Rio Tinto

ConCourt backs royal widow’s bid to protect her son’s rights

The dispute has sparked a series of violent protests that have affected the mine’s operations

Mpembeni lives in fear of assassins

No one knows who is behind the killings near Richards Bay or why the hitmen have moved in

Succession fight seeks royal solution

Delicate behind-the-scenes talks may result in the decade-long court dispute over the Mbuyazi chieftainship being resolved in the next few weeks

Lives in limbo over leadership row

The court is dealing with the chieftainship battle, but the Mbuyazi constituency just wants the land claim settled

Dreams turn to dust for Mozambicans moved for Vale pit

The community claim their dream of a new urban life has turned into an ordeal, with leaking water pipes and street lights that never come on.

Kumba first-half profit falls 16% as iron-ore prices slump

The Anglo American unit which had enjoyed sky-high iron ore prices in the past now faces a decline in profits as the metal price drops.

Cancers fell nuclear ore miners

Rio Tinto's Namibian miners are said to be dying of cancers after extracting uranium ore for the British and US military in the 1970s.

NUM marches over ill-treatment of overseas Rio Tinto miners

Around 200 NUM members have marched to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to protest against the ill-treatment of Rio Tinto miners in other countries.

Zimbabwe proposes 25% mine royalties for sovereign wealth fund

A Bill, which must first gain parliamentary approval before being signed into law, has proposed levies on mining companies.

Rio Tinto suspends exports from Moz after sabotage threats

Miner Rio Tinto has suspended coal exports from Mozambique's north-west Tete province after threats by the opposition party Renamo, says an official.

Rio Tinto to keep diamond unit after scrapping sale plans

Rio Tinto will keep its diamond businesses after failing to find a buyer and deciding not to pursue an initial public offering of the unit.

Mega-miner deal set to close soon

The mooted merger between commodities trader Glencore and mining company Xstrata is likely to face few regulatory hurdles in South Africa.

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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.