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.
Some commodities are more equal than others, writes Sasha Naryshkine.
Industry sources claim Mvelaphanda Resources is running the rule over the well-run Optimum colliery, says David McKay.
New US requirements for fuel efficiency may boost platinum shares. Sasha Naryshkine has a favourite in the sector.