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Action needed to combat illegal mining

The discovery of 20 bodies near Lawrence Park's defunct mine ventilation shaft in Orkney has prompted North West premier, Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro, to call for an integrated approach to combat illegal mining...

3 days ago

Botswana unearths world's third largest diamond

A 1,098 carat diamond believed to be the third largest gem-quality stone ever to be mined, has been discovered in Botswana, according to a joint venture between Anglo American's De Beers and the government...

By Brian Benza 17 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: The mining industry needs more young leaders, says the Minerals Council's Katlego Letsoalo

Katlego Letsoalo is a rising talent in the South African mining industry, and he would like to see is more young people playing a role in the future direction of the sector....

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2021

KZN premier calls for order amid reports of illegal mining in KwaHlathi

KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala, has called for order and calm amid reports of illegal mining taking place in KwaHlathi, outside Ladysmith, where throngs of people have gathered to mine what they believe are diamonds...

14 Jun 2021

Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform the market

Mining companies with higher environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis...

9 Jun 2021

Vale to pay $2.5bn to settle liabilities in Mozambique mine corridor

Miner Vale SA will settle in advance liabilities of around $2.5bn related to the project finance for the Nacala logistic corridor (CLN) that serves a coal mine in Mozambique, the company said in a securities filing on Tuesday...

By Marta Nogueira 9 Jun 2021

How to get SA's foreign direct investment in mining right

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Africa fell by almost half in 2020, in line with the world-wide downturn caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic...

By Wessel Badenhorst 8 Jun 2021

Thungela starts trading on JSE after unbundling from Anglo American

Thungela Resources started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) today, marking the completion of its demerger and separation by Anglo American's South African thermal coal assets...

7 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Mining industry well-positioned to train young people

The mining industry has a pivotal role to play in solving the longstanding issue of youth unemployment in South Africa, which was made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns...

By Carol Brandt 7 Jun 2021

3 transformative trends in mining

South African mining houses must tap into three transformative trends - electrification, digitalisation and automation...

By John Manuell, 31 May 2021

AngloGold Ashanti suspends Obuasi output, cost guidance after underground collapse

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it would suspend its annual production and cost guidance for its Ghanaian Obuasi mine after operations were suspended when a miner went missing...

By Tanisha Heiberg 27 May 2021

Richards Bay Minerals GM gunned down

Nico Swart, general manager of Richards Bay Minerals, was killed in a hail of bullets early on Monday morning, but police are still finding a motive to the murder...

25 May 2021

Addressing post-pandemic challenges in the mining industry

The South African mining industry has managed protocols around Covid-19 exceptionally well, but pressing challenges that were on the backburner are demanding renewed attention.

24 May 2021

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