GMA seeks secondary listing, may be TSX

by Allan Seccombe | 06-Feb-08 17:53 | add a comment

GMA Resources, which has a gold producing project in Algeria, seeks a secondary listing before June this year and it could come to the Toronto bourse's Venture Exchange. Read ›

De Beers wins mining rights for Venetia

by Allan Seccombe | 06-Feb-08 15:35 | add a comment

De Beers secures new order mining rights for Venetia, its largest diamond mine in South Africa. Read ›

DRC to speed up mineral contract review

by Allan Seccombe | 06-Feb-08 11:46 | add a comment

Mining companies in the DRC will receive their classification under a review of mineral contracts within the next few months and will be able to appeal against those findings. Read ›

Murenbeeld more bullish on gold

by Brendan Ryan | 06-Feb-08 10:46 | add a comment

Martin Murenbeeld sees high probability of gold breaking $1,000/oz. Read ›

Coega still on the cards for Rio

by Brendan Ryan | 05-Feb-08 19:54 | add a comment

The $3.25bn aluminium smelter at South Africa's Coega will be decided by Rito Tinto by the end of July this year, says Preston Chiaro. Read ›

SA power woes add $40m to Jubilee's capex

by Allan Seccombe | 05-Feb-08 18:34 | add a comment

Jubilee Platinum will install its own power generators at its Tjate platinum project in South Africa to ensure constant electricity supply in light of the country's power shortage. The capital budget Read ›

SA prepares the way for a big steel mill

by Allan Seccombe | 05-Feb-08 17:58 | add a comment

South Africa's Industrial Development Corporation is actively preparing the way to bring in steel producer -- thought to be Tata Steel -- to build and run a three million tonne mill to bring competiti Read ›

Petra pins hopes Cullinan's longevity

by Brendan Ryan | 05-Feb-08 17:49 | add a comment

De Beers said its historic Cullinan diamond mine had about five years of life left, but in the hands of Petra, that life has been extended many times over. Brendan Ryan explains why. Read ›

"Holy grail" found for superfine iron ore

by Allan Seccombe | 05-Feb-08 14:41 | add a comment

There's been a breakthrough in treating superfine iron ore currently treated as a waste product. Kumba Iron Ore is the first major about to sign up to a joint venture to process its tailings. Read ›

SA's power crisis not a disaster - Carroll

by Allan Seccombe | 05-Feb-08 09:49 | add a comment

South Africa's power crisis, which shut mines for nearly a week, is not a disaster, says Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll. Read ›

Nickel, copper outlook strong

by Allan Seccombe | 04-Feb-08 18:48 | add a comment

Nickel prices will trade between $20,000 and $25,000/tonne over the next three years, says Virtual Metals CEO Jessica Cross. Read ›

Platinum to outshine gold

by Brendan Ryan | 04-Feb-08 18:31 | add a comment

The verdict among analysts presenting market scenarios at the Indaba Mining Conference is that platinum will outperform gold in the medium term. Read ›

Iron ore market should stabilise by 2010

by Brendan Ryan | 04-Feb-08 17:42 | add a comment

Predictions that iron ore prices could go up by 70% or more seem optimistic, says Magnus Ericsson, chairman of the Raw Materials Group. Read ›

Uranium fundamentals are strong

by Brendan Ryan | 04-Feb-08 17:30 | add a comment

While uranium spot prices are currently weak, the outlook for the business remains strong, according to UX Consulting president Jeff Combs. Read ›

$1 trillion in companies exhibiting in '08

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

Here's what to look for, where to go at the bigger, better Indaba with an estimated $1 trillion in market capitalisation showing their wares this year. Read ›

Recession casts shadow over metals

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

Metals offer some upside but don't hold your breath. The big question is what a volatile US market will do to commodity prices. Read ›

People to watch in 2008

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

The great and the good will be at the Indaba Mining Conference in Cape Town. We pick out four individuals whom we think could have a memorable year. Read ›

Pick of the stocks for 2008

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

In a market that's run as hard as the mining industry, it's difficult to spot investment opportunities. Unperturbed, Miningmx's fearless writers make their choices. See if you agree. Read ›

Takeover targets in a line

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

Presentations at the Indaba this year throw up some interesting combinations including conference debutant Cynthia Carroll from Anglo who will proceed takeover targets Xstrata and Rio Tinto. Read ›

Gold squaring up for volatile year

by Julie Bain | 03-Feb-08 13:00 | add a comment

But for all the bullishness, South African companies have not shone. Will it be their turn this year? Read ›
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