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.

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Hot topics at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020

The 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba is only two weeks away and is promising to be even bigger than last year’s 25th anniversary event.
Tharisa

Tharisa Minerals: Vision 2020 on the cusp of realisation

Tharisa Minerals is on the cusp of delivering its Vision 2020 strategy which entails the delivery of a number of optimisation and growth projects.
Climate Change

Sibanye-Stillwater receives ‘A’ rating for climate change disclosure

Sibanye-Stillwater has been commended for its climate change action and disclosure, achieving an ‘A’ rating by by an environmental disclosure platform.
blasting

Mining all of the reef, all of the time

Conventional lasting means that mining stops to allow for toxic fumes to dissipate and for the rock mass to stabilise after blasting.
Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater releases final Marikana retrenchment figures

Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater reported that 1 142 employees have been retrenched following the conclusion of the Section 189 restructuring at the Marikana operation, which it acquired as part of its Lonmin acquisition on 10 June 2019.
Minopex

Minopex repackages capabilities across the value chain

Outsourced minerals processing expert Minopex has redefined its capabilities and service offering to better suit the evolving needs of the mining industry.
Platreef Palladium ivanplats

Surging palladium and rhodium prices good news for Ivanplats

Ivanplats is fast-tracking a feasibility study on a smaller-scale, early-stage development plan using Shaft 1 as a production shaft at Platreef.
south africa

South Africa: government has to address economic crisis

The Minerals Council South Africa would like to highlight the increasing urgency of critical steps needed to salvage and revive the country’s economy.
flsmidth

TECH NEWS: New president of mining industry at FLSmidth

Effective early July 2020, Mikko Keto will join FLSmidth as President, Mining Industry and member of Group Executive Management.
cybersecurity

Industrial organisations don’t report cybersecurity incidents

A recent Kaspersky survey has discovered that two-thirds (67%) of industrial organisations do not report cybersecurity incidents to regulators.

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