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Promoting hydrogen economy should be No1 priority – RBPlat’s Phiri

9th September 2020 Promoting the hydrogen economy should be South Africa’s number one priority, Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri said on Wednesday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the current state of the platinum group metals industry at the virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, Phiri said that this... 

Prize potentially large in platinum fuel cell and hydrogen growth – prof

8th September 2020 Significant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain and the prize for South Africa remains potentially large. That is the view of E4tech director Professor Dr David Hart of Switzerland, expressed in an address to a fuel cell webinar hosted by Nedbank CIB on Tuesday. (Also watch... 

Low-priced platinum outperforming gold as investor sentiment turns positive – WPIC

8th September 2020 Gold grabs the headlines and platinum less so but it is interesting to note that the platinum price has surged by a far bigger percentage than gold. Increased global risk due to the Covid-19 pandemic has driven strong investor demand for gold as a risk hedge, with gold ETF holdings up over 20%,... 

Hydrogen economy elevating platinum as store-of-value precious metal – WPIC

8th September 2020 The hydrogen economy is elevating platinum as a precious metal with long-term store of value, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said today. The latest edition of WPIC’s Platinum Quarterly states that an evolving global sea-change in the environment debate may also be at play in... 

Possible special dividend on high-flying rhodium, palladium prices – Sylvania

7th September 2020 High-flying rhodium and palladium prices are giving rise to a possible special dividend being paid to the shareholders of cash-flush Sylvania Platinum, the London Aim-quoted company that recovers platinum group metals from chrome tailings. The board of the company, which benefits from sizeable... 

Implats ups capex guidance to R6bn-plus for new financial year

4th September 2020 Platinum group metals mining and marketing company Implats, which generated free cash flow of R14.4-billion in the 12 months to June30, is forecasting capital expenditure (capex) of between R6-billion and R6.8-billion in the new 2021 financial year. This is well up on the capex of R4.5-billion in... 

Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect

4th September 2020 The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product showcase opportunities from September 7 to 11. For the first time in 48 years, Electra Mining Africa... 

Encouraging exploration would deliver enormous opportunities for SA – Bristow

4th September 2020 Encouraging exploration in South Africa would deliver enormous opportunities, says Barrick Gold president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow, a world leader in exploration success. Bristow was commenting on the call for mining exploration to be encouraged, made last month by the economic transformation... 

Getting best out of mining starts with policy certainty – Holland

4th September 2020 Getting the best out of South Africa’s mining sector starts with policy certainty, said Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland on Thursday. Following the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s presentation of outstanding half-year results in spite of Covid, Holland said this in response to Mining... 

Hats off to Namibia and Botswana for going solar

4th September 2020 Namibia and Botswana deserve pats on the back for going big on solar. After all, both have lots of sun and sand, and Namibia has sea to boot. From the seawater, green hydrogen can be electrolysed with the help of excess solar power. From Namibia’s well-established harbours, consideration could... 

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