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Applied Mineral Technologies
Published: 16 Jul 19
Established in 2001, South African materials handling systems and processing plants construction company Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) has come a long way from being a consultancy to a fully fledged industrial construction company. Amtec specialises in civil, structural, mechanical, piping and plate- work (CSMPP) projects in the coal, diamonds, iron-ore, metal-from-slag, tantalite, platinum, gold and pulp industries.
Hydrogen offers pathway for lowering hard-to-abate carbon emissions – IEA
Published: 28 Jun 19
Hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help facilitate the decarbonisation of a range of sectors where the pathway for achieving meaningful emission reductions is currently uncertain or difficult, a new global study argues. Released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers in Karuizawa, Japan, the report says that hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels could help facilitate emission reductions in sectors such as long-haul transportation, aviation, shipping and buildings, as well as in chemicals and steel manufacturing.
‘Platinum Valley’ SEZ in three months – Patel
Published: 26 Jun 19
The legal entity for the Bojanala Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North West, which already has an investment pipeline in place, will be set up in the next three months, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel promised on Tuesday evening. Fuel cell development is listed as the main focus of the Platinum Valley SEZ, which has also been earmarked for platinum recycling and additional autocatalyst manufacture.
Gen Mining and Sibanye ink definitive Marathon agreement
Published: 26 Jun 19
Exploration and development company Generation Mining (Gen Mining) has entered into a definitive agreement with gold and platinum miner Sibanye-Stillwater to earn a majority stake in the Marathon project, in northern Ontario, Canada. South Africa-headquartered Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday that handing over control of the Marathon project to a focused exploration company would ensure appropriate investment for the asset.
Major Drill Targets Confirmed at Haneti Nickel Project Has PDF
Published: 26 Jun 19
Katoro Gold PLC, the Tanzanian focused exploration and development company, is pleased to provide an update in respect of its 75% owned Haneti Nickel Project (‘Haneti’ or the ‘Project’) in Tanzania.   Highlights Indications that Haneti could host a chonolith type nickel sulphide deposit following review and analysis of all historic work
PTM to raise $1.3m for Waterberg DFS
Published: 25 Jun 19
TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on Tuesday announced its intention to raise $1.3-million in a private placement. The company will sell 1.1-million shares at a price of $1.17 apiece to Hosken Consolidated Investments, which already holds 20.05% of the company’s shares.
Higher rand PGM basket price contributes to 80% jump in Amplats' interim headline earnings
Published: 25 Jun 19
Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) expects its headline earnings for the six months ended June 30 to be 80%, or R2.69-billion, higher year-on-year, mainly as a result of an increase in the rand PGM basket price. The company had reported headline earnings of R3.36-billion for the six months ended June 30, 2018.
Ramaphosa's old union seeks South African platinum mine comeback
Published: 21 Jun 19
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which dominated organised labour across South Africa’s platinum belt until the massacre at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in 2012, is plotting a comeback. By the end of this year, the union wants to represent 30% of the more than 167 000 workers at the world’s four biggest platinum producers, said NUM President Joseph Montisetse. It currently represents 18% of Impala Platinum’s workforce and 11% at Lonmin. He didn’t give figures for Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) or Sibanye-Stillwater, which is taking over Lonmin.
SA mining adopting, driving 4IR as its transformation journey continues
Published: 21 Jun 19
The mining industry in South Africa is continuing its transformation journey as it adjusts to the ever-increasing pace of the prevailing technological revolution, with the 100-plus-year-old industry, steeped in tradition and at times crisis, seeking out new ways of adapting to this era of change. The present transition sees the industry increasingly emerging with a dual role of stimulating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and embedding 4IR initiatives into its own operations to reverse its current downward spiral.
New platform answers call for condition based maintenance, asset optimisation
Published: 21 Jun 19
The immense pressure to achieve production targets occasionally means that maintenance practices are difficult to implement in the mining industry and are often time based. Therefore, mines are looking for solutions to improve maintenance management, says Finnish industrial machinery company Metso Africa market area sales support VP Scott Pringle. “Our clients are looking for innovative ways to implement maintenance practices while they focus on their business – the mining and selling of the commodities they have extracted,” he emphasises.

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