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Sean Gilbertson takes over Gemfields' reins as new CEO

By: Martin Creamer     4th August 2017 Long-serving Gemfields executive board member Sean Gilbertson, who was recently appointed executive director of Pallinghurst, is the new CEO of Gemfields, the coloured gemstone mining and marketing company that has delisted from the London Aim and is now an unlisted subsidiary of Pallinghurst.... 

Pallinghurst setting out to revitalise Gemfields as 100% owner

By: Martin Creamer     19th July 2017 Owning 100% of Gemfields will allow diversified mining company Pallinghurst to revitalise the coloured gemstones mining and marketing entity and to unlock synergies, Pallinghurst CEO Arne Frandsen said on Wednesday, when the London Stock Exchange aspirant commenced its compulsory take up of the... 

Tshipi now South Africa's largest manganese exporter – Jupiter

By: Martin Creamer     13th July 2017 In the five months to July, the Tshipi manganese mine in the Northern Cape exported more than 1.3-million tonnes of manganese ore, making it the largest exporter of manganese ore from South Africa, Jupiter Mines said on Thursday. Tshipi remains on track to achieve its record production target of... 

Pallinghurst seeks London listing following Gemfields acquisition

By: David Oliveira     13th July 2017 Following Pallinghurst’s restructuring and successful acquisition of emerald miner Gemfields, the JSE-listed diversified miner will now commence with the preparatory work to potentially obtain a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, with Gemfields delisting from London’s Aim stock... 

Manganese makes list of key tech metals heading for short supply

By: Martin Creamer     11th July 2017 Nothing can stop the proliferation of iPhones, solar panels and Teslas, except perhaps a shortage of key natural resources, comments the latest Fortune magazine, which puts manganese from South Africa on the list of crucial technology metals needed in the US. Fortune’s world map showing the... 

Grassroots shareholders celebrate black-controlled manganese mine’s R300m dividend

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2017 Against the background of rising calls for radical economic transformation in South Africa’s mining sector, particularly transformation that benefits the country’s communities, grassroots shareholders of the black-controlled Ntsimbintle were last week able to celebrate the Northern Cape manganese... 

Gemfields advises shareholders to reconsider Pallinghurst deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th June 2017 Gemfields on Wednesday advised its independent shareholders to “seriously consider” whether to accept Pallinghurst’s all-share offer. Pallinghurst on Tuesday said it had received acceptances for the offer exceeding 75%. 

Pallinghurst secures 75% acceptances for Gemfields takeover

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th June 2017 JSE-listed Pallinghurst has now garnered acceptances for 75.18% of shares in takeover target, Aim-listed miner Gemfields. Pallinghurst CEO Arne Frandsen noted that the company was “delighted” to have received more than 75% support from Gemfields’ shareholders, including the majority of Gemfields’... 

Pallinghurst scores as Jupiter dishes out $25m more

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2017 Pallinghurst mining company Jupiter Mines on Monday announced that it would make a further $25-million distribution to its shareholders in September. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Pallinghurst, which is an 18.43% shareholder in Jupiter, expects to receive a further distribution of... 

Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2017 The share price of mining investment fund Pallinghurst leapt in Johannesburg after the company outlined its plans to swop its investment fund shawl for a diversified miner’s mantle, unlock value through full absorption of its coloured gemstone associate and target a possible listing of the... 

New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum

By: Martin Creamer     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... 

New cost-slashing platinum technology ready to roll – Pallinghurst

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2017 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Years of diligent research and development have paid off for Pallinghust group platinum mine Sedibelo, which is now ready to implement an amazing new technology that will send platinum processing costs tumbling down the cost curve, use a fifth of the electricity... 

Pallinghurst turns $45m profit, upbeat on 2017, mulling options

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2017 Diversified mining company Pallinghurst, which made $45-million profit in 2016, is upbeat on 2017. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company spoke of all three of its business platforms being well positioned for further growth and value-unlock. 

Electricity supply problems, decentralised power trend opportunity for platinum

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2015 South Africa’s electricity problems are offering platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme and the global trend towards decentralised power generation are elevating power-generating fuel cell technology –... 

Power problems offering platinum huge demand opportunity  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2015 The electricity crisis is offering South Africa’s demand-hungry platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme is elevating power-generating fuel cell technology - with platinum at its heart - to a new... 

Electricity-slashing platinum game changer expected by December 

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2015 The target date is the end of this year for the decision to go ahead with the commercial implementation of a paradigm shift technology that will mine and refine platinum in an integrated on-site process and use only a tenth of the electricity normally consumed. Major detail design work has... 

Pallinghurst shares rise on triple performance in troubled times 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2015 The shares of diversified mining company Pallinghurst rose by more than 4% in Johannesburg on Monday after the company reported a rise on the performance of its platinum, manganese and coloured gemstones business units during troubled times. In the 12 months to December 31, the JSE-listed... 

Pallinghurst invests in low-energy smelt alternative 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2014 Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified miner Pallinghurst's investment in a low-energy hydrometallurgical alternative to high-energy smelting. 

Resources Watch  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2014 This week: Pallinghurst brings in new technology to boost its platinum business. And, Gemfields is doing the ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds. 

Gemfields doing ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds  

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2014 London-listed coloured-gemstones mining and marketing company Gemfields, which Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson says is doing for emeralds what De Beers did for diamonds, is now aspiring to repeat the performance in rubies. Gemfields, in which the resources fund of the JSE-listed... 

Pallinghurst bringing in new tech to boost platinum business 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2014 In sharp contrast to South African mining’s deep dark and dangerous reputation, the JSE-listed Pallinghurst is rolling out a shallow, safe and sassy platinum alternative spiced with potentially game-changing technology. The platinum division of the company founded by mining doyen Brian... 

Wiese joins Pallinghurst board

By: Natalie Greve     11th February 2013 Dr Christo Wiese has been appointed as independent nonexecutive director of JSE-listed Pallinghurst, effective immediately. Wiese had over 40 years’ experience in the retail, financial, mining and consumer goods industries and was regarded as one of South Africa’s most successful and influential... 

Tshipi mines its first manganese ore

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th October 2012 Tshipi é Ntle Manganese, led by prominent South African business personality Saki Macozoma, has mined its first manganese ore at its new Northern Cape mine last week. The production of manganese ore on October 10 was several weeks earlier than planned. 

Fluorspar start-up is third miner to fly beneficiation flag

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2012 In Twitter parlance, beneficiation is trending. New fluorspar-explorer-turned-mine-developer and aspirant fluorochemicals producer SepFluor is the third South African mining company in as many months to nail its beneficiation colours firmly to its business mast. 

Cost of new platinum mine to rise to R12bn – Wesizwe

By: Martin Creamer     4th May 2012 The capital cost of building of the new Bakubung platinum mine, now under construction on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, is expected to escalate to R12-billion. So says Wesizwe CEO Jianke Gao, who was speaking to Mining Weekly in Johannesburg through his interpreter and Wesizwe... 

Tokyo conference to showcase gold’s industrial advances – Mintek

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2012 Gold continues to search for its industrial potential, particularly at the nanoscale. Minuscule, nanosized gold particles – measuring three- to four-millionths of a millimetre – are selectively reactive at the nanoscale, while remaining stable and oxidation immune, a property shared with... 

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... 

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... 

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