The size of BHP Billiton's $2.8bn write-down for its US shale assets took some banks by surprise - at least two thought it was too small.
The resources giant is selling debt down under for the first time following indications that it is looking to buy more Australian assets.
The world's biggest mining company has announced a demerger, while Glencore has been buying up its own shares.
Resources giant BHP Billiton plans a demerger in order to streamline and simplify its operations and South African assets are on the chopping block.
The Anglo American unit which had enjoyed sky-high iron ore prices in the past now faces a decline in profits as the metal price drops.
In an exit interview, Barrick Gold's founder Peter Munk has said Glencore Xstrata's boss is going to "eat them all".
BHP Billiton has defended the appointment of Xolani Mkhwanazi to its South African operations after his five-year stint at energy regulator Eskom.
The parastatal's short-term view has led to profits in the beginning, but has come back to haunt it.
BHP Billiton says it expects Eskom to honour deals that let the mining giant buy electricity for its smelters at over half the cost of production.
The JSE continues to break records despite South Africa's economic woes and gloomy political headlines ahead of the ANC national conference.
Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer by value, is now doing with its diamond mining industry what SA failed to achieve for a century.
New miners need more efficient infrastructure to capitalise on rich deposits in the Kalahari, writes Teigue Payne.
Parastatal has to burn money to kill energy-guzzling furnaces as it faces a tight spot in power supply.
But Glencore and Xstrata executives maintain that they are merely consolidating their business.
BHP Billiton tightening the screws on its local business associates.
In the face of the threat of load shedding, Eskom is being challenged to cut back on exports.
The ANC is pondering a windfall tax as a less risky way to maximise benefits from minerals, writes Kevin Davie.
About 1 500 people marched to the offices Eskom and BHP Billiton in Jo'burg to protest against the way they affected the environment.