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Eastplats takes a knock

Eastern Platinum has been hit by lower production and sharply higher costs after it dismissed a quarter of its production crews in May because of poor safety compliance.

Lonmin ‘to account’ for Keysha’s minerals

The South African government has said Lonmin may have to account for minerals sold from land over which empowerment firm, Keysha, now has a prospecting right.

Lonmin to get base metal rights

Lonmin was likely to receive approval to sell base metals over areas it successfully received mining licence conversions several years ago, a government official says.

No major Northam earnings fluctuations

Platinum producer Northam Platinum expects its full year earnings per share and headline earnings per share to be between 170 and 190 cents.

Wesizwe Pt probe was ‘limited’

Deloitte Consulting and Deneys Reitz were restrained from corroborating Wesizwe Platinum CEO Mike Solomon's statements with third parties, according to a report compiled by the auditor and lawyer.

Lonmin the latest victim of the DMR

The Department of Mineral Resources has slapped an order on Lonmin to stop sellng base metals with immediate effect as yet another mining rights controversy brews up.

Lonmin shares fall on nickel sales ban

Shares in Lonmin, the world's third-biggest platinum producer, fell around 3% as analysts say a South African government ban on its sales could be a serious threat to its business.

Wesizwe Platinum CEO to stand down

Wesizwe Platinum CEO Mike Solomon will call it a day at the end of September when his contract expires despite being cleared by the Wesizwe board of all allegations against him.

The Bakgatla tackle Brian Gilbertson

The Bakgatla Tribe has taken legal action against Platmin and Barrick Gold over the Sedibelo transaction apparently in an attempt to improve the terms of the deal.

Northam loses 7 000oz in shutdown

Northam Platinum has resumed operations at its Zondereinde mine, after shutting down a shaft last week due an accident that killed two workers.