Are you playing the sustainability game?

What are your top 10 priorities for building a new mine in Africa? A few years ago the answers were likely to include the...

PDAC – Africa on a plate

Brrrrrr... Greetings from icy Toronto, Canada! With temperatures dipping as low as -30OC on occasion it may not be considered the ideal holiday destination...

What did you make of this year’s Indaba?

Another Mining Indaba has come and gone. With every notch I add to my Indaba belt, (I now have eight), I become increasingly aware...

We’re still standing

As I put my hand to my keyboard to write my first editor’s comment of 2014 I have to ask myself one overriding question...

AMCU gives Implats 48 hour strike notice

Amcu members are planning to down tools at Implats after voting in favour of a strike over wages, and the union has issued a...

New diamond fields discovered in Zimbabwe

New diamond fields have been discovered in the south of Zimbabwe, according to Zimbabwean state media, which could bring billions into the struggling economy...

Zimbabwe refuses to budge its ‘unrealistic’ refinery deadline

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe is relying on the mining industry to delay its worsening cash flow crisis, but current demands to build a refinery and stop...

Zimbabwe platinum mines rushed to submit refinery proposals

Platinum mines in Zimbabwe have been warned that proposals to build a precious metal refinery need to be submitted before 18 January 2014. This...

Northam’s unwavering position eventually sees NUM tone it down

It has been over a month since Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde workers took to striking for higher wages, led by the National Union of Mineworkers...

Amcu threatens platinum mines with strike action

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has threatened the mining sector with industry-wide labour action. The unprecedented consolidation of disputes into one major...

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