Base Metals

South32 content to bide time on Eskom power contract

SOUTH32, created from the unbundling of BHP Billiton’s non-core assets, delivered some pleasant surprises for investors in August, cutting costs $386m in its first...

Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal says SA’s ‘agony’ can be overcome

THERE is the brief prospect of travelling in the Rolls to the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town’s Gardens district, but I’m shepherded instead...

Kabila keeps Glasenberg & Co kicking their heels in Congo

JOSEPH Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), left some of the mining industry's most powerful mining executives kicking their heels today...

Los Bronces puts chill into Anglo’s Q2 production numbers

ANGLO American downgraded its copper output forecast for its 2016 financial year owing to "severe winter weather" at Los Bronces mine in Chile, and...

Glencore studying “strategic options” over DRC’s Mutanda

GLENCORE was "considering its strategic options" in respect of its $1.8bn Mutanda Mining Company, a producer of copper and cobalt that mines in the...

First Quantum Zambia power crisis eases

First Quantum Minerals said water levels at Lake Kariba would be recharged taking the pressure off its Kansanshi and Sentinel copper operations.

Dan Gertler “freezes” Glencore’s Kamoto mine and sues for $2.9bn

Legal warfare has erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between Glencore and Israeli entrepreneur Dan Gertler who is claiming a total...

Jan Nelson back in the mining game once more

After quitting London-listed junior miner Xtract Resources last September - and moving to Paternoster on the West Coast to set up a...

Cupric Canyon bullish on doubling Khoemacau output

CUPRIC Canyon Capital said its proposed Khoemacau underground copper mine in Botswana's Kalahari Copper Belt could become twice as large as the 50,000 tonnes/year...

Congo election postponement not a threat to Ivanhoe projects

A DELAY in elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) did not pose a threat to agreements signed between it and Ivanhoe Mines,...