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    Gold is in demand - but with top suppliers in lockdown, who will produce it?


Gold is in demand - but with top suppliers in lockdown, who will produce it?

Mar 27 2020 06:01

South Africa’s Rand Refinery, the continent’s only gold refiner and one of the oldest globally, will continue to operate at reduced capacity during a national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.


Mine hospitals may be used for virus patients

Mar 18 2020 16:09

Hospitals and other medical facilities run by South African mining companies, which have expertise in screening for and treating tuberculosis, are being examined for use to treat coronavirus patients.


Gold slumps and platinum falls by most ever amid hunt for cash

Mar 16 2020 15:28

Precious metals took another beating on concerns that a wave of emergency stimulus measures by central banks won’t be enough to improve a rapidly deteriorating economic outlook.


Rio Tinto to pay ex-CEO R71m in bonuses amid ongoing investigations

Mar 12 2020 15:11

Rio Tinto Group will pay former Chief Executive Officer Sam Walsh about A$6.8 million in bonuses withheld amid probes related to an African iron ore project, despite the miner’s concerns that the investigations remain in progress.


New breakthrough means carmakers may use more platinum, less palladium

Mar 11 2020 14:17

The auto industry took a step nearer to curbing its dependence on palladium after BASF developed a new technology for gasoline cars that substitutes some of the metal with cheaper platinum.



Minerals Council unveils 9-point plan to mitigate coronavirus risk at mines

Mar 06 2020 11:12

The council says the sector is particularly vulnerable to the transmission of infectious diseases due to miners working and congregating in close proximity to each other.

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