Saturday, January 19, 2019

Will shareholders ever get to the bottom of what really has transpired at Alliance Mining, asks Marc Hasenfuss.

Kgalema Motlanthe's framework agreement has been forgotten in the midst of an arm-wrestle between Northam Platinum and the National Union of Mineworkers.

Jan de Lange writes on life in a predator state as the workers of Pamodzi Gold's Grootvlei and Orkney mines enter their third bleak Christmas.

ArcelorMittal SA's putative empowerment deal with Ayigobi consortium seems constructed by a distant, dispassionate investor uninterested in South Africa.

Glencore's recent swoop for shares in Optimum, taking its position to 24% of the coal firm, is a clear signal it values control of SA coal flows to be crucial.

Asia is pouring billions of dollars into the rest of Africa, whereas it’s becoming hard to name a new investment by a foreign company of any significant size in SA.

It remains to be seen whether anything good can come from discussions between a compromised government and a divided business community.

Transnet's Brian Molefe said plans to build a terminal were not a ruse to get the coal sector to part with export entitlement to black firms. Can we believe him?

The Joint Provisional Liquidators say the accident occurred beyond the Grootvlei property, raising the question as to where responsibility ultimately lies.

The ANC’s national elective conference in December will bring still less certainty over right of tenure for the mining industry.