Afarak’s application for a new order mining right on its Vlakpoort site has been granted. The Vlakpoort Mine has a minimum proven resource of 6.656-million mt of chrome and 330,314 ounces of PGMs. This includes the underground potential. The resource consists of the LG1-6, MG1-4 and the UG1- 2 and Merensky reefs. Works are expected to start towards the beginning of second quarter and mining is expected to ramp up to a steady state of around 20,000 mtpq in the third quarter.