Angolan gets suspended sentence for diamond book

2015-05-28 21:14

An Angolan journalist has been given a six-month suspended sentence after he was convicted of slander for accusing generals of human rights abuses at diamond mines.

Zim mining needs switch from beneficiation - chamber

2015-05-22 19:10

Zimbabwe's Chamber of Mines has called for government policy to switch to exploration and development instead of railroading beneficiation policies.

De Beers puts Kimberley diamond mines up for sale

2015-05-21 19:00

Diamond miner De Beers Group says it will be putting its Kimberley Mines up for sale as the operation no longer fits the company's strategic plan.

Gem Diamonds revenue rises on high-grade gems

2015-05-21 09:53

Gem Diamonds' sales have increased in the year to date as it sold more high-grade diamonds from its flagship mine in Lesotho despite a weaker diamond market.

BHP chief lashes out at Aussie iron ore inquiry

2015-05-19 19:31

An inquiry into the economic impact of a slump in the iron ore price could damage Australia's economy and drive Asian customers to shift investment to Brazil.

Aussie politicians threaten race to iron ore bottom

2015-05-18 15:13

Australia is poised to launch an inquiry into “flooding” of the iron ore market by the world’s three biggest producers – BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale.

Africa’s 'resource nationalism': Is it in the national interest?

2015-05-17 17:08

Like a game of Risk, our idea of national control tends to be fixated on owning resources within neatly defined borders, in today’s world, this doesn’t make sense

Mining companies on the warpath over BEE

2015-05-17 15:00

Dewald van Rensburg looks at government’s change of heart on black ownership of mines.

Mining minister to look into job cuts

2015-05-15 17:28

Mines minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi is alarmed at the rate of retrenchments in the mining sector and will set up a committee to look into the job losses.

Lead poisoning kills 28 children in Nigeria

2015-05-14 21:08

Lead poisoning has killed 28 children in central Nigeria's Niger state, in the latest incident that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years.


Implats cancels plans to sell Marula mine

2015-05-27 19:04

Impala Platinum has cancelled plans to sell its Marula mine, saying it would instead aim to increase output at the operation.

NUM wants 84% pay hike for gold workers

2015-05-22 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers will push for an 84% rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage point increase on previous demands.

Glencore Zambia unit completes refinery upgrade

2015-05-21 15:30

Zambia's Mopani Copper Mines owned by Glencore has completed upgrading a copper refinery at a cost of $74m, seven months ahead of schedule.

Exxaro expects lower earnings, shares drop

2015-05-19 19:55

Shares in Exxaro Resources have dropped after the coal miner said lower export iron ore prices hit its earnings.

BHP Billiton puts Exxon project on back burner

2015-05-19 17:00

BHP Billiton is putting its Scarborough liquefied natural gas project with Exxon Mobil in Australia on the back burner amid lower prices and competition from the US.

BHP's South32 debut misses estimates

2015-05-18 09:39

South32, the miner spun off from BHP Billiton, has missed analyst estimates on its Sydney trading debut amid concern for its growth potential.

Amcu makes demands, but how much power does it really have?

2015-05-17 15:00

Amcu’s push to change the gold sector’s labour system isn’t just about wages, writes Dewald van Rensburg

SA BEE criticism casts ‘dark cloud’ on mining

2015-05-16 08:00

The government has cast a “dark cloud” over the mining sector by criticising its attempts to be more inclusive of people marginalised under apartheid, says the Chamber of Mines.

Is it time to invest in the mining sector?

2015-05-15 06:15

Portfolio managers of the Investec Commodity Fund explain why you should invest the resources sector, and how they see the sector recovering.

Implats lifts output, warns of power cuts

2015-05-14 19:10

Impala Platinum has reported a 47% surge in quarterly output, recovering from a low base caused by an unprecedented five-month strike last year.

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