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24 March 2017
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14 Mar 2017
Lowest-cost physical platinum marketplace launched
Platinum has been added to BullionVault’s online trading marketplace, marking a first for the metal on the world’s largest online precious metals marketplace for buying, selling and storing...
01 Mar 2017
Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand
Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of...
28 Feb 2017
Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat
Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal...
06 Jan 2017
Gold traders most bullish in a year after dire end to 2016
There’s one thing many gold traders and analysts agree on, now is a great time to own bullion. Those surveyed by Bloomberg this week were the most bullish in a year. They cited worries over...
11 Nov 2016
Lonmin buys Amplats' Pandora platinum stake, lets out concentrator
Platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Friday announced the sale of its 42.5% interest in the Pandora Joint Venture (JV) to platinum company Lonmin in a deferred six-year cash...
07 Sep 2016
The nuts and bolts of micro-manufacturing in the township - a Cape Town case study
The informal sector is frequently viewed as comprising only street traders. However, micro-manufacturing of various types constitutes a small but significant component. A Cape Town case study of...
15 Aug 2016
AngloGold’s free cash trebles, slashes net debt
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti announced on Monday that it had more than trebled free cash flow generation in the first half of the year to $108-million and lowered net debt by almost a...
05 Aug 2016
Amplats commissions quick-return chrome plant
A new chrome recovery plant has been commissioned at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Amandelbult mine in Limpopo province. The chrome plant, which cost R400-million, should generate additional...
25 Jul 2016
Anglo American Platinum generates strong free cash flow, cuts debt
Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday reported generating R3.2-billion free cash flow in the six months ended June 30, and cutting debt by R2.9-billion, despite the lower price environment....
08 Jun 2016
Numsa: Statement by Irvin Jim on progress in the 2016 bargaining round
As soon as the 2016 bargaining negotiation began, it became clear that the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) had been proved right to predict fierce battles between workers and employers...
07 Jun 2016
Numsa: Numsa statement on progress in the 2016 bargaining round
As soon as the 2016 bargaining negotiation began, it became clear that the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) had been proved right to predict fierce battles between workers and employers...
02 Jun 2016
Gold will outperform, iron-ore to be avoided – Junior Indaba
Gold will be the commodity that will outperform in the next 12 months and iron-ore is the commodity investors should avoid at all costs during that period, junior miners voted on Thursday. The...
31 May 2016
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, at the Waste Khoro, Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal (31/05/2016)
It is a great privilege and honour for me to convene this 5th Annual Waste Management Khoro at a time when countries around the globe grapple with ways in which they can balance meeting the demands...
12 May 2016
Platinum out of low-price straightjacket – survey
Platinum is leaving its low price past behind it and the palladium deficit is deepening, the Thomson Reuters GFMS platinum report states. The team forecasts a $1 005/oz average platinum price in...
06 May 2016
Solidarity: Minister called on to intervene urgently at the MEIBC
In a letter addressed to Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, trade union Solidarity this week called on the minister to intervene as a matter of urgency in the matters of the ailing Bargaining...
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