Jacob Zuma, South Africa's president, must tell the mining industry what is the government's policy on mines amid a spate of calls from ruling party allies for nationalisation.
There’s some alarm that the rand is hurting mining stocks such as the platinum firms Anglo Platinum and Impala. But there are other cost troubles in the pipeline.
The fluorspar sector consolidation may offer redemption.
High levels of debt are killing empowerment, especially in the mining industry, writes Jan de Lange.
The proposed merger of Xstrata with Anglo is based on the premise that in a "merger of equals', it’s possible to derive a better, greater company. But is this true, and what are the hidden motives?
The Reserve Bank chief ignores labour union Numsa's concerns at his peril, says Jan de Lange.
Illegal underground gold mining is rife - but how do the pirates do it, and what is at issue for management, asks David McKay.
Sandile Zungu, head of Zico, is unlikely now to join the presidency, and may even quit his 26% stake in a Harmony mine, writes David McKay.