Aquarius holders nod Sibanye deal as revenue dips 31%

2016-02-09 16:01

Shareholders in Aquarius Platinum have voted in favour of an aquisition bid by Sibanye Gold worth about $294m, says Aquarius chief executive officer.

African resource rich countries are ‘addicts in need of rehab’

2016-02-09 13:09

Without beneficiation, value addition and industrialisation around commodities, the minerals have hardly touched communities, says former Zim minister Tendai Biti.

Hope renewed as trapped miners communicate

2016-02-09 09:05

There is renewed hope for the three people trapped in a collapsed mine in Mpumalanga after they communicated with rescuers. They have been trapped for five days.

Junior miners ready to pounce on bargains

2016-02-09 07:22

Junior mining companies are starting to lick their lips for some of the assets of bigger miners currently up for sale, says EY Africa's mining and metals sector leader.

South32 CEO says time for action is now

2016-02-08 20:03

The last thing South Africa and the manganese industry needs at the moment is increased export capacity, says South32's CEO.

Zwane warns mining companies sitting on assets

2016-02-08 16:15

Industries that acquire mining rights with the intention of selling them without being productive must give others a chance, says Mineral Resources Minister Zwane.

Guptas just another Anglo, Glencore CEO to Zwane

2016-02-08 15:07

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has compared his relationship with the Guptas with that of Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani and Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg.

It's about survival at Anglo American

2016-02-08 14:44

When Mark Cutifani took over running Anglo American in April 2013, things were already going from bad to worse.

Zwane: Regulatory certainty top priority for mining

2016-02-08 11:47

The South African government is determined to speed up regulatory and policy certainty to the mining sector, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Randgold bucks industry trend with new record

2016-02-08 10:01

Randgold Resources has had one of the best years in the company’s history thanks to record gold production, says CEO Mark Bristow.


Rescue teams 12m away from trapped miners

2016-02-09 13:32

With rescue teams only 12 metres away from where three Lily Mine workers are trapped, it's now only a matter of drilling through rocks to reach the them, the mine's operations director says.

Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing its miners

2016-02-09 10:16

South Africa ranks as one of the richest countries in natural resources from gold to iron ore. The problem: few companies want to deal with the headache of getting it.

Is the resources sector sinking, swimming or shining?

2016-02-09 09:00

The longstanding mining sector is not doing well. Experts share their views on the current turmoil as well as the outlook for the resources sector.

Profit shifting changes could hit mining - report

2016-02-08 21:00

Rule changes regarding base erosion and profit shifting could add an additional layer of uncertainty for the future of the mining industry, according to a report.

Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane's full speech

2016-02-08 17:29

Read the full transcript of Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane's speech, which he delivered at his maiden Mining Indaba.

Zwane must reconsider key aspects of mining bill - expert

2016-02-08 16:03

To ensure South Africa remains a part of the global community, certain problematic aspects of the mining amendment bill will have to be re-considered, says an expert.

Mining minister wants BEE tussle settled

2016-02-08 14:56

Government wants the black economic empowerment legal battle settled outside the courts in order to end uncertainty over the policy.

Lily Mine closed with immediate effect, says Zwane

2016-02-08 12:20

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says after visiting Lily Mine, where miners are trapped underground, the firm has agreed to close the mine with immediate effect.

Mining industry failed to prepare for 'winter' - Zwane

2016-02-08 10:43

The mining sector’s lack of planning for the low demand of commodities is a failure that must not be repeated, says mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Trio trapped in mine for 3 days, rescue efforts to resume

2016-02-08 09:33

Rescue workers are set to return to Lily Mine in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, after reportedly receiving confirmation that three people who are trapped in a collapsed mine are still alive.

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