ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING

Lonmin: One year without fatalities

2014-10-29 17:50

Platinum mining company Lonmin has gone a full year without a death at its operations, it says.

Gold miner eyes biogas to power trains

2014-10-29 06:00

A South African gold mining firm could be the first globally to fuel trains with biogenic gas formed over millennia deep beneath the ground.

BHP Billiton to limit annual capex to $14bn

2014-10-27 17:52

BHP Billiton says it expects to limit annual capital expenditure to $14bn after a planned demerger next year.

DRDGold share price jumps on quarterly report

2014-10-24 17:32

DRDGold has announced an increase in gold production for the quarter ended September 30 2014.

African Barrick Gold reins in costs

2014-10-23 11:19

African Barrick Gold has reported a fall in overall expenses for the eighth consecutive quarter and expects full-year costs at the lower end of its target range.

NUM members strike at Glencore coal mine

2014-10-20 16:26

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have downed tools at the Koornfontein coal mine operated by Glencore, due to a wage dispute.

Radebe: Zuma must not sign mining bill

2014-10-16 15:33

Mining magnate Bridgette Radebe has asked President Jacob Zuma not to sign the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act amendment bill into law.

Former Xstrata boss's raises more for deals

2014-10-15 13:15

The former boss of mining company Xstrata, Mick Davis, has secured a further $1bn in funding from unnamed investors.

Rio Tinto to sell stake in Cameroon

2014-10-15 08:36

Rio Tinto plans to sell its shares in an aluminium smelter in Cameroon, ending a partnership with the government as the project no longer fits group plans.

SA could declare minerals as strategic

2014-10-14 17:55

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says the mineral bill paves the way to declare certain minerals such as coal and iron ore as strategic for the country.

Village Main approached as acquisition target

2014-10-13 13:30

Village Main Reef has been approached by companies looking to acquire it and will embark on a review that could lead to the sale of some or all of its assets.

Tullow says talks resolve industrial action

2014-10-12 17:30

Tullow Oil says talks to resolve "limited industrial action" in north Kenya have been successfully concluded and the staff affected are returning to work.

Zambia to lift mining tax

2014-10-10 16:41

Zambia will increase underground mining royalties to 8% from 6% as part of an effort to revamp the industry's tax system, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda says.

RB plat miner dies in fatal accident

2014-10-10 13:45

A contractor employee at Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine dies after being fatally injured in an underground accident.

Over 100 mines have no water-use licences

2014-10-09 21:00

A total of 103 mines are breaking the law by operating without water-use licences, according to Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

Drop in mining community violence

2014-10-09 18:45

Levels of violence have dropped significantly in mining communities, a mining sector forum has heard.

SA mining output falls 10.1% in August

2014-10-09 13:28

South Africa's mining output has fallen year-on-year in August, from a revised 7% in July, says Statistics SA.

Baleni: SA has reached a crossroad

2014-10-09 10:39

South Africa has become an "instant society" focusing only on the short term, says National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

Mantashe: Mining sector suffers from trust deficit

2014-10-08 21:00

There is an issue of trust between parties in the mining industry which needs to be addressed, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

SA mining must face tough truths, says Cutifani

2014-10-08 17:37

Although the mining industry has seen improvements, there are still problems, according to Anglo American boss Mark Cutifani.

Ramatlhodi: Regulatory certainty needed

2014-10-08 14:35

The government is aware that investment in the mining industry is dependent on regulatory policy frameworks, says Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Ramatlhodi: Platinum strike wake-up call for all

2014-10-08 11:15

The cost of the prolonged platinum strike to the mining industry and the economy was beyond words, says Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Rio Tinto rejects Glencore merger approach

2014-10-07 11:00

Rio Tinto has rejected a merger approach from rival Glencore to create a mining giant just as the price of of its most profitable product, iron ore, slid.

Indian steelmaker wants to buy London Mining

2014-10-06 14:15

India's third-largest steelmaker is in talks to buy embattled West African iron ore miner London Mining.

Glencore halts Zambia zinc operation

2014-10-03 10:33

Global mining group and commodities trader Glencore is suspending its zinc unit in Zambia, amid a row over VAT tax.

