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21 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
What is at stake in the ANC “succession” race?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
“The good news is that it was the last time we saw Jacob Zuma delivering the keynote speech at an ANC January 8 birthday celebration.” ‒ Max du Preez...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
Solidarity: Harmony strike: Solidarity at shaft
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity said today that its organiser in the mining industry, Coenie Rheeder, is at the Harmony Mine’s Kusasalethu shaft today. This follows after some of the workers instigated a...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
 
 
The ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement: then and now
RAYMOND SUTTNER
Until the 1990s, the ANC’s January 8 anniversary statement was a very important day in the calendar for very many people. For my generation, and many who are older and still alive, and many who are...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence
GOLD
The Ghanaian government has granted Goldplat a three-year licence renewal to buy and deal in gold in the country. Gold Recovery Ghana, the London Aim-listed company’s wholly owned gold recovery...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
ANC “self-correction”, self-examination and rebuilding democracy
Raymond Suttner
Since the recent ANC National Executive Committee meeting, where a call was made for President Jacob Zuma to step down, conflicting perceptions have emerged. Many sensed that he had been fatally...
 
 
22 Nov 2016
 
#FeesMustFall: the poster child for new forms of struggle in South Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
During South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, national liberation politics was mass politics. It was grounded in building class and national popular alliances as a basis of a national liberation...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside
GOLD
The recovery of gold from mine waste at Goldplat Recovery in Benoni generates a surprisingly high level of revenue while simultaneously protecting the environment and providing hundreds of valuable...
 
 
Armed struggle and gender in the ANC’s past and present
Raymond Suttner
Among the many controversial features of the liberation struggle waged by the ANC, the place of women in Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) has been one of the most disputed and controversial among scholars,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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