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Union outlines its nationalisation model

The National Union of Mineworkers says it may support state intervention in the mining sector that is based on public-private partnerships, similar to those in neighbouring countries.

Acid drainage fiasco ‘unavoidable’

The deadline to prevent rising acid mine drainage from causing an ecological disaster in the Central Witwatersrand has come and gone.

No end in sight to Collahuasi strike

Most striking workers at Collahuasi copper mine are staying on the picket line despite management's prediction that many would abandon the walkout.

Glencore mulls $10bn IPO – report

Trading and mining company Glencore International is considering an IPO that may raise about $10bn next year, reports Bloomberg.

NUM: Black elite behind nationalisation

SA's biggest union, the National Union of Mineworkers, says the BEE elite may be funding the ANC Youth League to push the nationalisation agenda.

Union attacks mines body over deaths

The Chamber of Mines is lying if it claims there has been an improvement on safety in mine, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

ANCYL scoffs at ‘independent’ research

The ANC Youth League says it is not interested in independent views on the nationalisation of mines.

ANC talks tough on mines research

All structures within the ANC must stop casting aspersions before real research work on the nationalisation of mines begins, spokesperson Brian Sokutu said on Wednesday.

BHP looks at emerging markets for growth

BHP Billiton chair Jac Nasser says that while the US, Europe and other mature markets remain significant contributors to commodity demand, it is emerging markets that are the key drivers of growth.

BHP not giving up on deals, has no regrets

BHP Billiton has not given up on large acquisitions and does not regret spending $875m pursuing three massive deals that failed over the past two years, says its chairperson.