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Palladium could be felled by its own success, experts say

“The price keeps on going up and demand is so great, even car companies are starting to move to platinum”

Mining is in decline and SA must find renewable options

Mining is not what it once was. It’s time to look elsewhere for income that does not exploit.

Scramble to avoid jobs bloodbath

The jury is still out on whether the moves to save the mining sector are too little too late.

The bright side of industrial action

Labour strikes weren't great for the mining sector in 2012, but they helped Eskom keep the lights on.

Bill could hit petroleum sector hard

Experts say proposals on prescribed state ownership and BEE will scare off investors.

Threats to peace in shackland

The mining unions’ alleged tit-for-tat violence is being stoked by stillborn promises.

Rand reacts to mining wage dispute

The rand, which has remained largely unaffected by the mining wage saga, retreated slightly as mineworkers dismissed an increase offer.

Motlanthe urges mining sector to do away with violence

"Violence, intimidation and lawlessness" need to be expunged from the troubled mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe vows to resolve ‘every’ mining-sector problem

A meeting between government, mining houses and trade unions aims to resolve issues facing the mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Marikana not Ramaphosa’s finest moment

But it is those who made the decision to unleash maximum force who must be held responsible, says David Bruce.

Kumba axes over 100 protesting workers

About 120 striking workers at Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, have been dismissed after failing to attend disciplinary hearings.

Lack of political leadership leaves SA at mining turmoil’s mercy

As the labour crisis in the mining sector escalates, all eyes have turned to the government to take the lead in preventing financial and job losses.

Gold Fields evicts workers as mining strike spreads

Gold Fields has begun evicting thousands of its striking workers from company dormitories as work stoppages spread to more gold and platinum mines.

Mine retrenchments could be cut by 60%, says Solidarity

Retrenchments in the South African mining industry could be reduced by 40% to 60%, Solidarity deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann said on Thursday.

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