GOLD

Don’t disrupt Niger’s balancing act

Europe must tread carefully or risk fuelling militancy and migration

After the goldrush, coal addiction

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

​Weaker than expected mining results may drag GDP down

The mining sector recorded strong year-on-year growth in 2017, however its weak momentum may wear on South Africa’s GDP

Neutron star smashup seen for first time, ‘transforms’ understanding of Universe

​Scientists have for the first time witnessed how at least half the gold in the Universe is formed.

India catches 11 smugglers with gold hidden in rectums

Customs officials acting on a tip-off detained a group of mules as their plane from Sri Lanka touched down in the southern city of Madurai.

The future of financial indicators

Metals, oil, currency, bonds ... Which ones should we pay attention to and why?

Over 6000 rhinos have been killed in Africa in the last decade – and only 25000 remain

The Kruger National Park is 'the eye of the storm, accounting for roughly 60% of poaching incidents over the past seven years', the report said.

Gold price predicted to drop – after record high

History suggests the metal’s rise is a blip but doubt over US interest rates makes a call difficult.

Gold leads commodities plunge

The big sell-off of the metal is a symptom of the global price slumps - and the worst is yet to come.

Gold goes the way of oil – down, down down; commodity markets will sweat this year

Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.

Moz digs garimpeiros out of trouble

Artisanal miners' associations aren't always popular but they do help cut pollution and rehabilitate land.

Wheels and deals in dusty Bukavu

The well-heeled flock to a marble-clad hotel in a city renowned as a smuggling hub for gold.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it