Management remains committed to honouring the payouts in the wake of the accident but says what is owed to miners must be settled first.
The chance that the miners trapped underground at Vantage Goldfields's Lily Mine will be found alive has faded along with the miners' tapped signals.
Asset managers have advised mining companies to reign in the colossal salaries being awarded to chief executives.
Sibanye Gold says it will refuse to raise wages above the rate of inflation as gold producers and unions remain locked in talks over pay.
Goldfield's decision to spin its SA operations off and create Sibanye Gold appears to be paying off after it reported a 63% profit increase.
Sibanye Gold says it has started talks that may lead to job cuts at its Beatrix West operation after an underground fire hit output and revenue.
Gold Fields will list most of its local assets as a separate company, testing investor appetite for a mining industry battered by labour unrest.
After months of vehement rhetoric and criticising the government, a subdued Julius Malema spoke in Lenasia recently.
After nearly two months of wildcat strikes, mine workers are divided some are throwing in the towel, whereas others are sticking to high wage demands.
The myriad problems confronting South Africa come at a highly inconvenient time for the African National Congress, writes Rapule Tabane.
Acting head of the South African Broadcast Corporation's news department Jimi Matthews says he would never "follow the herd" in his news coverage.
Julius Malema is being helped to foment his "mining revolution" by ANC backers, according to senior youth league figures who continue to support him.
Widening talk of the dispute over pay issues escalating into a 'crisis for capital' is raising serious questions about who is behind it all.
Julius Malema visited striking workers at the Westonaria Goldfields mine. He lambasted the ANC and told the workers to fight. Watch the video.
An SA lawyer says he is preparing to sue leading gold miners on behalf of former miners who contracted respiratory ailments such as silicosis.
Gold Fields is still on track to hit its quarterly gold output target of 1-million ounces, despite another expected dip in output this quarter.
Work is to resume at Goldfield's Beatrix mine in the Free State on Thursday following clashes between workers that saw four people die. "Employee groups have been in discussions all day and have reached agreement to return to work and deal with the issues they've had in an amicable manner," said a Goldfields spokesperson.
The death toll following a clash at a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)'s meeting at Goldfields' Beatrix mine in the Free State, has risen to four, a mine spokesperson said on Thursday. Two people were clubbed to death and died at a meeting of about 750 NUM members on Tuesday night.
The JSE was over 200 points in the red by midday on Wednesday, as the United States consumer slowdown continued to weigh on Wall Street and the weakness spilled over onto global markets. However, some indices posted gains, even though the broader all-share index was down.