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AngloGold, liquidators square off

Battle lines are drawn between AngloGold Ashanti and the liquidators of Pamodzi Gold, with fresh allegations surfacing that promise to make this a drawn out and messy affair.

Gold may reach $1,400/oz: Investec

Gold may rise as high as $1 400 an ounce in 2010 as investors buy the metal as both a safe store of value and a haven from risk amid rising fears over sovereign debt, Investec says.

South African gold output falls hard

The news from South Africa's gold sector remains grim. Gold output has fallen again in the first quarter of the year as an inexorable slide in production continues.

Jubilee advances platinum plant plans

Jubilee Platinum is moving rapidly to build a commercial plant to treat chrome-rich platinum concentrate, an important development in the South African platinum sector.

NUM fights De Beers’ plan to sack 350 miners

The National Union of Mineworkers has warned De Beers that it will fight plans to retrench more than 350 workers at its Finsch mine in the Northern Cape.

AngloGold suspends Orkney services

UPDATED - Aurora's gold ambitions receive a body blow as AngloGold Ashanti terminates services to the Orkney mine because of unpaid debt.

NUM, De Beers poised to sign wage deal

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the world's largest diamond miner De Beers Consolidated Mines have agreed to sign a wage deal, the union says.

Rio Tinto joins in tax discontentedness

Resources giant Rio Tinto has added its voice to the chorus of miners that have expressed disappointment at the misrepresentation of the level of taxes it pays on its Australian operations.

Rockwell still thumped by market collapse

Rockwell Diamonds is still battling the after-effects of the collapse in the diamond market but is looking to expand cautiously after refinancing its balance sheet.

Village Main Reef aims to raise up to R200m

Village Main Reef Gold Mining says it intends to raise between R150m and R200m to fund future acquisition opportunities.