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    1. September 22, 2013

      Sibanye Gold seeks to buck trend of decline and revive ageing mines

      Sitting in his office in the heart of South Africa’s gold-rich Witwatersrand, Neal Froneman keeps a constant eye on his...

    2. September 4, 2013

      South African gold production down as strike begins

      A strike by thousands of miners has affected about two-thirds of production in South Africa’s gold sector as unions push...

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    1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
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    1. August 22, 2013

      Barrick Gold sells mines to Gold Fields as part of restructuring

      Barrick Gold has started its promised restructuring by selling a trio of Australian gold mines to industry rival Gold...

    2. June 26, 2013

      Upstart South Africa union submits demands to gold companies

      The upstart union that has made strong inroads into South Africa’s mining sector has put down its marker ahead of crucial...

    3. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2013

      Gold and rand tumble as SA mining unrest stirs up again

      The latest bout of trouble in South Africa’s mining industry entered its second week on Monday with the country’s gold...

    4. February 18, 2013

      Biography: Mamphela Ramphele

      Born on December 28 1947, Mamphela Ramphele became an anti-apartheid activist and one of the founders of the Black...

    5. February 11, 2013

      Gold miners in search of richer seams

      With gold being the commodity of choice during periods of economic upheaval and demand rising in China and India, it would...

    6. February 3, 2013

      SA must dig deep to beat mine unrest

      As South African gold and platinum miners slowly returned deep underground to ply their trade following weeks of wildcat...

    7. January 8, 2013

      Chinese miners flock to Ghana gold boom

      Before the gold rush, few cars disturbed the dirt road cutting through the lush hills to this village in central Ghana....

    8. December 3, 2012

      Painful extractions

      Thabo Mbeki was furious. Anglo American had thrived under apartheid, the South African president fumed, built on the labour...

    9. November 29, 2012

      Gold Fields to spin off two mature mines

      Gold Fields, the world’s fourth-largest gold producer, said on Thursday it planned to spin off two of its biggest South...

    10. October 24, 2012

      AngloGold strikers flout ultimatum

      About half of the 24,000 striking workers at AngloGold Ashanti’s South African operations failed to meet the company’s...

    11. October 2, 2012

      Amplats strikes spread in South Africa

      Industrial unrest at Anglo American Platinum’s South Africa operations spread on Tuesday to a new mine as the company takes...

    12. October 1, 2012

      AngloGold warns on South African unrest

      AngloGold Ashanti, the world’s third-biggest gold producer by volume, warned on Monday that continued industrial unrest in...

    13. September 27, 2012

      Amplats threat to sack stayaway strikers

      Anglo American Platinum, the world’s biggest producer of the precious metal, began taking disciplinary action against...

    14. September 20, 2012

      Anglo warns absent S Africa mine workers

      Anglo American said only a fifth of its employees at four Rustenburg mines had returned to work, as South Africa’s miners...

    15. September 18, 2012

      S Africa strikes put spotlight on mining groups

      When the South African government announced last Friday a no-tolerance approach to violence and intimidation by strikers...

    16. September 16, 2012

      Investors offload South African miners

      Leading international fund managers have reduced their holdings in South Africa’s natural resources sector since fighting at...

    17. September 5, 2012

      Wildcat strike at South Africa mine ends

      A week-long wildcat strike involving about 12,000 workers at a South African gold mine operated by Gold Fields has been...

    18. August 28, 2012

      S Africa miners brave dangers for work

      Sitting on a rock, Langa, a veteran gold miner, whiles away the time chatting to colleagues before his shift begins deep...

    19. February 8, 2012

      Boom clouded by uncertainty

      When the first batch of coal from the Moatize mine in Mozambique’s remote Tete province was loaded on to the Orion Express...

    20. February 8, 2012

      South Africa gold: New thinking required to reverse decline

      For more than a century after the 1886 gold rush in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa was able to lay claim to being the...

    21. September 19, 2011

      Investors bet miners will follow gold’s gains

      Gold has risen 28 per cent to date this year – making it one of the best-performing investments. And yet the share price of...

    22. August 9, 2011

      Gold miners: reason for caution

      All that falters is not gold. Shares of mining houses have fallen badly. It could be a repeat of 2008, when a similar share...

    23. August 2, 2011

      Deal ends South Africa gold mines strike

      Unions and employers reached a two-year wage settlement on Tuesday to end a five-day strike in South Africa’s gold mining...

    24. July 28, 2011

      S African gold miners strike

      South African gold miners went on strike on Thursday, becoming the latest workers in Africa’s largest economy to take...

    25. July 26, 2011

      Strikes spread in South Africa’s mining sector

      South Africa’s largest mining union filed for industrial action at gold mining companies on Tuesday, raising the spectre of...

    26. January 29, 2009

      Gold Fields’ earnings increase four-fold

      Gold Fields said on Thursday that a troubled 2008 was giving way to ”harvesting time” as it revealed a four-fold increase in...

    27. August 1, 2008

      Gold Fields considering sale of mines

      Gold Fields, the South African gold miner, set out a new strategy on Friday that could involve selling some of its mines and...

    28. May 14, 2008

      Anglo Platinum to focus on safety record

      Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest producer of platinum, on Tuesday announced its new chief executive – a South African...

    29. March 31, 2008

      The best of times and the worst of times

      They are the kinds of prices that would make Cecil Rhodes grin in his grave. More than 120 years after he founded Gold...

    30. March 31, 2008

      Gold Fields chief steps down

      Ian Cockerill resigned on Monday as chief executive of Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold producers, in an...

    31. February 25, 2008

      Power threat to Gold Fields production

      A reduced power supply to South African mines could lead to sharp production losses and thousands of job cuts at Gold...

    32. January 25, 2008

      S African power cut drives up gold prices

      Gold and platinum prices hit an all-time high after South Africa’s main precious metals mines were forced to close on Friday...

    33. January 25, 2008

      Gold price soars on S African power cuts

      Gold and platinum prices hit record highs after South Africa’s main precious metals mines were forced to close on Friday for...

    34. September 18, 2007

      Great expectations

      Gold mining in Burkina Faso used to be dominated by artisanal miners, who worked in poor and often dangerous conditions and...

    35. April 13, 2007

      Gold Fields rise prompts probe

      South Africa's financial sector watchdog has launched an investigation after shares in Gold Fields, the mining company,...

    36. April 12, 2007

      Rumours of Gold Fields bid glister and vanish

      Shares in Gold Fields, the mining company, jumped 11 per cent yesterday on reports of a possible take-over by an unknown US...

    37. December 29, 2006

      Picking next year’s runners and riders in M&A

      Even after one of the busiest years for mergers and acquisitions ever, many bankers insist that 2007 will produce at least...

    38. October 24, 2006

      Gold Fields is planning to list in Dubai

      Gold Fields of South Africa said yesterday that it would list its shares in Dubai, the first gold miner to do so, in order...

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