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  1. August 28, 2014

    Impala Platinum profits hit by South Africa strike

    Impala Platinum suffered a more than 70 per cent drop in its annual profit as the mining group counts the cost of a...

  2. June 24, 2014

    Agreement marks end of South Africa platinum mining strike

    The world’s top three platinum producers and the upstart union that led an unprecedented five-month strike signed an...

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  1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

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  1. June 23, 2014

    End in sight for South Africa platinum mining strike

    A South African miners’ strike that has crippled the world’s top platinum producers for more than five months appeared at an...

  2. June 17, 2014

    Zuma pledges to ‘jump-start’ South Africa economy

    Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has pledged to “jump start” Africa’s second-largest economy as it struggles against a...

  3. June 17, 2014

    Strike deal prospect puts focus on platinum

    Platinum and palladium were in focus on Tuesday after the three main producers in South Africa and a mineworkers union moved...

  4. May 22, 2014

    Platinum jumps on South Africa strike fears

    Platinum has risen to its highest level since September on concerns that a crippling four-month strike at South African...

  5. May 20, 2014

    South Africa’s Teba digs for solution to century-old mining issue

    With a history that stretches back more than a century, Teba, a company that is at the heart of South Africa’s mining...

  6. May 13, 2014

    Platinum gains as South Africa dispute continues

    Platinum gained ground after industrial action in South Africa continued on Tuesday despite producers suggesting that miners...

  7. May 5, 2014

    Strike cuts Impala Platinum’s deliveries

    Impala Platinum, the world’s second-largest producer of the precious metal, is being forced to reduce deliveries to its...

  8. April 7, 2014

    Ample stocks mute platinum strike effect

    Ample stocks are keeping the price of platinum in check even as industrial action in South Africa, the world’s biggest...

  9. April 1, 2014

    South African mining: Stuck in the past

    Mcingelwa Maqotyna still remembers the humiliation that came with applying for the job: being forced to strip naked in a...

  10. March 20, 2014

    Strike ends at Amplats’ processing plants

    Anglo American Platinum said it had reached a deal to end a more than six-week wage strike at its processing plants in South...

  11. March 5, 2014

    Lonmin warns on output as strike talks falter

    Concern over strikes in South Africa’s platinum industry deepened as Lonmin warned it would fail to hit production estimates...

  12. February 27, 2014

    Impala fears strike will reverse industry gains

    Impala Platinum, the world’s second-largest producer of the precious metal, reported a rise in its first-half profits but...

  13. February 17, 2014

    South Africa mine strikes boost platinum price hopes

    Production stoppages in South Africa and an expected pick-up in demand from a recovering European economy are fuelling hopes...

  14. February 14, 2014

    Anglo chief stands firm on platinum

    Anglo American’s chief executive has made clear the company’s problem-hit platinum business in South Africa is at a...

  15. February 2, 2014

    Wage strikes pose big challenge for South Africa platinum miners

    Thousands of South African miners packed into a sports stadium in January to hear union leaders kick off a wage strike at...

  16. January 23, 2014

    South African platinum miners strike to demand higher wages

    Tens of thousands of workers at the world’s top three platinum producers downed tools on Thursday to demand higher wages,...

  17. beyondbrics

    January 20, 2014

    SA's Amcu: triple platinum strike whammy

    South Africa’s upstart miners’ trade union, Amcu, is starting 2014 with a bang. Not content with becoming the recognised...

  18. January 20, 2014

    Platinum jumps on South Africa strikes

    Platinum rose to its highest level since October on Monday following the announcement of strikes at the world’s three...

  19. January 20, 2014

    South African platinum producers braced for strikes

    The world’s largest platinum producers are bracing themselves for an industry salary strike this week as a South African...

  20. 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...

  21. August 30, 2013

    SA gold miners braced for strikes

    South Africa’s beleaguered gold mining sector is braced for more turbulence after the industry’s dominant union issued a...

  22. August 29, 2013

    Impala Platinum earnings hit by weak prices and wage unrest

    Impala Platinum, the world’s second-biggest producer of the precious metal, on Thursday said its full-year earnings...

  23. August 15, 2013

    Africa: Mugabe undaunted

    Cairns Holdings has long produced some of Zimbabwe’s most popular foods, ranging from Chompkins crisps to Cashel Valley...

  24. August 13, 2013

    Mugabe vows to put companies in hands of black Zimbabweans

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, on Tuesday pledged to forge ahead with his indigenisation drive, which calls...

  25. August 3, 2013

    Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

    President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33-years, was on Saturday declared the outright winner of a bitterly...

  26. May 14, 2013

    South Africa mines prepare to enter an unlit pit of wage talks

    Less than a year after South Africa’s mining sector was hit by a wave of violent wildcat strikes, mining companies are...

  27. March 5, 2013

    Harare to ‘indigenise’ Zimplats land

    Zimplats, Zimbabwe’s largest platinum producer by volume, on Tuesday said the government intended to acquire compulsorily...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    Zimbabwe’s indigenisation policy: falling apart?

    Zimbabwe’s beleaguered indigenisation policy has been dealt several big blows in the last few days. Alleged corruption,...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2013

    Roller coaster week for platinum

    It’s been a roller coaster week for platinum prices, which climbed in the middle of the week before sliding back at the...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    De Beers: Diamonds are... until 2042

    Diamond miner De Beers plans to invest $2bn in a new mine in South Africa’s Limpopo province, providing a rare spot of good...

  31. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2013

    Impala Platinum: costs hit profits

    Shares in Impala Platinum fell by as much as 3.4 per cent on Monday morning in Johannesburg following the release of a...

  32. February 11, 2013

    Impala warns of plunge in earnings

    Impala Platinum warned on Monday that it expected its earnings for the six months to the end of December to plummet by more...

  33. February 8, 2013

    Aquarius to keep S Africa mines mothballed

    Aquarius Platinum, the world’s fourth-largest producer of the precious metal by volume, said the mothballing of mines in...

  34. January 17, 2013

    Albanese joins the exit of top miners

    For a while, it seemed Tom Albanese would be the last chief executive of the world’s largest miners left standing. With...

  35. January 15, 2013

    Platinum jumps on shortfall concerns

    Platinum prices jumped nearly 3 per cent after Anglo American announced production cuts that analysts said would push the...

  36. January 11, 2013

    Zimplats agrees ‘localisation’ stake sale

    Zimbabwe’s largest platinum producer and exporter, Zimplats Holdings has agreed to sell 51 per cent of its shares to...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2013

    Zimbabwe: Impala strikes $971m black ownership deal

    embed1 Impala Platinum on Friday finally announced the long-awaited terms of its deal to sell a majority stake in its...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2012

    South Africa, strikes and the rand

    It’s hard to look at the labour situation in South Africa and not be alarmed at how it’s already impacting the wider...

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