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Orders of importance

Some commodities are more equal than others, writes Sasha Naryshkine.

Mvela may buy Optimum Coal

Industry sources claim Mvelaphanda Resources is running the rule over the well-run Optimum colliery, says David McKay.

Pedal to the metal

New US requirements for fuel efficiency may boost platinum shares. Sasha Naryshkine has a favourite in the sector.

What is Mvela Resources buying?

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

UG2: digging deeper

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

Diamond miner liquidated

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

Gaps in Sasol review

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

SA govt swings left, new mines head

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.