Jobs ‘bloodbath’ hits SA, mining companies cut costs

2015-07-28 17:30

In the past two months, at least seven listed mining companies announced plans to cut as many as 10 000 jobs in Africa’s most-industrialised economy.

Amplats profit rises as mine-disposal options probed

2015-07-20 09:45

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) says it’s still studying whether to separately list or sell four aging South African mines it’s seeking to dispose of.

Amplats sees sharp earnings rise on strike recovery

2015-07-13 09:53

Anglo American Platinum says it expects its interim earnings to rise by almost 1 500% as it recovers from a five-month strike last year.

Amplats drops to 10-year low, metal prices dip

2015-06-30 15:52

Anglo American Platinum has plunged to the lowest in 10 years amid a deepening slump in commodity prices.

Amplats sees profit rising at least 20%

2015-06-15 11:17

Anglo American Platinum says first-half profit will climb at least 20% after it recovered from a five-month strike a year earlier.

Baroka could bid R1.8bn for Bokoni mine stake

2015-05-12 11:57

South Africa’s Baroka Platinum will offer up to R1.8bn for Atlatsa Resources' stake in the joint venture Bokoni mine, says a source.

Ramatlhodi to lift lid on mining compliance

2015-03-30 13:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will present the government's assessment of mining industry compliance, including black ownership targets.

Woman raped in Amplats mine changing room

2015-03-10 16:26

A woman has been raped at an Anglo American Platinum mine in Rustenburg, North West, the National Union of Mineworkers has reported.

Temporary labour reprieve for SA miners in Zim

2015-02-25 08:40

A wage hike settlement agreed by Zimbabwean mineworkers and their employers has provided the miners with a temporary labour dispute respite.

Amplats to roll-out new mines

2015-02-10 17:53

Amplats' mechanisation drive has been in full swing and ready to be tried in Twickenham, a project it is developing as it prepares to shed labour-intensive assets.


Amplats to build Zim plant to avoid tax

2015-07-20 14:14

Anglo American Platinum says it plans to build a "secondhand" smelter in Zimbabwe to avoid paying a 15% tax on exports of unprocessed minerals.

Amplats seen facing protracted exit from unwanted mines

2015-07-17 08:43

Anglo American Platinum could face a protracted exit from the mines it wants to divest amid a plunge in metal prices that’s hurting asset values.

Union says Amplats developer to fire 165 workers amid strike

2015-07-03 13:22

More than 500 workers at Anglo American Platinum's unit at the Twickenham operation in South Africa have started a strike against plans to cut as many as 165 jobs.

Job cuts on cards in mine shake-up, says Amplats

2015-06-23 10:21

Anglo American Platinum says it aims to reconfigure a number of its mines to make them more profitable, a move which could lead to up to 420 job losses.

Amplats looking to float SA mines

2015-06-12 19:52

Anglo American Platinum is considering floating its labour-intensive South African mines around Rustenburg on the stock market rather than selling them.

Amplats calls for fuel cell platinum in electric cars

2015-04-17 11:31

Automakers must expand their offerings of fuel-cell vehicles or risk being pushed out of the burgeoning electric-car market, according to Anglo American Platinum.

Amplats reviews security after mineworker raped

2015-03-10 17:29

Anglo American Platinum says that it would review security measures after two female mineworkers were attacked at one of the company’s premises in Rustenburg.

Implats says no job cuts in Rustenburg revamp

2015-02-26 16:26

Impala Platinum will revamp its Rustenburg mines to boost productivity, but staffing levels will stay the same at the centre of often violent labour unrest, its chief executive says.

Mine expansion plans in Zim under threat

2015-02-18 18:35

Mine expansion plans for companies in Zimbabwe and the growth of the crucial industry is now under threat because of continued depressed metal prices.

Amplats, Harmony say power cuts threaten output

2015-02-09 20:00

Anglo American Platinum and Harmony Gold say they will see production losses should Eskom persist with power cuts.

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