WATCH: South African gold output drops thirteenth straight month in October

2018-12-11 15:40

Gold production declined 15.1% from a year earlier, the Pretoria-based statistics office said on Tuesday. Total mining output rose 0.5%.

SA gold industry enters final phase of slow death

2018-12-09 13:43

The nation’s 130-year-old gold industry - which has produced half the bullion ever mined on Earth - is locked in the final stages of a decades-long death spiral.

'It's scary down there' - Informal miners risk their lives to make R25 from a wheelbarrow of coal

2018-12-06 09:37

A group of women from Mndozo village near Newcastle have resorted to digging for coal to eke out a living.

Xolobeni turns Mantashe away: 'We say no to mining for 15 years'

2018-12-04 22:00

The community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape have reiterated that they do not want a mine in their area, despite the Department of Mineral Resources supposed intentions to issue mining rights.

Glencore CEO Glasenberg says he'll stay for 3 to 5 years

2018-12-03 20:59

Glencore is updating investors as the world’s biggest commodities trader nears the end of a tough year.

SA probes illegal miners blast risk under City of Gold

2018-11-26 21:00

South Africa is probing a potential catastrophe lurking beneath its richest city.

Workers have lost R56m in wages as Gold Fields strike nears four weeks

2018-11-23 13:03

Gold Fields' South Deep mine has lost R178m in revenue since the strike by the National Union of Mineworkers started nearly four weeks ago, and workers have missed out on more than R56m in wages.

High Court rules in favour of Eastern Cape community in historic mining rights case

2018-11-22 11:19

The minister of mineral resources will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court has ordered.

Mantashe meets with Xolobeni anti-mining activists

2018-11-18 16:02

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Sunday confirmed that he had met with a group concerned over mining developments in the Xolobeni region in the Eastern Cape.

Lonmin's biggest union wants Sibanye deal stopped over jobs

2018-11-13 11:23

Lonmin’s biggest labour union has asked antitrust authorities to stop Sibanye Gold’s purchase of the struggling platinum miner should the new company intend to press ahead with more than 10 000 job cuts.


Mining, manufacturing contribute to 16 000 jobs slide

2018-12-11 13:47

According to Statistics SA, the mining sector’s production showed a 0.5% increase in production year-on-year, while the sector contributed to the loss of 16 000 jobs in the third quarter of 2018.

Zim gold production in surprise slump

2018-12-05 20:03

Zimbabwe's impressive gold production trajectory has vanished into thin air if the latest official figures from the country's sole buyer Fidelity Printers are anything to go by.

Glencore's billionaire copper chief retires under legal pressure

2018-12-04 06:25

Glencore has announced the retirement of billionaire Aristotelis Mistakidis, its embattled head of copper trading and one of the company’s biggest shareholders.

NUM misses deadline to end four-week Goldfields strike

2018-11-30 18:36

The National Union of Mineworkers has missed the 17:00 deadline on Friday to accept a revised offer by Goldfields and end a four-week wage strike, against retrenchments at the South Deep mine.

Xolobeni judgment is vital to land debate

2018-11-24 19:26

Gwede Mantashe is concerned about mining being halted, but the judgment is an incentive for the industry to change the way it operates.

'We will never stop fighting against the mining' – Xolobeni community after court victory

2018-11-22 16:22

The Department of Mineral Resources says it has noted the court ruling that the Xolobeni community, which has been fighting against their land in the Eastern Cape being reduced to quarries, has the right to say no to mining.

Tribunal approves Sibanye-Stillwater, Lonmin merger with conditions

2018-11-21 18:18

The Competition Tribunal has approved the merger between Sibanye Gold - trading as Sibanye-Stillwater - and Lonmin with conditions.

Gold Fields smuggles in workers by night to bypass strikers

2018-11-16 14:36

Gold Fields is having to sneak maintenance teams into its South Deep mine in South Africa after protesters shot at vehicles trying to enter the site, where workers have been on strike.

Gold Fields cuts output forecast as SA mine struggles

2018-11-09 09:35

Gold Fields has lowered 2018 output forecasts after workers at its South African mine embarked on a go-slow and a strike protesting the producer’s plans to cut jobs.

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