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Ekapa Minerals abandons part of its case against 'Zama Zama' miners

2017-09-20 09:05

Ekapa Minerals has abandoned part of its interdict against 'Zama Zama' miners, calling into question the validity of the entire interdict.

Implats could cut 2 500 jobs to end losses at Rustenburg mine

2017-09-19 10:03

Impala Platinum could retrench at least 2 500 workers at its Rustenburg mining complex to stem losses and adjust to lower prices.

Patel warns of complacency in beneficiation

2017-09-17 14:10

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says more needs to be done to implement beneficiation, but shares on the progress that has been made so far.

Lonmin said to breach social plan needed for mining license

2017-09-15 16:43

Lonmin has been given a deadline by authorities to fix non-compliant parts of its social labour plan or risk having its mining right suspended.

Business as usual for Zim's silent mining executives

2017-09-15 06:00

Mining is a tricky affair in Zimbabwe and remaining mum on controversial issues may not be such a bad policy option for the country's mining executives, says Memory Mataranyika.

Mining Charter halted till after December

2017-09-14 12:03

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has backed down for a second time on the Mining Charter, after he undertook to hold off on implementing it for now.

Lonmin's woes make its stock the top sell call on JSE

2017-09-12 07:48

Lonmin is struggling to find admirers among analysts, who have doubled the number of sell recommendations on its Johannesburg stock in the past two years.

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

2017-09-10 06:00

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile.

Baxter tells world: SA miners have lost all confidence in Zwane

2017-09-08 11:31

SA mining is in a crisis and firms have lost all confidence in Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter has told a conference in Australia.

African Rainbow Minerals pays highest dividend to date

2017-09-07 12:13

African Rainbow Minerals - chaired by billionaire Patrice Motsepe - has increased headline earnings 204%, its provisional results show.

 

Rockfall kills two miners at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine

2017-09-19 21:34

Two miners have died when a rock fell on their heads while drilling in shaft 12 of Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine, the mine says.

Zim smelter too pricey, says Impala

2017-09-18 12:53

Impala Platinum says the Zimbabwean government's requirement to invest in smelting and refining capacity for its 50%-owned Mimosa mine is not affordable.

Harmony most likely buyer of AngloGold’s Kopanang

2017-09-17 06:00

With two of the three initial bidders for AngloGold Ashanti’s Kopanang mine having received letters of rejection, the door seems wide open for deep-pocketed Harmony Gold to win.

EXCLUSIVE: Guptas' 'unlawful' loan backed by mine rehab fund

2017-09-15 07:00

A coal mine owned by the Gupta family has landed a R150m bank loan by putting forward the mine’s environmental rehabilitation fund as security for the loan.

De Beers said to hire leak hunter to probe gem data breach

2017-09-14 13:55

The world’s biggest diamond producer has hired an external investigator to find the source of possible leaks of its most sensitive price data.

Senior Amcu official gunned down in Rustenburg

2017-09-12 18:57

An AMCU branch treasurer was gunned down outside an Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg, the trade union has said.

Petra shutters Tanzanian mine after diamond shipment seized

2017-09-12 07:45

Petra Diamonds has halted production at its mine in Tanzania after the government seized a parcel of diamonds suspected of being undervalued.

Zwane: Mining law is constitutional

2017-09-08 20:46

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is confident that the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill will be law by the end of 2017.

SA mining production increases, sales decrease

2017-09-07 12:30

Mining production increased by 0.9% year-on-year in July 2017, according to Statistics SA.

Govt blames dividends for mining jobs crisis

2017-09-06 16:17

Multinational mining companies focus more on dividends to shareholders rather than on retaining employees, the Department of Mineral Resources has told Parliament.

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