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Implats acquires Platexco and mineral rights over adjacent properties

19 December 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) announced today (19 December 2000) the conclusion of the acquisition of Platexco Inc. Full release...


Minister of Minerals and Energy indicates approval for mineral lease agreement on Driekop

06 December 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) announces today (6 December 2000) that it has been advised that the Minister of Minerals and Energy (the Minister), acting in her capacity as Trustee of the Lebowa Minerals Trust, has approved the application of Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited for a mineral lease and mineral sub-lease to Trojan Platinum (Pty) Limited in respect of the Driekop Property Full release...


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Implats aims to be premier PGM investment

15 November 2000

”Impala Platinum aims to be the premier pgm investment by remaining a low-cost producer, implementing its growth strategy and continuing to deliver a superior return to shareholders.” So said David Brown, Finance Director of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats), at the World Platinum Congress held in Johannesburg today. Full release...


Implats CEO Steve Kearney resigns

11 September 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) announced today that CEO Steve Kearney has requested that he be relieved of his position for reasons of ill health. The Implats Board has accepted his resignation, with regret. Full release...


Implats and NUM conclude wage negotiation

29 August 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced today that agreement has been reached with regard to wages and conditions of employment at the company’s Rustenburg operations and refineries. Full release...


Another fantastic year for Implats

22 August 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) today reported a 78 per cent increase in headline earnings per share and a doubling of dividends following a year of record revenues. Full release...


Implats acquires 25% stake in Aquarius South Africa in exchange for mineral rights

22 June 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Impala), has acquired a 25,5 per cent interest in South African registered Aquarius Platinum (SA) Pty Ltd (Aquarius) from Australian and London-listed Aquarius Platinum Limited Full release...


Implats / Platexco joint press release

07 June 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (”Implats”) and Platexco Inc. (”Platexco”) announced 7 June 2000 that they have entered into an arrangement agreement, whereby Implats will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Platexco for cash consideration of C$9.50 per share. Full release...


Appeal court decision in Implats’ favour

31 March 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) is pleased to announce that, in a judgement handed down by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa in Bloemfontein, the court has upheld a previous High Court decision that Lonmin’s Western Platinum Limited (WPL) has no basis for proceeding with its threatened legal action against Implats with regards to the Karee/WPL agreement Full release...


Dynatec joins Philippines - South Africa Nickel Project study

31 March 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) and Dynatec Corporation, Metallurgical Technologies Division (Dynatec), today announced that Dynatec will join the project-owners’ team currently engaged in the preparation of a technical feasibility study for the development of a high pressure acid leach (PAL) - sulphide precipitation plant for the proposed Philnico laterite nickel project. Full release...


Kgosi Lobone Molotlegi II - A tribute

30 March 2000

The Board and the people of Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) were greatly saddened to hear of the death of Kgosi Lebone Molotlegi II, the leader of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, yesterday 29 March 2000. Full release...


Implats signs memorandum of understanding to gain 25% stake in Philippines Nickel Project

23 February 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats), announced today, Wednesday 23 February 2000, that it has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Philnico Developments Limited, the developers of the Nonoc nickel laterite project, to enable Implats’ participation in the project. Full release...


Implats continues to deliver to shareholders

09 February 2000

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) today announced an increase in attributable earnings of 73% to R778.5 million (US$127.0 million) for the six months ended December 1999 (1998: R450.9 million or $75.5). Headline earnings per share increased by 70% to 1 183cps ($1.93 per share) (1998:698 cps or $1.17 per share). Full release...


Impala exploits an opportunity for growth

09 February 2000

Crocodile River Mine to be re-opened as a result of positive metallurgical test work Implats CEO Steve Kearney announced today that Barplats will be reopening the Crocodile River mine in South Africa’s Bushveld complex and that production from the mine’s Maroelabult area is expected to start as early as January 2001. Full release...