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Source: Glencore
Glencore questioned over fatalities, unions and environment

Glencore fielded a number of questions from shareholders, trade unionists and environmentalists at its AGM including several about the 16 fatalities last year...

By Charlotte Mathews 25 May 2017

Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC
Conflict-free gold project moves forward in DRC

The Just Gold project, a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold has moving from the pilot stage...

19 May 2017

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JSE opens flat as Naspers rockets further and miners fall

The JSE opened flat on Friday, despite Naspers rocketing to new heights, with miners retreating as the rand regained some lost ground after tumbling on Thursday...

By Maarten Mittner 19 May 2017

UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases
UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...

11 May 2017

Minerals industry needs certainty above all else
Minerals industry needs certainty above all else

The delay in passing the amended MPRDA is a small price to pay for a celebrated democracy...

By Noor Kapdi 11 May 2017

Eni to build oil refinery in Nigeria: minister
Eni to build oil refinery in Nigeria: minister

Italian oil group Eni's Nigerian subsidiary Agip is planning a 150,000-barrel per day refinery as part of efforts to reduce imports, junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said...

11 May 2017

AngloGold weighs up its local options
AngloGold weighs up its local options

AngloGold Ashanti is reviewing its under-performing South African mines after a poor start to the year offset increased output in its international portfolio, prompting the world's number three gold miner to study its options for the Kopanang and TauTona mines...

By Allan Seccombe 10 May 2017

Source: Capital FM Kenya
DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules

In the lush hills of eastern DRC, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income...

5 May 2017

Stillwater Mining Company
Sibanye/Stillwater acquisition deal concluded

For the princely sum of R30bn, Sibanye is now the proud owner of Stillwater Mining Company...

5 May 2017

Proper public participation in mining rights applications “worth the effort”
Proper public participation in mining rights applications “worth the effort”

Despite legislation, community members are rarely consulted by mining companies that apply for mineral rights - with many applicants mistakenly believing consultation with traditional leaders alone is sufficient, a new study has found. This undermines the long-term sustainability of mining...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 4 May 2017

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Botswanan government sued over failed $300m mine deal

Norilsk Nickel says it intends to institute legal action against the Botswanan government to recover more than $300m pertaining to the sale of two mines...

4 May 2017

Stillwater Mining Company
Stillwater shareholders approve Sibanye deal

Having received approval from both sets of shareholders, all major conditions have been met to seal the acquisition deal between Sibanye and Stillwater Mining Company.

26 Apr 2017

Sibanye gets shareholder go-ahead for Stillwater deal
Sibanye gets shareholder go-ahead for Stillwater deal

All resolutions to approve and implement the acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company were passed by the requisite majority of Sibanye shareholder votes...

25 Apr 2017

Source: The Centre for Environmental Rights
The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

25 Apr 2017

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions
Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 24 Apr 2017

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Apr 2017

Dr Kojo Busia, acting coordinator: AMDC
Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant
R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant

A R4bn titanium dioxide pigment production plant is planned for the Richards Bay industrial development zone...

13 Apr 2017

Source: NDTV.com
Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti
Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti

Years of human resources experience have equipped Mike Teke with the ability to deal with people...

12 Apr 2017

Chris Griffith, CEO: Anglo American Platinum
Anglo takes heat on fatalities

Anglo Plats executives got grilled on the rise in fatalities in 2016 and compensation paid to the families at the company's AGM...

11 Apr 2017

Mike Teke, CEO: Seriti Resources.
Anglo sells SA coal business to Seriti

Anglo American has sold its Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa for R2.3bn to black-owned Seriti Resources...

10 Apr 2017

Namibia shines like a diamond
Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future...

By Bruce Cleaver 29 Mar 2017

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Is zero harm possible?

There has been steady decrease in accidents on mines over the past few years, but will the elusive zero harm ever be achieved?..

27 Mar 2017

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Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

WRC launches mine water atlas
WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas...

24 Mar 2017

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

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Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone...

17 Mar 2017

Stephen du Preez
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

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