Angloplat

 

AngloPlat shuts mine shaft after worker killed

James Macharia

The world's biggest producer of platinum, Anglo Platinum, said on Thursday it shut a shaft at its largest operation on Wednesday after one worker was killed, sending platinum prices to a new record. Simon Tebele, a spokesperson at AngloPlat, could not say for how long the Paardekraal shaft in Rustenburg would be closed.

Angloplat in multibillion-rand BEE deal

Eric Onstad

The world's top platinum producer, Angloplat, launched a R35-billion black economic empowerment (BEE) deal on Tuesday to sell mines to two black-led firms and hand out shares to its mostly black workers. The deals will forge two new major players in South Africa's platinum sector, the world's largest, and burnish credentials of Angloplat.

NUM strike takes off, cuts output

James Macharia

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) launched a one-day strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country's mines, disrupting operations across the world's top producer of platinum and gold. Almost a quarter of a million union members were set to down tools in the first industry-wide strike on safety, as the death toll mounted to about 200.

NUM starts national safety strike

James Macharia

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) launched a one-day national strike on Tuesday to protest against deaths in the country's mines, disrupting operations across the world's top producer of platinum and gold. Almost a quarter of a million NUM members are expected to down tools in the first industry-wide strike on safety.

Angloplat says no impact from smelter strike

Staff Reporter

A strike by some workers at Angloplat refineries and smelter has not curbed output, the world's biggest platinum producer said on Tuesday. Other employees were still on the job after 1500 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) downed tools