AngloGold Ashanti Mining News

Harmony Gold says Moab Khotsong mine purchase to boost cash flows

The $300 million deal, which incorporates the Great Noligwa underground mine and related infrastructure, is expected to boost Harmony's operational cash flow by 60%.

AngloGold gets going on $36 million expansion of Western Australia mine

Strategy adds 2.1 million ounces to Tropicana's business plan and extends the mine life by seven years to 2027.

Brazil mining code unchanged as Senate fails to vote on bill

Brazil’s lower house of Congress removed from the agenda the discussion of a transitory presidential decree, which modified the country’s current mining law.

Brazilian miners up in arms as lawmakers hike iron ore, gold royalties

They claim it won’t be possible to cut costs enough to offset the higher levies, and warn that some miners may need to pass on this new cost increase to the industrial production chain.

Sibanye-Stillwater reaches wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

The three-year wage agreement was signed by all three unions, the company said.

AngloGold cash flow, output jump in third quarter

South African gold miner said it’s on track to meet 2017 guidance.

Sibanye-Stillwater shuts down Cooke gold mine, about 7,000 laid off

Company said it would keep its Beatrix West gold mine running for as long as it makes a profit, on average, over any continuous period of three months.

More than 2,000 miners sacked at Sibanye’s Cooke gold mine

Miners who received a termination letter will hold a mass meeting at the mine Wednesday morning.

Anglogold Ashanti to raise $307 million with South African mine sales

It will sell its newest mine to Harmony Gold for $300 million and another mine for 100 million rand ($7.4 million) to China's Heaven-Sent SA Sunshine Investment Company.

Sibanye scraps planned closure of loss-making South African mines

Precious metals miner said its platinum group metals (PGM) operations had delivered "solid operational results" in the first-half of 2017, prompting an upward revision to its 2017 production forecast and a downward revision to guided costs.

Sibanye-Stillwater Blitz project begins production ahead of schedule

Mine is expected to generate about 300,000 ounces annually by late 2021/early 2022, increasing total PGM production from Sibanye’s operations in the US by more than 50%.

South Africa’s mining industry fortunes improving, but challenges remain — PwC

A strong price recovery for the main commodities South Africa mines and exports has helped the country’s sector stage a turnaround in 2017, the first time in five years the industry is back in the black.

AngloGold a step closer to selling loss-making Kopanang mine in S. Africa

The decision to offload the asset is part of a restructuring process that includes laying off about 8,500 workers, roughly 30% of the company’s workforce.

South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis"

South Africa holds the world's biggest reserves of platinum, chrome and manganese, but investment in the sector has dropped in each of the past two years as a result of increasing legal uncertainty and labour disputes.

Sibanye halts divvy for first time as it swings to loss

The miner, South Africa’s largest gold producer, said that in the absence of a dividend, it’ll give investors two new shares for every 100 held.

Costs related to layoffs, lawsuit, take toll on AngloGold results

The miner, Africa's biggest gold producer, reported a loss of $176 million in the six months to June 30, compared to a profit of $52 million in the same period last year.

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.