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Smokey Hills on the brink

ASX-listed Platinum Australia’s Smokey Hills mine is facing an uncertain future following the group’s decision to do "an urgent review' of the operation.

Amplats to cull Union mine, says report

Anglo American Platinum was likely to target Union mine, the 254,000 ounce a year operation when it unveiled its restructuring plans, speculated to be on January 15.

Former employees invade Kroondal, three dead

Mine violence broke out at Kroondal’s Kwezi shaft, a part of its Kroondal mine, which is the only operation to survive brutal cutbacks amid a supply surplus.

Amplats’ Moosa ‘ashamed’ of AMCU strike

Valli Moosa, chairman of Anglo American Platinum, delivered a frank opinion of the platinum sector strike and said the industry had to be entirely modernised.

“Persistent palladium deficit” bodes well for Sibanye’s R27bn gambit

SIBANYE Gold received a boost following publication of the GFMS Platinum Metals Group Survey which said palladium was in a "persistent deficit" and forecast...

Amplats restructure plan unleashes political storm

A proposal to cut production and jobs has backfired in the most spectacular circumstance for Amplats with Government accusing it of complex mineral hoarding.

Jubilee bags chrome resources

Jubilee Platinum wins the right to retreat platinum group element tailings on the Dilokong mine, hailed by the firm as a major advance in its strategy.

Ian Rozier named as defendant in Eastplats BEE litigation

IAN Rozier, long associated with Eastern Platinum (Eastplats), is one of the former directors named as a defendant in litigation launched on June 7. Eastplats...

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.

Risk of platinum wage strike raised as AMCU’s Mathunjwa renews Sibanye-Stillwater...

THE Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (AMCU) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, waded into familiar territory today, raising the prospect of strike action in South Africa’s...