De Beers price cuts indicate hard times for ugly diamonds

Nasty, and now cheap, lower-quality diamonds have been having a tough time of late, because there are just too many of them

Lonmin shares crash on fear Amcu will scupper crucial Sibanye deal

Number of job cuts could become a sticking point, after the union’s submission to the Competition Tribunal

Consolidation the 'bitter medicine' SA platinum needs

Lonmin is not a failing firm, Amcu tells tribunal hearing on platinum producer's merger with Sibanye

Sale of non-core assets is paying off for Wescoal

The JSE-listed miner and trader also reported a 16% increase in headline earnings per share as  operational expenditure dropped 

Job losses at centre of hearing into proposed Lonmin and Sibanye-Stillwater merger

The lawyer representing the parties says the proposed merger is a public interest case and not a competition issue

New setback for Gold Fields after blowout in costs at South Deep

It is bit of a write-off year, says CEO Nick Holland, with earlier targets for mine 'fanciful'

Gold Fields’ difficulties with South Deep continue unabated

The company has invested R32bn in the mine and has struggled to make it a sustainably profitable operation since taking ownership in 2006

BHP vows to meet iron ore commitments despite train derailment

CEO Andrew Mackenzie says the company will be able to supply customers ‘as we have been contracted to do’

Botswana Diamonds farms out Thorny sampling work

Botswana Diamonds rolls out a model to keep risk off its balance sheet as it explores a diamond prospect in SA

Anglo American to spend a third of its exploration budget in Africa

Anglo CEO Mark Cutifano has said previously that SA ‘punches above its weight’

Radioactive cobalt found at Glencore's DRC unit is good news for the metal

Glencore has a long history of curtailing supply to meet demand, and has long criticised rivals for producing too much and depressing prices

Pan African upbeat on reaching target with giant tailings project

The R1.7bn Elikhulu project has reached commercial production and puts Pan African on track for full-year production target

Power and labour costs weigh on Harmony gold output

While the costs have hit the gold miner, it has taken advantage of the weak rand to grow its hedge book

Moab Khotsong mine in SA lifts Harmony’s production

The company has reported higher gold output than a year ago, with two new mines adding gold, although its Joel mine remains problematic

AngloGold assets in for a shake-up under new CEO Kelvin Dushnisky

Dushnisky puts the producer's shared Malian mine up for sale

BHP suspends Western Australia rail operations after runaway train incident

A train with no-one on board takes off and travels at 100km/h for 92km in remote area of Australia

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