Sibanye-Stillwater, the world’s biggest platinum producer, once again flagged a return to paying dividends in 2020 as high metal prices led to a more than trebling of profit, allowing for the aggressive reduction in net debt in the September quarter.

Sibanye, which was carrying high levels of debt after its $2.2bn cash purchase of palladium and platinum miner Stillwater in the US, was able to tackle its balance sheet issues during the quarter to end-September.

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