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Lonmin shares fall on nickel sales ban

Shares in Lonmin, the world's third-biggest platinum producer, fell around 3% as analysts say a South African government ban on its sales could be a serious threat to its business.

Lonmin the latest victim of the DMR

The Department of Mineral Resources has slapped an order on Lonmin to stop sellng base metals with immediate effect as yet another mining rights controversy brews up.

Wesizwe Platinum CEO to stand down

Wesizwe Platinum CEO Mike Solomon will call it a day at the end of September when his contract expires despite being cleared by the Wesizwe board of all allegations against him.

The Bakgatla tackle Brian Gilbertson

The Bakgatla Tribe has taken legal action against Platmin and Barrick Gold over the Sedibelo transaction apparently in an attempt to improve the terms of the deal.

Northam loses 7 000oz in shutdown

Northam Platinum has resumed operations at its Zondereinde mine, after shutting down a shaft last week due an accident that killed two workers.

Aquarius considers temporary closure of Blue Ridge

Aquarius Platinum may close its newly acquired Blue Ridge mine for up to seven months in order to carry out fundamental alterations to the mining infrastructure.

NUM suspends Implats strike on CCMA request

The National Union of Mineworkers has announced its members have "overwhelmingly" agreed to suspend a strike action at Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer.

Workers down tools at Northam Platinum mine

The National Union of Mineworkers says that over 5 000 workers have downed tools at Northam Platinum's mine in Rustenburg to mourn the deaths of the two mineworkers last week.

Lonmin’s swap option on Akanani

JP Morgan Cazenove analysts Steve Shepherd and Allan Cooke reckon Lonmin should swap its Akanani project for Anglo Platinum's stake in Pandora because the deal would benefit both groups.

Coetzer to take Bird’s mantle at Jubilee

Jubilee Platinum has unveiled a slew of management changes, including the resignation of the CEO, following the acquisition of Braemore Resources by the platinum miner.