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16 January 2017
                       
 
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10 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel...
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
South African stocks start 2017 positively, rand in the red
JSE TRADING
South African stocks kicked off 2017 in positive territory as a platinum rally spurred producers of the precious metal, while dollar strength knocked the volatile rand into the red. The benchmark...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
Zuma behaved like a gangster, says Vavi
POLITICS
The revelations that President Jacob Zuma conspired with Secret Service agencies to establish a rival trade union to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)in the platinum belt...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
CoM: Independent Report on Trade misinvoicing available
STATEMENT
In July 2016 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) published a report titled “Trade Mis-invoicing in Primary Commodities in Developing Countries: The cases of Chile, Cote...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Platinum fuel-cell plant being built in Korea by Implats project supplier
PLATINUM
The company that is building South Africa’s first multi-megawatt platinum-catalysed fuel-cell power plant in South Africa is simultaneously building an even larger fuel-cell power plant in Korea...
 
 
 
 
AMCU blasts Zuma over Marikana plan
POLITICS
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, on Tuesday blasted President Jacob Zuma for announcing the implementation of Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s...
 
 
Bench Marks Foundation: Bench Marks Foundation says housing tensions are on the boil again
STATEMENT
Tensions in the Marikana community around the Lonmin Platinum mine are again running high over housing, with at least one activist having been killed over this issue in recent days and another...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
Platinum marketing needs collaboration – Sibanye
PLATINUM
Platinum marketing is in urgent need of the correct coordination, collaboration and cooperation with immediate consideration needing to be given to encouraging, igniting and catalysing...
 
 
11 Dec 2016
 
SA: Update by President Zuma on steps taken by departments to implement Farlam Commission recommendations
STATEMENT
On 26 August 2012, I appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana,...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Stillwater deal runs deep
PLATINUM
The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into...
 
 
 
 
Zuma, ministers in court over 'covert' workers' union
POLITICS
A huge civil suit involving staggering claims about the involvement of President Jacob Zuma, State Security Minister David Mahlobo and government intelligence agents in the formation of a new...
 
 
Implats selling chrome interest
CHROME
Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) is disposing of its 65% interest in Impala Chrome, a chrome beneficiation operation that produces 200 000 t of chrome concentrate a year by...
 
 
Sibanye to acquire US platinum miner for R30bn
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stillwater Mining Company of the US for R30-billion...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?
AFRICA CHECK
After Africa Check published this report, Information is Beautiful changed its label for South Africa from "death" to "platinum". “Every country is best at something”, according to data...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Platinum fuel cell passes competitive muster at Implats
PLATINUM
Impala Platinum Refinery and its partners are in the last phase of financial close for the introduction of 8 MW of off-grid electricity from a platinum-catalysed fuel-cell system that will make use...
 
 
 
                       
 
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