The fickle nature of commodities is shown starkly in the Northern Cape town of Kathu, whose fortunes rise and fall with the iron ore price.
Support is growing in Australia for a parliamentary investigation into oversupply of the metal as prices continue to fall.
Chinese government subsidies will keep alive mines that should have been shut down.
The introduction of a subsidy by the world's largest steelmaker may further hurt prices that fell to a 10-year low last week.
The Ebola epidemic and falling commodity prices have signalled a need for economic change in the West African country.
Resource prices have plummeted this year, leaving some economies reeling in the aftermath.
Top politicians and businesspeople have been cited in a US court case over disputed mining rights in Guinea.
A decrease in demand and increase in supply has left smaller enterprises feeling the squeeze.
A weaker rand has help profits at Patrice Motsepe's mining company rise despite a fall in iron ore prices.
Resources giant BHP Billiton plans a demerger in order to streamline and simplify its operations and South African assets are on the chopping block.
Commodities will face increased risks despite the expectation that economic growth in the US will increase, says Goldman.
After a lengthy legal battle, Kumba and ArcelorMittal have finally signed an agreement that will ensure the long-term sustainable supply of iron ore.
South Africa's mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has plans to invest in the West African country's iron ore industry, he has told reporters.
China's Hanlong Group intends to take over Australian mining company Sundance early next year and gain control over a key iron ore supply in Africa.
If the high-grade deposit in Botswana is verified, the trans-Kalahari rail link could become a reality, writes Roman Grynberg.
Since October 2011 Salgaocar has been mining the Malolotja Nature Reserve and shipping cheap, low-grade iron ore across the world.
The origin of the costly "gift" -- a DC-9 aircraft -- is a mystery, but activists say it was bought for King Mswati III by Swaziland's government.
The three-year battle between Imperial Crown Trading and Kumba Iron Ore for a multibillion-rand stake in Sishen is getting dirtier and dirtier.
ArcelorMittal SA believes that Sishen Iron Ore Mining Company Limited is obliged to continue supplying iron ore in terms of an existing agreement.