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SA mines minister, Gwede Mantashe, in hospital after contracting Covid-19 last...

SOUTH African mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 disease a week ago. Minister in the...

Commodities to benefit from a post-Covid-19 world could include a short-lived...

When the COVID-19 pandemic finally passes, the new economy that emerges will have commodity winners and losers. Coal, for one, may prove to be a...

Rio Tinto CEO says Guinea’s Simandou iron ore project is being...

RIO Tinto was making progress with the development of Simandou, a large iron ore project in West Africa's Guinea, said Bloomberg News citing Jean-Sebastien...

Resolute Mining extends Mako gold production in Senegal by two years...

RESOLUTE Mining said it had extended the life of its Mako gold mine in Senegal by two years to 2027 following an extension exploration...

Petra Diamonds to sell Botswana exploration portfolio for $300k

PETRA Diamonds has agreed to sell its exploration assets in Botswana through the sale for $300,000 of its 100% stake in Sekaka Diamonds to...

South32 to book $109m impairment after putting SA’s Metalloys in mothballs

SOUTH32 will book an impairment of $109m after putting its manganese alloys facilities in South Africa on care and maintenance. Commenting in its fourth (June)...

Shanta Gold shares register new all-time high after firm posts first...

SHANTA Gold had undertaken "enormous deleveraging", according to CEO Eric Zurrin in notes to the UK-listed firm's second quarter results. The firm was $2.1m net...

Nigeria legalises artisanal mining in effort to generate $500m in royalties,...

NIGERIA has passed legislation making artisanal gold mining legal in a development the country hopes will generate $500m a year in royalties and taxes...

Glencore’s Mopani to appeal Zambia’s rejection of care and maintenance plans

THE Zambian government has rejected a proposal by Glencore subsidiary Mopani Copper Mines (Mopani) to shut its operations, said Reuters citing a statement from...

Jilted by lockdown: Why marriage after global isolation is just what...

T he wedding economy is estimated to be worth $300bn annually with a host of industries, from travel and hospitality to the garment sector,...