The rout in commodity markets comes on top of major policy and global uncertainties.
Half a century of mining has polluted the water farmers living west of Welkom in the Free State rely on for their cattle and to irrigate their crops.
The Wild Coast community of Xolobeni is vehemently opposed to the proposed open-cast mining of titanium on their traditional land.
Limpopo farmers are feeling powerless as the minerals department greedily consumes agricultural land and with it, the water supply.
Mining companies must move beyond rhetoric and look after the health and safety of workers and residents, writes Khanya Mncwabe.
The minister told delegates at the 2015 Mining Indaba that anyone who felt aggrieved with the process could approach the department.
The return of the controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill for review could bode a legislative procedural nightmare.
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill was sent back for reconsideration because it did not pass constitutional muster.
Indigenisation Minister Christopher Mushohwe may not uphold the previous minister's empowerment credits deal with Impala Platinum's Zimbabwe unit.
Dominionville residents expected a boom town when Shiva Uranium foretold promises of riches, but white poverty and black despair remain years later.
ANC member Bridgette Radebe has joined calls by the EFF for government to curb the controversial practice of transfer pricing in the mining industry.
With nowhere else to live, many seek refuge in the radiation wastelands in Gauteng, unaware of the deadly dangers the abandoned mining areas present.
Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences.
Striking miners are getting state help – but only if they are early, and South African.
An orderly restructuring of the platinum industry is essential after the longest strike in our history, writes Gilad Isaacs.
As the platinum strike enters its 19th week, we take a look at women miners' experiences and what SA's longest ever stay-away means for their futures.
Platinum belt miners are angry and glaring wage inequality is at the root of their dissatisfaction.
Rio Tinto's Namibian miners are said to be dying of cancers after extracting uranium ore for the British and US military in the 1970s.
By narrowing oversight to mineral resources, the foxes will now guard the henhouse.