Africa Mining News

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

The problem, says Amnesty, is that no country legally requires companies to publicly report on their cobalt supply chains.

South African court rules extension of wage agreement to AMCU valid and lawful

South Africa's labour court has ruled that the extension of a wage agreement to cover all gold unions and non-unionised employees of Sibanye-Stillwater is valid and lawful.

Petra Diamonds keeps founder Pouroulis as chairman

The diamond miner said the appointment of a new chair was "not appropriate" at this time.

Endeavour pours first gold at Ity CIL project

The company has poured its first dore bar from its Ity carbon-in-leach project four months earlier than planned and under budget.

Two killed in accident at Glencore's Zambian mine

The company has suspended production pending investigations.

South Africa faces sixth day of blackouts as Eskom stumbles

The staggered power cuts are crippling businesses and leave roads gridlocked in cities throughout Africa’s most-industrialized economy.

Russian diamond miner Alrosa wants controlling stake to mine in Zimbabwe

Alrosa will assess Zimbabwe's diamond reserves over the next six months but would only start mining if it can take a majority stake in such a project.

Tanzania sets up mineral trading centres to curb illegal gold exports

Tanzania has ordered all mineral-producing regions in the East African nation to set up government-controlled trading centres by the end of June.

Bristow taking Barrick helm aids talks, Tanzania AG Says

A multibillion-dollar tax dispute between Barrick Gold Corp. and Tanzania's government could be resolved by May.

De Beers, Botswana to expand world's richest diamond mine

The joint venture partners have awarded a $1.2-billion contract to extend the lifespan of their Jwaneng mine unit 2035.

Global Exploration Snapshot: The Americas, West Africa and Australasia remain popular

A look at eight majors and juniors exploring for gold worldwide.

Botswana's Debswana targets diamond output of 24 million carats in 2019

Debswana lifted diamond output by 6% to a four-year high of 24.1 million carats in 2018.

South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry-wide strike

AMCU has been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations since mid-November in a pay dispute.

Lucapa finds fourth +50 carat diamond at Mothae mine in Lesotho

While the 83.9 carat rock was not gem-quality, Lucapa says the find continues to underline the large-stone nature of the kimberlite resource.

Anglo American hands land to South Africans amid expropriation push

The world’s top platinum supplier is handing over 270 hectares (667 acres) of land to people living in Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. That almost doubles the area it has given to communities to 473 hectares since 2014.

South Africa's Exxaro Resources FY earnings jump on higher coal prices

Exxaro's coal export volumes surged to a record 8 million tonnes. Revenue jumped 12% to 25.491 billion rand compared with 22.813 billion rand the previous year.

Vedanta to shut Namibian zinc refinery for five weeks

Miners downed tools from Feb. 22 to March 6, affecting waste-stripping at the mine and mining of ore.

Gem Diamonds nets $8.8 million for 13.3 carat pink rock

The price per carat was $657,000 — a record for a diamond found at Gem’s Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Pan African Minerals’ $2.2B claim over giant manganese deposit contract dismissed by court

Tambao, one of the world’s largest manganese mines, has been halted since 2015 after Burkina Faso's new government ordered the company to stop production.

Sierra Leone sees IMF support as crucial to luring investors

Once one of the great hopes of West African mining, Sierra Leone was hit by the iron-ore price collapse and the Ebola epidemic around the same time.

South Africa union threatens Eskom 'shutdown' ahead of vote

The labor group is planning a march to the ruling African National Congress’s Johannesburg headquarters on March 30.

Gem Diamonds posts record results, but withholds dividend

The company cited uncertainty about the global diamond industry as one of the main reasons for choosing not to pay a divvy.

South Africa’s alluvial diamond miners hampered by lack of government support, funding and inappropriate regulations

The alluvial diamond mining industry has attempted to highlight the diversity of the junior mining sector and the challenges of the ‘one size fits’ all approach to minerals policy by regulators.

SEMAFO and Savary Gold join forces to expand in Burkina Faso

The deal will allow the Canadian miners to consolidate their Karankasso and Mana properties.

Barrick gives up plans to acquire Newmont, will form Nevada JV instead

Under the deal, Barrick will take a 61.5% stake in the joint venture consisting of the duo’s Nevada mines, with Newmont holding the remainder.