Industrial companies innovate constantly and assume lower prices will prevail in future. Mining companies used to operate like that. Now they have to again.
Regulatory certainty is one thing in mining, but it's survival can be helped by expeditious and innovative restructuring - and that requires cooperation.
Changes to water licence legislation is a step in the right direction, but to make them a success, the South African government must improve its implementation.
It may sound bloody-minded, but now is the time to back mining whilst tomorrow's supply deficit is being written today, says MSA Group MD, Keith Scott.
It is time for South Africans to face three tough truths if the country is to make the best of its mineral endowement, writes Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani.
Despite talk of stimulus measures, it would appear that China will not provide the trampoline effect for which the mining sector was hoping in 2015.
TEBA's Graham Herbert sets out some of the initiatives that will improve the lot mineworkers, and why we can be optimistic about the labour market in 2015.
Stephen Meintjes, an analyst at Imara, calls for mining taxes to be replaced by a system of natural resource rentals.
The modern gold mining company should have small, properly incentivised management teams with a handle on costs, and debt and capital allocation.