Government must help coal clean up its act, says Anglo Coal

Due to Covid-19, coal could play a role in industrialising economies — if it can become environmentally acceptable

Class action lawsuit filed against Anglo American SA over lead mine

Lawyers have filed papers in the Johannesburg high court on behalf of 13 complainants over lead poisoning from Zambia’s Kabwe mine

Petra’s shares plunge on debt restructuring news

Shareholders may be reduced to a 9% stake in the diamond miner as it finalises a critical debt restructuring deal with its lenders

BHP sticks with its full-year guidance

Miner’s output rises though a strike at its coal operation in Colombia is a threat

South32 resumes share buybacks as cash position improves

Programme is already 92% complete, leaving $121m remaining amid improvement in quarter to end-September

Delaware court rules in Sibanye’s favour in Stillwater case

Minority shareholders had contested Sibanye’s acquisition of US platinum group Stillwater in May 2017

Diamond sales surge ahead of the holidays

The uptick marks the continued recovery of De Beers’ rough diamond sales in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

WATCH: Why the slowdown in mining activity eased in August

RMB economist Mpho Molopyane talks to Business Day TV about the latest mining production data

East Manganese hits the ground running

The R250m mine has started up at a time when most businesses are delaying expenditure and holding on to cash

EXCLUSIVE: Ferroalloy industry stares into the abyss

A sixfold increase in electricity tariff that has stopped 40% of output could sound the death knell for the industry in SA

Exxaro’s Black Mountain exit not quite ready

Exxaro is still not quite there with its exit from Vedanta's Black Mountain zinc assets in SA as sale to IDC drags on

Union goes on strike at Candelaria copper mine in Chile

The breakdown in wage negotiations  underscores potential supply risks as major producer Escondida enters mediation with its workers

Tharisa reports fourth-quarter production bump

The group is set to benefit from a 15% rise in platinum group metals output and higher prices

WATCH: Can the mining sector help to spur growth?

Minerals Council SA CEO Roger Baxter talks to Business Day TV about the mining sector

ARM building demo manganese alloy plant that will circumvent high electricity costs

SA is the world’s largest source of manganese ore and the new technology the firm is developing will create an alloy at a hugely competitive price

Anglo dangles carrot of exploration to fire up regulatory changes

SA’s electricity shortages and high cost means the miner cannot do more with its base metal output and that SA is losing out on extra revenue streams


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