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Some mines lagging behind in lockdown safety standards - Mantashe

Apr 03 2020 19:14

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said his department found during unannounced site visits at collieries that not all were equally prepared to introduce safety guidelines to stem the spread of the coronavirus.


    Gold is in demand - but with top suppliers in lockdown, who will produce it?

    Mar 27 2020 06:01

    South Africa’s Rand Refinery, the continent’s only gold refiner and one of the oldest globally, will continue to operate at reduced capacity during a national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.


    Drive in mining to include women, legal expert

    Apr 04 2020 19:50

    There is a real drive to include women in mining at all levels of employment, as well as at shareholding level, according to Lili Nupen of law firm Nupen Staude de Vries.


    Mine hospitals may be used for virus patients

    Mar 18 2020 16:09

    Hospitals and other medical facilities run by South African mining companies, which have expertise in screening for and treating tuberculosis, are being examined for use to treat coronavirus patients.


    Gold slumps and platinum falls by most ever amid hunt for cash

    Mar 16 2020 15:28

    Precious metals took another beating on concerns that a wave of emergency stimulus measures by central banks won’t be enough to improve a rapidly deteriorating economic outlook.


    Rio Tinto to pay ex-CEO R71m in bonuses amid ongoing investigations

    Mar 12 2020 15:11

    Rio Tinto Group will pay former Chief Executive Officer Sam Walsh about A$6.8 million in bonuses withheld amid probes related to an African iron ore project, despite the miner’s concerns that the investigations remain in progress.



    New breakthrough means carmakers may use more platinum, less palladium

    Mar 11 2020 14:17

    The auto industry took a step nearer to curbing its dependence on palladium after BASF developed a new technology for gasoline cars that substitutes some of the metal with cheaper platinum.

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