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Bushveld Complex

Processing plants help flagship project meet 2016 targets

THARISA MINE, NORTH WEST The mine has a combined chromite and platinum-group metals concentrator that can produce 400 000 t/m run-of-mine  This year’s production outlook for Cyprus-headquartered integrated resources company Tharisa Minerals’ flagship chromite and platinum group metal (PGM) expansion project, near Marikana, on the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, in...
22nd August 2014

Tjate platinum project, South Africa Restricted

An environmental-impact assessment and environmental management programme in respect of the Tjate platinum mine project has been submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources.
15th August 2014


A sudden flurry in the vanadium space has seen London-Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals step on the gas to bring its low-cost integrated vanadium mining and processing project into the spotlight on the northern limb of South Africa’s mineral-rich...
15th August 2014

AMCU knocking on door at Northam’s Zondereinde platinum mine Video Available

Northam CEO Paul Dunne The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is knocking on the recognition door at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine, which escaped the five-month platinum strike, the longest in South Africa’s history. New Northam Platinum...
14th August 2014

Resources Watch Video Available

Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. Bushveld Minerals moves fast to enter the buzzing vanadium market. New model holiday-working labour...
14th August 2014

Black-owned Merafe ferrochrome company entering sweet spot Video Available

Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala After ten years of ongoing investment, the black-owned and black-managed ferrochrome company Merafe Resources is in a sweet spot of being able to harvest the cash-flow fruit from a suite of projects in which investments have been made over the...
12th August 2014

Jubilee nears completion of mining right application process for Tjate

Aim-listed Jubilee Platinum Metals subsidiary Tjate Platinum Corporation has submitted its environmental-impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management programme (EMP) in respect of the Tjate platinum mine project, in Mpumalanga – the...
11th August 2014

Bushveld moving fast to enter buzzing vanadium market with low-cost flakes Video Available

Fortune Mojapelo and Anthony Viljoen The vanadium market is set to expand rapidly, says London-Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals, which is moving quickly to bring its low-cost high-margin integrated vanadium mining and processing plant into production on the northern limb of South...
7th August 2014
Ferrous Metals

Infrastructure capacity needed to maintain iron-ore advantage

EY South Africa believes the outlook for the South African iron-ore industry is positive, despite commodity-price decreases
While the drop in the iron-ore price to below $100/t in the last month has influenced global iron-ore mining majors to consider mothballing some of their mines, South Africa’s iron-ore mining industry has not been affected by the significantly...
25th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

Pig iron project could boost company profile

Ironveld expects to start production at its pig iron project in 2015
Once pig iron developer Ironveld’s Limpopo-based pig iron project starts production, which is expected in the second half of 2015, the company is likely to become South Africa’s first producer of high-purity iron (HPI), says Ironveld CEO Peter...
25th July 2014

Amplats capitalising mechanised mines, may spend R100bn to 2024 Video Available

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith Strike-hit Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) was capitalising its mechanised mines and might spend up to R100-billion on them plus Amandelbult in the next ten years, Amplats CEO Chris Griffith said on Monday. Speaking at the company’s...
21st July 2014

Waterberg Joint Venture platinum project, South Africa Restricted

Platinum Group Metals has revealed a 66% increase in the estimated inferred mineral resources of the Waterberg JV discovery and neighbouring Waterberg Extension.
20th June 2014
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