One of the mandates assigned to Natascha Viljoen, the new CEO of Anglo American Platinum, is to grow the company to a “meaningful size”, with the opencast Mogalakwena mine a major part of that strategy.

Amplats, which is 80% owned by Anglo American, is the world’s second-largest supplier of global platinum group metals (PGMs), after surrendering first position recently to Sibanye-Stillwater.

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