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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.

New technologies come to the rescue of mining

News out of the mining sector has been miserable since the commodity boom blew up eight years ago, but new technologies, some astonishingly futuristic, are coming to the rescue.

SA to cut ‘Gupta clause’ in Mining Charter, minister says

Mantashe wants to cut ‘anything that looks suspicious’.

Rising resource nationalism seen as ‘fire burning’ for miners

Rio Tinto CEO says tide is gaining momentum around the world.

SA aims to finalise mining charter in June, minister says

Later than the government had predicted last month.

Vedanta chairman told Anglo not to sell SA assets

Anil Agarwal has played down speculation that he is seeking a tie-up with Anglo.

SA court backs mining industry on black ownership rule

Mining companies aren’t required to top up black ownership levels if they’ve previously met the minimum requirements.

Zambia slaps miner First Quantum with $8bn tax bill

For unpaid import duties.

ARM posts 15% rise in H1 profit on strong manganese business

Heps increase to 1 023 cents from 893 cents.

Battle to keep Lonmin platinum deal alive hinges on the rand

Sibanye says its holders won’t back buy if Lonmin burns cash.

Royal Bafokeng Platinum full-year profit dives 35%

Weak platinum prices and higher restructuring costs weigh on profit.

Mining exploration is making comeback after four-year slump

Spending driven by gold, base metals and electric vehicles.

Impala loss narrows as it cuts 1 400 jobs at biggest mine

Miner shuts shafts at Rustenburg operation to save cash.

Sibanye says clears most illegal miners from gold shafts

Company vowed to end practice by January 2018.

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