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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.

Botswana polishes its prospects

Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer by value, is now doing with its diamond mining industry what SA failed to achieve for a century.

Indigenisation could win votes for Mugabe

The taking of shares from foreign company by the Zimbabwean government could have a positive effect for Robert Mugabe where votes are concerned.

Multinationals bow to tougher anti-graft laws

BHP Billiton tightening the screws on its local business associates.

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