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.
Three mine workers have died in separate accidents in the past two days, says the National Union of Mineworkers.
Police members are involved in organised crime syndicates which orchestrate illegal mining, says national police commissioner General Bheki Cele.
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.
Kumba's output in the third quarter declined by 5% while export sales volumes fell 12%, dragged down by logistical problems.
Mining law expert Hulme Scholes believes SA mining companies are not focused on the very real danger of their operations being nationalised.
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.
Global miner Rio Tinto has approved a $3.1bn iron ore expansion, staking a claim to become the world's leading producer and defying industry concerns over a new Australian mining tax.
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.
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.