ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING

Zimplats soars despite rising costs

2015-05-01 09:55

Impala Platinum's unit in Zimbabwe has raised revenues for the quarter to end March by 10% to $110m, although operating costs also went up by 11%.

Tullow unaffected by Ghana sea border ruling

2015-04-27 18:30

Energy explorer Tullow says it is unaffected by an order that Ghana is not to carry out any new oil drilling in disputed waters with neighbour Ivory Coast.

Companies fail to report Africa conflict minerals

2015-04-22 21:30

Nearly 80% of American companies surveyed by two human rights groups failed to meet a US rule requiring they monitor whether their products contain minerals from war-torn Africa.

Australian professionals fill mining jobless gap

2015-04-20 09:45

As Australia's cooling mining sector lays off workers, an army of white-collar professionals is filling the employment gap, courtesy of a housing sector.

At least 19 killed in Tanzanian mine collapse

2015-04-18 08:50

An official says t least 19 Tanzanian gold miners have been killed after the pit they were working in collapsed in the northwestern Msalala district.

Evraz steel unit files for bankruptcy protection

2015-04-14 13:40

Evraz steelmaker, plans to apply for the local equivalent of bankruptcy protection as a slump in demand for the metal left it with insufficient funds.

Expelled Medupi workers set to return to work

2015-04-14 10:25

Expelled workers at Medupi power station are scheduled to return to their jobs pending the outcome of a meeting, say officials of union Numsa.

AngloGold in talks to sell US mine

2015-04-13 09:10

AngloGold Ashanti is entering second-round talks with two potential partners or buyers for its Cripple Creek & Victor mine in the United States, according to a report.

Solidarity mining union demands 12% wage hike

2015-04-10 19:40

Solidarity trade union, which mostly represents skilled workers in the mining sector, has demanded a 12% increase from the Chamber of Mines.

Chamber of Mines CEO retires early

2015-04-09 18:56

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has announced that Bheki Sibiya will take early retirement.

 

SA mine gets backing for $1.7bn power plant

2015-04-30 20:17

Kuyasa Mining plans to put in an offer to build a 600MW power plant at a cost of $1.7bn, in the next procurement round for electricity generation from private companies.

NUM to demand gold wage hikes of 75% - sources

2015-04-23 21:15

The NUM is planning to submit demands to the gold sector next week calling for a 75% hike in the basic pay for entry-level workers, according to union sources familiar with the matter.

Amcu, gold producers in membership talks

2015-04-21 20:04

The meeting between Amcu and gold producers to discuss disputed membership numbers has been very constructive and cordial, says a spokesperson.

Congo's tax hike plan will hurt investment - CEO

2015-04-19 14:00

Any increase by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the taxes it levies on mining will stifle new investment, says Randgold Resources' chief executive.

Headman who opposed mining bid dies 'under mysterious circumstances'

2015-04-16 16:52

Suspicions of foul play are running rife among the communities that would be affected by a titanium mining project along the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast, after the sudden death of one of their local headmen.

S&P warns of imminent downgrade for miners

2015-04-14 11:09

Standard & Poor's has warned it may soon downgrade several mining companies as it lowered its iron ore price estimates for the next couple of years.

W Cape mines collaborate to help children

2015-04-13 15:39

Collaboration between Western Cape mines and the Garden Cities Archway Foundation has resulted in the construction of a development centre outside Durbanville.

NUM: No violence needed for Gold Fields deal

2015-04-12 11:18

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is satisfied with a three-year wage deal it has secured with Gold Fields, without the need for strikes or violence.

NUM, Gold Fields agree to 21% wage hike

2015-04-10 15:53

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed an agreement with Gold Fields securing significant wage increases for entry level workers.

Gold pulls SA mining production down

2015-04-09 16:58

Gold has been a significant negative contributor to SA's mining production for February, according to Stats SA.

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