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Menar and platinum boost make headlines
8th March 2024

In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Menar’s memorandum of agreement with Gabon; high platinum demand owing to an expected 7-year high in the... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


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South Africa’s mining industry must be given a new ticket to ride
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The decline of South Africa’s mining industry must be vigorously arrested by giving the flagging sector a new ticket to ride. Bureaucratic hoops must be reduced to a minimum and critical minerals... 


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Bimha mine upgrade, Zimbabwe – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Impala Platinum has reported that the project is on track. 


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Mupani mine replacement projects, Zimbabwe – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Impala Platinum has reported that the project is on track. 


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Selous Metallurgical Complex tailings storage facility, Zimbabwe – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will extend the design life of the tailings storage facility until 2049. 


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Two Rivers Platinum Mine Merensky project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A review of the project is under way. 


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Volspruit platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sylvania Platinum has announced the completion of a mineral resource estimate. 


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Zondereinde Western extension project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has implemented several capital preservation initiatives at the project. 


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Marula Phase 2 life-of-mine extension, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Zimplats has slowed down the extension project. 


Minerals Council highlights progress and challenges of women in mining
7th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the United Nations having designated the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day as ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’, Minerals Council South Africa president and chair of the... 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R weighing capital-light re-entry into Australian mining market
7th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) says it still intends to regain a foothold in the Australian mining market, which it lost when RUC’s Australian holding company entered voluntary administration in... 


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Marula Phase 2 life-of-mine extension, South Africa – update
7th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been slowed down. 


Eastplats' Zandfontein undergound operations successfully restarted
6th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The initial phase of the Zandfontein underground operations at TSX-V- and JSE-listed Eastern Platinum's (Eastplats') flagship Crocodile River mine, in South Africa's Bushveld Complex, is now fully... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Edward Sterck.
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year
6th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a commodity and also as an investment, with the 2023 platinum market deficit of 878  000 oz forecast to be... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th March 2024

This week: Implats expecting phased reduction in group output; Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations and, Harmony Gold board approves R7.9bn project on back of superb half-year results 


Tsodilo withdraws contempt motion as Botswana Minister complies
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has withdrawn its contempt motion, which sought to hold Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko Moagi to... 


7th annual PGMs Industry Day
6th March 2024

We are pleased to announce the agenda for the 7th edition of the 2024 PGMs Industry Day, taking place on Wednesday 10th April 2024 at the Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park. Don’t miss this... 


Gold steady after surging to record on rate-cut bets, haven bids
Gold steady after surging to record on rate-cut bets, haven bids
6th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold steadied after surging to a record high in the previous session, boosted by expectations for US rate cuts, geopolitical tensions and the risk of a pullback for equity markets. Bullion rose to... 


Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye-Stillwater highlights its full confidence in price-hit platinum group metals
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

While the operating environment remains challenging, with macro-economic and geo-political uncertainty persisting, the medium- to long-term view of Sibanye-Stillwater remains largely unchanged on... 


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... 


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