South Africa Mining News

Manganese – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

Changes at Kumba Iron Ore board of directors

Along with other changes, Zarina Bassa has informed Kumba of her intention to step down as an independent non- executive director at the Company’s forthcoming AGM on 11 May 2017, after serving eight years.

Indian billionaire Agarwal goes after 12% of Anglo American

Deal would make of Volcan Investments Ltd., Agarwal's family trust, the second-largest investor in Anglo American.

Glencore sells two Africa zinc mines to Canada’s Trevali

The $400 million-deal will make of Trevali the first pure zinc company with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

INTERACTIVE: Top 10 gold mining companies

The 10 largest gold mining companies produce 30% of the world's gold and enjoy some of the sector's fattest margins.

Dieselgate hasn't hurt platinum price

Strong ETF inflows, rising autocatalyst demand despite Volkswagen emission scandal combined with falling mine supply to boost platinum price says new study.

Stillwater Mining takeover needs more study

US Foreign Investment Committee scrutinizing South African gold miner's $2.2 billion offer for the only US platinum, palladium producer.

The Joburg township where outlaws make the rules

t’s dangerous‚ often fatal‚ but illegal underground gold mining is pretty much all that sustains the economy of Lindelane‚ a sprawling township of tin shacks and shebeens near Benoni‚ to the east of Johannesburg.

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.