Norman Mbazima, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore, was bleak on the prospects for the mineral in 2015 saying the price was unlikely to improve.
However, gold company CEOs Graham Briggs and Neal Froneman don't think the union will be strong enough to force a long strike when wage talks roll around.
Anglo American Platinum would halt an expansion of its Unki mine in Zimbabwe were the country to proceed with a 15% export levy, the company said.
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.