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
January 1, 1970

Chinese companies could buy Glencore's Kazakh mine

Reports indicate that Chinese gold producers Shandong Gold Mining and Zhongjin Gold Corporation are among potential bidders for Glencore’s gold mine in Kazakhstan. Source: News