gold mining industry

 
After the goldrush, coal addiction
After the goldrush, coal addiction
Given South Africa’s exceptional mineral resource base, it is instructive to examine what we have made of this endowment, in particular gold.
Money from the silicosis settlement is not fixed
Money from the silicosis settlement is not fixed
The R5-billion silicosis settlement approved by the Johannesburg high court last week Friday is not a finite amount and can increase depending on...
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines
Four Chinese-run gold mines should be closed in the Central African Republic because of pollution threatening public health, a parliamentary panel...
Deadly cost of Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners’ strike
Deadly cost of Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners’ strike
The five-month strike by gold miners at Sibanye-Stillwater has halted with the announcement that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction...
$11-million Lily Mine cash injection not enough to recover bodies
$11-million Lily Mine cash injection not enough to recover bodies
Lily Mine has been handed a R173-million lifeline but none of this money will be used to recover the three bodies still trapped underground,...
[Video]The price of gold: The caregivers
[Video]The price of gold: The caregivers
Thousands of women are left to care for and support their husbands who have been left jobless and sick after contracting silicosis in the gold mines.
[Video]Silicosis: The price of gold
[Video]Silicosis: The price of gold
This photo essay shows the faces of some rural families affected by the gold mining industry’s failure to prevent silicosis.
Gold goes the way of oil - down, down down; commodity markets will sweat this year
Gold goes the way of oil - down, down down; commodity markets will sweat this year
GOLD prices fell to a five-year low Monday, the latest commodity to be hit by a price slide in the past year as the prospect of higher US...
Lessons in wages from Marikana
Lessons in wages from Marikana
Mining houses are offering workers wage deals that differ from company to company, but one trade union has warned that this strategy was one trigger...
Lack of trust hobbles gold mine wage talks
Lack of trust hobbles gold mine wage talks
Gold mining companies have implored labour to move away from adversarial posturing and approach this year's wage negotiations differently. But...
Eight miners rescued at Harmony gold mine
Eight miners rescued at Harmony gold mine
Rescue workers have reached eight miners who took refuge from a fire at Harmony's Doornkop gold mine in the west of Johannesburg, but nine...

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