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Searching gold on the ocean’s bottom

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At the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, on the West Coast of South Africa, there is gold. How much is still unknown - and whether it would make economic sense to exploit it.

Acid water containment measures mooted

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A team of experts has prepared a report for the cabinet with recommendations on how to contain the problem of acid mine water.

BHP, unions settle Hillside labour dispute

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BHP Billiton Aluminium has reached a salary agreement with workers to end a strike at its Richards Bay unit, says the company.

Aurora granted more time to secure funds

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Aurora Empowerment Systems has been given until the end of February to produce funding guarantees to buy assets of the financially stricken Pamodzi Gold.

Grace Mugabe sues over WikiLeaks

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife is suing a newspaper for $15m for publishing a Wikileaks cable saying she benefited from illicit diamond trade, reports state media.

Nkwe embarks on rights fightback

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Nkwe Platinum says it will prove its security of title over the Bushveld Complex projects, as a legal bid starts to clarify land ownership of the properties in question.

Wesizwe Platinum back on track

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Wesizwe Platinum shares have responded positively to the news that a proposed takeover deal with a Chinese consortium has been confirmed.

Oppenheimers sell part of Anglo stake

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The Oppenheimer family has sold almost 8% of its shareholding in Anglo American for R691m.

Zim resigns from Kumba

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Lazarus Zim has quit his positions as chairperson and non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore, citing conflict of interests.

Kumba’s Sishen bid delayed as Zim quits

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Kumba Iron Ore's chair Lazarus Zim has stepped down and its court challenge to the 21.4% prospecting right awarded to ICT for Sishen mine has suffered a setback.