BHP Billiton has declined to comment on a statement from the government of Gabon that it had reached an agreement for the miner to develop a 1 billion tonne iron ore resource in that country.
Rebounding export iron ore prices and sales volumes have bolstered Kumba.
The South African Police Service have confirmed the arrest of controversial businessman Sandi Majali for the alleged hijacking of Kalahari Resources.
Kalagadi Manganese says it has reached significant milestones in the construction of its R7bn mine and sinter plant, remaining on track to start production in June 2012.
Ferrochrome producer International Ferro Metals has taken another step towards restoring investors’ faith, meeting key cost and production milestones as it seeks to regain former highs.
There have been ominous developments on the board of Imperial Crown trading with Duduzane Zuma, son of the country's president, Jacob Zuma, becoming a director.
Tata Steel, the largest shareholder in Riversdale, is yet to decide whether it will counter Rio Tinto's $3.9bn offer for the Africa-focused miner.
Merafe Resources, the country's largest ferrochrome producer, says first-half production has fallen 4% to 150,000 tonnes due to furnace refurbishments.
Anglo American has completed the sale of Scaw Metals assets Moly-Cop and AltaSteel to Australian steel manufacturer OneSteel.
Norman Mbazima, Kumba Iron Ore CEO, believes government is realistic, but its plans for domestic iron ore pricing makes the firm's Africa footprint a useful option.