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After the goldrush, coal addiction

Gold propped up apartheid, but it was depleted. The new fool’s gold is coal. Neither brought economic transformation

Money from the silicosis settlement is not fixed

It will give current and ex gold mineworkers an opportunity to receive a medical examination and compensation for those suffering from silicosis

Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines

The CAR is rich in natural resources but riven by conflict which has forced around one in four of its 4.5 million population to flee their homes

Deadly cost of Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners’ strike

The lengthy strike finally ended with Amcu agreeing to the same wage offer other mining unions accepted in October

$11-million Lily Mine cash injection not enough to recover bodies

Lily Mine has been thrown a lifeline and can reopen, but won't be able to recover the bodies of three missing miners and to compensate their families.

Lessons in wages from Marikana

Mining says its offer is about sustaining the gold industry but unions urge caution.

Lack of trust hobbles gold mine wage talks

Troubled mining companies want workers to buy into a social compact to "share the pain as well as the gain".

Sibanye Gold’s mine deal puts hold on retrenchments

The Competition Tribunal has ruled no retrenchments are allowed when Sibanye Gold acquires a majority stake in Gold One's Cooke operations.

Eight miners rescued at Harmony gold mine

Rescue workers have reached eight miners trapped in Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine after an earthquake damaged electric cables, triggering a fire.

Sibanye Gold profit climbs 10% after increased production

Sibanye’s total shareholder returns have outperformed that of its former parent Gold Fields by 44% since the two were separated in February.

Pay rises hollow victory for dwindling SA miners

The recently negotiated 8% pay increase for gold miners will be a hollow victory for those who stand to lose their jobs.

M&G Hangout: Gold Fields’s Mbete ‘bribe’

How did Gold Fields allegedly bribe ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete? Join our live video on Friday as we delve into more details about the deal.

NUM, Solidarity, Uasa sign wage agreement

A wage settlement between gold producers and a few unions in the gold industry has been agreed upon, said the Chamber of Mines.

Gold mines table final wage offer of 6.5%

Gold mining companies have tabled their final wage offer to all labour unions within the sector, offering a basic increase of 6.5%.

Gold wage-offer gap seems too wide to close, says NUM

Gold producers and labour groups appear too far apart in pay talks to reach a settlement, according to the majority union.

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