Sibanye Gold Mining News

Sibanye says union wage demands may lead to more closures

The country’s gold production fell for a ninth straight month in June as rising costs, aging infrastructure and accidents affect profit and output.

Sibanye-Stillwater hit with lawsuit over mounting fatalities, losses

US law firm Bernstein Liebhard said the suit would deal with "misleading statements" made by the precious metals producer, which has had 21 fatalities on its operations so far in 2018.

Gold street is where South Africa’s mining history goes to die

Additional cuts are to come across mines and towns in South Africa, once the world’s biggest producer of gold.

Sibanye-Stillwater accuses union of following ‘agenda’ to harm reputation

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said the company failed to take precautions two avoid injuries at its mines earlier this week.

Survivor of Sibanye mine accident released from hospital

According to the miner, five other rescued employees remain in a stable condition and are making good progress.

Death toll rises to seven at Sibanye mine as all trapped workers rescued

The deaths brings the number of people killed at the company's operations this year to at least 10.

Four miners dead and three still missing at Sibanye-Stillwater mine

Two more quakes were felt Friday near the company's Masakhane gold mine, which cause search and rescue operations to be momentarily halted.

Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

Contact has been made with three of the workers trapped at the company's Masakhane gold mine.

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.

Battle to keep Lonmin platinum deal alive hinges on the rand

The strengthening rand, which squeezes profits for both producers, could make the transaction less attractive for Sibanye.

Deal wizard of South African gold mining is scaring investors

Investors might be running out of patience with Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s colorful chief executive, Neal Froneman.

Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

A worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operation in South Africa.

Sibanye-Stillwater $108 million-move on DRDGold OK'd

South African competition authorities have approved the exchange of selected Sibanye-Stillwater's assets for a 38% stake in DRDGOLD Ltd.

Second accident in a week at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine kills two

Two employees were trapped underground and later died in a fall of ground incident at the company's Kloof gold mine.

Sibanye-Stillwater trapped miners brought to surface safely

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is demanding that Beatrix gold mine remains closed pending a probe and has asked the South African government to investigate why the operation apparently didn’t have a backup generator.

More than 900 Sibanye miners trapped underground, not in danger

Originally there were more than 1,000 miners stuck underground, but sixty-four were rescued overnight.

South African gold miners' silicosis lawsuit nearing settlement

Lawyers acting for thousands of gold miners who contracted lung diseases at work in SA mines say an out-of-court settlement could be reached by December.

Sibanye-Stillwater soars on surprise $93 million-move on DRDGold

The South African miner is exchanging a number of gold-processing assets and tailings storage facilities for a 38% stake in DRDGOLD.

Sibanye-Stillwater reaches wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

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

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.

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%.