Anglo Platinum Limited is the world's leading primary producer of platinum group metals (PGMs) and accounts for about 40% of the world's newly mined platinum. The Company is listed on the JSE Limited. It delisted its secondary listing from the London Stock Exchange during 2009.
The Group's mining operations were restructured in 2009. The former Rustenburg Section was split into the Bathopele, Khomanani, Thembelani, Khuseleka, and Siphumelele mines, while the former Amandelbult Section was split into the Tumela and Dishaba mines. Union Mine, Mogalakwena Mine and Twickenham Mine remained managed operations of the Group.
In addition, the Group has a number of joint ventures. On 30 June 2009 Anglo Platinum sold and transferred control to Anooraq Resources (Anooraq) of an effective 51% of the formerly wholly owned Lebowa Platinum Mine (Lebowa) and an additional 1% of the Ga-Phasha, Boikgantsho and Kwanda joint-venture projects. The Group is also in joint venture with: ARM Mining Consortium Limited, a historically disadvantaged South African (HDSA) consortium, to operate the Modikwa Platinum Mine; Royal Bafokeng Resources, an HDSA partner, over the combined Bafokeng-Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM) and Styldrift properties; the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela traditional community, who hold a 15% share in Union Mine; Eastern Platinum Limited (subsidiary of Lonmin Plc) and its HDSA partner, the Bapo-Ba-Mogale traditional community and Mvelaphanda Resources to operate the Pandora Joint Venture; and Xstrata Kagiso Platinum Partnership, to operate the Mototolo Mine. Anglo Platinum also has pooling-and sharing-arrangements with Aquarius Platinum (South Africa), covering the shallow reserves of the Aquarius Kroondal and Marikana mines that are contiguous with Anglo Platinum's Rustenburg mines. The Group's smelting and refining operations are wholly owned through Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited and are situated in South Africa. These operations treat concentrates not only from the Group's wholly owned operations, but also from its joint ventures and third parties.
Elsewhere in the world, the Group is developing the Unki Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe and is actively exploring in Brazil. It has exploration partners in Canada, Russia and China.