The Chamber of Mines has elected BHP Billiton SA chairperson Xolani Mkhwanazi as its new president.
Nationalised mines would have burdened South African taxpayers with R67bn in 2009, says outgoing Chamber of Mines president and Exxaro Resources CEO Sipho Nkosi.
UPDATED: The department of mineral resources says preliminary findings of an audit into prospecting licences are "not encouraging'.
Chris Wells, who has acted as Transnet group CEO since March 2009, will leave at the end of March 2011, according to the Transnet board.
Diversified miner Exxaro will lose 9 000 tonnes per month in slag production after shutting down a furnace at its Kwazulu Natal mineral sands unit following an incident.
A consortium of South Korean companies will seek a minerals-for-infrastructure deal in Democratic Republic of Congo that could be worth $1bn, officials say.
Canada's Potash Corp is asking a provincial regulator to uphold its shareholder rights plan, saying potential white knights need more time to fund possible bids to rival BHP's hostile offer.
India's gold sales during its biggest festival week may rise by 40% from a year ago as consumers pick up the metal in anticipation of further gains from the current, near-record price levels.
Government has denied that Imperial Crown Trading received coal rights for 162 ecologically sensitive spots next to the Vaal River, but confirmed that it had received an application from the controversial company.
Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll has derided nationalisation as an economic policy that - drawing on the group's prior experiences in Zambia - "simply does not work".