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South Africa platinum industry to discuss new frameworks

South Africa's platinum mining industry met last week to look at a new dispensation for the sector with the help of professional facilitators.

Zimplats targets 1 million platinum ounces a year

Mines belonging to Zimplats, the Zimbabwe unit of Impala Platinum, have at least 30 years of production left in them and could deliver one million platinum ounces annually, according to chief operating officer Stanley Segula.

South Africa platinum miners given 20 days for lapsed rights ideas

Platinum miners in South Africa have 20 days to provide ideas on lapsed and revoked mineral rights as the government looks to drive forward exploration in the country, reports Mining Weekly.

Rockland completes Blue Lake PGM deal

Rockland Minerals Corp has completed the definitive agreement for the Blue Lake copper-nickel-platinum group metals project.

Zimplats pgm output falls in Q1

Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit Zimplats has reported a drop in first quarter production after a maintenance shutdown at its furnace. Output of 4E platinum group metals in concentrate fell 13 per cent in the July to September quarter to 90,822 f...

South Africa may force mining sector into beneficiation

South Africa's mining sector could be forced to take part in beneficiation activities, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has indicated. Mining licences could be granted with conditions attached to ensure a supply of raw materials for local industries to further refine minerals. Mineral resources chief director Siyabonga Ndabezitha said the previous way of doing things was no longer an option, Business Live reports.