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Answer to Harmony Gold’s growth ambitions may still be best found...

HARMONY Gold’s declaration that it would re-tool its African growth strategy seems interestingly timed as executives throughout the industry have adopted a position of...

SA coal mining investment set to become a very private affair

A NEW coal mine has been permitted in Cumbria, England - the country's first in 30 years. In South Africa, however, building a new...

Top mining CEO acknowledges gender bias behind low proportion of women...

WOMEN comprise 51% of the country's population but only 12% of mining sector employment. It's a big miss this hasn't been addressed purposefully, especially considering...

What now for AngloGold, a company with the rug pulled from...

THE resignation of Kelvin Dushnisky, CEO of AngloGold Ashanti until September, is a surprise by any measure. For an executive to quit after only two...

Junior mining’s Errol Smart might be grasping at straws, but we...

FLOW-through shares were once the hobby-horse of Bridgette Radebe, the founder of SAMDA, a junior mining association. Now joined to a High Court action...

SA’s underground mining embarks on extraordinary game of cat and mouse...

THE recent closures of AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine and Marula, the platinum mine controlled by Impala Platinum (Implats), following clusters of COVID-19 disease detection might...

Reviewing coal contracts might be a good move for Eskom, depending...

COAL supply agreements between mining firms and Eskom are routinely private affairs which is why the idea of indexing domestic coal has failed to...

Revolving door at Vedanta CEOs office raises questions of founder Anil...

IT’S probably fair to say working for Vedanta Resources founder and executive chairman, Anil Agarwal, is tough work. In fact, so tough that few...

Arrest of Implats executive symptomatic of post-lockdown mining sector confusion

ARRESTING the executive who has been credited with helping save thousands of jobs in  South Africa’s platinum belt - Impala Platinum’s (Implats') Mark Munroe...

Resuscitation of Arnot mine a ray of hope following despair of...

IN 2015, Exxaro Resources had to close the Arnot Mine near Middelburg (Mpumalanga), which they had operated on behalf of Eskom for 40 years....