THE National Union of Mineworkers will hold a one-day protest over safety in the North-West this weekend, followed by a national day-long strike later this year.
The state will appeal a judgment by the North Gauteng High Court that the holder of an expropriated older order mineral right has to be compensated.
Plans by the Namibian government for legislation that will assign almost all mining and exploration rights to a state-owned company will hurt the vital sector, say industry officials.
The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the holder of an old order mineral right is entitled to compensation, paving the way to millions of rands in claims against the state.
BHP Billiton will be interested in becoming a liquefied natural gas operator in the long term, says CEO Marius Kloppers, amid speculation the top global miner is eyeing Woodside Petroleum.
Guinea's new mining code will give the state a free 15% stake in projects with an option to acquire another 20%, according to a draft report.
Zimbabwe is considering legislation to force miners to fund development in local communities, reports a local newspaper.
Namibia's government has awarded its state-owned mining company "exclusive exploration and mining' rights to a host of strategic minerals, according to a news report.
Anglo American has stuck to its production targets despite a first quarter that saw floods and heavy rains hampering output, with coal output from its Australian operations down by over a third.
The department of mineral resources will require boards of mining companies to submit quarterly reports on health and safety, parliament hears.