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WATCH: Activists in Australia protest Xolobeni mining

Mineral Commodities Ltd (MRC) held their AGM in Perth last week. People gathered outside in solidarity with the Amadiba community against MRC's Xolobeni mine plans on the Wild Coast of SA - an ongoing conflict that has led to violence and murder. Watch.

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Lily Mine to resume operations after R171m Canadian investment

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Illegal mining equipment seized in Springs

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EDC unveils R200m quarry aggregate mine in Indwe

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De Beers sells R9.87bn of diamonds at auction

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Clarke: Message to MRC shareholders. Xolobeni mining: Blood titanium.

2016-05-22 14:29

No one has been arrested for the assassination of an activist opposed to the Xolobeni mining scheme. The company's shareholders must play their part, says a social worker.

Zim mining execs in cat and mouse game with govt

2016-05-20 16:48

Zimbabwe mining bosses and state officials deliberate over fiscal, industry, and macro issues inside the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls while birds chirp and chirrup outside, helicopters hover above and some warthogs roam the sprawling lawn in front of the hotel.

Glencore investors pass climate-change motion

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Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business regarding climate change.

Rand rout little solace as SA firms hoard cash

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Key Lonmin exec was SSA spook - report

2016-05-29 07:28

Lonmin’s foremost representative during the 2012 strikes at its Marikana mine was a covert agent of the State Security Agency, Rapport reports.

Amplats bid to buy peace around prized mine may backfire

2016-05-27 06:55

Anglo American Platinum's bid to appease a community near its most profitable South African mine may unravel, highlighting the challenges of managing social unrest.

Elite mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

2016-05-26 07:41

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Glencore said to complete $7.7bn loan turnaround

2016-05-25 14:38

Glencore has finalised a $7.7bn loan from almost 60 banks as the commodity trader shores up its balance sheet following a raw-materials downturn.

Mauritania gold miners on strike

2016-05-24 18:29

Mauritanian miners have begun an open-ended strike at a Canadian-owned gold mine over pay conditions, with unions citing the vast gap between their salaries and expats.

Peru declares mercury poison emergency

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Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish.

Zim platinum industry calls for huge investment

2016-05-20 19:15

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Mine safety should be tightened - portfolio committee chair

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SA seen avoiding another crippling platinum strike

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Body of one of 2 missing miners found at Implats

2016-05-19 21:02

The body of one of two miners trapped underground at Impala Platinum's mine in Rustenburg, North West, has been found, the company says.

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