The prospect of increased exposure to SA’s political and economic risk is deterring carmakers from switching to platinum in their antipollution devices, despite a growing shortfall of palladium and rhodium, says Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman.

In the global platinum group metals (PGMs) industry, the question of if and when carmakers will substitute palladium with platinum is a pressing one that is posed to executives of producing companies.

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