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Kevin Crowley

Kevin Crowley

    Diamond surge a ‘flash in the pan’
    Diamond surge a ‘flash in the pan’
    The world’s two biggest diamond-mining companies have just sold $1-billion worth of gems and it’s making smaller rivals nervous.
    Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing mining investment
    Red tape and power struggles: SA is losing mining investment
    Strikes, unreliable power supply, a mining code that’s been under review for six years, and disputes over compulsory holdings by local black...
    The rise and fall of Lonmin
    The rise and fall of Lonmin
    From Cecil John Rhodes’s legacy in Southern Africa to takeover battles gripping the British public and a massacre at one its mines, the 106-year-old epic that is Lonmin risks entering its final act....
    Sibanye Gold shakes up the platinum industry
    Sibanye Gold shakes up the platinum industry
    Sibanye Gold, already among the best-performing stocks in its business, is buying into the embattled platinum industry with deals that will take it...
    SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
    SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
    The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which groups 15 countries with 277-million people, said there are enough power...
    Higher rates, more debt for Eskom after price increase rejected
    Higher rates, more debt for Eskom after price increase rejected
    The extra funds generated would have given state-owned Eskom R20-billion to R25-billion rand of additional revenue, or about half its annual funding...
    Court finds Mandela, Zuma heirs liable for Aurora decay
    Court finds Mandela, Zuma heirs liable for Aurora decay
    A nephew of President Jacob Zuma, a grandson of Nelson Mandela and three others are liable for the cost of the destruction of mining assets they...
    AngloGold rejects blame for quake
    AngloGold rejects blame for quake
    AngloGold Ashanti rejected the possibility that blasting at its mines triggered South Africa's biggest earthquake since 1969 even as scientists said...
    Sibanye doubtful of imminent platinum purchase as Anglo stalls
    Sibanye doubtful of imminent platinum purchase as Anglo stalls
    Sibanye Gold, the world's best-performing major producer of bullion in 2014, is doubtful it will make its first platinum-asset purchase this year as...
    Gold Fields likely to appeal court finding on Oz land claim
    Gold Fields likely to appeal court finding on Oz land claim
    Gold Fields said it will probably appeal an Australian court's finding that the award of some mining areas to its St. Ives unit is invalid. A group...
    Eskom declares emergency as blackouts loom
    Eskom declares emergency as blackouts loom
    South Africa's state-owned power utility asked large industrial customers to reduce their electricity usage by 10% as it seeks to avert a second...
    Eskom asks more big customers to cut power use
    Eskom asks more big customers to cut power use
    South Africa's state-owned power utility said it will ask more industrial customers to cut use to prevent managed blackouts during peak-demand...