Sibanye, Northam vying for Anglo's Union mine

2014-12-04 14:18

Precious metals mining firms Sibanye Gold and Northam Platinum are among a group of suitors interested in Anglo American Platinum's Union mine.

NUM signs job cuts deal with Sibanye

2014-11-13 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a deal with bullion producer Sibanye Gold to soften job cuts at the company's Cooke 4 mine.

Sibanye, unions to start talks on job cuts

2014-09-12 15:36

Sibanye Gold says it is set for talks with unions about possible job cuts at its Cooke 4 mine, but NUM has threatened to strike if the mine tried to trim staff.

AngloGold UK listing to split global, SA units

2014-09-10 10:43

AngloGold Ashanti is restructuring its mining and exploration operations outside South Africa under a new UK-based company.

Sibanye profit falls after share issue

2014-07-31 09:44

Gold producer Sibanye Gold says its first-half earnings have fallen by more than 50%, reflecting the impact of a share issue this year.

NUM opposes Amplats mines sale

2014-07-21 10:55

The National Union of Mineworkers says plans by Anglo American Platinum to sell some of its mines will result in job losses, which is punishment for poor workers.

Hawks nab 20 gold miners for theft

2014-06-11 19:19

Twenty Sibanye Gold Mine workers have been arrested in connection with the theft of gold-bearing material worth millions of rand, the Hawks say.

Sibanye Gold ships first uranium from Cooke

2014-05-29 13:06

Sibanye Gold has produced and shipped its first consignment of uranium from its Cooke operations.

Sibanye Gold eyes platinum buy - report

2014-04-15 11:55

Sibanye Gold aims to make a "material" acquisition in platinum mining by the end of 2014 as it seeks to diversify its business, its CEO is reported as saying.

Gold mining strike on hold

2014-01-22 17:47

A planned strike by Amcu in the gold sector has been delayed when the ruling on an application to prevent it was postponed by the Johannesburg Labour Court.


The government says there is no need for foreign investors to worry over planned strikes in the platinum and gold mining sectors, according to a report.

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Sibanye output up 9% despite strikes

2013-10-31 09:51

Sibanye Gold has reported a 9% rise in third-quarter production, and raised its output forecast for the year.

NUM accuses Amcu of provoking violence

2013-09-06 21:06

Sibanye Gold has dismissed claims that its workers have been beaten up, while the NUM accused Amcu of instigating violence amid a peaceful gold mine strike.

Gold mine strike: A wait-and-see game

2013-09-06 16:26

Despite optimism that striking miners will return to work, NUM says there are no guarantees that all its members will agree to the pay deal from gold producers.

Mines must give big increases - NUM

2013-08-30 18:05

The National Union of Mineworkers has dismissed as "a joke" the offer made by mining companies, as it prepares for strike action.

Gold strike can be averted - chamber

2013-08-29 23:12

The Chamber of Mines says no official notice of planned strike action in the gold mining sector has been received, adding that it wants to avoid industrial action.

Solidarity to consult members on wages

2013-08-28 09:56

Solidarity has asked the Chamber of Mines for more time to consult its members about the new wage offer made by gold producers on Tuesday, it said.

Sibanye to acquire Gold One assets

2013-08-21 09:11

Sibanye Gold has agreed to acquire the West Rand operations of junior miner Gold One International for 150 million new shares.

'End vicious cycle of union demands'

2013-08-14 09:16

Sibanye Gold is adamant that it will not be coerced into unsustainable outcomes and says it refuses raise wages above the inflation rate, according to a report.

Gold sector pay talks continue

2013-07-24 12:29

The National Union of Mineworkers says negotiations with the Chamber of Mines are resuming to broker a wage deal.

We didn't agree to Sibanye layoffs: NUM

2013-05-30 17:51

The NUM has refuted Sibanye Gold's assertions that it reached a deal with unions to retrench over 1 000 workers at its Beatrix West operations in the Free State.

Gold Fields expects upturn in gold price

2013-05-09 11:51

Gold Fields says despite the current slump in the gold price it is still optimistic about the future of the yellow metal.

Fire threatens 3 000 Sibanye Gold jobs

2013-04-09 17:44

Sibanye Gold says it could shed 3 000 jobs at its Beatrix mine, following an underground fire that has dented the mine's sustainability.

Power outage costs miners R481m

2013-03-19 10:21

A lightning strike at an Eskom substation forced AngloGold Ashanti and Sibanye Gold to close large operations, causing a R481m loss.

