The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) invites members of the media to a briefing on the outcomes of its latest research report entitled, A South African PGM Exchange: Policy Rationale for Financial Beneficiation on the 25th November 2019The research report launch will also inform the content of MISTRA’s Fourth Annual Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Roundtable.

The briefing will be given by Pan African Institute and Research Services Chief Executive Officer, Dr Iraj Abedian; MISTRA Executive Director, Joel Netshitenzhe; and JSE Head for Commodities, Dr Raphael Karuaihe, at 14h00.  The research report will be made available to participants exclusively on the day.

The report explores the feasibility of establishing a PGM Exchange in South Africa. Given that over 80% of PGM reserves worldwide are held in southern and South Africa, the research is inspired by the desire to make financial linkages work in the South African context. It was undertaken by MISTRA in partnership with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Pan-African Investment & Research Services (PAIRS), in consultation with PGM value chain stakeholders.

This latest report adds to MISTRA’s in-depth research on the political economy of mining, including the books, South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy: The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals and The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise published in 2013 and 2018, respectively. The MISTRA publications explore the strategic opportunities that arise from South Africa’s mineral endowments and also consider opportunities available for the country, the region and the world to better leverage this endowment and broaden beneficiation in the mining industry.

Event details as follows:

Date: 25th November 2019

Time: 13:00 PM

Venue: JSE Knowledge Centre, 2 Gwen Lane, Sandown, Sandton


To RSVP or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Siphokazi Sigenu

Communication Officer

072 233 1341 or 011 518 0276.