CEO Talk

Technology that enhances PGM market

BASF has successfully developed and tested an innovative Tri-Metal Catalyst technology that enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards....

White Paper for women in mining

The Minerals Council South Africa has released a White Paper on Women in Mining, which aims to streamline the industry’s strategies to advance women in the industry. The focus of the White Paper is on improving the representation of women in the...

Profits for DRDGOLD despite load shedding

In recent months, power utility Eskom has implemented load shedding which has had a negative impact on the economy and businesses in South Africa, including the mining industry. Despite this, DRDGOLD reported profits for the six months ended 31...

Sibanye-Stillwater appoints non-executive director

PGM producer Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Richard (Rick) Menell as the Lead Independent Director (LID) of the Board. Menell’s appointment is effective from 14 February 2020. He has been part of Sibanye-Stillwater for the past seven years after...

A blast fit for purpose

The cost of running a quarrying or mining business in South Africa is escalating, with energy, maintenance and labour being significant drivers. Charles Hurly, marketing lead, Solar Mining Services, explores what it takes to get the most out of...