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Mponeng sale is a lifeline

AngloGold head Kelvin Dushnisky views Harmony’s Gold purchase of Mponeng as a positive step for the future of the mine

Gold rush destabilises central Sahel

States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups

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

Nersa increase places 90 000 mining jobs at risk

Initially, when Eskom made its tariff application, it was estimated it would cause 150 000 job losses while hastening the demise of the gold sector

Getting underground and creating value

Modernisation is the key for South African mining

Retrenched gold miners caught in a Catch-22

Pan African Resources closes Evander Gold Mine, leaving its former workforce out on a limb

More than 900 trapped underground in Free State mine

Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson James Wellsted said on Thursday afternoon that all the miners have been accounted for and are safe.

The case for giving zama-zamas mining rights

It’s dangerous work done by people who live on the poverty line, and are desperate to provide for their families.

Junior gold miner takes on the IDC

A Soweto businessman fights back as the state lender denies him extra funds to get his mine back into operation.

Court case could force gold industry to pay out miners’ daughters and wives

A high court has ruled that compensation to women who have to take care of sick miners could ease the gendered harms imposed by the industry.

Marikana’s literary afterlives

Excavating lesser-known stories of miners and unionists in the platinum belt not only sheds light on Marikana but also humanises the tragedy.

Miners’ silicosis win paves way for industry compensation scheme

The landmark legal settlement benefits miners with silicosis and encourages an industrywide settlement scheme at gold mines.

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