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.

Anglo Platinum hikes dividend as palladium surge boosts cash

2019-02-18 19:37

Platinum prices are languishing near decade lows, yet investors in the number one supplier of the metal haven’t had it this good for years.

Lonmin to delay 12 600 job cuts as conditions improve

2019-02-08 12:55

The platinum miner has delayed placing some of its shafts on care and maintenance due to improved market conditions.

Platinum's surplus to persist in 2019 despite demand growth

2018-11-30 11:01

Platinum will remain in surplus in 2019, albeit a smaller one than this year, as the industry continues to grapple with declining demand from the automotive sector.


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.

Implats shares rise 7% as profit jumps

2019-02-28 12:30

Implats has announced a headline profit of R2.23bn for the six months ended December 31 2018, compared to losses of some R150m in the previous comparable period.

Palladium still hasn't peaked

2019-02-17 10:56

Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength, says David Fickling.


2018-12-04 11:00

IT is safe to say that rapper and Family Tree kingpin Cassper Nyovest bossed this past weekend.

Zimbabwe Platinum miners plan base-metal refinery, minister says

2018-11-11 12:25

Platinum miners in Zimbabwe plan to jointly develop a base-metal refinery in the country, Mines Minister Winston Chitando has said.

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