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Platinum strike highlighting huge potential opportunity loss for economy

The prolonged strike of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum belt is highlighting the colossal potential opportunity loss to the South African economy should the country lose out on its platinum patrimony, which...
23rd April 2014
 
SCANDIUM

DNI adds scandium to Alberta project’s product basket

Project development junior DNI Metals on Wednesday said that an initial evaluation of recovering scandium as a co-product of the polymetallic mining operations planned for its Buckton deposit, in Alberta, had concluded that by incorporating a...
9th April 2014
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

$100m Amplats’ firepower for platinum metals development Video Available

Kleantha Pillay and Martin Creamer Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is targeting co-investors to help it treble the $100-million financial firepower that it is directing at further development of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market. Amplats PGM Development Fund...
17th March 2014
 
PDAC

Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse scouts for ‘critical’ minerals to maintain technological edge

Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce mining and mineral resources manager Christopher Schmidt As a nation heavily reliant on commodity imports to sustain its industrial output, Germany is seeking closer ties with the Canadian mining industry to maintain its pole position as Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse.
28th February 2014
 
PLATINUM

Rand Refinery to run Amplats platinum manufacturing scheme

Platinum mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Rand Refinery to administer its platinum metal financing scheme that provides access to affordable metal financing for local manufacturers. Rand Refinery, based in Germiston,...
24th February 2014
 
PLATINUM

Major global future demand for South African platinum – Friedland

Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson Robert Friedland The future of the world is urbanisation and South Africa is uniquely placed to supply the major volume of the platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean its air. “Platinum metals equal healthier air,” Ivanhoe Capital...
5th February 2014
 
PLATINUM

Anglo American Platinum leading own platinum market development

Platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), which will not be renewing its long-standing market development contract with Johnson Matthey at year-end, is replacing general market development funding with project-focused specific...
14th November 2013
 
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18/10/2013 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

After a 13-year search, South Africans have managed to discover important new industrial uses for gold; A new Canadian platinum investor is talking up a ‘Platinum Valley’ for South Africa that mimics America’s famous ‘Silicon Valley’;...
18th October 2013
 
PLATINUM

Friedland talks up platinum, the creation of a ‘Platinum Valley’ in Limpopo

Robert Friedland Outspoken financier and mining guru Robert Friedland is poised to make history in South Africa, as he envisions the creation of a ‘Platinum Valley’ in the platinum-rich Limpopo province that would be synonymous to hydrogen fuel cell...
11th October 2013
 
PLATINUM

SA's PGM beneficiation ambitions will stand or fall on knowledge linkages Video Available

Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe South Africa should urgently invest in the development of the human resources and knowledge linkages required to maximise the economic and social benefits associated with its large-scale platinum group metals (PGMs) endowments or risk losing out...
30th August 2013
 
Platinum Projects

Labour unrest in the platinum industry weakening SA’s economy

The ongoing unrest owing to labour challenges in the platinum mining industry has tainted the global perception of South Africa and has had a negative effect on the country’s economy, which has led to knock-on effects, such as a dramatic...
28th June 2013
 
HYDROGEN & PLATINUM

SA advances hydrogen strategy with launch of new research centre

South Africa is further advancing its strategy of developing commercial activities in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the launch of the Hydrogen South African (HySA) Centre of Competence (CoC) in the North West province. The HySA...
3rd June 2013
 
 
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