One of the rarest chemical elements on Earth and more expensive than gold, platinum is a silvery-white, shiny transition metal. It is malleable and ductile – more ductile than any other metal – and has a high melting point.

Platinum occurs in some nickel and copper ores as well as in native deposits. It is used in catalytic converters, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts and electrodes, thermometers, dentistry equipment, and jewellery.

Africa is the global leader in platinum production thanks to the two countries that mine it: South Africa and Zimbabwe. South Africa, the world’s top platinum producer, holds around 95% of the world’s platinum reserves. Zimbabwe is the third-largest producer of platinum on the globe after Russia.

Highly skilled locals, Diaspora, and expatriates are required for mid-to senior-level positions in the platinum mining industry in Africa. Go to Mining Recruitment’s Africa Jobs portal to view the job board and see the latest platinum mining jobs.