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Pilot Crushtec
26th January 2024

With over three decades of experience in the crushing, screening and materials handling industry, Pilot Crushtec International is not only an approved distributor of world class leading brands such... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


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Tsodilo applies to have Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister held in contempt of court
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has filed an interlocutory application in the Botswana High Court, calling on Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko... 


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Jubilee achieves ‘robust’ second-quarter production performance
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee has delivered a robust second-quarter operational performance and remains on track to meet its guidance for the full 2024 financial year. Chrome concentrate... 


BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
BHP unveils second cohort for Xplor accelerator
22nd January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified mining group BHP has announced its second cohort of six companies, chosen from a pool of over 500 applicants, to join the BHP Xplor accelerator programme. The accelerator programme is... 


Leoka resigns from Amplats board
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has announced that Thabi Leoka has resigned as nonexecutive director and, consequently, the board committees she serves on, with... 


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WPIC shines a spotlight on platinum investment options
19th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A range of accessible options exist for private and professional investors in platinum, and low minimum investment levels are possible, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) reveals in a new... 


The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


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Steve Phiri appointed nonexec director of Merafe
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed chrome producer Merafe Resources has appointed former Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri as an independent nonexecutive director, with effect from February 1. Phiri holds B luris,... 


Ian Cockerill, Mark Cutifani and Tony O'Neill
South Africa-linked mining luminaries advising on metals industry greening
17th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-linked mining luminaries are playing roles in an initiative to transform the metals industry with clean technology. Being targeted for metals is the elimination of energy-intensive... 


The Booysendal mine
Northam’s interim output up nearly 20%
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum has reported a 10.6% year-on-year increase in total equivalent refined metal production from its own operations and a 19.9% year-on-year increase in... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation’s busy pipeline of projects demonstrates the mining sector’s faith in the company’s unsurpassed industry knowledge and depth of skills
Leading underground mining contractor serves sector on multiple fronts
16th January 2024

Leveraging over a century of experience, Murray & Roberts Cementation is working with some of the world's most respected mining companies to pave the way for safe and efficient underground mining.... 


Platinum bar.
Supply-demand trend favours platinum over palladium – Deutsche Bank Research
15th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The convergence in platinum and palladium prices is likely to go further. Fundamentals point more positively for platinum into 2025 on a better autocatalyst demand trend. 


PTM progresses studies towards PGMs smelter, refinery in Saudi Arabia
15th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canada-headquartered miner Platinum Group Metals (PTM) continues to progress a market study that seeks to identify potential global sources of platinum group metals (PGMs) concentrate that could... 


Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
Samsung SDI invests in Canada Nickel
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Korean battery and electronics manufacturer Samsung SDI has made an $18.5-million investment in Canada Nickel, the owner of the Crawford nickel/cobalt project in the Timmins-Cochrane mining camp,... 


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Gold edges higher as US-led airstrikes on Yemen aid haven demand
12th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold edged higher as US-led airstrikes on Houthi rebel targets in Yemen boosted haven demand. The military action against the Iran-backed group followed a string of attacks on vessels in the Red... 


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Hydrogen as a driver of PGMs demand and new industry appointments make headlines
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the hydrogen economy as a new growth area for platinum group metals; Ian Cockerill's appointment as CEO of West African miner Endeavour Mining and the... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports highest ever quarterly chrome output, increased PGMs production
11th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London- and JSE-listed Tharisa has reported an 8.7% increase in mill throughput at its South African operations to more than 1.4-million tonnes, with improvements in both grade and recovery for... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


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Major new global hydrogen thrust brightens spotlight on platinum group metals
10th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A major new initiative by long-standing South Africa associate Heraeus Precious Metals this week drew renewed and intensified attention to the widespread role of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the... 


The Modder East operation
Gold One could dismiss more than 500 after mine sit-in
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold One International could dismiss more than 500 workers at a South African mine after two incidents last year in which hundreds of employees stayed underground for days. The Sydney-based gold... 


Si6 to acquire Brazil REE licences
9th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

ASX-listed critical metals and minerals explorer Si6 Metals expects to complete the acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of exploration licences in Brazil from exploration firm Foxfire... 


Priscillah Mabelane
Sasol’s Mabelane to head board at Eskom’s unbundled grid company, NTCSA
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of directors of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA), which was announced by the Eskom board on Tuesday, will be chaired by Priscillah Mabelane, who is also... 


Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine.
Impala withdraws suspensions of 38 Bafokeng workers
9th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has agreed to withdraw the suspension notices that were issued to the 38 employees who “were seen to have been the face of workers” who staged... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


Endeavour Mining's Agbaou mine
Gold CEO scandal is latest black eye for mining as setbacks mount
7th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining’s shock firing of its chief executive has capped a miserable three months for the global mining industry — and an equally painful period for its shareholders. The world’s biggest... 


All 2 200 Bafokeng mineworkers back safely to the surface, says Implats
20th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Impala Platinum said on Wednesday that as of 17:05 afternoon, all 2 205 mineworkers at its Bafokeng Rasimone mine had returned to the surface. The protest action began on Monday morning without the... 


Bluejay's Disko project area in Greenland
Bluejay makes board, management changes
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed Bluejay Mining has appointed three new nonexecutive directors, as well as a new MD. Roderick McIllree, Harry Ansell and Troy Whitaker have been appointed as... 


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Protest continues at Implats' BRPM, with more than 2 000 emplyees still underground
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

An illegal underground protest at platinum group metals major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) has continued for a second day, Implats corporate relations group... 


Ivanhoe co-chairperson Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe closes C$575m private placement
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines has closed a previously announced private placement offering of 47.92-million Class A shares at a price of C$12 apiece for gross proceeds of C$575-million.... 


Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 


Envusa's energy trading area
Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 


Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft
Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 


David Davis
Davis expects platinum price to be ignited in next few months
18th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Overwhelming demand and declining South African mining supply are poised to result in a very substantial rise in the price of platinum, Dr David Davis forecasts. Davis has been associated with the... 


Australia’s Pinderi Hills region reveals rich resources
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Following months of compiling historical data, conducting site visits and reviewing geological information from past exploration and drill activities in the Pinderi Hills region, in Australia,... 


POSITIVE RESULTS
Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 


ENHANCED PRODUCTION
Sylvania Platinum’s ongoing efforts center on improving production efficiencies
JV marks strategic leap in chrome, PGMs recovery
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

August marked a strategic milestone for platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum with the announcement of the 50:50 Thaba joint venture (JV) with low-cost chrome producer ChromTech’s... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Preliminary, unoptimised testing indicates that the Bengwenyama upper group two reef can be treated using conventional methods. 


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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 


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