 

Implats not yet at full production

2014-10-29 11:15

Impala Platinum's operations have yet to return to full production due to four fatal accidents, and after being hit this year by a five-month strike.

Share benefits to save mining - analysts

2014-10-28 06:00

Mining companies need to re-examine and expand their business models to unlock benefits for communities to help make mining sustainable, say experts.

China coal mine accident kills 16

2014-10-26 12:38

Sixteen workers have been killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Amplats operations shake off strike blues

2014-10-24 12:47

Anglo American Platinum has resumed full production a month earlier than scheduled as operations bounced back from a five-month strike.

Harmony posts a R1.27bn net loss

2014-10-23 10:59

Mining company Harmony Gold has recorded a net loss of R1.27bn for the 2013 to 2014 financial year, according to its audited financial results.

SA seeks to revamp disused gold mines

2014-10-16 21:56

The once massive gold mining industry has been shrinking for years, leaving billions of rands of plants, worker housing and pipelines at risk of demolition.

Mining industry 'sleeping on the job'

2014-10-16 11:52

Pro-nationalisation forces are on the march because the mining industry is not addressing the real issues of transformation, warns mining magnate Bridgette Radebe.

Aquarius terminates China mine stake deal

2014-10-15 10:54

Aquarius Platinum says its planned sale of stakes in a small mine and project to a Chinese consortium for $37m is off, after it failed to get regulatory approval.

Ramatlhodi warns mine firms of audit

2014-10-15 06:00

Mining firms that do not comply with the mining charter may be slammed with fines and other punitive measures, warns Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Labour strife drives mines mechanisation

2014-10-14 13:48

For decades, SA's platinum production has rested on men risking their lives, but three years of labour strife have set in motion a drive to replace them with machines.

Australia anger mounts over China coal tariffs

2014-10-13 08:55

Criticism is rising in Australia over new Chinese tariffs on coal imports to shield domestic producers facing record price lows, say media reports.

Law-breaking mines are being left in the dark

2014-10-10 18:19

Eskom joined a committee to help put pressure on mines operating in contravention of the National Water Act, says the water and sanitation department.

Mining housing of R2.1bn welcomed

2014-10-10 16:21

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has welcomed the decision by government to ring-fence R2.1bn for housing implementation in distressed mining towns.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

SA to improve distressed mining towns

2014-10-09 20:22

Planning Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says R2.1bn has been designated to improve housing and living conditions in poor mining communities.

Centamin gold output jumps 10.5%

2014-10-09 13:45

Centamin has posed a rise in third-quarter output as it mined higher-grade ore at its Sukari in Egypt.

Stop lying to workers, says Baleni

2014-10-09 12:38

Mine management must be honest and transparent to workers, says National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

Release of Lonmin financial records delayed

2014-10-09 09:05

Lonmin has delayed the release of a report which will show what the company's financial position was during the violent wage-related unrest.

Metallon targets 500 000 oz gold output

2014-10-08 17:59

Zimbabwe's largest gold producer, Metallon Gold, plans to ramp up output to half a million ounces a year in the next five years.

Lonmin swings back to full production

2014-10-08 16:44

Lonmin has returned to full production earlier than forecast after a crippling five-month wage strike, exceeding 2013 output levels in both August and September.

London Mining shares tanker

2014-10-08 13:30

Sierra-Leone-focused London Mining, battered by a sharp drop in iron ore prices, has warned that its shares now had "little or no value.

Mineral bill: Zuma holds fire

2014-10-07 20:45

President Jacob Zuma says he seeking the advice of National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete on a bill that economists warn could scare off mining investors.

Glencore lay-offs illegal, says mining minister

2014-10-06 14:44

Zambia's mines minister has described as "illegal" plans by Glencore to halt operations at its zinc unit in the country and cut almost 170 jobs.

Lonmin payments were loans, says Shanduka

2014-10-03 19:12

Payments Lonmin made to its empowerment partner Incwala in the years leading up to the Marikana shooting were interest-free loans and not dividends, Shanduka says.

Rare red diamonds offered in Rio Tinto auction

2014-10-03 08:52

Rio Tinto is now offering four rare red diamonds, worth millions of dollars, from its Australian Argyle mine in an auction.

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