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Siege mentality a trusted tactic of mud-slinging unions

IN the world of inter-union rivalry, anything goes. Look no further than the latest blow-up in which the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) described Joseph...

Mining charter back in the dock while SA mining dwindles

SOUTH Africa's keystone mining legislation, the mining charter, heads back to the courts on Tuesday (March 15). For a piece of law that was...

Dunne’s savvy deal lines up Pandora for Northam

I DON'T know what Northam Platinum CEO, Paul Dunne, does over weekends but judging by the deal he’s just done to acquire Eland Platinum...

Why did Barrick sell Acacia Mining minorities down the river?

ANYONE operating in Tanzania's mining sector today will be keeping a keen - and perhaps anxious - eye on Acacia Mining minority shareholders next...

How Exxaro should reply to Eskom’s ideological claptrap

IF there is one mining company in a position to tell Eskom precisely what to do with its demand for 51% black ownership and...

Brian the bruiser has wasted no time putting his stamp on...

BY Brian Molefe’s combative standards, the fighting talk at Eskom’s full-year results presentation earlier this month was par for the course. In the space of...

Bonhomie aside, Zwane and Baxter disagree on the charter

WAS it coincidence that led the Chamber of Mines (CoM) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to hold separate press conferences following yesterday's...

How pernicious ideology is breaking SA’s mining sector

MARK Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American, one of South Africa's most important companies, once commented that empowerment deals ought to be allowed to fail,...

Newsmakers of 2017: Sibanye-Stillwater CEO, Neal Froneman

EVEN by Neal Froneman's merger and acquisition standards, the last 12 months have been astonishing for the Sibanye-Stillwater boss. In December 2016, he unveiled one of...

Eskom also responsible for above-inflation coal hikes

A PROPOSAL by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to benchmark the price of coal Eskom buys from mining companies will add...