Quick fixes are inadequate to prevent damage from gold mining’s legacy, but the long-term plan of treating AMD could relieve water shortages
Excessive rainfall last month has caused untreated toxic water from old gold mines to decant into waterways on the West Rand
Castigating, rather than encouraging, business leaders when they advocate for harsh interventions sets us all back
About 360 tonnes of salts are dissolved in the Vaal River system every day
AngloGold head Kelvin Dushnisky views Harmony’s Gold purchase of Mponeng as a positive step for the future of the mine
States need to assert control over the artisanal mining sector, which is being secured by local armed groups
Gold propped up apartheid, but it was depleted. The new fool’s gold is coal. Neither brought economic transformation
It will give current and ex gold mineworkers an opportunity to receive a medical examination and compensation for those suffering from silicosis
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
The lengthy strike finally ended with Amcu agreeing to the same wage offer other mining unions accepted in October
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
Modernisation is the key for South African mining
Pan African Resources closes Evander Gold Mine, leaving its former workforce out on a limb
Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson James Wellsted said on Thursday afternoon that all the miners have been accounted for and are safe.
It’s dangerous work done by people who live on the poverty line, and are desperate to provide for their families.
A Soweto businessman fights back as the state lender denies him extra funds to get his mine back into operation.
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.
Excavating lesser-known stories of miners and unionists in the platinum belt not only sheds light on Marikana but also humanises the tragedy.
The landmark legal settlement benefits miners with silicosis and encourages an industrywide settlement scheme at gold mines.
Will gold mineworkers have to prove a link between their silicosis and their employers’ negligence?
With a dire socioeconomic situation and a history of xenophobia, turf wars between local and foreign zama zamas may lead to more violence.
Mining companies are "tired of political comment instead of concrete actions".
Mining says its offer is about sustaining the gold industry but unions urge caution.
Artisanal miners’ associations aren’t always popular but they do help cut pollution and rehabilitate land.
The fire is believed to have started while maintenance work was being carried out on an air cooler.
Militia, the military, pit bosses, buyers and miners vie for the metal that’s smuggled out of the Congo.
The gold producer says it will probably appeal a court decision which found it had no right to mine parts of its New South Wales site.
An improved gold price and higher-quality ore saw the gold miner benefit in spite of a number of production challenges.
Acquisitions could help the industry survive cost increases and lower commodity prices.
Gold producers Evander Gold and Village Main Reef have reached agreement with the NUM and the United Association of SA, says the Chamber of Mines.
Children as young as eight face toxic gas, mercury poisoning and death in Tanzania’s illegal mines.
Human Rights Watch has highlighted the plight of thousands of child labourers as young as eight who are mining gold in grim conditions in Tanzania.