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.

What could be big enough for Mvelaphanda Resources to abandon its strategy of unbundling its shares, asks David Mckay.

More facts and more intrigue around unlisted exploration company’s coal project, writes Marc Hasenfuss.

Not a pretty picture for 1,700 shareholders as W4U liquidator finds "rusty" assets worth maybe R7m, writes Marc Hasenfuss.

New South African president Jacob Zuma rewards unionists and the Communist Party with cabinet posts for their support in his struggle for power. He makes big changes to the mines and energy portfolio.

Should the petrochemical group be examining the anti-competitive nature of its mining division which participates in the coal export cartel, asks David McKay.