Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd Mining News

South African mining charter challenge dents Ramaphosa plans

South African mining companies are challenging parts of a government charter aimed at redistributing the country’s mineral wealth, saying it will deter new investment in the industry.

Zimbabwe to allow foreign platinum miners control of local operations

Foreign platinum and diamond miners have been restricted to only 49 percent ownership of their Zimbabwe operations by the black economic empowerment law.

Platinum miners win reprieve as South Africa strike delayed

The threat of disruption has helped boost platinum and palladium prices this week.

‘Bubble’ warning sounds over 2019’s hottest commodity

Palladium’s deficit-driven ascent has some analysts warning of the growing potential for a correction given the rapid sprint upward.

Palladium rally offers lifeline to buoy South African miners

Record palladium prices and a weaker rand are lifting the gloom enveloping South Africa’s platinum industry.

Palladium prices still aren’t high enough: David Fickling

Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength

No. 2 platinum miner mulls purchases in low-cost asset shift

Chief Executive Officer Nicolaas Muller said Implats could return to profit by around 2020 by shutting older shafts at its Rustenburg mining complex.

Platinum's worst may soon be over despite record bearish bet

Platinum’s near the lowest in a decade and hedge funds have never been so bearish -- and that could be good news for prices.

Four killed in Rustenburg platinum mine fire

Four miners have died in an underground fire in a platinum mine, the Impala group said in a statement.

Platinum miners to strike in South Africa again

Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (Implats) and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) operations to be affected.

Strikers block access to Anglo platinum shafts; organizers may be linked to Lonmin, Impala strikes

Striking Anglo Platinum workers have blocked roads leading to shafts owned by the miner. Anglo Platinum is the largest platinum producer in the world.

Aquarius Platinum and Impala face Zimbabwe’s rejection to sell-off plans

Shares in Aquarius Platinum Ltd. (LON, ASX: AQP), the fourth- largest producer of the metal, dropped 11% this morning in Johannesburg, the deepest decline since October 2008, after the company announced that Zimbabwe has rejected a joint proposal with Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (PINK:IMPUY) to meet local ownership rules.

Pyrrhic victory for Mugabe as Rio Tinto gives up control of tiny diamond mine, but likely drops $200 million expansion

News reports on Saturday say Rio Tinto's Zimbabwe subsidiary Murowa Diamonds has ceded 51% of its equity to comply with a new law that requires Zimbabweans to own the majority of foreign companies. Rio Tinto says on its website it has completed a feasibility study and received environmental go-ahead to expand Murowa production 8-fold at a cost of $200 million. Saturday's report cast serious doubts on whether the investment, which requires foreign capital, would now be made. It appeared in recent weeks as if Zimbabwe was soft-pedalling the indigenization laws, but Rio Tinto's capitulation has now put pressure on Impala Platinum, struggling to hold onto its $20 billion worth of reserves in the country.

South Africa mine union says wage talks with Implats falter

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday separate wage talks with Exxaro Resources and Impala Platinum had deadlocked but strike action was not imminent.

Bad day for platinum: Tsunami to trigger 8-fold jump in surplus, world no. 2 halts expansion

BusinessDay reports on Friday the global platinum surplus may jump eightfold to as much as five tons after Japan’s worst earthquake slashed car production, reducing the country’s demand for the metal used in cars’ emission systems to the lowest level in 28 years. Earlier Mining Weekly reported that world number two platinum producer Impala Platinum has shelved plans to increase production at its underperforming 73%-owned Marula mine leading to lay-offs at the company’s largest development project in South Africa.

Implats says H1 earnings up as much as 65%

Impala Platinum said stronger sales and higher prices helped push up first half earnings as much as 65% to between R3.29 and R3.50 Impala Platinum (IMPJ.J: Quote), the world's second-largest producer of the precious metal, said on Wednesday its