The demand for PGMs will increase as they are critical to the realisation of a hydrogen economy, which is one of the gateways towards global net zero targets, states independent think tank Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) researcher, Dr Ngobile Xaba. “This is an opportune time to investigate how best to leverage this mineral endowment for economic development underpinning the transition to a low carbon economy. With this in mind, field experts gathered in October at Mistra’s PGMs Roundtable to discuss this question, and to explore opportunities within the PGMs sector for a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable society,” explains Xaba.