Pan African’s inaugural gold from Elikhulu marks another step on the path to cheaper production

The company is shifting its source of gold from underground mining to cheaper and safer tailings retreatment operations

WATCH: What the department of mineral resources wants mining companies to know

Director-general at the department of mineral resources Thabo Mokoena talks to Business Day TV

Exxaro almost doubles interim dividend as higher coal prices boost bottom line

Coal sales benefited from higher demand from Eskom’s Medupi power station, while a stronger rand diluted the gains from higher export prices for coal

Price fall adds to long-suffering platinum industry’s woes

Investor flight knocks metal to lowest level in a decade at $760, piling on the pressure for struggling producers

Bank unhappy with Gold Fields ‘debacle’

Questions latest attempt at South Deep revival; Project has already cost investors R32bn

Top global investment bank unhappy with Gold Fields ‘debacle’

Bank of America Merrill Lynch questions the latest attempt at South Deep revival, which has already cost investors R32bn

Three years after tragedy at Lily mine, new owner hopes to reopen it and Barbrook

Siyakhula Sonke Corporation, with the aid of a R190m loan from the IDC, has bought a 74% stake in the distressed Vantage Goldfields

Gold Fields plans to cut up to 1,560 jobs at South Deep

This is yet another attempt to restore its South Deep mine, which has cost R32bn so far

South32 buys remaining stake in Arizona Mining

South32 is another major mining company stepping back from the South African coal sector

Lingering uncertainty over policy keeps investors on sidelines

‘Latin America faces the same challenges as far as legislation and political risk are concerned’

Bold steps put Implats on new trajectory

The world’s second-largest platinum miner is the last of the major producers to announce a fundamental shakeup of its workforce and operations

Glencore ends a volatile first half with strong profit growth

Debt came down better than expected, and the miner — which returned more than $3bn to investors — plans to fund future returns to shareholders from cash

Policy certainty is the only card SA has left to play to ‘woo foreign funders’

A Deloitte analyst warns that SA has one card to play — policy perception — to attract investment

Glencore’s nightmare year means mountains of money

Despite corruption probes and fallout from US sanctions in Russia, the miner expects to report adjusted earnings of about $8.5bn in the first half

WATCH: How Merafe will reward its investors

Merafe Resources CEO Zanele Matlala joins Business Day TV to discuss the company’s interim results

RBPlat on track with first phase of game-changing mechanised mine project

The mechanised mine will change its cost structure, allowing it to ride out the prevailing weakness in the platinum price

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