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DRC miners demand power sector reforms

Feb 10 2016 14:45

The DRC's Chamber of Mines has called for radical reforms in the country's power industry after lower prices reduced copper output.


Lonmin will not shy away from merger or takeover: CEO

Feb 10 2016 13:08

Platinum producer Lonmin will not "shy away" from any merger or takeover but for now the company is focused on its plan to survive tough market conditions, says its CEO.


Tax instability, low commodity prices stifles Zambia FDI

Feb 10 2016 12:36

Unstable tax regimes and policies have cost Zambia dearly in foreign direct investment, especially now that commodity prices are low.


Largest diamond found in 100 years named

Feb 09 2016 15:58

The 1 111 carat diamond discovered in Botswana has officially been named "Lesedi La Rona", which means "our light" in Setswana.


Mining Indaba is more relevant in bust than in boom - MD

Feb 10 2016 10:31

Amid a decrease in delegates attending the event, the dialogue between key leaders meant this year’s event carried greater weight than other years.


SA plans fuel cell plant to boost platinum demand

Feb 09 2016 14:13

SA plans to set up a fuel cell component plant by 2018, the latest initiative to increase demand for the metal and support firms hit by plunging prices and labour strife.


Aquarius holders nod Sibanye deal as revenue dips 31%

Feb 09 2016 16:01

Shareholders in Aquarius Platinum have voted in favour of an aquisition bid by Sibanye Gold worth about $294m, says Aquarius chief executive officer.


African resource rich countries are ‘addicts in need of rehab’

Feb 09 2016 13:09

Without beneficiation, value addition and industrialisation around commodities, the minerals have hardly touched communities, says former Zim minister Tendai Biti.


Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing its miners

Feb 09 2016 10:16

South Africa ranks as one of the richest countries in natural resources from gold to iron ore. The problem: few companies want to deal with the headache of getting it.


South32 CEO says time for action is now

Feb 08 2016 20:03

The last thing South Africa and the manganese industry needs at the moment is increased export capacity, says South32's CEO.

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Junior miners ready to pounce on bargains

Feb 09 2016 07:22

Junior mining companies are starting to lick their lips for some of the assets of bigger miners currently up for sale, says EY Africa's mining and metals sector leader.


Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane's full speech

Feb 08 2016 17:29

Read the full transcript of Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane's speech, which he delivered at his maiden Mining Indaba.

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