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Chip uncertainty causing PGMs price uncertainty – chief investment officer  

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2021 The general feeling is that chip capacity will slowly start coming back in the next few months, but only to return the auto industry back to where it was pre-Covid, and not to the post-Covid surge, which resulted in platinum group metals (PGMs) prices going through the roof. If the global auto... 

Northam’s Booysendal complex progresses with expansion plans 

22nd September 2021 Platinum group metals miner Northam is expanding its ore handling systems to cater for increased volumes coming from its north, central and currently-under-construction south mines, at its Booysendal complex. 

Tharisa makes lead independent director, board committee changes

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st September 2021 Dual-listed Tharisa on Tuesday  announced a change to its lead independent director and the composition of certain board committees.  In addition, the platinum group metals and chrome producer also announced additional senior management appointments to enhance its corporate governance, climate... 

Gold edges higher as havens rally on growing Evergrande fears

By: Bloomberg     20th September 2021 Gold advanced as fears of a spillover from debt woes of Asian real estate developer China Evergrande Group stoked demand for havens, outweighing concerns that the Federal Reserve’s reduction in stimulus could come soon. US equities fell more than 2% as investor angst deepened over China’s... 

Platinum branded collections continue to thrive despite pandemic, says PGI

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th September 2021 Worldwide marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) second-quarter Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) shows that platinum jewellery, especially branded collections, remains resilient amid a still challenging situation in retail in most markets. Based on the PGI’s... 

Save SA Smelters responds to ChromeSA’s ‘high-risk’ analysis 

By: Martin Creamer     17th September 2021 The Save SA Smelters movement, which has thrown its full weight behind the decision of the Cabinet to impose an export tax on raw chrome leaving the country, on Friday responded to the analysis of ChromeSA that the imposition of such a tax would be high risk. ChromeSA was formed late last year... 

Hydrogen at forefront of SA’s RDI horizon

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 Given the commercial potential of hydride-based hydrogen solutions, research development and innovation (RDI) programme Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems tells Mining Weekly that, within the next five to seven years, it will be feasible for South Africa to realistically develop the necessary... 

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

Coal still a lifeline for South Africa

17th September 2021 While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks set to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal production remain strong for decades to come. Following the third Coal Industry Day, held online in July, consulting firm SRK... 

S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

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