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On-The-Air (19/05/2017)

19th May 2017 Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Mines has fallen in love with South Africa’s new platinum technology, which it is adopting, lock, stock and barrel; The Royal Mint this week announced the production of its first platinum products; and Financial problems have forced a second South African diamond mine to be... 

New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum

18th May 2017 The new cost-slashing, time-saving, capital-unlocking, mine-broadening and cobalt-saving platinum technology, driven by diversified mining company Pallinghurst and South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is gaining impressive international momentum as an initiative... 

Shadow Minerals Minister warns of ‘disastrous’ mining outlook

18th May 2017 Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer forecasts that South Africa’s new minerals legislation and new charter will be “disastrous” for an industry already crippled by hugely diminished capital injection and massive year-on-year job loss. The Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP, who... 

DRA awarded Pan African’s Elikhulu gold tailings plant project

18th May 2017 Multi-disciplinary international engineering group DRA has been appointed by JSE-listed Pan African Resources to deliver a detailed design and construction supervision service for its Elikhulu gold tailings retreatment plant facility planned for its Evander operation in Mpumalanga.   This is a... 

Royal Mint launches first ever platinum products

15th May 2017 The Royal Mint, one of the world’s oldest issuers of bullion coins and bars, on Monday launched its first ever platinum bullion products. In what is potentially a beneficial measure to boost platinum demand, the 1 000-year-old organisation has launched 500 g and kilo platinum bars as... 

Lonmin buys remaining Pandora stake

15th May 2017 Platinum mining company Lonmin has bought the remaining 7.5% stake in Pandora platinum operation from Northam Platinum. In November last year, Lonmin entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Anglo American Platinum’s 42.5% stake in Pandora, taking ownership to 92.5% of an asset with... 

Platinum-boosting coin, reserve currency plans being revisited

12th May 2017 Plans to produce platinum coins and instate platinum as a reserve currency are being revisited to boost demand for the precious metal, leveraging off what have been long-standing demand-boosting mechanisms for gold. Mining Weekly Online can today report that strong corporate voices are again... 

On-The-Air (12/05/2017)

12th May 2017 SA’s biggest gold-mining company is proving that deep can be cheap at its Mponeng mine on the Far West Rand; Palladium is overtaking platinum as the metal of choice to clean the air over the world’s biggest cities; and the Lonmin mine in Rustenburg is being coerced into creating 1 500 additional... 

Violent protestors demand 1 500 new jobs from struggling Lonmin

11th May 2017 Platinum company Lonmin on Thursday expressed deep concern about ongoing violence, damage to property and intimidation of employees by the near-mine Bapo Ba Mogale community, which is demanding 1 000 jobs for its members and 500 cadet positions for its unemployed youth.   The London- and... 

Petrol vehicle demand growth boosting palladium price

10th May 2017 Palladium reached its most expensive price in 15 years last week, rallying to within $100/oz of the price of platinum. Speaking to Thomson Reuters' Jan Harvey, CPM Group MD Jeffrey M Christian attributed palladium’s storming 2017 start to its increased use in petrol-driven vehicles. 

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