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Mines agree to govt plan on acid drainage

Government's proposed public-private partnership for environmental conservation has in principle been accepted by the mining sector to address acid mine drainage.

SA ferrochrome output to double

South Africa's production of ferrochrome, a steel-making ingredient, is forecast to more than double by 2015.

Metmar to benefit from investment sale

Metmar, the commodity trader, said first half earnings would be up to 27% higher after selling an investment.

Aus firm makes Moz discovery

An Australian mining company says it has discovered deposits in Mozambique of rare minerals with a variety of industrial uses.

SA economic policy wrong-headed

South Africa had prioritised social transformation ahead of economic growth, the reverse of the model that had worked so well for China, an Xstrata executive said in Johannesburg.

BHP and Potash Corp battle heats up

Resources giant BHP Billiton plans to later this week file a motion to have Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan's lawsuit dismissed as the proposed hostile bid heats up.

Malema flies in mining giant’s chopper

Julius Malema flew in a chopper leased to him by Exxaro Resources ahead of the ANC's national general council where he intensified his calls for nationalisation of the country's mines.

Northam, Kumba under strike siege

As a strike at Northam enters its fourth week, 6 000 workers at Kumba Iron Ore also plan industrial action.

Pallinghurst is for the patient

Pallinghurst Resources has struggled to find its feet, but may offer long-term investors considerable potential for capital gains.

Oilgate scandal haunts Majali

Sandi Majali’s alleged hijacking of Kalahari Resources, a firm with a valuable manganese project, has its roots in debt he occurred during the Invume "oilgate’ scandal.