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Awkward questions related to Wild Coast mineral sands project get short shrift at MRC AGM

Company is accused of using defamation suits to silence dissent over its SA mining activities.

Settlement seen in silicosis class action against gold firms

Settle amount estimated at R9 billion.

Gold miners near silicosis lawsuit settlement

Provision of around R5 billion has been made. Anglo American, African Rainbow Minerals, Gold Fields among respondents.

Mining fatalities in SA rise for first time in decade

Companies dig deeper in ageing shafts to find more ore.

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.

Deaths spike in SA’s deep and dangerous mines, reversing trend

Ends nine straight years of declining fatalities

Lonmin community wants operations suspended on social failings

Bapo Ba Mogale say Lonmin has circumvented compliance willfully and purposefully.

Mining communities ask to join case against Mining Charter

Mining-affected communities want input in drafting new rules.

Solar grew faster than all other forms of power for the first time

Forecaster sees solar dominating the renewables industry.

Num signs deal ending wage strike at Exxaro

Agreement will see wage hikes of between 7.5 and 10%.

Num to strike at Petra Diamonds’ Koffiefontein mine

Union looking for a 10% wage increase across the board.

Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

Safer regions like Canada and the United States are more attractive for investment, analysts say.

Zwane will not say contested charter is law – Chamber of Mines

Chamber says minister's comments that Mining Charter is law have further damaged investor confidence.

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