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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • South Africa must wake up to fuel cell race or risk losing out
    South Africa is in a global race in fuel cell development and should not consider itself “special”, as there are a number of other countries that could reap benefits from their fuel cell plans far sooner, an analyst warned on Friday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the impact of fuel cell technologies on the South African economy, hosted by local platinum miner Impala Platinum (Implats), storage strategy, consulting and data house 4th Energy Wave fuel cell analyst Kerry-Ann Adamson pointed out that the local industry should not be lulled into a false sense of security because the country has the biggest source of platinum.
  • Stillwater platinum deal runs deep
    The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into secondary mining – the recycling of platinum-group metals (PGMs). Both these inputs will help Sibanye to become the globally competitive South African mining champion that it is going all out to be.
  • Chinese firm hits Eastplats with civil claim
    JOHANNESBURG ( – China-based precious metals mining services provider Hebei Zhongheng Tianda Platinum (HZT) has filed a notice of civil claim against dual-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) and several of its subsidiaries. The civil claim, filed in Canada’s British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, relates to an alleged repudiation and breach of the share purchase agreement (SPA), dated June 28, which Eastplats’ former management entered into with HZT prior to the election of Eastplats’ new board of directors in July.