ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd: The power of the partnership

ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd: The power of the partnership

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The word partnership has come to mean an awful lot to South African businesses, particularly those looking to make their mark on the international stage. At ASA Metals (Pty) Ltd the philosophy of partnership is absolutely embodied in the business culture. The company was formed in November 1996, as the result of a joint venture […]

Anglo American Platinum: A glimpse into future markets

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Consideration for the long-term future of South Africa’s platinum mining operations takes into account a lot more than existing demand and supply. Indeed at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in the approach to marketing which concentrates not just on existing market demand, but the possibilities for precious […]

Assmang Limited: Adding new chapters to a long history

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South Africa’s mining sector continues to go through bittersweet times with labour disputes, the weak rand and fluctuating commodity prices all having a huge influence on bottom line figures. For JSE-listed mining holding company Assore, the 6 months to December 31st represented a fantastic time, with a big helping hand from its subsidiary Assmang. During […]

Anglo American Platinum: A Glimpse into Future Markets

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Anglo American Platinum A Glimpse into Future Markets Consideration for the long-term future of South Africa’s platinum mining operations takes into account a lot more than existing demand and supply. Indeed at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in the approach to marketing which concentrates not just on […]

Department of Mineral Resources: Protecting the nation’s interests and assets

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South Africa’s mining sector has been through a turbulent 18 months, with labour disputes boiling over into strikes and violence, the continued threat of illegal mining and safety issues an ongoing concern. With South Africa’s mineral reserves one of its greatest assets – and providing an opportunity to encourage overseas investment into the nation’s infrastructure, […]

Discovery Drilling: Plumbing the depths for success

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In recent times South Africa’s mining fraternity has faced all kinds of challenges: falling market value, economic downturn, fluctuating exchange rates and of course, much-highlighted labour disputes have put the entire sector under pressure. However, a look at the bigger long-term picture, shows that many mining companies have performed well over the past 15 years. […]