November 2020 – Platinum Cost Curves

November 2020 – Platinum Cost Curves

In 2019, the total all-in sustainable costs per Pt. eq. oz in ZAR terms, decreased by 11.7%. The total all-in sustaining costs per Pt. eq. oz in USD terms decreased by 18.9%, year-on-year, as the average Rand weakened significantly year-on-year. The decrease is mainly due to increase in 4E prices rather than lower operating costs. The total all-in sustainable costs per milled tonne increased by 12.6% year-on-year.

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October 2020 – The Carbon Tax Act

October 2020 – The Carbon Tax Act

Setting the Scene: What is Carbon Tax? Carbon tax is a carbon pricing instrument that is implemented in an advance to stimulate action to economic restructure by holding entities liable for environmental damage caused by the human caused emission of greenhouse gases...

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December 2019  – Gold Cost Curves

December 2019 – Gold Cost Curves

In 2018, the total Rand all-in sustainable cost per ounce of gold produced in South African gold mines have risen by 14% year-on-year respectively, primarily as a result of increased labour and electricity costs, as well as operational...

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November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

November 2019 – Platinum Cost Curves

In 2018, the total all-in sustainable costs per PT. eq. oz in ZAR decreased by 11.2%. The total all-in sustaining costs per PT. eq. oz in USD terms decreased by 10.8%, year-on-year, as the average Rand strength remained relatively unchanged year-on-year....

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January 2019 – Ore Transport

January 2019 – Ore Transport

Notes: All-in Sustainable Cost (“AISC”) includes cash cost incurred at each processing stage, from mining through to recoverable metal delivered to market inclusive of royalties and production taxes, sustaining and reserve development capital...

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October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

October 2017 / Mining Method Selection

Selecting a mining method is one of the most critical and problematic activities of mining engineering. The ultimate goal of the mining method is to maximise the profit and extraction of the mineral resources while providing a safe working environment. The selection...

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May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

May 2017 / Gold Cost Curves

Industry cost curves are valuable tools to benchmark the operational cost performance of an existing operation or new proposed mine project against industry. The industry cost curve indicates the ability of the existing mines to endure cyclical commodity prices and...

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