ARTICLES RELATING TO PLATINUM

Investor-friendly policies will grow SA firms in Zim - experts

2016-06-24 16:20

Zimbabwe’s export sector could benefit significantly from investor-friendly policies and resultant ramp-ups in mining and agricultural production, say experts.

Northam miners back at work after murders halted operations

2016-06-15 08:58

Employees have returned to the Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine, ending an eight-day stoppage spurred by the murders of two of their colleagues in union rivalry.

NUM members will not return to Northam mine until safety assured

2016-06-07 11:29

NUM members will not return to work at Northam Platinum's Zondereinde mine until their safety is assured after a spate of murders, says a spokesperson.

NUM to demand 20% wage hike at Amplats - document

2016-06-03 14:30

Union NUM will demand a wage increase of 20% per year for the next two years in upcoming talks with Anglo American Platinum, according to an internal document.

Sibanye to spend R95m on former Aquarius mines

2016-04-26 14:06

Sibanye Gold plans to spend R95m for the year to end-December 2016 on its newly-acquired platinum business, formerly Aquarius Platinum, says CEO Neal Froneman.

Zimplats slashes capex spend, freezes new labour

2016-02-25 15:15

Low platinum prices and a loss for the six months end-December 31 have forced Impala Platinum-owned Zimplats to cut capital expenditure by 54%.

Zim repays Implats unit $100m, revenues tumble

2016-02-05 13:17

Zimbabwe says it repaid Impala Platinum’s unit in the country about $100m in overpaid royalties, dragging down earnings from the mineral royalties segment by 110%.

Offshoring your portfolio

2016-01-26 09:47

Investment expert Simon Brown offers advice on the options available to investors wanting to take their portfolios offshore.

Zim mining headed for bleak 2016 - chamber

2016-01-11 11:34

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe is anticipating little improvement in production and prices for most metals, despite an easing in power supplies.

Zim platinum miners seek lower royalty fees

2015-12-16 12:08

Zimbabwe should reduce the royalty fee on platinum producers from 10% to help mining firms offset the impact of low prices, says the country's mining chamber.

 

Platinum output not keeping up with cost hikes, say miners

2016-06-16 10:36

Depressed metal prices and continued above-inflation increases in labour and other input costs present a major challenge to the industry, say platinum miners.

Manufacturing output goes up, while mining production dips

2016-06-09 13:00

Mining production has decreased by 6.9% year-on-year in April with iron ore being the largest negative contributor, while manufacturing output increased by 2.9%.

Northam Platinum mine remains shut after 2 workers killed

2016-06-07 09:52

Underground operations at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine have remained closed for a second day after two people were killed amid clashes between NUM and Amcu.

Amplats expects 85% fewer job losses

2016-06-01 15:30

Anglo American Platinum has reduced the number of job cuts tied to restructuring at two South African operations by 85%.

SA platinum output to drop 2% in 2016 - report

2016-03-04 12:11

Disruption to platinum production - such as strikes and stoppages - will see SA coming out slightly lower in 2016 with a 2% fall in output, according to a report.

Implats expects lower earnings per share

2016-02-15 17:22

Implats expects its headline earnings per share for the half year ended December 31 2015 will be between 50 and 59 cents.

Gideon du Plessis: Mining strike pains. Is half a bread loaf better than none?

2016-01-27 07:09

Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis looks at the mining the sector, with a possible strike at Sibanye Gold and make-or-break platinum wage talks due later this year.

Amplats sees R12bn loss on write-offs

2016-01-25 10:09

Anglo American Platinum will report a bigger-than-expected loss after reporting impairments and write-offs amounting to R14bn.

Fatal accident at Zim mine

2016-01-05 13:54

An employee of Mimosa Platinum was fatally injured while working underground at its mine in Zimbabwe, says the company.

Aquarius, Sibanye holders vote for merger deal

2015-11-30 15:53

Shareholders expect the processing of Sibanye Gold's cash offer for Aquarius Platinum to sail through and say the deal should be done and dusted by April 2016.

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