Platinum may be mine woes
labour unrest in the sector. Zimbabwe, the only other country with sizeable platinum reserves, is also hamstrung by a lack of electricity, which both constrains its mining output as well as its ambitious plans to build a platinum smelter. Most platinum mined in Zimbabwe is sent to SA to be refined for export.
Our neighbour has a maximum installed power capacity of just 1 237MW against peak demand of 2 100MW, so even if it does build a smelter, it’s unlike-