R/€ = 17.01 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 13.99 Change: 0.06
Au 1835.10 $/oz Change: 0.24
Pt 1248.00 $/oz Change: -13.50


Implats lifts first-quarter production despite challenges 

By: Donna Slater     30th April 2021 JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) reports that its tonnes milled for the first quarter of this year had increased by 4% to 5.59-million tonnes, with higher volumes reported at Impala Rustenburg, Impala Canada and its Marula operations. Its milled grade was... 

Jubilee’s Project Roan starts producing copper

By: Simone Liedtke     29th April 2021 Dual-listed Jubilee Metals’ Project Roan has started production of intermediate copper concentrate for refining at the company’s Sable Refinery, in Zambia. The construction of Phases 2 and 3 remain on target. 

On-The-Air (16/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2021 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. Sakina Kamwendo: Barberton, according to explorers, still has so much gold that it can put South Africa back on the gold map. 

Local battery material champions planning first-mover advances into new geographies 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 South Africa’s team of local battery material champions are planning first-mover advances into new geographies. Mining Weekly can today report that Thakadu Battery Materials, which is producing high-purity battery-grade nickel sulphate for export, has a pipeline of new projects in place that will... 

Donovan Chimhandamba

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd April 2021 This week we profile Donovan Chimhandamba, CEO of titanium dioxide pigment manufacturer Nyanza Light Metals  

How South Africa can unlock its exploration potential ­– Adrian Reynolds   

By: Martin Creamer     1st April 2021 Of four factors required to attract investment in exploration, economic and fiscal stability is the most important, says highly experienced geological and mining consultant and nonexecutive company director Adrian Reynolds. Reynolds spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview about the factors... 

South African-developed fuel cell passing tests at Implats refinery 

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2021 A South African-developed stationary hydrogen fuel cell is doing well as it is put through a testing phase at the Impala Platinum (Implats) refinery, group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya has revealed. The stationary hydrogen fuel cell at Implats’ precious metals and base metals... 

First hydrogen and movement by third quarter – Anglo American Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2021 Anglo American Platinum executive head: project and environment Prakashim Moodliar has outlined what the company refers to as its smart power project, which is the development of the hydrogen fuel cell and battery-powered module, retrofitted on to a large haul truck, for deployment at the... 

First Cobalt to issue shares to Glencore to repay $5.5m debt

By: Reuters     26th March 2021 Canada's First Cobalt Corp entered into a deal with Glencore Plc's unit under which it will repay an existing loan of about $5.5-million by issuing shares, the cobalt miner said on Friday. First Cobalt will issue 23.8 million common shares to Glencore AG at $0.29 per share, representing about... 

On-The-Air (19/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Yet another South African mine is planning to generate its own electricity, this time a high 84 MW; South African miners are gearing up to win back the high level of the world vanadium market that we once held; and South Africans have won a piece of the battery materials action in a very... 

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