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Mining Yearbook 2020

Amplats prepares for possible surge in community disruption as SA economy...

Before her appointment as Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) new CEO in April, Natascha Viljoen (49) was head of processing at Anglo American. Prior to...

Heavy industry, not cars, may be the best end use for...

PLATINUM is the secret ingredient that cools engines powered by fuel cells that mix oxygen from the atmosphere with hydrogen in a tank producing...

Home comforts: How Steenkamp took Harmony Gold from has-been to SA’s...

You’ve got to hand it to Harmony’s boss of five years, Peter Steenkamp: he’s made the best of a helpful gold price. In the...

The catch and pass strategy of Resolute Mining’s John Welborn

John Welborn is a former Wallaby rugby player and played for the Sharks in South Africa, so sporting allusions tend to run deep. For him,...

Golden days: But is there more to come from a gold...

Graham Birch, a livestock farmer for the past decade, but previously MD of UK investment firm Blackrock’s natural resources fund, once brought a minted bar...

Commodities to benefit from a post-Covid-19 world could include a short-lived...

When the COVID-19 pandemic finally passes, the new economy that emerges will have commodity winners and losers. Coal, for one, may prove to be a...

Jilted by lockdown: Why marriage after global isolation is just what...

T he wedding economy is estimated to be worth $300bn annually with a host of industries, from travel and hospitality to the garment sector,...

Fighting a common enemy sees SA’s unions and mining firms call...

South Africa's main mining unions have expressed concerns about the sector's reboot in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has also seen...

SA to fail COVID-19’s ‘great reset’ unless Ramaphosa can force through...

Many in the world are talking of "the great reset", which it is hoped will see the emergence of a fairer world, a greener...

CEOs say goodbye to jet lag, hello to home comforts as...

Even before COVID-19, Resolute Mining CEO, John Welborn, had had a taste of running his company from home; actually, his bed. "I broke my neck...