Impala Platinum Mining News

Platinum firms gear up for tough South Africa wage talks

A rise in producer profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands from labour unions including the militant AMCU.

Sibanye-Stillwater in good financial, political position to negotiate wages – report

Despite its fraught relationship with with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, experts say recent developments play in favour of the company.

Zimbabwe mulls 'use it or lose it' approach to mining rights

Zimbabwe may withdraw mining rights from companies that take too long to dig for minerals.

Operational risks and safety must be a top agenda in mining

A gap in engagement between company leaders and front-line workers is critical to preventing and mitigating risks.

Zimbabwe platinum miners plan base-metal refinery, minister says

The processing plant has been under consideration since at least 2014.

South Africa's Implats CEO confident of funding during restructuring

Implats is confident of having adequate cash while restructuring its operations and cutting its workforce despite reporting a wider full-year loss.

Afraid of no-one and ready for a long strike, union leader tells Implats

Members of South Africa's AMCU mining union are ready to strike for a year if necessary if Impala Platinum carries out plans to cut up to 13,400 jobs.

Stellar rhodium price rally could be coming to an end

Price for scarce precious metal rhodium is up 270% in two years.

Impala Platinum gives Zimbabwe almost half of its mining land

The miner's Zimbabwean subsidiary, Zimplats, has released 23,903 hectares of its mining claims to the government.

Impala Platinum seeks tenders for Marula tailings facility

The world’s second-largest platinum producer posted an ad on Friday in the local Mail & Guardian newspaper seeking tenders for the project.

World's No. 2 platinum stock languishes on output, cost woes

Bad news from South Africa’s platinum belt has pushed shares of Impala to the lowest since 1999.

Implats buys stake in South Africa platinum project with option to take control

Company will pay $30 million for a 15 percent interest in a platinum project in the northern Waterberg region and had an option to acquire a majority stake in the development.

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 replaces mining minister on eve of massive job cuts

Given that ousted minister Ramatlhodi is considered the main person that helped end a five-month strike in the country’s platinum sector last year, Zuma's decision is being questioned.

Zimbabwe platinum export tax shelved for now

The country had introduced the levy on raw platinum exports in January, aiming to encourage local processing of the metal.

Zambia power cuts feed copper supply worries, lift prices

Power restrictions could hit output of most copper mines operating in the country.

Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

The operations that may be added to the list of assets for sale are Dawson and Foxleigh, in Queensland.

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told

Anglo American platinum production down 40% after S. Africa strike

Output from the rest of Anglo's diversified mining assets rose, but it wasn't enough to offset underperformance at its platinum mines.

Amplats expects severely lower profits after five-month strike

The firm warned first-half profit may drop as much as 96%.

South African metal workers 'to escalate' strike

The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA) has rejected the latest offer because it didn't include a double-digit wage increase for all three years.

Anglo American goes ahead and puts platinum mines, other assets up for sale

The firm is offloading some of its historic South African platinum mines as part of a $4bn sale of under-performing assets.

South Africa’s platinum miners to resume working

The three-year agreement ends the country's longest and costliest strike.

South African court rules gold miners not allowed to strike

The union leading the five-month strike in the platinum sector take any industrial action affecting gold producers.