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Lagging platinum being actively promoted – Implats

3rd September 2020 Demand for platinum, the price laggard of the high-flying platinum group metals basket, is being actively promoted on several fronts, Implats reported on Thursday. Following the company’s presentation of stellar cash-generating and dividend-yielding financial results, which featured a gross... 

Gross profit of cash-gushing Implats soars 240%, cash dividend declared

3rd September 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Thursday posted record headline earnings on the back of solid operational performances and record sales revenues – despite the considerable impact of Covid-19 – for its full year to June 30. The group, headed by CEO Nico... 

Bushveld advances electrolyte, solar, mini-grid projects

2nd September 2020 London-listed integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage provider, Bushveld Minerals, the owner of assets in South Africa, on Wednesday reported progress with the group’s electrolyte plant, solar and mini-grid power project. Bushveld Energy intends devising self-generation options... 

Joburg’s political legacy mine dumps should come down to cut commute time – DRDGold

1st September 2020 South Africa Inc should be doing much more to incentivise the recovery of precious metals from tailings dams for sound societal and environmental reasons that could free Johannesburg of its artificial ‘Berlin Wall’-type political legacy barriers that tilt commute times unfairly and block new-era... 

Cash-gushing DRDGold declares dividend on fourfold rise in operating profit

1st September 2020 Surface gold mining company DRDGold on Tuesday declared its thirteenth successive-year dividend distribution on a fourfold-plus increase in group operating profit of R1 562.1-million, a sevenfold-plus headline earnings surge and rocketing market capitalisation. Free cashflow was R926.4-million... 

South Africa must link tax laws to job creation, says ARM’s Motsepe

31st August 2020 The private sector worldwide is the engine for job creation, in partnership with trade union organisations, government and communities, and South Africa must link its tax legislation to job creation. That is the view African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe... 

ARM earnings up, dividend declared

31st August 2020 The headline earnings of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) increased by 6% to R5 534-million for the financial year to June 30. A final dividend of R7 a share is declared, in addition to the interim dividend of R5 a share, taking the total dividend for the 2020 financial... 

Analysts raise precious metals expansion opportunities for cash-flush Sibanye

30th August 2020 Mining analysts last week raised local platinum and gold expansion opportunities for cash-flush precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater, but Neal Froneman, the CEO of the superbly performing Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, expressed concern that South Africa’s current... 

Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade – Northam

28th August 2020 Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade, Northam CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday. Speaking at the JSE-listed company’s presentation of outstanding results, which saw the company shrug off the Covid-19 pandemic to report a record financial year in the 12 months to June 30, Dunne said... 

On-The-Air (28/08/2020)

28th August 2020 South Africa has the good fortune of being blessed with what the world is hailing as the ‘rock star’ metals of the moment; Anglo American Platinum has been able to give communities R2-billion thanks to soaring platinum group metal prices; and The earnings from South Africa’s biggest... 

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