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Amplats throws light on PGM substitution, electric vehicle prospects, community dividends

24th February 2020 The platinum industry could very easily experience an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) switching from palladium to platinum in the short term, platinum group metals (PGMs) were unlikely to be used in battery electric vehicles soon and communities are sharing considerably in the latest... 

Solar power for mines under consideration – Assore

21st February 2020 A scoping study is under way into the self-generation of electricity for Assmang’s mines – but not its smelters, Assore CEO Charles Walters said on Friday, when the company reported interim results that were negatively affected by weaker chrome and manganese prices, and lower shipments of... 

On-The-Air (21/02/2020)

21st February 2020 The implementation of new technology is earning a fortune for the South African mining companies that are brave enough to implement it; The JSE this week praised South Africa’s mining companies to the rooftops for their outstanding performance in 2019; and SA’s clean energy ducks are all in a row... 

Roll out red carpet to close electricity gap in quickest, cheapest, cleanest way

21st February 2020 Renewable energy can be commissioned quickest and cheapest, but the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is still refusing to acknowledge this truth – and doesn’t even give it credit for being cleanest. As a servant of the South African people, the department should be forced to roll out... 

Price-hit Assore half-year earnings down, interim dividend upheld

21st February 2020 JSE-listed base mineral and metals miner Assore, which on Friday reported net cash at a lower level of R8.1-billion, has declared an interim dividend of R7 a share for the half-year. Headline earnings for H1 FY20 decreased by 28% to R2,1 billion, compared to R2,9 billion for the H1 FY19. Assmang,... 

PGMs to play ever-increasing roles in greener, cleaner world

21st February 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum is convinced that PGMs are poised to play increasingly significant roles in a greener, cleaner world, driven by favourable new opportunities presented by societal megatrends. Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith, who... 

LBMA looking to elevate responsible gold sourcing standards

21st February 2020 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is looking to elevate the standards of its responsible precious metals sourcing programme. When responsible sourcing guidance was launched in 2012, the main focus was on ensuring that links with conflicts, money laundering and terrorist financing were... 

Hydrogen fuel cell technology ‘not too far away’ – Sibanye-Stillwater

21st February 2020 Even though society had begun to move towards battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell technology would be the real disrupter of the electric vehicle market, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman predicted during a recent gathering of African miners. Sibanye-Stillwater is the world’s largest... 

Harmony Gold expects to have 30 MW solar plant one year from now

21st February 2020 Gold mining company Harmony expects to have a 30 MW solar power plant running in a year from now, provided all regulatory obstacles are removed. Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp said during a media conference covered by Mining Weekly that the 30 MW plant in the Free State would be the first step in... 

FutureSmart, P101 earn Anglo $4.7bn

20th February 2020 The smart technology and efficiency enhancing programmes of diversified mining company Anglo American have netted the company $4.7-billion so far. FutureSmart Mining (TM) programmes deliver additional value from equipment and processes and P101 uplifts the performance of existing operating... 

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