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27 June 2017
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21 Jun 2017
SAFTU: SAFTU statement on new Mining Charter, BEE and nationalization
The hostile and hysterical reaction of the Chamber of Mines to the new Mining Charter’s slight increases in the required levels of Black Economic Empowerment in the industry highlights everything...
19 May 2017
Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline
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...
18 May 2017
New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum
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...
15 May 2017
Royal Mint launches first ever platinum products
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...
13 Mar 2017
Magara seizes Lonmin COO opportunity as he grasps low-price nettle
It’s 7 am. Ben Magara walks in bang on time for our interview. He left home at 4.15 am to be in the gym at 5 am and the office at 6 am. He has a nice spring in his step as he tells me that he has...
08 Mar 2017
Royal Bafokeng Platinum's share price falls on bond launch
The share price of platinum mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) fell by more than 5% on the company's launch of a R1.2-billion bond offering to to secure the next phase of the ramp-up...
28 Feb 2017
Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat
Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal...
20 Jan 2017
Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed...
09 Dec 2016
Stillwater deal runs deep
The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into...
26 Sep 2016
Ferrochrome price in sharp rise
The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the fourth quarter of 2016 has been settled at 110c a pound, 12.2% up on the 98c-a-pound price of the third quarter. Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed...
20 Sep 2016
SA’s cost-of-doing-business ranking badly down – Chamber
South Africa has plummeted to an abysmally low level in the World Bank’s 160-country cost-of-doing-business rankings. On the bank’s Doing Business scale, which measures the fitness of a country’s...
15 Sep 2016
Amplats takes another step towards fuel cell realisation
In the latest step towards the potential adoption of zero-emission fuel cell technology on a large scale, platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Thursday announced an...
07 Jul 2016
Platinum council backs Japan’s ‘Fruit of Platinum’ sweet spot
Following May’s move to boost platinum bar and coin availability globally, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) on Thursday threw its promotional weight behind investors in Japan’s...
05 Jun 2016
SACP: SACP CC statement on raising the red Flag higher against venal conduct, defending our democratic national sovereignty and advancing the second radical phase of the NDR
The South African Communist Party met in its regular quarterly Central Committee in Johannesburg over the weekend of 3-5 June. The CC discussed at length a political report from the secretariat....
16 May 2016
Bright interims, better output lift Lonmin share price
The share price of platinum mining company Lonmin rose sharply on Monday on net cash generation, higher platinum sales and the expectation of platinum demand from the automotive and chemical...
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