Implats uses cash windfall to tackle expensive bond

Improved metal prices and operational turnaround give Implats the financial muscle to tackle debt

BHP Group reports rebound in iron ore output

World’s biggest miner forecasts modest production growth in 2019/2020 amid a surge in prices

Amplats to report interim profit trebled due to higher metal prices

The world's second-largest platinum miner is heading into potentially difficult wage talks with a militant union, after posting a huge jump in profits

BHP eyes more iron ore mines in northern Australia

World’s largest mining company targets 11 more iron ore mines over the next 50 to 100 years

BHP to exit thermal coal, divesting in Australia and Colombia

The company has already started promoting itself as the only major miner without exposure to fossil fuels

Acacia Mining digs in its heels over Barrick’s offer

The miner says it is worth far more than Barrick Gold is offering in its takeover bid, but all parties will meet soon to discuss the deal

Implats’s return to profit sets scene for tough wage talks

Refined production in the year to end-June is expected to rise due to a better performance from Impala Rustenburg, and a stock release

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Congolese army fires in the air during protest near Glencore plant

Witnesses say illegal miners gathered to demand access to the open-cast mine

Platinum giants have two big advantages as wage talks begin

Amplats, Implats and Sibanye have both the cash and stockpiles to withstand a strike

Implats returns to profits on higher platinum group metals prices

Refined platinum production in the year to end-June is expected to rise due to a better performance from Impala Rustenburg, and a stock release

Zama zamas add to mining industry woes

Illegal mining continues to plague SA’s industry and recently came into focus at Blyvooruitzicht where an independent company is attempting to revive operations

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Trans Hex considers delisting

The diamond company cautions investors of the likelihood of buyback of shares amid financial woes

Vedanta turns to SA courts to protect Zambian business

The firm is seeking an urgent order to prevent the winding up of its Konkola Copper Mines over a licence dispute

How the DRC is trying to deal with artisinal miners

Deaths at Glencore and China Molybdenum’s operations have authorities trying to formalise sites for illegal miners

Illegal miners at Glencore concession in DRC defy eviction

Clashes with police erupt after the government orders thousands out of Kamoto Copper Company site following deadly landslide

Glencore’s payments to the DRC almost double

Taxes on income jumped 130% while state royalties increased almost 160%

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