Stringent laws (and vigilant unions) mean that going even deeper to get gold should not reverse the trend of improved safety in mining.
Blyvooruitzicht's residents have nowhere to turn while choking on dust from a slimes dam that belongs to the stricken gold mine.
After a lengthy legal battle, Kumba and ArcelorMittal have finally signed an agreement that will ensure the long-term sustainable supply of iron ore.
Over 7 000 NUM members representing approximately 80% of the workers at the Northam platinum mine have gone on strike, says the union.
Markets will be on the lookout for mining and manufacturing updates from SA this week, along with the latest trade data from China.
Adcorp has put in an offer to buy 100% of Labour Solutions Australia, saying the final consideration would depend on the company's earnings.
President Jacob Zuma says the country's mining industry is poised for growth in light of a new R20-billion investment.
De Beers has begun work on a R20-billion underground mine to extend the life of its open-pit Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo to beyond 2040.
Mining giant Anglo American Platinum said it was losing an average of 3 100 ounces of production a day since the beginning of a strike.
The state's interests have gone head-to-head with those of investors in the wrangling over proposed changes to South Africa's mining laws.
The rand has strengthened following reports of manufacturing growth but mining output data is still to be released.
Mining unrest has rattled South Africa, but turmoil has been a hammer blow to the platinum belt, calling into question the future of an entire city.
Prospecting for one of the world's largest platinum mines has already taken farming land from a Limpopo community.
The National Union of Mineworkers is preparing for a strike in the gold mining and construction sectors.
Around 2 000 mineworkers converged at an Anglo American Platinum mine over plans to cut 6 900 jobs amid unrest in the sector.
Central bank decisions, the latest economic reports and new South African mining and manufacturing data will keep investors and economists hopping.
Supporters say mining top dogs' pay is justified by their scarce skills, share prices and the global nature of the industry.
The countryâ€™s sluggish manufacturing sector has added to minersâ€™ cost and productivity woes.
Bruising wage negotiations between goldminers and workers look to have stalled after unions declared an official wage dispute.