Stocks rose as a weak rand boosted mining firms and international companies that generate most of their revenue in major foreign currencies.
Shareholders lose confidence in mining companies.
The top 40 mining companies faced a year marked by volatility and mixed results in 2012, with the gold mining companies being hardest hit.
As the government drags its heels, the industry is taking steps to recover lost ground.
South Africa is active in many transparency initiatives in the extractive sector, yet it remains conspicuously absent from the EITI.
Following the death of North West regional organiser Mawethu Joseph Steven, Amcu's president Joseph Mathunjwa held a briefing about union safety.
As participants gather for this year's World Economic Forum on Africa many will be asking how best to seize the opportunity of the continent's boom.
Environmental destruction and social conflict are plaguing small-scale mining mining operations in Ghana, Afua Hirsch reports.
Africa must disregard outsiders' self-serving advice about managing its natural resources, writes Roman Grynberg.
Welkom's decay reflects the grim reality facing what was once one of the world's richest places.
Over the coming days, earnings season is due in the US, Europe will update on its industrial production and SA will release manufacturing figures.
Past meets present in the underground fight against Aids.
Investors are buying mining and oil stocks active in Africa's "frontier" countries but listed on foreign exchange, thus avoiding labour unrest in SA.
An unprotected strike at coal miner Exxaro has spread, bringing production to a halt, says the company.
New research indicates that local companies linked to the mining industry are doing well in Africa.
Community members allege that a new mine is destroying a wetland, threatening their livelihoods, and is operating illegally.
The M&G has obtained footage that shows unemployed Zimbabweans turning to illegal gold mining in a desperate bid to make money, resulting in many deaths.
The mining industry requires long-term commitment to South Africa and should not be viewed as a "quick, money-making scheme", says Susan Shabangu.
Industry experts say a strong relationship between the state and the mining industry is needed in South Africa for it to realise its full potential.