Mining death stats worry unions, Chamber of Mines

2017-01-19 18:15

Mining industry stakeholders noted the improvement in recent health and safety statistics but are still disappointed.

We are not at war with Sibanye - Zwane

2017-01-19 12:49

Section 54 mine stoppage notices issued by the Department of Mineral Resources are not intended to impact economic growth, according to Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers

2017-01-18 10:37

Nine people have been killed in the partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China.

Anglo American-owned company rains rocks down on Northern Cape town

2017-01-13 19:42

A handful of residents of the small town of Dingleton, near Sishen, are resisting attempts by Kumba Iron Ore to move them from their homes to make way for mining operations.

Union vows to protect members at Lily's sister mine

2017-01-06 16:50

Solidarity says it will not allow its members at the Barbrook gold mine in Mpumalanga to suffer the same fate as workers at their sister company Lily Mine.

Has Sibanye’s Froneman over-reached in SA deal of year? Mark Ingham thinks not

2017-01-04 10:21

An independent analyst sees merit in Sibanye's proposed $2.7bn acquisition of US miner Stillwater. Existing and potential investors would do well to listen to this podcast.

Cat litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump

2017-01-02 09:29

The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets' business.

Rockwell Diamonds enters sale agreement

2016-12-23 19:31

Rockwell Diamonds has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Nelesco 318 for certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities.

Exxon's bigger InterOil offer still isn’t good enough

2016-12-22 18:01

Exxon Mobil’s offer to raise its bid for InterOil Corporation to as high as $3.9bn isn’t enough to pacify the deal’s most prominent opponent.

Zimbabwe eyes mining land owned by big firms

2016-12-16 16:56

Zimbabwe is pushing through a new mining legislation that will push large mining companies to compulsorily release excess mining ground, officials say.


Sibanye one step closer to sealing Stillwater mining deal

2017-01-19 14:22

Sibanye Gold is one step to closer to acquiring Stillwater mining after meeting an antitrust condition, according to a Sens statement.

Mining safety first, profits second - Zwane

2017-01-19 12:15

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says that the health and safety of mine workers needs to be prioritised over making profits.

Vantage needs R100m to keep Barbrook open

2017-01-15 06:01

Australian company Vantage Goldfields needs a further R100 million bailout after its second Mpumalanga mine was placed under business rescue last month.

Kusasalethu sit-in: Fears raised over safety of miners

2017-01-12 19:02

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa is fearing for the safety of over 1000 mineworkers who have staged an underground sit-in at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine.

Workers at Lily Mine sister company to hear their fate soon

2017-01-04 16:50

Employees at the Barbrook Mine, Lily Mine's sister company which was placed in business rescue in December, will hear their fate on January 11.

INFOGRAPHIC: Descend into the world’s deepest gold mine - in SA

2017-01-04 09:29

Miners in SA suspend themselves 4km into the earth – braving extreme temperatures, armed thieves, and constant seismic activity – just to mine a 75cm gold reef.

Miners unearth profit bonanza with rally set to last into 2017

2016-12-28 15:42

Miners have been digging in one of Australia’s oldest collieries for almost a century until operations have wound down a year ago, the victim of plunging global commodity prices.

ArcelorMittal SA concludes important steel agreement

2016-12-23 16:40

A contract manufacturing agreement regarding heavy steel has been concluded between ArcelorMittal SA, Highveld Structural Mill and Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium.

Black Christmas for mineworkers

2016-12-19 16:52

Workers at Babrook Mine Operations are threatened with no pay for December, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

Chamber of Mines challenges UN report on gold exports

2016-12-14 17:22

Research commissioned by the Chamber of Mines points out flaws to a previous study implying that misinvoicing of gold commodities in South Africa amounts to $78.2bn.

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