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Platinum miners’ optimism about the hole they’re in is misplaced

YOU have to be an optimist to be a miner and the most diehard optimists in the business right now are those in platinum...

Mantashe to clarify Govt. approach to Mining Charter talks

ONE of the reasons why the Chamber of Mines decided to postpone its High Court hearing into Mining Charter 3 and enter into discussions...

Old foe, known quantity, Mantashe will give momentum to Mining Charter...

OF all the new cabinet appointments made by South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, yesterday, sending Gwede Mantashe to the mines ministry was one of...

Zwane’s Mining Charter to face critical legal test next week

SOUTH Africa's High Court starts three-day deliberations on the so-called 'Minister's Charter' on Monday (February 19), the third iteration of the 2004 Mining Charter...

Back of the class for Friedland after shaky history recall

MINING supremo, Robert Friedland, was on top oratorical form during his talk to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town but, sadly, a few factual...

Does Agarwal have a masterplan for Anglo? Probably not

ANIL Agarwal, executive chairman of the UK-listed diversified mining group Vedanta, admits having a poor grasp of English, but he's a dab hand at...

Will 2018 be a year of sea-change for beat up SA...

ACCORDING to media reports, the Constitutional Court has potentially paved the way for the National Assembly to impeach President Jacob Zuma - a development...

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...

Newsmakers of 2017: SA mines minister, Mosebenzi Zwane

ONE of the more chilling moments of the past year was sitting among press at the Joburg Indaba conference in October listening to the...

Marcus appointment may be Glencore readying SA opportunity

THE appointment of former South African Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus to the board of Glencore has led Investec Securities to some interesting thoughts. It...