The Minerals Council South Africa said it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter.
So far, Trump has taken little action beyond tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum on imports from China, the European Union and other countries.
Panasonic Corp expects to more than triple its cobalt consumption in five years' time.
Agreeing a new version of the charter is seen as instrumental to securing further investment in the mining sector.
China's State Council issued guidelines on Friday for previously announced measures easing restrictions on foreign investment.
China is the world's biggest car market and produces only a fraction of the platinum and palladium it consumes.
Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement started last August and were initially scheduled to finish by the end of December.
Trump is due to unveil revisions to his initial tariff list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday.
Heavily in debt and with dwindling output, Gecamines has long complained about its joint venture terms.
Vedanta is considering options including lay-offs for some of the 2,000 employees of its iron ore business that was shut down by a court.
Global demand for nickel is increasing by 7.3 percent in 2018 from last year to 2.298 million tonnes, while supply rises 6.8 percent to 2.210 m tonnes,
Sibanye-Stillwater has recovered the body of the fifth and final missing mine worker after a three-day search.
China is home to the majority of the world's lithium processing facilities and sucks up most output of top producer Australia.
ERAMET said it would pay A$322 million for the shares it did not already own in the company.
The contract with the two units of the world's fourth-largest iron ore miner will last until December 2023
There may be a slight problem with the prevailing theme for the iron ore market this year, namely that China is increasingly interested in using higher-grade ore as part of efforts to boost output and lower per unit pollution.
Major miner Rio Tinto named Jacob Stausholm to replace outgoing financial boss Chris Lynch when he retires in September.
Vedanta's Deshnee Naidoo told Reuters, adding that KCM is on track to produce 400,000 tonnes of copper a year in the next few years.
Tianshan has annual aluminium smelting capacity of 1.4 million tonnes.
Search for the fifth miner continues.
Iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal rose to 45 million tonnes in May from 42.6 million tonnes in the previous month.
Inner Mongolia expects to complete a 2020 target of cutting 54.14 million tonnes by 2018.
The boardroom shake-up comes a few days after fresh cases of misconduct at its Naoshima copper smelter and refinery in western Japan was found.
The deal also includes a 2 percent increase over current base salaries.
The union at the world's largest copper mine said BHP has promised to respond to its recent proposal for a new contract by 3 pm local time on Monday.