Anglo American Platinum Mining News

Lonmin's largest shareholder backs takeover by Sibanye-Stillwater

Lonmin has been the biggest casualty in South Africa's platinum mining industry.

Amplats taking steps to control emissions from South African platinum smelter

The Polokwane smelter is becoming environmentally friendlier.

Amplats reports jump in H1 earnings, buys Glencore's stake in Mototolo platinum mine

Anglo American Platinum kept the dividend tap flowing as it reaps the benefits of a pivot to mechanised mining that has lifted productivity and cut costs.

Anglo delays Minas Rio restart until year-end, will lose about $400 million

The announcement is the last of a string of difficulties Anglo has faced with the iron ore mine, which was expected to produce 16 million tonnes this year, but that will now generate just 3 million tonnes.

South Africa black ownership to roll out in May

Newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said the key to regain investors and miners confidence in the South Africa’s mining sector was to finalize revised plans for black ownership in the industry in the coming weeks.

Anglo American concludes sale of three coal mines in South Africa

The deal includes the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel mines, as well as various mine life extension projects.

Anglo American 'shows off' — doubles profits, halves debt, pays highest divvy in a decade

Company became the latest top miner to report soaring profits, hefty dividends and lighter debt burden.

Anglo American exits South African coal with sale of New Largo mine

Last year, the miner sold other coal assets that exclusively supplied South Africa’s power utility Eskom, including New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel collieries.

Canada’s Gahcho Kue diamond mine boosts Anglo American output, but copper flat

The company beat expectations on Thursday with a 5% increase in 2017 production.

Sibanye-Stillwater reaches wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

The three-year wage agreement was signed by all three unions, the company said.

Sibanye-Stillwater shuts down Cooke gold mine, about 7,000 laid off

Company said it would keep its Beatrix West gold mine running for as long as it makes a profit, on average, over any continuous period of three months.

More than 2,000 miners sacked at Sibanye’s Cooke gold mine

Miners who received a termination letter will hold a mass meeting at the mine Wednesday morning.

Sibanye scraps planned closure of loss-making South African mines

Precious metals miner said its platinum group metals (PGM) operations had delivered "solid operational results" in the first-half of 2017, prompting an upward revision to its 2017 production forecast and a downward revision to guided costs.

Sibanye-Stillwater Blitz project begins production ahead of schedule

Mine is expected to generate about 300,000 ounces annually by late 2021/early 2022, increasing total PGM production from Sibanye’s operations in the US by more than 50%.

South Africa’s mining industry fortunes improving, but challenges remain — PwC

A strong price recovery for the main commodities South Africa mines and exports has helped the country’s sector stage a turnaround in 2017, the first time in five years the industry is back in the black.

About 2,500 jobs on the line at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg operations

The miner warned further reductions could be in store at those operations, which employ 31,000 people.

South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis"

South Africa holds the world's biggest reserves of platinum, chrome and manganese, but investment in the sector has dropped in each of the past two years as a result of increasing legal uncertainty and labour disputes.

Sibanye halts divvy for first time as it swings to loss

The miner, South Africa’s largest gold producer, said that in the absence of a dividend, it’ll give investors two new shares for every 100 held.

Amplats warns H1 profits to fall on impairments, rand

South Africa's Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects half-year profits to fall by as much as 67 percent due to a stronger rand, lower sales and post-tax impairments, the company said on Tuesday.

South Africa halts new black ownership rules for mines

The suspension follows a pending a judgement in an urgent interdict application by the country's Chamber of Mines.

More than 1,500 workers fired at Sibanye’s Cooke mine over strike

Workers at the mine downed tools over a week ago, angered by the company’s actions to eradicate illegal miners from its operations.

South Africa just hiked black ownership rules, miners getting crushed

The country will require local miners to be 30% black-owned and has set a 12-month deadline for them to comply with the new rules.

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

Sibanye Gold investors OK $2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater

Shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the cash takeover, which will make the South African firm the world's No.3 palladium producer and No.4 platinum group metals miner.

More iron ore comes to the market as Anglo’s output soars in Q1

Both iron ore and diamond output rose in the first quarter thanks to a continued ramping-up of the company's Minas Rio mine in Brazil and improvements in the gem market.