R/€ = 16.82 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 14.32 Change: 0.00
Au 1199.53 $/oz Change: -8.69
Pt 829.00 $/oz Change: -7.99


Sars announces agent registration amendment

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     6th April 2012 On March 23, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) informed of the amendment to sections 59A.03(1)(a)(ii) and 120 of the Customs and Excise Act. 

06/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th April 2012 South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation is investing billions of rands in the platinum industry; The Department of Trade and Industry is going all out to boost South Africa’s struggling manufacturing sector. Here is another one, and Indian and South African companies have... 

Second Take: IDC invests in platinum 

5th April 2012 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about the Industrial Development Corporation's investment in platinum. 

Real Economy Report  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2012 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Transnet in partnership with its sponsors Roche and Colgate-Palmolive have launched the R82-million Phelophepa II health train to provide quality healthcare to more rural people. Dimakatso Motau reports. 

Gilbertson ‘very, very bullish’ on platinum-group metals  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2012 Mining industry doyen Brian Gilbertson, who has been involved in several landmark industry-making investments, foresees South Africa’s platinum endowment as providing the potential for yet another industry-making surge. Besides the outlook of growing demand and struggling supply, there is a... 

Nitric acid and ammonium nitrate plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     30th March 2012 The project will see the development of the first nitric acid plant of its kind to be built in South Africa since 1984. 

IDC invests big in Gilbertson/Frandsen new-look platinum integration  

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2012 South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has made its biggest single investment in five years - R3.24-billion - in Platmin’s comeback as an integrated miner and beneficiater. The delisted Platmin, now enhanced and temporarily named Newco, has a ten-times higher... 

Antiretroviral medicine manufacturing plant, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala     16th March 2012 Construction of the antiretroviral medicine manufacturing plant is expected to start in early 2013. 

DoE revising LPG pricing structure, industry sees demand growing 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th March 2012 The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to revise the regulated pricing structure for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) before the end of the current financial year, director for hydrocarbon operation Robert Maake said on Wednesday. Speaking at a conference on LPG supply in Southern Africa, he said... 

Support for successful ecological infrastructure scheme grows beyond R1bn 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th March 2012 The South African Department of Environment Affairs’ (DEA’s) and the Department of Water Affairs’ (DWA’s) Working for Water (WfW) programme, which eradicates invasive alien species in the country, has been dubbed a success since its inception. However, in recent years, it seems that the... 

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