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Unions should think twice about strikes before committing members to hardship

A CONSEQUENCE of the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union's (AMCU’s) four-month long Sibanye-Stillwater strike is that by the end of March the loss...

Aquila, PAMDC imbroglio a perfect demonstration that DMR needs dramatic overhaul

IN 2007, a company called the Pan African Minerals Development Company (PAMDC) was formed with the governments of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia as...

Palladium supply deficit will see vaulted stocks exhausted in as little...

IN this review, I argue that the quantum of vaulted above-ground palladium stocks will continue to be a drawn upon to supply the market...

SA could be left behind as Namibia, Angola & Zimbabwe modernise...

NAMIBIA, Angola and Zimbabwe have changed their mining legislation recently in an effort to attract and incentivise new investments in the sector. These changes are...

Pressures of history, race and radical thought were balanced in Mining...

DESPITE the diverse opinions, the Mining Charter 3 reflects a picture that goes beyond its contents. Five elements highlight its background, complexity and value,...

Europe will be hit the hardest in event of supply decline...

IN this long-dated review, I focus on the quantum and destination of South African platinum exportsand the impact the destination has on the above-ground stocks...

How imports and exports will impact platinum until 2023

In this long-dated review, I focus on how the relationship between platinum imports and exports impact above-ground stocks and the platinum price. The industry...

Balance of interests is the best SA gold wage talks can...

Third par corrected to read 111,795 instead of previously stated 117,795. IN the eyes of many, the South African gold mining industry has had its day....

Union rivalry, bully culture, DMR corruption: Inside Sibanye-Stillwaters’ safety summits

THIS year’s mining death toll of 21 at Sibanye-Stillwater mines has exposed this mining house to class action, as well as political attack. To...

How above-ground inventories will influence platinum until 2023

THE platinum market relies on supply and demand dynamics to support platinum price projections. On the primary supply side, the market is of the...