Glencore is to cut up to a fifth of its staff at the Namibia-based zinc and lead concentrate operation Rosh Pinah owing to "significant economic pressures".
Namibia was hoping to kickstart plans to build a $15bn, 1,500 kilometre rail-route from Botswana's Mmamabula coalfields to its port at Walvis Bay.
AMCU has won recognition at Sibanye Gold's Beatrix gold mine in the Free State province.
Kumba Iron Ore would have to improve its performance in order for majority shareholder, Anglo American, to achieve $14bn in net debt next year.
Graham Briggs, CEO of Harmony Gold, doubted there would be a strike in the sector next year.
The Democratic Alliance wanted to see all documents relating to Eskom's controversial tender award for replacement of steam generators at Koeberg.
Gold production from West Africa's Mali could rise to 60 tonnes by the end of 2017, the country's mines minister has said.
Buffalo Coal Corporation stopped production at its 1 million tonne/year Magdalena mine in KwaZulu-Natal after 'water ingress' at one of the mine's sections.
Africa's governments have been warned to improve fiscal transparency and consistency or imperil new investment.
Ben Magara, CEO of Lonmin and Joseph Mathunjwa, president of AMCU, exchanged views in front of hundreds of union supporters.