ARTICLES RELATING TO IMPLATS

Implats cancels plans to sell Marula mine

2015-05-27 19:04

Impala Platinum has cancelled plans to sell its Marula mine, saying it would instead aim to increase output at the operation.

Ramatlhodi to lift lid on mining compliance

2015-03-30 13:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will present the government's assessment of mining industry compliance, including black ownership targets.

Implats says no job cuts in Rustenburg revamp

2015-02-26 16:26

Impala Platinum will revamp its Rustenburg mines to boost productivity, but staffing levels will stay the same at the centre of often violent labour unrest, its chief executive says.

Mine expansion plans in Zim under threat

2015-02-18 18:35

Mine expansion plans for companies in Zimbabwe and the growth of the crucial industry is now under threat because of continued depressed metal prices.

Mineworkers want R8 500p/m minimum

2014-11-26 17:03

The minimum wage for mineworkers must be R8 500 a month, the National Assembly's labour committee has heard.

Lonmin results dominated by strike impact

2014-11-10 13:36

The five-month strike in the platinum sector has caused a loss of 391 000 saleable ounces over the last financial year, mining company Lonmin reports.

SA could declare minerals as strategic

2014-10-14 17:55

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says the mineral bill paves the way to declare certain minerals such as coal and iron ore as strategic for the country.

SA to improve distressed mining towns

2014-10-09 20:22

Planning Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says R2.1bn has been designated to improve housing and living conditions in poor mining communities.

Implats reviewing options to restore profits

2014-08-28 09:54

Impala Platinum has posted a drop in earnings after most of its SA operations had been hit by a wage strike and it is reviewing options to restore profits.

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

 

Zimplats soars despite rising costs

2015-05-01 09:55

Impala Platinum's unit in Zimbabwe has raised revenues for the quarter to end March by 10% to $110m, although operating costs also went up by 11%.

Sibanye Gold not keen on Implats Marula mine

2015-02-26 19:19

Sibanye Gold, which says it wants to expand into platinum, says it is not interested in Impala Platinum’s Marula mine.

Temporary labour reprieve for SA miners in Zim

2015-02-25 08:40

A wage hike settlement agreed by Zimbabwean mineworkers and their employers has provided the miners with a temporary labour dispute respite.

Protracted strike hits Implats earnings

2014-12-09 09:34

Impala Platinum is expecting its earnings to be 20% lower primarily due to lower production from its Rustenburg operations.

New body to boost platinum investment demand

2014-11-11 16:35

An industry body to promote investment demand for platinum should be set for launch early 2015 as producers try to boost sales in the face of falling prices.

Marikana strike haunts SA economy

2014-10-24 17:49

The economy is struggling to shake off the shock of the Marikana strike, the longest in its history, and will only manage growth of 1.4% this year.

Labour strife drives mines mechanisation

2014-10-14 13:48

For decades, SA's platinum production has rested on men risking their lives, but three years of labour strife have set in motion a drive to replace them with machines.

Implats mulls mechanisation

2014-08-29 06:00

Impala Platinum has warnedof a tough time ahead on the cost front, and its CEO says it is looking at modernising the workplace and will mechanise where it can.

Lonmin dismisses job cut reports

2014-08-26 17:42

Lonmin says its immediate focus is to achieve a safe ramp-up of production in order to rebuild the business and restore profitability.

Implats closes Zimplats mine

2014-08-20 10:32

The Bimha mine in Zimbabwe, operated by Impala Platinum's subsidiary Zimplats, has been closed, says Implats.

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