Columnists

Debt behind Anglo sale

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Is Anglo's latest disposal the orderly removal of non-core assets or, to misquote Bob Dylan, desperation row, asks Shaun Harris.

Christo Wiese goes for gold

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Christo Wiese, who made headlines recently by pulling out of embattled fluorspar producer Sallies, is a large shareholder in a small, aspirant gold group listed on the JSE.

Put up or shut up

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At some point Anglo American is going to tell Xstrata CEO Mick Davis to "put up or shut up" in terms of the London Takeover Code.

Week turns sour for Carroll’s Anglo

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It hasn’t been a good week for Anglo’s embattled CEO Cynthia Carroll, writes David McKay.

Anglo must merge

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But a marriage between Anglo American and Xstrata does not seem the appropriate solution, writes Jan de Lange.

What is the future for SA mines?

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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.

Labour, Eskom to load 10% on Pt costs

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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.

Sallies: my femme fatale

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The fluorspar sector consolidation may offer redemption.

BEE’s festering sore

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High levels of debt are killing empowerment, especially in the mining industry, writes Jan de Lange.

Does Anglo need an Xstrata?

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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?