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Fight heats up over KZN mine deal

IFP general secretary Musa Zondi has dismissed reports that "BEE fat cats" will benefit from a R4.5bn mining deal at the expense of local communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nationalisation of SA mines already underway

Mining law expert Hulme Scholes believes SA mining companies are not focused on the very real danger of their operations being nationalised.

BHP ups output of 11 commodities

BHP Billiton says it is running most of its assets at full capacity as suppliers struggle to keep pace with the global appetite of raw materials.

Mine rights: ANC threatens constitutional change

An ANC MP has warned that government will change the constitution if courts do not find in the state's favour in cases over mining rights.

Steel unmoved by ditched Rio/BHP venture

News that global miners Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have abandoned plans for an iron ore joint venture is unlikely to hit the steel market, analysts say.

BHP, Rio call off iron ore venture

BHP BILLITON and Rio Tinto ditched plans to form the world's biggest iron-ore joint venture, in a victory for steel makers and a move that could prompt both miners to step up competing expansion plans.

Grupo Carso hedges gold production

MEXICAN billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso has bought protection from volatile metals prices through 2013 as the company expands its mining business.

Strong rand no excuse, says analyst

South African miners cannot hide behind the stronger rand if their earnings fall below forecasts, says a sector analyst.

The Bafokeng blasts Glencore and Xstrata

RBH CEO Niall Carroll was in a combative mood at the recent Sun City platinum conference taking a go at Glencore, Xstrata and Brian Gilbertson as well as Anglo Platinum.

BHP, Rio in final stand to save JV

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are expected to pursue last-ditch talks with regulators in a bid to save a proposed iron ore joint venture after the project suffered a new blow.