Robert Friedland Mining News

South African judge clears path for Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef mine development

Judge revoked an interim order that prevented the company from relocating graves present at its Platreef platinum group metals mine, in Limpopo Province.

Ivanhoe Mines excoriates Globe and Mail over Platreef report

Article implies that the company engaged in illicit practices to obtain the necessary permits for its Platreef mine in South Africa.

Police and protestors clash at Ivanhoe mine in South Africa

Locals were protesting the imminent construction of Platreef platinum mine.

Ivanhoe jumps on exploration results at African mine

The miner has hit exceptionally high-grade silver, zinc and copper at its Kipushi mine in the DRC.

Ivanhoe OK to build one of world’s biggest platinum mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has finally approved the miner's Platreef platinum project.

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

It has given 20% to 20 local groups, 3% to black entrepreneurs and managerial employees, and another 3% to historically disadvantaged South African staff.

Ivanhoe picks banks to evaluate African copper projects

The strategic review will focus on the potential introduction of third-party strategic investors or joint-venture parties for the Kamoa and Kipushi copper projects in the DRC.

Ivanhoe studies options for African projects facing funding crunch, shares plunge

The Kamoa and Kipushi projects make up 83% of the Ivanhoe's net asset value.

Friedland wants South Africa to be the ‘Silicon Valley’ for platinum

In other words, he hopes to create a “Platinum Valley.”

Friedland’s latest move: $24m in share placing to fund projects in Congo

The proceeds of the offering will push forward the Kamoa copper discovery and the Kipushi zinc-copper-lead-germanium-precious metals project

Ivanplats raises $305 million in biggest global IPO since Glencore

Africa-focused Canadian miner Ivanplats Ltd, founded by billionaire Robert Friedland, raised over Cdn$300 million ($305 million) in its initial public offering in Toronto on Tuesday, after selling shares at $4.75 each, on the lower end of the marketed range.

Robert Friedland

Robert Friedland has a past ripe with outrageous and spectacular claims. Friedland is worth over $2 billion and has had some interesting (mis)adventures: He was arrested at age 19 for selling 8,000 tablets to an […]