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Production will start at South Africa's first fuel cell component plant by December, it was announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Fuel...
"If your existing customers are buying less of your product, and they are paying less for it, the smart thing to do, among other things, is to seek new uses for your product." Rob Davies, minister of trade and industry, says the country is looking towards beneficiation for its platinum riches.
The Chamber of Mines building in Johannesburg will now be powered by a 100kW fuel cell that runs on platinum and natural gas - a showcase of the potential South Africa has to become a significant player in the manufacture of platinum power fuel cell technology.
President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the five-month long strike in South Africa's platinum mining industry, adding that the government is looking forward to working with companies and unions to implement measures "to revitalise mining towns and restore labour stability in the sector".
Black empowered mining group Mvelaphanda Resources has increased its stake in Northam Platinum to 63%, in a R4-billion deal which will create the fourth-largest platinum producer in the world, as well as the first fully integrated, black-controlled platinum mining company.
Anglo Platinum, the world's largest platinum producer, has announced the sale of assets to empowerment groups and the launch of a new employee share ownership plan that, together, will place around R35-billion in assets under the control of historically disadvantaged South Africans.
With 77% of the global platinum supply, South Africa is set to reap the rewards of record demand for the metal as vehicle manufacturers install more pollution-control devices, according to Johnson Matthey, the world's largest distributor of platinum group metals.
South Africa's rich platinum reserves could make it a key player in a major future energy source - fuel cell technology. At least, that's the perspective of some. Others argue that fuel cells won't quite spell a platinum paradise, but could be used productively in a combination of next-generation energy solutions.