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Master Drilling looks to 2019 lift after prices, trade tariffs slow...

MASTER Drilling kept the dividend unchanged at 26 South African cents per share, and said it was "cautiously optimistic" about trading conditions this year...

DRC’s Tshisekedi talks anti-corruption as seeks to repair IMF relationship

SIGNS that Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president, Felix Tshisekedi, is interested in reform were in evidence yesterday when he met with the Washington-based...

Zimbabwe eases rules on foreign exchange in effort to give foreign...

ZIMBABWE eased foreign exchange rules in an attempt to release pressure caused by the southern African country's economic crisis, said Reuters. Its central bank said oil...

ARC writes down Elandsfontein project as Kropz sent back to the...

THE proposed Elandsfontein phosphate mine in South Africa's Western Cape is facing additional delays, said African Rainbow Capital Investments (ARC), the Johannesburg-listed firm which...

Study finds laboratory diamonds more carbon intensive than mined gems

MAN-made or laboratory diamonds had a larger carbon footprint than naturally mined diamonds, according to Reuters citing a study by an association representing the...

GEM agrees higher royalty with Lesotho as part of Letšeng 10-year...

GEM Diamonds has renewed the mining lease for Letšeng, a diamond mine it operates in Lesotho, the UK listed company said in an announcement today. "The...

Amplats, Implats cash flow flush from palladium, but platinum’s day to...

AT the time of writing, Amplats is 30% higher this calendar year whilst Implats’ recovery, especially over the last six months, has been remarkable....

SA PGM producers bracing themselves for tough round of wage talks

SOUTH Africa's platinum group metal (PGM) miners are bracing for potentially difficult wage negotiations when it meets with unions later this month, said Reuters...

Demand initiatives crucial as platinum inventory unlikely to be removed in...

THERE'S an increasingly urgent need to develop new sources of platinum demand partly because elevated palladium and rhodium prices may be contributing to the...

Zambia High Court reserves judgement on KCM matter until June 11

THE Zambia High Court (Lusaka) reserved judgement to June 11 on whether to join Vedanta to winding-up proceedings of Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). The...