South African mining companies only 'maliciously comply' with the country's Employment Equity Act, said deputy mines minister, Godfrey Oliphant.
Robert Friedland, chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, hit back at claims his planned mine in the Limpopo province would disturb ancestral burial sites.
Write downs on the carrying value of Blue Ridge and Sheba's Ridge doubled the firm's net loss and offset the effects of record production.
Whilst there were problems in the platinum sector, there were reasons to be cheerful, analysts said, adding that the prospects for copper were also sound.
Northam Platinum is to buy the mothballed Everest mine from Aquarius Platinum taking output 250,000 ounces a year higher.
Ngoako Ramatlhodi, South Africa mines minister, unveiled a number of plans to narrow the wealth gap including special economic zones
Anglo American Platinum CEO, Chris Griffith, said urgent modernisation of the industry is required to arrest the effects of mining inflation.
Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, was bleak on the prospects for the mineral in 2015 saying the price was unlikely to improve.
Mark Bristow, CEO of Randgold Resources, has made a habit out of M&A caution, but the gold industry is so indebted currently, that the time has come to buy.
Consolidation in the South African gold industry was not on Harmony Gold CEO, Graham Briggs agenda as it attempts to fix the firm's operational problems.
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