Steelmakers are frustrated by slow infrastructure development exacerbated by spending cuts in the mining sector.
Gold mining companies have tabled their final wage offer to all labour unions within the sector, offering a basic increase of 6.5%.
Government leaders and mining bosses at conference try to find solutions to a multitude of challenges
Amplats' restructuring proposals, which will put four huge shafts on care and maintenance will have catastrophic consequences for workers.
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.
Xstrata and Glencore to go ahead with merger.
Half of South Africa's coal resources lie under the Waterberg region and mines are gearing up to move in.