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Uganda gold refinery raises alarm over conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

2 days ago

Anglo exceeds its debt-busting target

Anglo American reduced its net debt by a third during 2016, far exceeding its target, and said dividends could be resumed at the end of the year...

By Allan Seccombe 3 days ago

Uganda commissions first gold refinery

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector....

21 Feb 2017

SARB rubber stamps Sibanye's Stillwater deal

Sibanye Gold's acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company has been approved by the South African Reserve Bank in terms of exchange control regulations...

21 Feb 2017

Gem halts Botswana mine amid low prices

Gem Diamonds' poor run of form with mines outside Lesotho continued after it said it had suspended its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana with immediate effect...

20 Feb 2017

Critical court showdown on mining and environment

Tormin case will decide if government's environmental watchdog still has power when it comes to mining...

By John Yeld 20 Feb 2017

Mines should not be power companies

One of the themes at the recent 2017 Mining Indaba revolved around power supply to mines on the continent...

By Colm Quinn 17 Feb 2017

Gold Fields finally sets production and cost target for South Deep

Gold Fields has at last set a production and cost target for its South Deep mine in SA, saying on Thursday, 16 February, the mine, which needs a further R2.28bn of investment, would generate 500,000oz of gold a year at an all-in cost of $900/oz once it reaches steady state in 2022...

By Allan Seccombe 17 Feb 2017

Amplats to sell Union Mine and Masa Chrome to Siyanda Resources

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has agreed to sell its Union Mine and a chrome company to Siyanda Resources for up to R6.4bn...

By Allan Seccombe 16 Feb 2017

Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100bn: minister

Militant attacks on key oil facilities last year reduced Nigeria's output by one million barrels per day, resulting in a revenue loss of up to $100bn (€94bn), according to the government...

16 Feb 2017

Anglo American's Sir John Parker to step down

Anglo American chairman Sir John Parker announced his intention to step down on Tuesday, 14 February, after eight years at the helm of the mining group...

15 Feb 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Speakers for WAIPEC 2017 announced

The first set of speakers on the programme at the West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2017 (WAIPEC) have been announced...

14 Feb 2017

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