Desperate bid to save trapped men at Rustenburg mine

2016-05-18 10:52

Rescuers are working furiously at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine to save two mineworkers who are trapped underground.

Zim unit boosts Implats third-quarter output

2016-04-26 10:57

Impala Platinum has posted a 17% rise in production in the quarter to the end of March, thanks to a 71% rise in output at its Zimbabwean unit Zimplats.

Panama leaks: Implats refutes it paid Zim wages via offshore firm

2016-04-04 20:46

Impala Platinum has been sucked into the Panama Papers debacle after leaked documents showed its Zimbabwe unit used an offshore firm to pay workers’ salaries.

NUM, Implats reach deal over 2012 strikers

2015-12-18 18:22

Impala Platinum has agreed to reinstate NUM mineworkers who were asked to leave the company during strikes in the platinum sector in Rustenburg in 2012.

Platinum miners seek to preserve cash as demand slows

2015-10-27 10:57

Problems are mounting for platinum miners as efforts to raise output are negated by sluggish demand and low prices for the precious metal, says Aquarius Platinum.

Zimplats to focus on beneficiation as profit drops

2015-08-31 14:39

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwean unit Zimplats has announced a 29% and 56% revenue and pre-tax profit fall for its full year, and is now focusing on mineral beneficiation.

Implats aims for smaller Rustenburg operation

2015-02-26 10:26

Impala Platinum aims to modernise its Rustenburg mines, the centre of labour unrest in recent years, into "smaller, more concentrated mining" operations.

Zimplats gets smelter to comply with new laws

2014-07-31 11:25

Impala Platinum-owned Zimplats says it will pay $690m to modify an old smelter to meet government requirements of having all platinum processed in Zimbabwe.

2 000 NUM miners down tools

2014-07-04 18:20

A spokesperson for Impala Platinum's Marula mine says about 2 000 miners affiliated to NUM have gone on strike, demanding higher wages.

Mathunjwa sees light at end of tunnel

2014-06-13 12:28

Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says he hopes to meet platinum producers by the end of the weekend for discussions to end the five-month strike stalemate.


Impala wins $201m court bid

2016-05-04 15:48

Impala Platinum will be paid $201m by a US recycling company to compensate for years of defaulted payments, the mining firm says.

Urgent probe of Zimplats after Panama Papers leak

2016-04-06 07:17

Officials will probe the alleged involvement of the Zimplats unit after leaked papers showed it used an offshore company to pay salaries of management in Zimbabwe.

Impala mineworkers died working for their families – Amcu

2016-01-27 21:29

The mineworkers who died in an underground fire at Impala Platinum mine were trying to improve their lives and those of their families, Amcu has said.

Implats quarterly output hit by maintenance, safety stoppages

2015-10-30 10:27

Impala Platinum's first quarter output fell compared with the preceding three month period after scheduled maintenance at its Rustenburg operations and safety stoppages.

Impala Platinum plans to cut 1 600 SA mine jobs

2015-09-18 10:14

Impala Platinum plans to retrench as many as 1 600 workers at its Rustenburg operations as prices have fallen to six-year lows.

Impala appoints Mandla Gantsho as chair

2015-06-10 11:37

Impala Platinum says it has appointed Mandla Gantsho as chairperson after Khotso Mokhele announced plans to step down.

Top platinum producers launch investment body

2014-11-18 12:07

Six of the world's biggest platinum producers have launched a dedicated body to promote the precious metal as an investment vehicle.

Marula strikers to return to work

2014-07-08 07:32

Impala Platinum says wildcat strikers at its Marula mine have indicated they would return to work and press their demands through "formal channels".

Amcu, miners disagree over potential job cuts

2014-06-24 11:36

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa says mining firms have committed to no retrenchments, while they maintain restructuring and shedding of jobs is inevitable.

Mine deal issues still to be thrashed out

2014-06-13 08:58

Amcu has accepted a new wage offer in principle but some outstanding issues still need to be discussed, says its leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

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