R/€ = 17.11 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 14.00 Change: 0.10
Au 1869.95 $/oz Change: 16.97
Pt 1223.50 $/oz Change: -9.91


Jewellery industry's pivot to platinum aids recovery, PGI reports

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2021 Platinum is one of the first jewellery categories to reverse the downward trend caused by Covid-19, despite being a highly discretionary purchase with a relatively small market share, marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) reports. Its 'Platinum Jewellery Business Review... 

PGM prices soar as demand recovers amid supply disruption, new report says  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th May 2021 The platinum market is forecast to move back into surplus this year, despite a 27% gain in autocatalyst demand, according to estimates published in chemicals company Johnson Matthey’s latest platinum group metals (PGM) Market Report. South African platinum supplies are expected to rebound by... 

Eastplats’ first-quarter loss narrows to under $1m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th May 2021 JSE-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has narrowed its net loss attributable to shareholders to $900 000, or $0.01 apiece, in the first quarter of the year. This compares with an $8.2-million, or $0.09 apiece, loss attributable to shareholders in the first quarter of 2020.  

On-The-Air (14/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2021 The fact that New York City is to use platinum to help it decarbonise its buildings is great news; the iron-ore price is soaring to unprecedented heights and South Africa stands to benefit; and gold mining companies are going all out to be greener and cleaner. 

Mining production, sales increase year-on-year in March

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th May 2021 Mining production increased by 21.3% year-on-year in March, data published by Statistics South Africa shows. The largest positive contributors were platinum group metals (PGM), with a 68.6% increase and contributing 11.6 percentage points; iron-ore, with a 47.9% increase and contributing 4.1... 

Zijin, Nkwe launch Garatau platinum mine  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th May 2021 China-headquartered Zijin Mining Group, through its South African subsidiary Nkwe Platinum, on May 13 announced the start of development at its Garatau platinum-group metals (PGMs) mine, in Limpopo. Boxcut development at the mine will start on May 28 and the company envisions decline shaft... 

Online retail booms, set to stabilise at higher level

By: Schalk Burger     12th May 2021 Online retail revenue in South Africa grew by about 66% to R30.2-billion in 2020, accounting for about 2.8% of total retail revenue. Last year’s growth in online retail revenue was significantly higher than the 25% growth from R11.3-billion in 2017 to R14.1-billion in 2018. 

Let Midcomp Azero help future-proof your business through total fleet management

10th May 2021 Digital printing equipment supplier Midcomp Azero offers a value proposition to clients to future-proof their business if it requires A1 to A0+ printing and scanning as part of its workflow. Midcomp Azero assists companies requiring A0 printing and scanner functionality across multiple platforms,... 

Resources Watch  

5th May 2021 This week: PGMs in all three drive trains if Lion Battery initiative is successful And, Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic  

Patel unpacks employee share ownership schemes progress

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th April 2021 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel is drafting guidelines on employee ownership and other broad-based ownership schemes. He intends to publish, in the coming week, a practice note dealing with some clarifications around community trusts and individual ownership schemes.  

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