AngloGold Ashanti Mining News

AngloGold Ashanti revives plans to spin off South Africa mines – Reuters

Should the spinoff happen, AngloGold would be the latest miner to reduce exposure to South Africa, where political instability, controversial new mining rules and a stronger rand have made it less attractive to operate.

South Africa halts new black ownership rules for mines

The suspension follows a pending a judgement in an urgent interdict application by the country's Chamber of Mines.

AngloGold taking Tanzania to UN court over country’s new mining law

The miner said it continues to seek a “constructive dialogue” with the country's government to gain assurance that its operations will not be affected by newly enacted mining law.

Tanzania suspends granting of new mining licences

President John Magufuli has also ordered the mining ministry to freeze the renewal of expired permits.

AngloGold Ashanti may axe up to 8,500 jobs at South African mines

Measure is part of a restructuring aimed at “protecting the viability” of the company’s South African business over the long-term, AngloGold said.

Canada’s Zonte Metals sues Colombia over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the Department of Antioquia's mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

More than 1,500 workers fired at Sibanye’s Cooke mine over strike

Workers at the mine downed tools over a week ago, angered by the company’s actions to eradicate illegal miners from its operations.

South Africa just hiked black ownership rules, miners getting crushed

The country will require local miners to be 30% black-owned and has set a 12-month deadline for them to comply with the new rules.

Here’s why Colombia’s mining sector is losing its shine

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.

AngloGold halts work at giant Colombian project

$2 billion La Colosa project boasts reserves of over 25m ounces of gold.

Gold stocks sell off – Barrick drops 11%

Gold price under pressure.

Gran Colombia Gold goes after the South American nation in $700 million lawsuit

The lawsuit is against the government's order to Gran Colombia Gold to halt its Marmato project until it has further consulted with local residents.

INTERACTIVE: Top 10 gold mining companies

The 10 largest gold mining companies produce 30% of the world's gold and enjoy some of the sector's fattest margins.

Gold price at 1-month low brings more pain for mining stocks

As 2017 gold price rally begins to look shaky, top listed gold producers are being punished disproportionately.

World's top 10 gold mining companies – 2016

Only three of the world's largest gold producers managed to lift output in 2016 – Barrick loses 600,000 ounces of annual production but slashes costs.

Gold price correction sinks mining stocks

Heavy losses across the board – Barrick down 4.6% in massive volumes and second tier Canadian miners hardest hit.

World's deepest mine gets $1 billion injection

Work on AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng gold mine in South Africa started in 1981 – a brownfield expansion project will extend the mine's life beyond 2050.

Colombian court lets Zonte Metal sue authorities over gold permit rejection

The Canadian junior explorer argues its exploration application was not processed in accordance with the country’s mining code.

South Africa blames AngloGold, Sibanye of refusing to comply with safety laws

Mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane noted that 19 of the 73 miners who died in South Africa last year lost their lives at operations run by those companies.

Canada’s Zonte sues Colombia authorities over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.

AngloGold loses 74,000oz during third quarter

Safety related stoppages in South Africa take part of the blame for year-on-year fall in production at world's third largest gold miner.

Illegal miners refuse to leave AngloGold’s Obuasi operation

Experts say Ghana's government is unlikely to do anything before the upcoming presidential election on Dec. 7 for fear of losing votes.

South African gold miners can appeal silicosis ruling

They will appeal verdict that paved the way for about half a million current and former miners to proceed with a multi-million-dollar suit, which seeks compensation for those who contracted lung diseases.

Rising metal prices help AngloGold Ashanti swing back to profit

The world’s third-biggest gold miner said its net earnings will also benefit from weaker operating currencies in South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Argentina.

South African gold firms file plea to appeal lung disease class action

The class action the firms want to appeal paves the way for thousands of current and former miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to seek damage compensation from the companies.