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South Africa's Eskom aims to stabilise grid by end of March after blackouts: president

11 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africa's most severe blackouts in a decade, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. | Video

South African mines grind to halt as floods deepen power crisis

10 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG Mines across South Africa shut down on Tuesday after flash flooding triggered the most severe power blackouts in more than a decade, threatening a key export sector in a further blow to the country's already slowing economy.

South Africa's platinum mining firms, top union end 'titanic battle' as they seal wage deal

15 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's biggest platinum mining union sealed three-year wage hike agreements with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater on Friday, ending months of negotiation over pay.

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's platinum mining firms, top union end 'titanic battle' as they seal wage deal

15 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 15 South Africa's biggest platinum mining union sealed three-year wage hike agreements with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater on Friday, ending months of negotiation over pay.

In Kimberley, the world's diamond capital, illicit mining fight flounders

11 Nov 2019

KIMBERLEY, South Africa The first South African project to bring illegal miners into the formal fold has been plagued by violence in diamond capital Kimberley, dealing a major blow to national efforts to stem a booming illicit trade. | Video

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold's final frontier

08 Nov 2019

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG/LONDON As jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds.

Attack on Canadian miner in Burkina Faso threatens gold’s final frontier

07 Nov 2019

NAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG/LONDON As jihadists wreaked ever more havoc in the last two years, mining firms in Burkina Faso rolled out extra security measures, from barracks for government troops protecting them to safe rooms for workers behind barbed wire and mounds.

Gold rush? Not for us say Tanzania's small-scale miners

30 Oct 2019

TANGA, Tanzania A new network of government-controlled trading centers was meant to ensure Tanzania's small-scale miners got a bigger share of the country's mineral wealth. But most still can't get a foot in the door. Literally.

FEATURE-Gold rush? Not for us say Tanzania's small-scale miners

30 Oct 2019

TANGA, Tanzania Oct 30 A new network of government-controlled trading centres was meant to ensure Tanzania's small-scale miners got a bigger share of the country's mineral wealth. But most still can't get a foot in the door. Literally.

AngloGold Ashanti's falling third-quarter production, rising costs disappoint

28 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Monday that it expects its full-year production will be at the low end of its forecast range after output fell in the third quarter from a year ago and costs rose sharply.

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