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25 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Serbia seeks new management for loss-making state copper mine
COPPER
Serbia's RTB Bor is seeking a new management team to prepare the state-run copper mine and smelter for privatisation and repay up to one-billion euros ($1.05-billion) of debt. The Balkan state has...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
Zambia withholding $243m in tax refunds owed to mining firms
TAX REFUNDS
Zambia is withholding 2.4-billion kwacha ($243-million) of the 5-billion kwacha owed to mining companies in tax refunds because the correct documentation has not been provided, the tax authority...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Stillwater deal runs deep
PLATINUM
The acquisition of America’s Stillwater Mining has the potential to put South Africa’s Sibanye on the inside track of low-cost mechanised primary mining as well as provide it with deep insight into...
 
 
Sibanye to acquire US platinum miner for R30bn
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stillwater Mining Company of the US for R30-billion...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Diligent Glencore delivers on debt promise, restarts dividend
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has delivered on last year’s commitment to cut debt and structurally increase the strength of its balance sheet – and it has done so in a way that...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
CCCI: Vandals have upper hand on Metrorail
STATEMENT
It is becoming clear that “vandals” have gained the upper hand and Metrorail is losing the battle to run a good service for commuters, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “How is it...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
Anglo productivity up 40%
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Mining company Anglo American, which has reduced the number of assets in its portfolio from 68 in 2012 to 42 now, is producing more product from those 42 assets than it was from the 68. As a...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
Lungu's salary cut 'delusional', opposition says
POLITICS
Zambia's opposition, the Green Party, has criticised President Edgar Lungu's move to have his salary cut by half, saying that it was "delusional" as it "meant nothing" for Zambians. Reports over...
 
 
07 Nov 2016
 
DMR must be challenged, good governance must be assured
MINING INVESTMENT
Mining has the wealth-generating potential to boost economies, but countries blessed with a mineral endowment must at least do their bit by assuring good governance. Regrettably, against the...
 
 
03 Nov 2016
 
Third-quarter Glencore coal production down on Optimum disposal
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Third-quarter production of diversified major Glencore reflects the various operational suspensions and supply reductions announced and actioned notably in coal, oil, copper and zinc. The London-,...
 
 
25 Oct 2016
 
Operational improvements continue across Anglo portfolio
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Operational improvements continue across the portfolio of Anglo American, which delivered an overall superior production performance in the three months to end September. On a copper equivalent...
 
 
23 Oct 2016
 
Eskom: Power Alert 1 - South Africa well equipped for nuclear energy
STATEMENT
When the word nuclear is mentioned images of atom bombs, the Fukushima disaster, flashing radiation warnings and nuclear-generated mutants come to mind. However, some two-thirds of the world’s...
 
 
 
                       
 
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