Land issues may force Anglo American to delay the start-up of its Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil, according to a report by Dow Jones.
UK institution Numis Securities reckons First Quantum Minerals has been "shaken down" in the DRC but still rates the company as a strong buy because of its other assets.
South African coal exports from Richards Bay Coal Terminal fell to 4.01 million tonnes in June from 4.6 million in May, exporters said.
UPDATED - Brazilian resource major Vale is to invest $400m on development of the Konkola North copper mine in Zambia which it owns through a joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has reported a fatality at AngloGold Ashanti's Tau Lekoa mine in Matlosana - formerly Klerksdorp.
Aquarius Platinum said its 4 shaft at the Marikana mine near Rustenburg could be suspended for two weeks cutting output by up to 2,000 ounces.
In an effort to further streamline its business interests, Harmony Gold has sold its Australian asset, Mount Magnet, for a sum of $35m, the company said.
Harmony has shut down the Joel mine in the Free State for up to six weeks to carry out repairs and modifications in its North Shaft.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed First Quantum Minerals has been conducting a smear campaign against it.
Mining giant Xstrata says it will invest $1.47bn in developing a southern Peru copper mine, a move aimed at extending the life of its existing operations in the region.