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Zambia opposition ahead in presidential vote

Zambia's opposition leader Michael Sata has held on to his lead over incumbent Rupiah Banda, in the race to become the next president of Africa's biggest copper producer.

De Beers sets out to ‘change the stationery’

De Beers is ditching the De Beers Consolidated Mines brand some 125 years into the company’s existence.

Panaf plans 25% gold output lift at Elikhulu

Pan African Resources said it would produce 50,000 ounces of gold from its Elikhulu surface gold project, currently subject to a definitive feasibility study.

Agarwal investment in Anglo handy for PIC ambitions

IT'S hard to believe Anil Agarwal's investment in Anglo American - achieved through the family investment vehicle - is anything other than the prelude...

Harmony shuts Target 3 to stem cash bleed

Harmony Gold laid into more gold production putting Target 3 on care and maintenance but keeping its full-year output guidance at 1.2 million ounces.

SA Govt. readies state-owned miner bill

Attorneys are unsure what the State Owned Mining Company bill may contain, but it will surely strengthen the government's hand in mining affairs.

Hedge haunts AngloGold one last time

AngloGold Ashanti has seen its earnings gobbled up by the elimination of its hedge book one last time, reporting a $764m headline loss for the quarter to end-December.

Mining Charter talks to enter last – and most perilous –...

DETAILS of South Africa's new Mining Charter negotiations are starting to emerge, the latest being those disclosed by the country's deputy mines minister, Godfrey...

Petra and Trans Hex to size up Finsch

Petra Diamonds and Trans Hex look the most obvious contendors to buy the Finsch diamond mine but De Beers could find these negotiations a lot tougher than those over the sale of its Cullinan mine.

Resgen $539m deal delivers riposte to critics

Resource Generation has delivered a riposte to shareholders who would oust its board lining up $539m in private Swiss money for the Boikarabelo coal project.