The dangerous world of South Africa’s deep-level mining

2017-12-29 08:00

South Africa's mining industry is unquestionably an environment of high risk – but any outdated conception of antediluvian toil in the depths of the earth overlooks the strides in technological sophistication, writes Michael Morris.

Rio faces fraud charges on $3.7bn Mozambique coal deal

2017-10-18 13:33

US authorities have filed fraud charges against the mining group, its former CEO Tom Albanese and ex-CFO Guy Elliott, claiming they inflated the value of their Mozambican coal assets acquired in 2011.

Concourt strikes a blow for nature

2017-08-20 06:00

Nature conservation and geology are the biggest winners after the Constitutional Court upheld a decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal, which dismissed a mining company’s application to prospect for gold in a nature reserve.

NUM urges Zwane to withdraw moratorium notice

2017-07-26 15:41

Union NUM has joined criticism levelled against Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s proposal to place a moratorium on mining deals, rights and prospecting licences.

Titanium plant will bring jobs

2017-04-16 06:00

The mining industry on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast will get a R4.5 billion boost next year through the construction of a titanium processing plant in the Richards Bay industrial development zone.

Miners cut distressed debt pool by $60bn

2016-06-10 12:21

Mining companies are getting back into financial shape and have cut the sector’s pool of distressed bonds by at least $60bn.

Two deaths in third quarter - Amplats

2014-10-23 13:30

Anglo American Platinum has recorded two fatalities at its operations in the third quarter of 2014, the company says in its production report.

Amplats shares down as director quits

2014-09-29 18:57

Shares of Anglo American Platinum has fallen after the company's financial director Bongani Nqwababa resigned to take the same role at Sasol.

Gold Fields mine back in business

2014-06-02 15:00

Gold Fields announced that the South Deep Project is again operational after an inspection into the circumstances surrounding two separate fatal accidents.

Gold Fields to shut South Deep mine

2014-05-30 19:34

Gold Fields will close its South Deep mine for between three and four months for safety upgrades, but job cuts are also on the cards, says CEO Nick Holland.


Lonmin in a race against time

2017-11-09 15:44

As it faces razor-thin profit margins, Lonmin's share price has decreased sharply over the past week.

Guptas to oppose freezing of R1.75bn in mine funds

2017-10-02 18:29

The trusts of two coal mines owned by the Gupta family will go to court in early December to oppose the recent freezing of the mines’ rehabilitation funds.

SA mining industry on its knees as woes grow

2017-07-27 06:00

South African mining companies are struggling to keep head above water amid legal uncertainty and a weak economy.

AngloGold job cuts prelude to further job losses

2017-07-08 06:00

AngloGold’s move to cut thousands of jobs could be part of the next wave of job losses in the mining sector. Since 2012, the local mining sector has shed more than 70 000 workers.

SA's economic future lies in oil and gas - Zwane

2017-03-17 06:02

South Africa’s petroleum sector is relatively new but will be a critical contributor to future GDP growth, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Mining sector set for major public-private partnership

2015-09-19 13:00

An inter-ministerial committee led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lobby mining companies to work with government in a bid to convert planned mining community development projects into public employment opportunities for unemployed people.

Amcu holds key to mining stability - union

2014-09-30 06:00

The Association of Mining and Construction Union should use its influence in the gold mining industry to promote unity and sustainability, says Solidarity.

Lehohla: Mining could play disability role

2014-09-09 20:08

The mining industry could play a role in the high levels of disability in the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and Eastern Cape, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Mine brings hope to N West residents

2014-05-30 20:06

Residents of Ledig in North West will benefit from the social and labour plans of Wesizwe's Bakubung Platinum mine, says general manger Eddie Mohlabi.

Gold mine stops production after deaths

2014-05-30 18:45

Gold Fields has halted production at the South Deep mine after two employees died in underground accidents.

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