SA miners may struggle to secure enough water - Moody's

2019-09-27 12:40

High water stress will to lead to increased capital spending and operating costs, as companies look to 'lock down sustainable water sources'.

Amplats hands land to South Africans amid expropriation push

2019-03-15 08:01

The mining company is giving hundreds of hectares of land to communities living in an area that’s rich with the ore as the ANC seeks to introduce laws that make it easier to expropriate land without paying for it.

Old hands attempting new ventures

2019-01-21 14:31

Established entrepreneurs in the mining industry are setting their sights on the hard-to-find minerals, especially those that feed the electrical vehicle manufacturing industry.

Mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

2019-01-05 13:11

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits election results marking the end of President Joseph Kabila’s rule. One thing is certain: the mining world is watching closely.

Barrick and Randgold raise hopes merger can spark sluggish gold sector

2018-09-25 06:45

The biggest gold deal of the past three years may ease concerns about Barrick Gold Corporation's stagnant production and offer Randgold Resources a reset for its languishing shares.

Another bad month for mining production in July - Stats SA

2018-09-13 11:59

There was no respite for South Africa's miners in July, as Stats SA announced yet another fall in production when compared to a year ago.

Northam announces 5.8% rise in headline earnings

2018-09-07 09:05

The miner said the price of platinum had declined by 5% in dollar terms over the past financial year, and it was expecting a surplus of platinum for the 2018 calendar year.

First mining production increase in four months - Stats SA

2018-08-14 14:54

The most important contributor to the mining production increase in June was the platinum group metals, says Statistics SA.

US plans uranium import probe that may lead to tariffs

2018-07-18 08:03

The Trump administration plans to open an investigation into whether uranium imports are harming national security, a move that could lead to tariffs on foreign shipments of the metal.

Mantashe expects 'frank dialogue' as Mining Charter summit starts

2018-07-07 13:41

“The issue of 'once empowered, always empowered' has always been the issue. I'm certain that it will be an issue here,” said the Minister of Mineral Resources in his opening address.


Gold miner sues Zimbabwe central bank for not paying in dollars

2019-05-17 06:00

Zimbabwe’s biggest gold producer sued the country’s central bank for $132m because it has been paying for the metal in a local quasi-currency rather than US dollars.

Ramaphosa to attend 2019 Mining Indaba in Cape Town

2019-01-28 13:40

The president will attend and address the 25th Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town in early February, which brings together investors, mining groups, government officials and labour.

Orion Minerals announces new zinc-copper find in Northern Cape

2019-01-16 20:48

Orion Minerals says it has discovered a large new zinc-copper resource near its Prieska Project in the Northern Cape.

How to bring more women into mining

2018-11-27 12:26

Only 17% of the mining industry globally comprises of female employees, with South Africa facing particular challenges in increasing female participation in the sector. But can this change?

Amplats finance director to step down in early 2019

2018-09-21 16:41

In an update to shareholders the platinum miner said Ian Botha had tendered his resignation and would be 'relocating abroad to pursue other career opportunities'.

'Will I come back dead?' the human costs of South Africa's gold

2018-09-10 11:54

After more than two decades of improving mine safety since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s progress has stalled with an increase in gold-mining deaths.

Sibanye shares rise on plan to reduce debt

2018-09-04 12:59

Shares in JSE-listed mining group Sibanye-Stillwater [JSE:SGL] has risen by 2.7% after it announced it intends to buy back and retire $400m in debt.

INSIDE LABOUR: Unemployment, malnutrition and decolonisation

2018-08-10 07:30

As SA faces job losses in the mining, poultry and sugar sectors, Terry Bell writes that with increased economic hardship comes the crippling reality of malnutrition.

Exxaro invests R3.3bn in new coal mine

2018-07-08 09:03

South Africa’s largest coal producer, Exxaro Resources, this week announced the establishment of its R3.3 billion Belfast Implementation Project (BIP) in Mpumalanga during a sod-turning event.

Gold Fields back at investment grade following Australian growth - Moody's

2018-06-27 12:07

Moody's said Gold Fields had successfully reduced its reliance on its South Deep reserves west of Johannesburg by upping production in Australia.

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