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

7 Nov 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters   1
Ends nine straight years of declining fatalities

Lonmin community wants operations suspended on social failings

25 Oct 2017 /  Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg   1
Bapo Ba Mogale say Lonmin has circumvented compliance willfully and purposefully.

Mining communities ask to join case against Mining Charter

24 Oct 2017 /  Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg   2
Mining-affected communities want input in drafting new rules.

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

5 Oct 2017 /  Anna Hirtenstein, Bloomberg   1
Forecaster sees solar dominating the renewables industry.

Num signs deal ending wage strike at Exxaro

22 Sep 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters  
Agreement will see wage hikes of between 7.5 and 10%.

Num to strike at Petra Diamonds’ Koffiefontein mine

21 Sep 2017 /  Sanjeeban Sarkar, Reuters  
Union looking for a 10% wage increase across the board.

Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

15 Sep 2017 /  Nicole Mordant, Reuters  
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

14 Sep 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters   1
Chamber says minister's comments that Mining Charter is law have further damaged investor confidence.

Numsa union demands 15% wage hike in coal sector

12 Sep 2017 /  Ed Stoddard, Reuters   1
Union says it is pushing for an increase of 20% in all allowances.

Mining industry ‘in crisis’ – Chamber of Mines

8 Sep 2017 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters   1
Policy and regulatory uncertainty have frozen new investment in the sector, Baxter says.

Illegal miners swallow gold in condoms

25 Aug 2017 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters  
In bid to avoid arrest and prevent being robbed by opposing groups, police say.

SA concerned about mining job cuts – mines minister

4 Aug 2017 /  Wendell Roelf, Reuters  
Zwane will work with industry stakeholders to look at options to avoid them.

Anglo, gold miners set aside millions for lung disease claims

27 Jul 2017 /  Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg   1
Anglo has set aside $101 million for silicosis settlement.

Elon Musk won’t save big mining

7 Jul 2017 /  David Fickling and Elaine He, Bloomberg  
What minerals are going to drive mining company's growth in the decades to come?

From child labourer picking coffee trees to Anglo American

7 Jul 2017 /  Warren Thompson  
This is the story of Phineas Letsoalo (part one).

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