Anglo American Platinum Mining News

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.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

South Africa blames AngloGold, Sibanye of refusing to comply with safety laws

Mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane noted that 19 of the 73 miners who died in South Africa last year lost their lives at operations run by those companies.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

Sibanye $2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater passes antitrust conditions

Takeover would make of Sibanye Gold the world's third largest palladium producer and fourth biggest platinum group metals miner.

Sibanye Gold expands platinum assets by buying Stillwater in $2.2bn deal

Together with reducing Sibanye’s dependence on its aging South African assets, the deal will make the company the world's third largest palladium producer, the company said.

Anglo Platinum sells resources to Northam Platinum for $72 million

The company remains confident the sale of its Rustenburg mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold will clear its last regulatory hurdle before the end of the year.

Anglo American narrows debt despite posting steep first-half loss

The miner said its turnaround plan was “on track” as it slashed debt and beat earnings forecasts in the first half of the year.

Heavy snowfall in Chile forces Anglo to cut annual copper target

Shares plunged after miner revealed that output fell almost across the board in the April – June period.

Anglo shareholders revolt against Cutifani’s $4.9 million pay

Full voting results will be released on Friday.

South African government, mining firms agree to delay 16,000 job cuts

The deal also proposes facilitating the sale of struggling mines.

Anglo American risks eviction from FTSE 100

FTSE 100 reweighting to take place in March.

Sibanye Gold shopping for new mines, possibly including base metals

The gold miner is expanding its portfolio to platinum, coal and uranium, as it also mulls an incursion in the base metals sector.