South Africa Mining News

Northam Platinum buys Eland mine from Glencore

Northam Platinum’s strategy of buying additional mines, as its strives to become a 1-million ounce a year platinum group metals producer, netted it Glencore’s Eland Platinum mine for R175m cash.

10 mines still making good money if the gold price falls 50%

The top 10 ranking of the lowest all-in cost gold mines in the world – former US president Herbert Hoover was once in charge of no. 8 on the list.

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.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Appointment of Mr. Zhimin Li as the new Chief Executive Officer of Wesizwe Platinum Limited

The Board takes this opportunity to welcome Mr. Li and wishes him well in his new role which amongst others will be prioritizing the commissioning and commencement of production at the Bakubung Platinum Mine project.

Kumba’s earnings doubled on higher prices, cost cutting measures

The Anglo American's unit logged earnings of $607 million for 2016, basically double the $304 million it recorded in 2015.

Anglo American to sell Kumba despite iron ore rally — experts

While iron ore prices have climbed 90% in the last year to over $80 a tonne, the sale of Kumba would prove prudent for Anglo's long-term outlook, given its high debt load, BMI analysts say.

Kumba Iron Ore settles tax dispute in South Africa

The miner, Africa's largest iron ore producer, will pay R2.5 billion, considerably less than the original R6.5 billion it had been asked to cough up.

South African judge clears path for Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef mine development

Judge revoked an interim order that prevented the company from relocating graves present at its Platreef platinum group metals mine, in Limpopo Province.

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.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

Anglo’s Kumba Iron Ore just got a lot more attractive to potential buyers

The company, Africa's largest iron ore producer, expects profits to more than double this year on the back of higher iron ore prices and a weak rand.

Palladium price surges to 22-month high

Years of underinvestment in top producer South Africa affecting supply.

Sibanye $2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater passes antitrust conditions

Takeover would make of Sibanye Gold the world's third largest palladium producer and fourth biggest platinum group metals miner.

Strike ends at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine

Company to launch probe into the causes of the illegal sit-in of nearly 48 hours.

Sibanye Gold expands platinum assets by buying Stillwater in $2.2bn deal

Together with reducing Sibanye’s dependence on its aging South African assets, the deal will make the company the world's third largest palladium producer, the company said.

Big drop in South Africa platinum output

The African nation produces some 70% of the globe's platinum.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Norilsk Nickel launches legal action against BCL over non-payment for African asset sale

A legal claims against BCL in the Botswanan courts and in the London Court of International Arbitration to recover the USD 271.3 million

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

Congo gets firmer grip on Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula copper project

Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines and joint-venture partner Zijin Mining have transferred a further 15% interest in their Kamoa-Kakula copper project to the DRC’s government.

Gold Fields withdraws $1.4bn offer for Kirkland Lake

The Johannesburg-based company, however, said it remained interested in a negotiated transaction.

Here’s what you need to learn about S. Africa’s ruling on employee housing for miners

Recent ruling confirms expenses incurred by mining companies for employee housing can be claimed in terms of mining capital expenditure.

Canada’s Kirkland Lake soars after Gold Fields confirms $1.4bn rejected offer

Offer came on the heels of Kirkland Lake's move to buy fellow bullion miner Newmarket Gold (TSX:NMI) in an all-stock deal worth about Cdn$1 billion ($764 million).

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.