Are Sibanye’s gold assets in SA ice cream or dung?
Investors ponder move to simplify the company’s structure by shifting gold assets into their own division
Sibanye-Stillwater (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=SGL) triggered a wave of speculation when it announced it would simplify the structure of its holdings, moving its gold assets into their own division.
While the move to separate the assets has been a year in the making, some analysts immediately saw it as the precursor to Sibanye ditching its gold mines.
Sibanye has grown from nothing into the world’s largest platinum miner and the second-largest source of platinum group metals (PGMs) within four years, through four lightning-fast transactions...