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The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit

The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals...

By Penda Diallo 18 hours ago

Rain halts big work at big local mine

Heavy rainfall in the Northern Cape this month has hit production from at least one of SA's big manganese miners...

By Charlotte Mathews 1 day ago

Striking Harmony workers return to surface at Kusasalethu

Workers on a wildcat strike at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine have all returned to the surface...

13 Jan 2017

Workers stage underground sit-in at Harmony's Kusasalethu

About 1,700 miners staged an underground sit-in at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine from Wednesday afternoon, 11 January, with the company saying no formal demands had been made...

By Allan Seccombe 13 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch...

By Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

Tanzania deflects environmental concerns delaying uranium mine project

Tanzania blames foreign countries for delays in Mkuju River uranium mining project...

By Alvar Mwakyusa 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Mechanisation essential for mining's survival

South Africa sits with abundant resources, but if these cannot be mined economically (and safely), it will all come to naught for stakeholders...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Global opportunities for 21st century mining

A developing country like South Africa must balance the need for more jobs with the need for more profitable mines..

By Professor Fred Cawood 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Some sexy stuff is coming for the mining sector

If the mining industry is to survive and propel itself into the next decade, innovating is a necessity, not a choice...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

Botswana miners renew contract

Debswana Diamond Company and Majwe Mining Joint Venture have signed a two-year contract extension to cover the period 2017 and 2018...

29 Dec 2016

Doing your homework makes for sustainable, profitable mining

Proper planning in a mining project puts it on track not just for profitable operation, but also for longevity and sustainability...

23 Dec 2016

Central Africa discusses sustainable mining

In spite of efforts deployed by countries in Central Africa to incorporate the objectives of the AMV into national policies, the results are still limited...

23 Dec 2016

Disaster mine's sister operation also placed under business rescue

About 780 workers at Barbrook gold mine near Barberton are facing a bleak Christmas after the mine was placed in business rescue...

20 Dec 2016

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