Indigenisation Minister Christopher Mushohwe may not uphold the previous minister's empowerment credits deal with Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit.
As Anglo disposes of its Rustenberg mines, other companies are betting that the troubled metal will yield dividends further down the line.
Despite tough times of late for South Africa's platinum sector the Public Investment Corporation is betting on the precious metals' comeback.
The platinum mining giant was able to fulfill its contracts despite a devastating five-month long strike which wiped out its profits.
Following wage negotiations in the platinum sector, which ended in June, the trade federation says NUM members are being denied access to Impala.
Ahead of the release of its full earning report, Anglo American Platinum said it expects it finances were adversely affected by industrial action.
Pay cheques are in but many business owners will struggle to recover from the five-month platinum mine wage dispute.
Retrenchments in the platinum mining sector are now all but inevitable, say labour experts.
Miners returning to work received food parcels, health supplements and transport relief, but will have to undergo medicals and retraining.
While Amcu workers prepare to return to work on Wednesday after a successful strike, mine bosses have warned of a difficult rebuilding phase ahead.
The Amcu leader's speech to members at the end of the historic strike became an exercise in obfuscation, omission and, at times, pure fabrication.
Gold producer Sibanye is considering buying embattled platinum mines which have been crippled by a five-month labour dispute.
The trade union says Amcu's latest counter proposal on behalf of mineworkers borders on negotiating in bad faith and "defeating the ends of justice".
Amcu says it has accepted a new wage offer from platinum miners, but outstanding issues still need to be discussed with the employers.
Striking miners are getting state help – but only if they are early, and South African.
Does Gwede Mantashe expect us to believe that four people are solely responsible for the longest, most bitter strike in South Africa's history?
An orderly restructuring of the platinum industry is essential after the longest strike in our history, writes Gilad Isaacs.
Platinum stockpiles and a market surplus mean the mineworker strike is almost convenient for the mining companies.
SA's new mining minister will sit down with company and union officials in a last-ditch attempt to end the platinum sector's long-running strike.