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SA’s commodity of the year goes to manganese

Shining a spotlight on manganese, its rising global demand and SA's readiness to handle it for the next 100 years.

Vedanta mulls $800m Zinc smelter for SA mine

Miner studying plans to build 250,000-ton smelter for Gamsberg.

LATEST Coal  

State-owned mining company secures option to acquire Optimum Coal

With a down-payment of R1 billion.

Transnet in talks to construct coal line link to Botswana

The link with Botswana Railways will enable about 80m tonnes of coal transported annually from Botswana for export and domestic use.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

Gemfields has yet to transform its potential into profit

One of the most interesting shares on the JSE, but still struggling to woo investors.

De Beers sales sputter again as cheap diamonds remain unloved

De Beers has been forced to cut prices and offer concessions to buyers.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.

Shell says it can be world’s top power producer and make money

Shell is spending up to $2bn a year on its new energies division, to grow in a power sector.

Truckers lose court challenge against solar arrays and wind farms

High Court dismisses application by truck drivers to block renewable energy producers.

What mines mean for SA communities: violence, sickness

Four out of five people see no positive impact on living in close proximity to a mine.

LATEST Gold  

Gold output has longest losing streak since 2009

Deeper ore bodies, labour strife, high costs and policy uncertainty have crimped gold output.

Saudi Arabia’s gold miner plans to be a global top-20 supplier

Saudi Arabian Mining wants to more than double gold output within five years.

Northam Platinum raises R1.65bn with medium term note placement

Company says it will use initial proceeds to repay other notes in issue.

Petra Diamonds’ new CEO to work on strategy, seeks stability first

New CEO working on strategy outline later this year.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Restoring the relationship

The mining industry is back on speaking terms with government.

The road to recovery

Getting SA mining back to where it should be.

Told-you-so rout hammers palladium after slew of bubble warnings

Palladium is heading for the biggest weekly decline in more than three years.

Palladium tops $1 600 as metal sets new highs on supply shortage

The price of the metal has almost doubled from a recent low in August.

LATEST Silver  

Silver extreme pits big investors versus small as ETFs surge

Large, active funds bearish even as ETF assets rise to record.

Another bullion flash crash is testing the nerve of traders

More than 25 million ounces of white metal traded in a minute.

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