Sibanye partially resumes ops after fire

2013-02-26 10:16

Sibanye Gold says production has partially resumed at its Beatrix 4 shaft in areas that were unaffected by a fire there last week.


Big five gold mines to tackle lung disease

2014-11-18 19:01

Five of the country's largest gold mining companies have formed an industry working group to address occupational lung disease.

Gold miner eyes biogas to power trains

2014-10-29 06:00

A South African gold mining firm could be the first globally to fuel trains with biogenic gas formed over millennia deep beneath the ground.

Sibanye could cut over 2 000 jobs - sources

2014-09-12 07:00

Mining giant Sibanye Gold is set to drop the axe on up to 2 500 jobs at its Cooke 4 mine, according to two sources.

Gold mining giants shaken by quake

2014-08-05 13:30

AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold, Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold have felt tremors in their headquarters, with reports of mineworkers being trapped underground.

ANC prefers local buyer for Amplats mines

2014-07-29 22:00

The ANC would like a local company to buy mines being sold by Anglo American Platinum, but says it will not try to influence the deal.

Sibanye Gold eyes platinum mines

2014-06-20 20:36

Sibanye Gold has expressed interest in buying platinum mines, but is keeping mum on the exact details.

Sibanye Gold issues profit warning

2014-06-04 11:56

Gold producer Sibanye Gold is expecting headline earnings per share to be at least 20% lower in the six months to end-June, due to an increase in shares.

Sibanye seen as suitor for Anglo mines

2014-04-27 13:40

If Anglo American pushes ahead to divest underperforming platinum assets, a sale to Sibanye Gold is seen as the most likely option.

Amcu vows to continue fight to strike

2014-01-30 13:45

Amcu says the fight for a right to strike in the country's gold mines will continue, after a ruling prohibiting a planned strike to go ahead.

Gold mines move to halt Amcu strike

2014-01-21 17:58

The Chamber of Mines has filed papers in the Johannesburg Labour Court against Amcu over its intention to strike in the gold sector.

Sibanye Gold makes offer for Wits Gold

2013-12-11 11:10

Sibanye Gold has made a cash offer for Wits Gold, which like other smaller operations has struggled in the face of low prices, high costs and labour unrest.

Sibanye pays dividends as independent firm

2013-09-12 12:05

Gold producer Sibanye Gold's board has declared a dividend equivalent to 25% of normalised earnings within its first six months as an independent company.

Gold producers want strike action to end

2013-09-06 20:02

The Chamber of Mines SA says it is hoping that its new pay offer and the terms and conditions to mine workers will bring an end to the gold mine strike.

NUM set for gold sector strike

2013-09-02 16:45

The National Union of Mineworkers says its members will strike until gold mine employers revise their pay offer.

Strike to hit gold sector

2013-08-30 14:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has served major gold miners with a notice of a strike over pay demands.

NUM mulls strike in gold sector

2013-08-29 18:29

The National Union of Mineworkers is in talks with its members about the possibility of embarking on a strike in the gold sector.

Ramphele: Govt stealing from the poor

2013-08-21 22:19

The ANC government is abusing its power and has been stealing from impoverished people for over two decades, says Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele.

Job cuts loom at Sibanye Gold

2013-08-15 14:29

Gold producer Sibanye Gold says it could cut jobs following a review of its business.

Sibanye posts 70% drop in profit

2013-08-13 09:49

Sibanye Gold has reported a 70% drop in first-half profit, hit by a fire at a mine.

Gold stocks rally as rand tanks

2013-05-30 17:51

Gold stocks have rallied with Harmony Gold mine soaring nearly 20% on the combination of a firmer gold price and rand weakness.

Sibanye Gold to retrench 1 110 workers

2013-05-30 09:03

Sibanye Gold will lay off 1 110 workers at its Beatrix West mine in the Free State and the toll could rise to 3 000.

NUM seeks double-digit pay increase

2013-04-29 12:50

Despite strife in the mining industry, the National Union of Mineworkers says it will demand double-digit pay hikes in wage talks and better working conditions.

Beatrix West mine may face job cuts

2013-04-02 11:31

Sibanye Gold says it could shed jobs at its Beatrix West Section operation after an underground fire hit output and revenue.

Gold stocks stage technical rally

2013-03-07 09:52

Shares in gold producers have rallied on what appears to be technical factors after charts showed they were oversold, analysts say.

Sibanye mine to resume operations

2013-02-21 17:13

Underground operations are set to resume at Sibanye Gold's Beatrix mine in the Free State following a fire, the company says.

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