Platinum Group Metals

The platinum-group metals, more commonly known as PGMs, are iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium. Platinum group metals incorporates, mining, exploration, processing, precious metals. Electric vehicles use both palladium and rhodium, as well as platinum for use in the manufacture of the catalytic converter. Platinum and palladium are used in jewelry manufacture. PGMs are usually mined in deep level, narrow reef mines, where safety is of utmost concern.

Platinum

Pilanesberg Platinum Mine: Crushing its targets

Situated on the Western Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, the Pilanesberg Platinum Mine has delivered 10 years of steady PGM production build up.
Tharisa

Tharisa on a clear path to delivering on Vision 2020

Tharisa has reset its mining operations, with a revised pit layout, an improvement in waste stripping, and the debottlenecking of the production plants.
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AEL Intelligent Blasting takes the world by storm, sustainably

AEL Intelligent Blasting discusses its strong presence in Africa, its expanding global footprint and commitment to delivering sustainable solutions.
South Africa

Radical change in global mining is imminent

The mining sector has been relatively immune to the disruption felt by other industries in the past decade but now it is poised for a major shake-up.
Palladium

Implats picks up palladium asset in first world territory

Impala Platinum, or Implats has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares in Canadian PGM miner North American Palladium.
South Africa

Industry leaders debate challenges in South Africa

The mining sector in South Africa is at an inflection point. As a primary sector within an economy that is struggling to grow - collaboration is needed.

Cutifani: What SA needs to build a modern mining sector

Speaking at the Joburg Indaba, Anglo American Chief Executive Mark Cutifani outlined what he believes South Africa's mining industry requires to be modern in the future.
amplats

EXCLUSIVE: Amplats’ Mogalakwena yet to reach full potential

While Amplats large-scale Mogalakwena open pit mine may hold ‘first place’ on the global PGM production podium, its greater potential has yet to be reached.
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TECH NEWS: Mining focused risk software firms join forces

Both companies have offices in the Americas and Australia and look to bring to these markets the benefits of integrated approaches to risk and productivity.
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Unleashing the full potential of women in mining

Partners in Performance is an international consulting firm of business improvement experts. Its Africa practice focuses on the mining and resources sector.

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