The easy mines, where you trip over a diamond-bearing outcrop, have long been found in SA but that doesn't mean new mines in the country are an impossibility.
Pressure on Mark Cutifani's Anglo American is growing with analysts calling for the dividend to be cut. He spoke to David McKay ...
Anglo American's newly commissioned Minas Rio has the attributes of a quality assets but the focus is now falling on building its scale to be more competitive.
A one-stop authorisation process for mining and prospecting rights is a step in the right direction, provided the state departments has the capacity.
Estimates say up to 700,000 ounces of production ought to be excised from the platinum sector, but the industry's ability to restructure is cramped.
If the Beijing Olympics was China's 'coming out party', the iron ore price slump is surely the hangover ... and it's hurting the world's miners in the race to survive.
Lynne Brown, public enterprises minister, explains the day she lost patience with inconsistency and excuses at Eskom, the state-owned power utility.
Eskom's balance sheet has long been the subject of debate, but private enterprises minister, Lynne Brown, doesn't think selling part of the utility will help.
Brian Molefe, acting CEO at Eskom, draws a range of opinions, but his stubborn resistance to naysayers may just be what South Africa's stricken utility needs.
As Transnet Freight Rail starts delivering on the early phases of its coal line upgrades, questions remain over the economics of its most ambitious expansion plans.