Alleged corporate hijacker Sandile Majali, who was at the centre of the Oilgate scandal, is expected to appear in a Johannesburg court.
BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, is overweight copper and also favours iron ore, says the firm's resources-division chief.
Slain mining magnate Brett Kebble's murder trial is set to continue, more than five years after he was shot dead.
Gold has recorded its first weekly decline in nearly three months, with investors keeping an eye on any statements from the G20 meeting.
Three mine workers have died in separate accidents in the past two days, says the National Union of Mineworkers.
A government-appointed team of experts has completed a report on acid mine drainage, but the document will not be made public yet, officials say.
Police members are involved in organised crime syndicates which orchestrate illegal mining, says national police commissioner General Bheki Cele.
Anglo Platinum is the standout performer in the September quarter production update from Anglo American, as the group's turnaround under CEO Neville Nicolau continues.
Kumba's output in the third quarter declined by 5% while export sales volumes fell 12%, dragged down by logistical problems.
Global miner Rio Tinto has approved a $3.1bn iron ore expansion, staking a claim to become the world's leading producer and defying industry concerns over a new Australian mining tax.