Newmont, Kinross, Goldcorp and Iamgold among the companies said to be interested in all of part of Cripple Creek & Victor mine.
More than 400 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools Wednesday, demanding the removal of the mine's general manager.
The employee was fatally injured in an accident while performing maintenance work on Saturday.
Coal miners in South Africa who worked at a unit of Sasol and contracted lung diseases filed a suit seeking damages from the company, according to their lawyer.
BHP Billiton spin-off worth just $7 billion when based on current spot prices for commodities.
The main point of contention is the fact that mining companies believe that once they reached a 26% black ownership, they effectively complied, no matter where the percentage is at now.
President Jacob Zuma received on Tuesday the official report into the police killing of 34 South African miners in 2012, as rights groups demanded that its findings be quickly made public.
Zijn's main interest in Ivanhoe seems to be the Kamoa copper project.
There are a number of challenges South32 is likely to face, including potential Black Economic Empowerment ownership concessions and power price hikes.
The Gauteng government will spend R240-million to develop economically depressed former mining towns in the province.
Board proposes to give shareholders one share in the $12bn spin-off company for every BHP share owned, but the whole process comes with hefty fees.
The gem, discovered a decade ago at one of De Beers mines in South Africa, is one of just five diamonds over 100 carats and of comparable quality to have been offered at an auction.
A much reduced role on the global gold mining stage.
South Africa's Eskom has coal market observers scratching their heads after the public utility announced plans to purchase expensive, export-quality coal from Glencore's (LON:GLEN) Optimum Coal.
Last week, the firm announced operating profits had increased 36% to $1.4 billion.
Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.
Weak iron ore prices have become the accepted industry norm, but the world's top miner also has bad news for those hoping for a pick-up in the long term.
The mine, Harmony's single largest gold producer, will likely remain closed for an indefinite period while a probe is held.
Anglo’s assets up for grabs include three mines and a smelter valued at $1 billion.
Specially trained rescue teams continue their efforts to save the remaining employees, said the company.
Paulson & Co has kept $1 billion-plus holding in SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest, steady going all the way back to the second quarter of 2013.
Output at Canadian gold mines surged 29% last year, surpassing South Africa for the first time in history. US production dives more than 8%.
Problems with South Africa's main electricity provider, Eskom, are crimping the plans of major mining companies that depend on regular power provision to run their operations, an energy users group has warned.
Anglo American Platinum's production fell by 17% in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago due to a strike at its South African operation.
The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.
The miner, one of the biggest exporters of South African coal, may re-open those operations if economic conditions improve.
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