Amplats is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals and accounts for approximately 40% of the world’s newly-mined platinum. The Company is listed on the JSE Limited and has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Amplats has eight mining operations in the Bushveld Complex, namely the Bathopele, Dishaba, Khomanani, Khuseleka, Mogalakwena, Siphumelele, Thembelani and Tumela mines. The Company is currently developing the Twickenham Platinum Mine.
Elsewhere in the world, the Group operates the Unki Platinum Mine (100%) on the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe and is actively exploring in Brazil with JV exploration partners.
The Group has a number of strategic joint ventures (JVs), in which it holds significant interests, namely: Bokoni Platinum Mine (49%) (JV with Atlatsa Resources Corporation); Modikwa Platinum Mine (50%) (African Rainbow Minerals Mining Consortium Limited); and the Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine (33%) (BRPM) and the Styldrift project (JV with Royal Bafokeng Platinum).
In addition, Amplats is involved in the following JVs and partnerships: the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela traditional community holds a 15% share in Union mine’s north and south mines; Amplats holds a 42.5% interest in the Pandora JV, with Eastern Platinum Limited (a subsidiary of Lonmin plc) and its partner, the Bapo-Ba-Mogale traditional community, and Northam Platinum; the Mototolo Platinum Mine (50%), in a partnership with the Glencore Kagiso Tiso Platinum Partnership; Amplats also has pooling-and-sharing arrangement with Aquarius Platinum (South Africa), covering the shallow reserves of the Kroondal and Marikana mines that are contiguous with its own Rustenburg mines.
Amplats’s smelting and refining operations are wholly-owned through Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited and are situated in South Africa. These operations treat concentrates, not only from the wholly-owned operations, but also from JVs and third parties.