Northam Platinum has upped the ante in the bidding war for Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) by making an unsolicited approach to buy all, or a portion, of the shares with voting rights in the smaller platinum miner, which has historical links to the Bafokeng nation.

The overture by Northam, which both it and RBPlat announced on Sens on Thursday, did not include details on the financial terms or timing of its proposed takeover...

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