Platinum Group Metals

The platinum-group metals, more commonly known as PGMs, are iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium. Platinum group metals incorporates, mining, exploration, processing, precious metals. Electric vehicles use both palladium and rhodium, as well as platinum for use in the manufacture of the catalytic converter. Platinum and palladium are used in jewelry manufacture. PGMs are usually mined in deep level, narrow reef mines, where safety is of utmost concern.

Mining Elites in Africa 2021

Mining Review Africa is proud to present to you the latest edition of its annual publication – Mining Elites in Africa 2021 – which recognises the leaders and projects truly making a difference in the African mining sector.
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How can government increase mining’s GDP contribution in 2021?

“The goal to lift mining’s contribution to the GDP to 10%, from 8% at present, is realistic, but requires actions from the government."
Anglo American Platinum decarbonisation

Hydrogen’s rise materially increases PGM relevance

Platinum group metals stand poised to benefit from a resurgence in medium term demand as the world transitions to a low-carbon future.

Mantashe gives us a glimpse from his crystal ball

South Africa’s budgeted exploration spending hit a two decade low in 2020, and is less than 1% of global exploration spending.
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What trends will drive growth in South Africa’s mining sector?

South Africa has not attracted investment to allow for new mines to be opened or for substantial exploration campaigns to be carried out.
Minerals Council South Africa

What are the challenges relating to prospecting and mining licensing?

The government has confirmed thousands of mining rights; prospecting rights; permits; license renewals and ownership transfers are backlogged.

Megatrends will drive South African mining sector growth

South Africa can successfully exploit its vast mineral resources if it is able to take advantage of current mining megatrends.

Promises and predications for South Africa ahead of PDAC 2021

"I invite the investors to partner with us as we work to place South Africa's mining and energy sectors on an upward trend."
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Who are the new members of the World Gold Council?

"Each of them will bring a different area of expertise to our organization and I look forward to collaborating with them in 2021."
MINERALS PROCESSING PARTNERSHIP

Cross border deals total $7.7 billion in Q4,2020

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $6.11 billion, against the value of $7.7 billion recorded for the quarter.

Government admits private sector may purchase COVID vaccines

Solidarity and AfriForum will continue to hold the government liable and accountable and will continuously act as watchdogs.

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