Anglo American Platinum and Metal Concentrators want to move mountains

Platinum Partnership “If you want to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today” – African Proverb The above quote is very appropriate especially in the physical reality of the Platinum Mining Industry, but today is the start of the moving of symbolic stones to move symbolic mountains for South Africa in the future. This very significant Agreement…

Thuthuka Jewellery Development Program

The road to success as an aspiring jewellery designer and manufacturer is littered with the broken dreams of many who have travelled that route. Although a number of institutions strive to offer courses in various aspects of design, goldsmithing and diamond setting, the falloff rate remains alarming - and those who do graduate, invariably find it difficult to secure positions with manufacturing jewellers. Recognising…

Smile

Anyone who thinks the future for SA looks bleak and depressing, without hope, is welcome to accompany us to the Intuthuko Centre assisted by SMILE Impact in Mooiplaas. The Centre is not set in a beautiful farm, instead, as you enter the township, it looks like it could be a farm where plastic is grown. Rubbish from the Centurion area gets dumped here at…

Smanga Shabangu

Smanga is the enterprising owner of Ortanium Design and creator of Bullion Bear investment bars. Through his SIBEKELO Program he encourages investors to save for the future, utilising a stockvels concept wherein members contribute monthly towards the purchase of gold or silver minted bars. Each 10gm bar, produced and certified by MetCon and supplied in tamper-proof packaging, displays a stylised…

The River of Platinum

The platinum plated sky winked seductively over the campsite. Orange sparks leapt up to reach the stars, creating a meeting place of serenity. There is nothing quite so captivating as the South African night-sky above a bush retreat on a dark night. We sat there – the six of us, in comfortable camp chairs around the glowing embers of an…

Cowries, Gold and Bitcoin

Cowries, Gold and Bitcoin Hindsight has both benefits and drawbacks. If only we had invested a couple of Millions in gold in the third week of March and sold it in the second week of April, we could have turned a cool quarter Million in profit! If only … such is the plight of speculation – simply getting the timing…

Creating fine metal masterpieces

Move over, Midas. South Africa’s largest privately owned gold refinery is giving gold bullion a facelift. Humankind has always had a strange relationship with gold. Our arcane obsession with “all that glitters” is certainly informed by lucid, capital-driven preoccupations, but it is also somehow visceral; the enduring legacy of a primal instinct. Natanya Van Niekerk, the zealous product development manager…

Gold, Politics and Neuroscience

“If I know exactly what I’m going to do, what’s the good in doing it?” Pablo Picasso   Shall I invest in gold now … or should I wait? Who should I vote for … should we get married?  Decisions and choices besiege us daily.  Most are inconsequential and have short-term impact – like what to wear or which route…

Silver – The Cinderella of Investment

An increasing number of analysts claim that silver is undervalued and they are bullish when speaking about silver’s potential gains over the next few years. Six interesting influences that underpin the future status of silver are not commonly known: Natural Below-ground Supplies: A number of indicators that confirm that silver mining production appears to be reaching its peak. According to…

Annual Shut Down

The management and staff of MetCon would like to thank our loyal clients for their support in the 2016 year. We look forward to being of great service in the 2017 year once again. To re-charge our batteries, we will be closing for our annual holiday over the Festive Season from the 23rd December 2016 till 9th January 2017. Minter…

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