Mining Weekly reported that Zimbabwe, which last year gave miners two years to build a platinum refinery in the country, has shortlisted two firms interested in doing so.
As quoted in the market news:
Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa told reporters nine companies had submitted refinery plans and two had been shortlisted. The government would conduct due diligence soon.
Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum Holdings, the world’s two largest platinum producers, had mines in Zimbabwe, shipping platinum matte to South Africa for refining.