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Amplats Q4 production dips 17% on strike

Jan 28 2015 11:59

Anglo American Platinum's production has fallen by 17% in the fourth-quarter compared with a year ago due to a strike at its South African operation.


Diamond prices could remain weak

Jan 27 2015 15:30

Diamond miner Gem Diamonds sees weakness in diamond prices in the fourth quarter that could continue in early 2015.


Sibanye Gold to lift capex

Jan 27 2015 10:45

South African-focused Sibanye Gold will increase its capital expenditure in 2015, a rare case of a mining company boosting capex as rivals cut costs.


Gangs live underground for months to feed illegal gold trade

Jan 27 2015 07:00

An in-depth look into South Africa’s illegal precious metals trade, worth as much as $1.3bn a year, spanning poor immigrants, mine employees and criminal gangs.


Soft diamond market impacts Petra Diamonds

Jan 26 2015 11:06

Petra Diamonds expects full-year results below analysts' average forecast, citing softness in the diamond market.


Zambia's new president to keep mineral royalty tax

Jan 25 2015 15:44

Zambia will maintain a mineral royalty tax despite fears it could lead to mine closures, President Edgar Lungu said as he was inaugurated in the nation's capital.


Strike to cause steep earnings drop - Amplats

Jan 23 2015 12:06

Anglo American Platinum expects full-year headline earnings to fall between 40% and 55% because of the platinum strike that ended last year.


Aluminium production like one hand clapping

Jan 22 2015 18:45

The Chinese aluminium smelter sector remains ill-disciplined with older zombie smelters kept alive by local governments and new capacity still coming on stream.


DRDGold expects output rise

Jan 22 2015 08:48

Gold producer DRDGold says it expects an increase of 6% in production for the six months ended December 31, compared to the previous six months.


Minister favours split in energy and mining law

Jan 21 2015 13:39

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he would prefer that South Africa's laws on oil and gas exploration be split from mining legislation.

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Miner dies in KZN mine

Jan 21 2015 10:07

A mine worker has died underground at a mine near Utrecht in KwaZulu-Natal, Emergency Medical Services.


Zimbabwe gold mines could collapse - chamber

Jan 21 2015 10:00

Zimbabwe's gold mining firms are making losses due to weak bullion prices and could collapse, warns the Chamber of Mines.

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