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LATEST Base metals  

Zinc breaks through $3 000 barrier

As metals rally gathers pace.

Electric-car revolution is shaking up the biggest metals markets

Producers of copper, cobalt, aluminum to benefit from changes.


Anglo American, Glencore face coal pay strike

NUM has maintained demands for a one-time payment of R1 100, an 8% pay increase for 2018 and 9% for the following year.

Num threatens strike action in coal sector over wages

Chamber of Mines given until Wednesday to change current wage offer.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

Millennials are snubbing diamonds

Diamond prices may fall as much as 10% in 2018, Tribeca says.

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity

Blockchain provides 'immutable' public ledger - CEO.

Greenpeace to appeal new SA nuclear plant decision

Following government's decision to grant an environmental permit for a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear plant.

BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based energy trading platform

Trading expected to start by end-2018.

Court challenge to Mining Charter postponed to February

Judge says two days not enough for the matter.

Gold mining firms make R5bn Silicosis provision

Class action largest of its type in South Africa.

LATEST Exploration  

Russia’s Rosgeo in $400m deal to drill for SA gas

Agreement will help in building reserves.

Can development minerals avoid abuses and fuel African growth?

"Development minerals" - ranging from limestone to granite - could help Africa fuel its own economic growth.


‘Nobody cares about gold’ as funds seek thrills elsewhere

Traders dump net-bullish bets at fastest pace in five months.

Don’t expect fireworks for gold in 2018, just a nudge higher

Bullion set to rise marginally as real interest rates stay low and the dollar weakens.

Retail sales rise in August

Sales up by 5.5% year-on-year.

Iron ore sinks as ‘peak steel’ call, supply angst rattle market

Benchmark price drops into the $60s after a four-day tumble.

Workers down tools at Pan African’s main SA gold mine

Employees protesting over a living allowance.

From bitcoin to Trump: mining giants identify 2018’s challenges

For M&A to happen, ‘hefty premiums’ may be needed, Newmont CEO says.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Junior miners to watch in Africa

Mining analyst Duncan Hughes looks into Triton, Lucapa and Danakali.

Substantive news on the way for silicosis settlement

We expect to make a big announcement this year - Briggs.

Palladium tops $1 000 for first time since ’01 on auto catalysts

Metal has risen more than three times faster than gold in 2017.

Protests test tribal authority on SA’s platinum belt

A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa's old homelands.

LATEST Silver  

Metals enjoy longest rally in seven years as low rates lure cash

Aluminum, lead and silver gain more than 14% in first quarter.

Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls

Metal is ‘substantially undervalued’ versus peer, Gregersen says.



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