AngloGold profit picks up on higher bullion, weaker currencies

2016-07-22 11:45

AngloGold Ashanti has returned to profit in the first half as it benefited from higher bullion prices and weaker currencies in the countries it operates in.

Kumba output drops on revised Sishen mine plan

2016-07-20 11:19

Kumba Iron Ore has announced a production drop of 15% to 8.9 million tonnes for the quarter to end-June, consistent with its revised Sishen mine plan.

Clarke: MRC pulls Pondoland investment. Beginning of end or end of beginning?

2016-07-19 20:03

MRC's exit from the Pondoland Wild Coast means that unless there is a redoubling of monitoring and decisive action, the killing and intimidation will only escalate.

The experts' guide to riding out 2016

2016-07-14 16:46

In wake of a turbulent first half of the year, we spoke to five investment experts to find out which sectors are likely to deliver the best returns for the remainder of the year.

Zim platinum output up 43% in first quarter

2016-07-13 09:07

Zimbabwean platinum miners have ignored policy uncertainties in the country and continued to ramp up production, according to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Amplats sees profit drop of up to 70%

2016-07-12 09:50

Anglo American Platinum says its first-half profit probably fell by 50% to 70% after inventory gains weren’t repeated and the dollar price of commodities declined.

Lawrie Williams: Making sense of gold boom – how to play it from here

2016-07-10 15:49

Veteran editor Lawrie Williams tackles the sudden rebound of the gold price, talking with’s Alec Hogg about gold, mining and how to play the bullion wave.

Anthea Jeffery: Time to take Mining Charter from BEE to EED

2016-07-08 06:41

Ever stricter BEE regulation, whether in mining or elsewhere, cannot empower the millions of South Africans who are unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.

Anti-uranium mining lobby celebrates victory in the Karoo

2016-07-07 09:21

Anti-uranium mining lobbyists have celebrated the announcement by an Australian firm that it is downsizing its mining application by almost 90%.

First, find the world's biggest diamond; then, don't break it

2016-07-06 09:35

Keeping giant gems intact during the mining process is a challenge for companies that account for most of the global production of these multi-million dollar whoppers.


Invoice fraud rife in SA gold exports - UN report

2016-07-20 20:06

South Africa was fingered in a report for flagrant discrepancies between its official trade statistics of gold exports versus records of its trading partners.

Anglo American cuts full-year copper target

2016-07-20 09:24

Anglo American has cut its full-year copper-production target after bad weather hit its operations in Chile.

Mine firms file leave to appeal silicosis, TB ruling

2016-07-15 15:27

The six companies that are members of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group want leave to appeal against a class action certification judgment.

Beneficiation the future of SA's diamond industry

2016-07-13 20:03

The global mining industry may be declining, but there is still an economic opportunity for South Africa to benefit through beneficiation.

Mugabe sues Zimplats - report

2016-07-12 10:37

President Robert Mugabe is reportedly suing Zimplats for objecting to the intended compulsory acquisition of 28 000 hectares of mining land held by the company.

Sibanye Gold to cut jobs at loss-making Cooke 4 mine

2016-07-11 11:15

Sibanye Gold has begun talks with unions for job cuts at its Cooke 4 mine after failing to stem heavy losses at the operation.

Ex-miners to receive long-overdue pension benefits

2016-07-08 13:33

New measures will ensure pension and provident fund pay-outs - some dating back as far as the 1970s - to former mineworkers in the greater Nelson Mandela Bay area.

Amcu stands firm on R12 500 minimum wage

2016-07-07 12:53

Delivering Amcu's platinum wage demands, leader Joseph Mathunjwa pointed out that wage inequality persists and inflation targeting neglects working class conditions.

Elusive alluvial diamonds a problem for miners

2016-07-06 10:00

Despite challenges, the share prices of mining companies Trans Hex and Rockwell are strongly up so far this year, but don’t throw caution to the wind.

Congo miners stare into abyss after commodities slump

2016-07-05 10:59

At a mining conference in Democratic Republic of Congo's mining capital government officials and mining company executives brainstormed how to save a failing copper mine.

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