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Security increased after looters invade Marange

Security was increased at the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe's after looters invaded mining premises in the area.

#GuptaLeaks point to staggering hijack of SA utility companies

ASTONISHING evidence supported by e-mails provided to investigative units amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick's newly-found Scorpio show how the Gupta family attempted to finance...

Eskom’s Koko dubs Exxaro 30% BEE restructure an “insult”

ESKOM'S Matshela Koko described Exxaro Resources' new black economic empowerment (BEE) structure an "insult", according to BusinessLive which cited a comment made on Twitter...

Rio Tinto not admitted corruption in Guinea, Mozambique

RIO Tinto had not admitted it was guilty of corruption in respect of investigations currently underway into its past dealings in Guinea and Mozambique. "I...

Cobalt mined by children may be in phones

Cobalt used in batteries for phones, laptops and electric vehicles might be from mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo that use child labour.

CoM and DMR target out of court charter settlement

THE Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) are negotiating the issue of 'once empowered, always empowered' in an attempt to...

NUM membership falls to 1990s level

David Sipunzi, National Union of Mineworkers general secretary blamed a decline in its membership on job losses and a failure to process membership forms.

SA mine deaths fall to 73 in 2016 after “government crackdown”

MINERS killed in South Africa during 2016 fell to a record low of 73 from the previous record of 77 in 2015, said Reuters...

SA cabinet approves mining charter ahead of gazetting: report

THE South African cabinet approved the draft mining charter on Wednesday (May 24) which is said to include a requirement for a minimum 30%...

Zwane advisor in business with Guptas

The extent of business links between critical departments in South African president Jacob Zuma's administration and the Gupta family deepened.