January 1, 1970

Zim state diamond miner produces 500 000 carats

Zimbabwe’s new state-owned diamond miner has produced 513 000 carats since March when it started operations, its acting CEO says. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Platinum output not keeping up with cost hikes, say miners

Depressed metal prices and continued above-inflation increases in labour and other input costs present a major challenge to the industry, say platinum miners. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Northam miners back at work after murders halted operations

Employees have returned to the Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine, ending an eight-day stoppage spurred by the murders of two of their colleagues in union rivalry. Source: […]
January 1, 1970

SA Mining Charter: Madness continues, job-killing transformation paramount

Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis dispassionately assesses the ANC’s proposed new Mining Charter, concluding that transformation has now taken precedence over all else. Source: News