AngloGold Mining News

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.

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.

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.

South African gold miners to appeal ruling in silicosis case

If the class action goes ahead, it will affect almost every gold mine in South Africa, including their parent companies, covering their conduct over the last 50 years.

South African gold miners to appeal silicosis ruling

They will dispute the country's High Court decision last month to allow a class action suit seeking damages for up to half a million miners who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis.

South Africa allows biggest ever class action against gold giants to go ahead

High Court decision opens the way for up to 500,000 current and former miners to pursue a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against mining companies over respiratory diseases contracted at work.

Half of South Africa’s gold mines operating at loss — report

Experts believe the troubles affecting gold producers in South Africa go way deeper than a slump in prices for the metal or the usual cycles the mining industry experiences.

AngloGold shares surge after selling U.S. mine

AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third-largest gold producer, climbed its most in seven months after selling its Cripple Creek & Victor mine to Newmont Mining.

Global gold, copper, iron ore output down in Q1 — report

Much of the overall decline in reported gold output was due to a significant quarter-on-quarter production declines from AngloGold Ashanti, Goldcorp, and Sibanye Gold.

South African miners to tackle lung disease claims

They will look at compensation and medical care for workers with occupational lung disease or "silicosis."

South Africa’s gold miners look at mergers to stay afloat

Harmony Gold, Sibanye Gold Ltd., and AngloGold Ashanti named among the top candidates to consider deals.

AngloGold expects more assets on the block before year-end

Forecast slump in gold prices to drive more mine sales, says the firm.

South Africa reshuffles cabinet, names new mineral resources minister

Susan Shabangu, highly criticized for her handling of a strike in the platinum sector, was booted out from a cabinet that now includes South Africa's first black minister and a first openly gay official.

MIT developing platinum replacement

A team of scientists is working on a process to replace platinum-group metals (PGMs) with more widely available elements.

World’s largest platinum mine to remain shut for months on S. Africa strike

Impala Platinum (Implats) has lost about 246,000 ounces of production of the metal since the strike started,

Worker dies at AngloGold Ashanti mine in South Africa

Preliminary investigations indicate the deceased, an electrician, was fatally injured in a heavy equipment incident.

Impala Platinum shuts down mine ahead of strike; gov't tries to mediate

Platinum miners to strike Thursday; combined, the affected companies produce more than half the world's platinum.

Randgold jumps on strong performance at Kibali

After its first quarter of operation, the $1.7 billion project in the DRC is now expected to meet its forecast of 550,000 ounces for the current year.

Report casts fresh doubt on AngloGold's La Colosa project

Study claims the massive project would jeopardize a river basin, potentially reducing water supply for agriculture and consumption.

AngloGold Ashanti up over 6% after strong set of Q3 results

The cost-cutting miner, however, warned it's in the process of exiting a number of exploration projects in 13 "non-core" countries.

SA's strike season ends with signing ceremony for some, more negotiations for others

Most unions sign agreement; AMCU holding out.

AngloGold Ashanti faces charges for polluting South Africa’s Vaal River

Last week’s spillage from a pipe at the miner's operations in Stilfontein is said to have spread toxic waste over about 1.6 kilometres of the water resource.

AngloGold struggling to keep flagship mine in Ghana open — report

New CEO, Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, said operations are unsustainable.