Anglo’s giant palladium mine to pose key question for new chief

2020-02-21 09:58

When Natascha Viljoen takes the helm of Anglo American Platinum in April, she will find a “fierce crocodile” in her in-tray.

Amplats interim earnings soar despite power cuts, strikes

2019-07-22 13:08

Anglo American Platinum says Eskom power outages put a damper on production in the first quarter, with output of platinum group products declining 2% year-on-year to 2,146,900 ounces

Amplats finance director to step down in early 2019

2018-09-21 16:41

In an update to shareholders the platinum miner said Ian Botha had tendered his resignation and would be 'relocating abroad to pursue other career opportunities'.

Community blames 'arrogant' mine for unrest

2018-04-15 07:24

A revolt is brewing among one of the communities at the richest end of the country’s platinum belt and fingers are being pointed at the “arrogant” mines for neglecting community concerns.

Amplats completes R400m sale of Union Mine and Masa Chrome

2018-01-26 11:53

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith says that the sales will help reposition the platinum mining company's portfolio.

Sibanye clears state barrier to buy Amplats mines

2016-10-19 09:44

Sibanye has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for its R4.58bn acquisition of Anglo American Platinum's Rustenburg mines, it has been announced.

Anglo American warns of job scam asking for money

2016-06-09 20:17

One of the world's largest mining companies, Anglo American Platinum, says a job scam - in which fraudsters pretend to represent the company in a bid to extract personal information from unsuspecting members of the public - is doing the rounds.

1 000 jobs at risk as Glencore to shut mine

2015-08-18 13:50

Glencore will shut its Eland platinum mine in South Africa, risking about 1 000 jobs, says trade union Solidarity.

Union says Amplats developer to fire 165 workers amid strike

2015-07-03 13:22

More than 500 workers at Anglo American Platinum's unit at the Twickenham operation in South Africa have started a strike against plans to cut as many as 165 jobs.

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.


Anglo Platinum wants in on batteries to ease electric car threat

2019-08-13 11:53

The world’s top platinum and palladium supplier has an answer to the electric-car boom that may pose a long-term threat to its biggest market: invent a new battery.

AMCU faces deregistration by labour department

2019-04-24 18:39

The Labour Department has said it intends to deregister one of the country’s biggest mining unions, just weeks before crucial platinum-industry wage talks are expected to begin.

Amplats to sell stake in Bafokeng Rasimone for R1.86bn

2018-07-05 18:35

Amplats subsidiary, Rustenburg Platinum Mines, is set to sell a 33% stake in its Bafokeng Rasimone joint venture.

Amplats revives dividend after 6-year pause as debt drops

2018-02-19 10:49

Anglo American Platinum has declared its first dividend in six years after the producer of the precious metal cut net debt by 75% from a year earlier.

FSB takes steps to recover missing R255m

2017-06-18 06:02

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has placed Bophelo Benefit Services and the Bophelo Beneficiary Fund under curatorship after City Press reported that R255m in mine worker pension money was missing from the fund.

Corruption erodes investment opportunities - mining CEO

2016-10-05 20:30

Mining companies can build a solid business, however, investors are most perturbed by corruption, says Steve Phiri, CEO of Royal Bafokeng Platinum.

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.

Amplats profit rises as mine-disposal options probed

2015-07-20 09:45

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says it’s still studying whether to separately list or sell four aging South African mines it’s seeking to dispose of.

Amplats shift supervisor killed in fire

2015-06-06 07:30

A shift supervisor at Anglo American Platinum's Union mine in Rustenburg was killed earlier this week when an office building at the Spud Shaft caught fire and burnt down, the mining company says.

Amplats expects earnings to drop

2014-12-01 09:27

Anglo American Platinum expects full-year earnings to fall by at least 20% due to a record five-month strike that hit its South African operation.

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