The National Prosecuting Authority is awaiting the death certificate of late businessman Sandile Majali as the police investigate the medication found in his hotel room.
ArcelorMittal is set to list its stainless steel unit Aperam at the end of January or in early February, according to sources.
Hostile takeover bids are likely to multiply in 2011, as companies aggressively look for value despite notable failures and delays in completing recent unsolicited deals.
India’s state-owned MMTC is setting up shop in South Africa, with its sights firmly on securing coal and other commodities for the country’s resource-hungry economy.
Mine deaths in 2010 fell by nearly a quarter compared with the previous year, but the fatality rates are still high compared to industrialised countries.
Australia's flood-stricken coal industry is facing lengthy disruptions, with one miner saying it may take weeks to drain its pits of water.
Japan's Trade Minister Akihiro Ohata will visit China as soon as possible to talk to officials there to secure supply of rare earth minerals.
Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has hit out at critics of his stance towards acid mine drainage, saying his detractors are part of a campaign to sow panic.
BHP Billiton's acquisition strategy is back in the spotlight as market talk resurfaced that it was looking at a $40bn-plus bid for Anadarko Petroleum.
Commodity markets are set to finish 2010 on a high note, while investors are positioning themselves for further growth on expectations of a continuation of this year's recovery.