ARTICLES RELATING TO SA MINING

A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's historic R5bn silicosis settlement

2019-07-27 14:14

Thousands of miners, ex-employees and dependents of deceased miners will finally receive compensation for suffering through tuberculosis or silicosis because of working underground in South African gold mines.

SA gold slump continues as annual production falls by 19.5%

2019-06-13 11:48

While South Africa has one of the world's largest gold reserves, it is no longer the biggest producer on the continent, having lost its gold crown to Ghana.

Platinum miners brace for labour clash in early Ramaphosa test

2019-05-14 07:54

When the world’s biggest platinum miners sit down with labour unions this month to negotiate a three-year wage deal, it could prove an early test of Cyril Ramaphosa’s new presidency.

Rio Tinto announces R6.5bn mine development in KZN

2019-04-09 10:44

The global mining group said the investment would sustain the capacity of Richards Bay Minerals by developing a new mine called Zulti South.

'Unfathomable' that AMCU wants sympathy strikes - Minerals Council CEO

2019-02-22 12:20

Fifteen mining companies have received notices of secondary strike action from trade union AMCU, the Minerals Council said in a statement on Friday, adding the companies would do 'everything in their power' to avert the sympathy strikes.

 

SA platinum giants bolster positions before wage talks begin

2019-07-09 05:30

When the world’s biggest platinum miners sit down to hammer out a wage deal this week, they’ll hold two potentially winning cards in reserve: the cash and metal stockpiles to endure a strike.

SA loses African gold crown to Ghana

2019-06-10 05:00

South Africa, which led global gold production for a century and extracted about half the bullion ever mined, is now Africa’s second-largest gold producer.

Mining opponents harassed, killed in South Africa, HRW says

2019-04-16 11:02

Community activists who oppose mining projects in South Africa are often harassed, threatened and sometimes killed, according to a report by advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch.

Palladium tops $1 600 as metal sets new highs on supply shortage

2019-03-20 07:50

The price of the metal - mainly used in autocatalysts in gasoline vehicles - has almost doubled from a recent low in August.

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