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Acrux Sorting and Wescoal Sign Coal Beneficiation Agreement

Acrux Sorting Technology Proprietary Limited’s subsidiary, Acrux Sorting Coal (Pty) Ltd (“ASC”), has signed a coal beneficiation agreement with two wholly owned subsidiaries of Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) listed mining company Wescoal Holdings Limited (“Wescoal”), whereby ASC will deploy advanced sensor-based sorting technology to upgrade lower-grade coal from the mines.


Anglo American completes Demerger of Thungela Thermal Coal Business

Anglo American plc announces the completion of the demerger of its thermal coal operations in South Africa. Thungela Resources Limited will start trading today through a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under the abbreviated name “Thungela”, and a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol “TGA”). As a leading South African thermal coal exporter, Thungela offers investors access to a high quality thermal coal business with low cash cost and high-margin assets and a strong balance sheet, underpinned by a robust ESG framework.


Anglo American Collaboration on Feasibility Study for South Africa’s Hydrogen Valley

Anglo American announces a collaboration agreement to complete a feasibility study to develop a “hydrogen valley” anchored in the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa. Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the collaboration agreement also includes energy and services company ENGIE, the South African National Development Institute (SANEDI) and clean energy solutions provider Bambili Energy (Bambili).


Metso Outotec divests its Operations in Vereeniging, South Africa

Consultations evaluating the closure or other alternatives related to former Metso operations in Vereeniging, South Africa, have been concluded. The consultations, initiated by Metso in March 2020, have resulted in the decision to divest the fabrication, machining and assembly operations and close or rearrange the rest of the operations.


Anglo American Platinum ramps up ACP Plant to restart refined PGM Production

Anglo American plc notes the announcement by Anglo American Platinum Limited released to the Johannesburg stock exchange. The text of the announcement is copied below:

Anglo American Platinum has safely and successfully completed the repair of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. The ACP and full downstream processing operations are completing a safe ramp-up and expect to be fully operational from 12 May 2020. Force majeure to suppliers of concentrate will be lifted on that date.


Ivanhoe Mines’ Geologists receive the 2016 Colin Spence Award in global Mineral Exploration for the Flatreef Discovery in South Africa

Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN, OTCQX: IVPAF), and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer,  congratulated Sello Kekana and Dr. David Broughton, two key members of the Ivanhoe Mines exploration team, who have received the prestigious 2016 Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration from the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC).


Anglo American Platinum completes sale of Rustenburg Operations to Sibanye

Anglo American plc draws attention to an announcement issued by Anglo American Platinum, the text of which is set out below:

Anglo American Platinum confirms the completion of the sale of the Rustenburg Operations by its wholly owned subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines to Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum Mines Proprietary Limited (“Sibanye”) (the “Transaction”), and that Sibanye has now taken over ownership, control and management of those operations.


Anglo American Management Team Restructuring

Anglo American plc announces the appointment of Themba Mkhwanazi as CEO of Kumba Iron Ore limited following Norman Mbazima’s decision to step down after four years to focus on his role as Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa. Norman Mbazima will remain a member of the Group Management Committee and will have oversight of the processes to restructure and divest Anglo American’s non-core assets in South Africa, including its interests in the Kumba and thermal coal businesses.


Partnership of Ivanhoe Mines, Laurentian University and University of Limpopo for South Africa's Miners of Tomorrow

Ivanhoe Mines Limited (TSX: IVN), the University of Limpopo in South Africa and Laurentian University in Canada signed an agreement today officially launching an educational collaboration between the two universities. The collaboration, initiated and sponsored by Ivanhoe's South African subsidiary, Ivanplats, was celebrated at a signing ceremony on the University of Limpopo campus attended by officials from Laurentian University, the University of Limpopo, Ivanhoe and the South African and Canadian governments.


Preview: Bauer Maschinen Group at bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

After its successful premiere two years ago, the construction equipment trade fair bauma Conexpo Africa will open its doors once again from 15 to 18 September 2015 in Johannesburg. The Bauer Maschinen Group – the world market leader in the development and manufacture of equipment for specialist foundation engineering – will participate this year as well, exhibiting machines especially selected for the South African market. The Bauer team is looking forward to greeting numerous visitors at stand T2-130 in the open-air area of the Johannesburg Expo Centre.


Kumba institutes Closing Procedures for Thabazimbi Mine

Kumba Iron Ore Limited (“Kumba”), a business unit of the Anglo American group, has commenced a consultation process in terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, through its subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd, as part of closure procedures at its Thabazimbi mine in Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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