12th October 2023
MetCon is proud to announce the conclusion of a transaction with the Lipman family to bring the two businesses together under the MetCon banner. We consider this a partnership steeped in history, with a shared commonality in the products that both companies use and work with daily.
29th August 2023
Africa is bursting with colour. Striking natural landscapes, vibrant cultural patterns and vivid media surround us every day. Jewellers have the unique opportunity to celebrate this array of colour by incorporating them into their fine jewellery – creating works of colourful, wearable art.
22nd March 2023
Jewellers, consumers, and investors are moving towards demanding more sustainable products and practices, and rightly so. We need to protect what the earth so generously provides to us. From mine to market, the metal supply chain can be more sustainable. We explore how the industry is changing and means to achieve a more sustainable future.
28th February 2023
The FICA rules have changed regarding businesses dealing in High-Value Goods. If you deal in items that are each worth R100 000 or more, this legislative change may very likely apply to you. Read more to discover what the changes mean and how to abide by the new obligations.
ArticleIs it Karat or Carat? Settle it! Know the difference, impress your friends
5th July 2022
Let’s clarify two of the most common and confused terms when it comes to precious metal and fine jewellery.
ArticleF is for Fumana
8th October 2021
MetCon and the SADPMR launch an online marketplace for contemporary African jewellery
ArticleThe POPI Act: What you should know and MetCon’s compliance
9th July 2021
All that abhorrent spam you never asked for; all those unwanted opt-ins and opt-outs; all those anonymous messages that left you wondering how far and wide your personal details have travelled … all that is the result of the unethical and irresponsible use of your personal information.
ArticleMetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Bars
19th April 2021
This article clears the often-murky water of precious metal products, and outlines our distinct purchasing and refining guidelines for bars, applicable to our suppliers and wealth clients.
ArticleMetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Coins
19th April 2021
This article outlines our distinct purchasing guidelines for coins, applicable to our suppliers and wealth clients.
ArticleCoin Terminology: What makes a coin a coin?
1st March 2021
If it looks like a coin, is it definitely a coin? What determines if something is a coin or isn’t a coin? Navigating the world of coined currencies can be a tricky business. In this article we’ll learn about some useful terms from the world of coins, getting you better acquainted with your change.
ArticleCan I melt my coin?
1st March 2021
If you’re a jeweller (well, hello) you’re likely on the lookout for cost-effective materials to craft your pieces with. Metal being the staple of any jeweller, metallic items are often targeted, melted down and the metal is used to form new pieces of jewellery. And one of the most ubiquitous sources of metal is found in coins. But can you melt your coins down? Let’s discuss.
ArticleMetCon | Accredited member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative
18th February 2021
We are incredibly pleased to announce our membership to the Responsible Minerals Initiative!
ArticlePLATAFRICA 2020 | The winners of Designed for Men of Platinum
27th November 2020
A year of surprise, challenge and creativity!
ArticleA celebration of Africa
6th November 2020
Ubuntu: I am because we are.
ArticleTogether, we are transforming the jewellery industry for good
19th September 2020
22nd July 2020
A golden light at the end of the runway Metal Concentrators is excited to introduce our new, flagship, sustainability-focused refinery, MetCon SEZ.
ArticleMetal Concentrators’ Platinum Provenance
25th June 2020
It is always an incredibly happy and satisfying day when MetCon’s accreditation as a member of the…
ArticlePLATAFRICA 2020: Designed for MEN OF PLATINUM
19th May 2020
June 20, 2020 - Welcome to PlatAfrica 2020! Proudly presented by Metal Concentrators, in collaboration with Anglo American Platinum.
ArticleQuarantine Relief: Beauty, inspiration and creativity in a crisis
7th May 2020
June 20, 2020 - Creative is not a thing you are, but a way to be in and interact with the world.
ArticleSustainability, creativity and innovation: Highlights from Vicenzaoro
12th February 2020
June 20, 2020 - 1500 brand exhibitors, over 40 events and 35 000+ visitors — 60% of which were international buyers from 126 countries.
ArticlePLATAFRICA 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
2nd October 2019
The 20th year of PlatAfrica has seen another round of incredible entries.
ArticleTrading Responsibly: What to know when buying minted bars
18th September 2019
To be certain that you are purchasing an excellent product, provenance of material is critical.
ArticleThe Gold Standard of Sustainability
8th April 2019
Slowly, we're waking up. As a global population we are considering our environment and the part humans play in the conservation or devastation of our treasured landscapes.
ArticleAnglo American Platinum and Metal Concentrators want to move mountains
13th June 2018
“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.
ArticlePlatAfrica 2018 design and manufacture competition
13th March 2018
The Platinum Design Competition, known as ‘PlatAfrica’, which is presented by Metal Concentrators in conjunction with Anglo American Platinum is now in its nineteenth year.
ArticlePlatinum – its investment appeal
5th March 2018
South Africans all across the nation are hopeful that February 2018 marked the dawn of a new era, with the prospects of better working relationships between business and government, dedicated investment in the education and training of our young people and a renewed focus on developing entrepreneurs to grow our economy coupled with an intense clamp down on corruption.