Northam Platinum is restarting the mothballed Eland mine at a cost of R2bn as part of its plans to improve operational diversification and reach 1-million ounces of platinum group metal (PGM) production a year.

Contrary to the trend of closures and job cuts in the SA mining industry, Northam is investing heavily in new projects and the Eland mine will create 2,800 jobs.

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