Officials from Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia are meeting in London this week.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers updates the national production forecast.
About 3,000 employees didn't report for work at the No. 14 shaft in Rustenburg.
Citizens' groups call on the Kimberley Process members to revise the definition of conflict diamonds amongst other changes.
Through the scientific study, the State Geological Survey has confirmed that rare earth elements occur across the state.
The company cited unacceptable operational losses as the reason for the closure.
JPMorgan said exciting things are happening in the sector.
Strained relations between the company and labour unions casts doubt on whether the mine will be able to ship to customers.
Country's mining minister said it would increase its output from 42 tonnes last year.
Government cites lack of sufficient answers about environmental issues.
The sum set a new record for that particular style of gem.
The provincial national assembly will be examining the proposal in the coming weeks.
Glencore Xstrata operations are down at three locations.
Underground mining is still suspended while a safety inspection is conducted.
A government official said the issue is so alarming that the country exported none of its own gold in April.
Country estimates it has more than 900 tonnes of gold resources.
The company is obliged to produce 20 million tonnes of iron ore per year.
Industry reps say up to 15,000 skilled people are needed in the next 10 years.
Declining imports signal the wrap up of the investment boom.
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The government is also working on a bill to update the mining act.
The high quality coloured gem was extracted from the Cullinan mine in South Africa.
The company said it will build a second mill at its Ahafo mine.
In the long term, company expects potash demand to resume.
Company plans to decrease overall capex by $19 billion from 2014 onwards.