AngloGold Ashanti Mining News

Brazilian President changes decades-old mining laws to lure investment, protect environment

The two separate decrees aim at making the local industry more competitive and sustainable, while while implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

Brazil’s President to change mining regulations as early as next week

Michel Temer is expected to issue a decree next week introducing key changes to mining rules that date back to the 1960s.

Congo mining regulations to be signed into law on Friday — mines minister

Congo's prime minister wants to immediately implement the new mining code without any concessions to industry demands that key provisions be amended.

Paulson nears launch of investor alliance to shake up gold sector -sources

The Shareholders Gold Council (SGC), expected to be launched as early as June, will have more than a dozen investors.

Agarwal wants to build Indian commodity giant to rival majors

Despite its insatiable appetite for materials, India is yet to impose itself among the mining heavyweights like Australia, China or even the U.K.

AngloGold Ashanti to axe 2,000 jobs as it shrinks footprint in South Africa

The company’s remaining South African assets are the Mponeng underground gold mine, and a surface operation.

AngloGold upbeat on Africa even as mine uncertainty persists

The company is mired in disputes with the governments of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo over law changes that raise taxes in the countries.

S. Africa gold miners, workers reach settlement in historic silicosis case

The parties said they believed an out-of-court settlement was far preferable for all concerned than an inevitably lengthy and expensive litigation process .

S.Africa gold miners to sign silicosis lawsuit settlement this week

Most claimants are black miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, whom critics say were not provided with adequate protection during and even after the Apartheid ended in 1994.

South Africa black ownership to roll out in May

Newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said the key to regain investors and miners confidence in the South Africa’s mining sector was to finalize revised plans for black ownership in the industry in the coming weeks.

Mali says negotiating mining code revision but could act unilaterally

Mali's government is negotiating with mining companies to draft a new mining code but will move to implement a new law unilaterally if no compromise is reached, the West African country's economy minister said. Many […]

S.Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

The suit was launched around six years ago on behalf of miners suffering from silicosis, contracted by inhaling silica dust in gold mines.

South Africa's AngloGold backs Randgold's negotiations with Congo govt

Mining companies operating in the country vigorously oppose new code to be signed into law.

The world's top 10 largest gold mining companies – 2017

Rough year shuffles ranks of global gold mining giants as Freeport makes a comeback – 2018 forecasts point to another tumultuous year.

AngloGold to revive Ghana mine that battled illegal miners

Obuasi is expected to start gold production by the third quarter of 2019.

Randgold calls Congo’s new mining code “draconian”

Mark Bristow says the law will “severely limit the growth of the mining industry in the DRC as well as the country's own economic prospects.”

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.