Bernard Swanepoel says he may consider returning to the gold industry in an effort to bulk up the asset base of listed firm Village Main Reef.
A timely reminder that all was not well in Europe has given gold some fresh impetus while the swap of gold for currencies by the Bank of International Settlements in its last financial year has been hailed by GMFS.
Navigating a way through South Africa's complex black economic empowerment requirements adds to the financial challenges faced by Peter Skeat at new venture Galaxy Gold.
Botswana is to get its first gold backed exchange traded fund with more planned for the rest of Africa, according to Absa which developed the R14.7bn NewGold ETF.
Gold bulls are being offered more long-shot investment options following the pioneering work of Wits Gold in exploring the unmined, deep-level resources left on the Witwatersrand.
Great Basin Gold, the international mining company developing a gold mine on the Witwatersrand, says the start up of its Burnstone metallurgical plant will be delayed by two weeks.
Randgold's share price has spiked by 10% or 50 cents to R5.50.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has reported a fatality at AngloGold Ashanti's Tau Lekoa mine in Matlosana - formerly Klerksdorp.
In an effort to further streamline its business interests, Harmony Gold has sold its Australian asset, Mount Magnet, for a sum of $35m, the company said.
Harmony has shut down the Joel mine in the Free State for up to six weeks to carry out repairs and modifications in its North Shaft.