Govt mulls wilderness mining application
As the search for mineral resources intensifies, another South African company has applied to dig in pristine wilderness; this time, in search of manganese ore.
BHP, Rio agree higher iron ore royalty
Iron ore miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton agree to pay higher royalty rates to the Western Australian state government in return for approval for their $116bn joint venture.
BSI Steel in R70M acquisition deal
Steel company BSI Steel has announced that it is acquiring 100% of the issued shares of the privately-held entities, Staalbeer Limited and Universal Pulse Trading 103 for R70m in shares and cash.
ArcelorMittal mum on new offer for Zisco
It is unclear whether ArcelorMittal SA, the South African arm of the world's largest steel producer, will re-bid for a stake in Zimbabwean Iron and Steel Company (Zisco).
BHP Billiton in $3bn Liberian iron deal
Resources giant BHP Billiton has increased its drive for African iron ore, which will lessen its reliance on Australian mineral stores in the longer term.
Xstrata-Merafe to operate at 65% capacity
The Xstrata-Merafe Chrome Venture, which supplies around 20% of the world's ferrochrome requirements, on Thursday advised that it would operate on average at 65% of capacity during winter.
Rio Tinto joins in tax discontentedness
Resources giant Rio Tinto has added its voice to the chorus of miners that have expressed disappointment at the misrepresentation of the level of taxes it pays on its Australian operations.
BHP finalises JV arrangements for project
BHP Billiton has confirmed the formation of the new joint venture for its Indonesian Coal Project with a subsidiary of PT Adaro Energy TBK (Adaro) following the completion of Government approvals.
Kermas, Koreans target SA iron ore
Kermas teams up with Korean companies to develop iron ore and titanium projects in South Africa.
Chinese pour money into Guinea iron venture
AIM-traded Bellzone strikes a deal with China International Fund to build a $2.7bn railway that opens up a giant iron ore deposit in Guinea and potentially brings forward the production date.