South Africa

Anglo American ships first iron ore from Brazilian Minas-Rio project

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
Anglo American ships first iron ore from Brazilian Minas-Rio project

Once again Cutifani delivers — freight from Minas-Rio leaves for China by year-end and within the latest estimated budget.

Platinum miner sees opportunity in supply cuts

Bloomberg | October 26, 2014

Canada’s Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PTM) says its low-cost South African projects will benefit as competitors shut down old unprofitable mines, slashing global output by as much as 35 percent.

Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 23, 2014
Rio’s Walsh gets big backing from shareholders, to stay longer as CEO

The move is seen by analysts as an attempt to strengthen the firm’s image.

Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Workers downed tools Friday after talks over the structuring of packages for employees who face lay offs hit a roadblock.

Copper price below $3 as mines add a million tonnes

Frik Els | October 16, 2014
Copper price below $3 as mines add 1 million tonnes

Copper price sinks to 10-month low after new report says mine capacity representing 6% of current production will come on stream over the next six months.

BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 16, 2014
BHP bows to pressure, to list spinoff in London

The mining giant has made a sharp U-turn on its initial decision to snub a London listing for its $17 billion spinoff.

Mines back up and running and commencing with stock clean up

Clear Asset | October 15, 2014
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With mines back in operation and some already up to full production, various companies such as Impala Platinum, Diesel Power and Sibanye Gold will be taking to market a variety of redundant and surplus plant and equipment via an online auction.

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

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

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
South Africa’s gold miners look at mergers to stay afloat amid price debacle

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

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

RPM to lead partner presence at SAP Mining and Metals Forum with talk on disruptive technologies in mining

Runge Pincock Minarco (RPM) | October 7, 2014

Speaking at a 300-plus delegate event in Germany RPM’s CEO, Mr. Richard Mathews said there is an ongoing productivity Transformation in mining, which is set to challenge conventional thinking.

Tango Gold acquires mining and related assets in South Africa

Marketwired | October 1, 2014

The Canadian junior has entered into an arms-length definitive acquisition agreement with private South African companies.

Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.

Solar power to replace coal as world's top electricity source by 2050 — IEA

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 29, 2014
Solar power to replace coal as world's top electricity source by 2050 — IEA

Coal currently generates about 36% of global electric power, according to the energy watchdog.

BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
BHP to go ahead with London-listing of demerged $15bn firm

New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.

Miner among Africa’s top 10 female business leaders

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Miner among Africa’s top 10 female business leaders

Bridgette Radebe, chairwoman of Mmakau Mining and president of the South African Mining Development Association, is known for being one of Africa’s first black female mine owners.

What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

"All that's required is to hand the world’s best mining assets to the world’s best management."

Sibanye Gold in talks about possible South Africa job cuts

mineweb - daily news headlines | September 12, 2014
Top Chinese gold miner sets aside $1bn for African buys

Sibanye has started talks with unions and other stakeholders about possible job cuts at its Cooke 4 mine to boost profits and productivity.

South Africa’s mining output at lowest in over 18 months

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
South Africa’s mining output at lowest in over 18 months

Platinum and gold sectors among the worst performers due to labour strikes that cripple the industry early this year.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

This is the $10 million-plus white diamond just found in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
This is the $10 million-plus white diamond just found in South Africa

Analysts predict could fetch between $10 million to $16 million.

AngloGold Ashanti shares plummet on spin off announcement

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
AngloGold shares plummet on spin off announcement

The miner has revealed a major restructuring involving a plan to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue and spin its international assets into a new London-listed company.

Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
Business leaders call for greater global support against Ebola outbreak

A group of 11 chief executives of firms operating in West Africa have called for more international support to combat the deadly virus.

Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
Anglo American chief not going for any major corporate split

A big corporate break-up à la BHP Billiton is definitively not in his books, he told FT.com.

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Ivanhoe transfer 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

It has given 20% to 20 local groups, 3% to black entrepreneurs and managerial employees, and another 3% to historically disadvantaged South African staff.

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Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

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