Profits are up and Anglo American Platinum has declared an interim dividend of R5 per share, but it's clearly tough going at the platinum mining face.
Production at Platinum Australia’s Smokey Hills mine has been interrupted for the third time this year, following an order to do so by the department of mineral resources.
Amplats CEO Neville Nicolau has allocated a high priority to production growth from the Unki mine in Zimbabwe, but he's tightlipped over the latest indigenisation developments.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum says headline earnings per share have declined in the first half.
Lonmin is sticking to its revised annual production guidance of 720,000oz of platinum, despite a string of operational problems that hit the June quarter output.
Eastern Platinum has just reported its third consecutive quarter of falling production, which explains the slump in the share price so far this year.
The investment in Wesizwe Platinum by the Jinchuan Group-led consortium will give it the financial muscle to consolidate the western Bushveld, its CEO claims.
The National Union of Mineworkers says it is heading for a strike at Impala Platinum because of a wage dispute.
Anglo American Platinum says first-half headline earnings are expected to increase slightly because of higher sales and prices.
No wage negotiation season would be complete without threats of unprecedented strike action with Anglo Platinum the latest to come into the sights of unions.