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SA remains coy to fiddle with rand

South Africa will not be making "inappropriate short-term" responses to weaken the rand as this will hamper longer-term economic growth, says finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

Law to nationalise mineral rights – critics

New legislation will remove the final reference to privately held ownership of minerals, in effect nationalising mineral rights, critics say.

Majali to appear in court

Alleged corporate hijacker Sandile Majali, who was at the centre of the Oilgate scandal, is expected to appear in a Johannesburg court.

BlackRock bullish on copper, iron ore

BlackRock Inc, the world's largest money manager, is overweight copper and also favours iron ore, says the firm's resources-division chief.

Kebble trial resumes

Slain mining magnate Brett Kebble's murder trial is set to continue, more than five years after he was shot dead.

First weekly gold decline in three months

Gold has recorded its first weekly decline in nearly three months, with investors keeping an eye on any statements from the G20 meeting.

Three miners die in separate incidents

Three mine workers have died in separate accidents in the past two days, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Mine water report kept under wraps

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.

Cele: Police take part in illegal mining

Police members are involved in organised crime syndicates which orchestrate illegal mining, says national police commissioner General Bheki Cele.

Anglo Platinum continues to deliver

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.