up metal on rate cut bets
5th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold is within striking distance of a new record high as the market bets the first US interest-rate cut since early 2020 is near. The precious metal briefly rose above $2 100/oz Monday, the... 


Mining Indaba 2024 –recognised as a platform for positive disruptive change
4th March 2024

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in Cape Town, 5 to 8 February, presented a groundswell from governments, mining companies, investors and service providers to drive... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


PTM shareholders show strong support for new directors
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has announced its board of directors as voted for by shareholders at an annual general meeting on February 29, which had a turnout of shareholders... 


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UK Hydrogen Week highlights green hydrogen investments
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Following its inauguration last year, UK Hydrogen Week is taking place once again, from February 26 to March 3. The World Platinum investment Council says more than 6 300 individuals and 110... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


HYDROGEN SHOWCASE: Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a 500 km range, with the car’s platinum-based fuel cell using green hydrogen produced by Sasol to produce the clean electricity that powers the quiet drive train. BMW has also installed hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at its Midrand campus in Johannesburg.
HYDROGEN SHOWCASE
1st March 2024

Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats expecting phased reduction in group output
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A phased reduction in group output owing to a probable decline in production from Impala Canada and Mimosa in Zimbabwe is likely from platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


Implats CEO Nico Muller.
Low prices hit profitability of strongly producing Implats
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The significant decline in platinum group metal (PGM) prices during 2023 has resulted in notably lower group profitability, despite disciplined cost control across several operations, PGMs mining... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and transmission lines
Amplats signs renewable energy offtake agreement with Envusa Energy
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has, through its wholly owned Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) subsidiary, entered into a 20-year energy offtake agreement (EOA)... 


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ARM warns of lower interim earnings on the back of lower prices
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) says it expects its headline earnings for the six months ended December 31 to have decreased by between 40% and 50% year-on-year to between... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Hive Hydrogen signs wind power deal for R105bn Eastern Cape green ammonia plant
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa has signed an agreement with Genesis Eco-Energy to implement 372 MW of wind power in the Western Cape, in support of the development of its R105-billion green ammonia... 


Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe posts record normalised profit, adjusted earnings for 2023
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian miner Ivanhoe Mines has reported a record normalised profit of $388-million, as well as record adjusted earnings of $604-million for 2023. The Kamoa-Kakula operation, in the Democratic... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye reports 55.1% increase in lithium carbonate equivalent resources
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported a 55.1% increase in attributable lithium mineral resources as at the end of last year, along with a general expansion and diversification of its... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


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... 


An image showing part of Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation
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... 


An image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
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... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
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... 


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