The price of palladium is absolutely exploding – here’s why that's good news for South Africa

2020-01-21 05:45

The silvery-white metal primarily found in South Africa and Russia has almost doubled in the past year.

Implats to buy Canadian miner for more than R11bn

2019-10-07 17:57

It owns a fully mechanised mine with a "low labour complement".

AMCU leader blasts mining bosses with Bible verses

2019-10-01 13:02

Joseph Mathunjwa repeatedly turned to scripture as he gave an update on wage negotiations in the platinum sector.

Northam posts record operating profit in full-year earnings

2019-08-23 13:23

Northam Platinum has reported a record operating profit of R2.4bn for the full year to the end of June - up from R823m - representing an increase of 192.7% from the previous year.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum slams allegations of fraud against its directors

2019-07-05 10:23

Royal Bafokeng Platinum says there is no merit to allegations made against it and its directors.

AMCU leader takes diplomatic tone ahead of platinum wage talks

2019-06-16 15:57

For a union leader that led the longest platinum-mining strike and which self-identifies as 'militant', AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa is sounding rather diplomatic.

Scientists have figured out the likely source of our solar systems’ gold, uranium and platinum

This single cosmic event gave birth to 0.3% of the Earth’s heaviest elements.

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Lonmin plans to cut 4 100 workers as it closes platinum mines

2019-05-21 05:01

Lonmin plans to cut 4 100 workers at mines that have run out of profitable ore and are being closed.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Platinum stocks seen to hold more value in coming weeks

2019-04-17 08:32

The rand platinum price, which dominates how local platinum stocks will fare, has broken out of a large basing chart pattern, suggesting an upside in platinum stocks.

Palladium tops $1 600 as metal sets new highs on supply shortage

2019-03-20 07:50

The price of the metal - mainly used in autocatalysts in gasoline vehicles - has almost doubled from a recent low in August.


What goes up…

2019-10-09 18:46

Using the principle of supply and demand, investment expert Simon Brown explains why investors need to be cautious with commodity stocks. Unlike the price of products and services, which will go up over time, commodity prices may go up – but will likely eventually come back down again.

Sibanye plans new JSE-listed holding company

2019-10-04 19:33

Sibanye Stillwater - the world's biggest producer of platinum, the second-largest palladium producer and a major gold miner – plans to restructure its holding structure.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: JSE platinum index continues new recovery high trend

2019-09-26 19:47

The JSE platinum index continues to make new recovery highs as platinum stocks continue to be amongst the leaders on the JSE.

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.

SA platinum mine wage negotiations to start next week

2019-07-02 16:39

South Africa’s largest platinum-mining labour union has said it will meet the nation’s top three producers on successive days next week as it starts formal negotiations for a three-year wage deal.

SA gold slump continues as annual production falls by 19.5%

2019-06-13 11:48

While South Africa has one of the world's largest gold reserves, it is no longer the biggest producer on the continent, having lost its gold crown to Ghana.

Sibanye is now the world's no. 1 platinum miner

2019-05-30 06:58

With the acquisition of Lonmin, Chief Executive Officer Neal Froneman has completed Sibanye’s transformation to a giant of SA's key platinum sector.

Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Zimbabwe, Russia finalise deal for R55bn platinum mine

2019-04-10 15:31

Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Russia to build a new platinum mine in the southern African country, finalising a deal that’s stalled since 2014.

RBPlat share price takes a knock despite boost in platinum output

2019-03-05 14:12

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has reported 25.8% increase in normalised earnings to R166.5m, despite headline earnings taking a substantial 54.2% knock.

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