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Coal of Africa shares rise on update

The shares of triple-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) rose by more than 3% before noon on Friday following the company’s release of a quarterly update, which recorded a series of financial settlements, environmental go-aheads and project advances. CoAL also announced the issuing of... 

On-The-Air (30/01/2015)

Three of South Africa’s biggest gold mining companies are in job-saving talks with their workers; Consideration is being given to closing parts of Optimum Coal, which has put 1 070 jobs at risk; A global study just released shows that mining boosts the economies of the world’s poorest regions. 


This tall slope stability radar system, which detects small movements with sub-millimetre accuracy, is seen at Sishen, the large Kumba Iron Ore opencast mine in the Northern Cape. The radar system, which monitors the pit walls, has the capacity to warn ahead of any impending danger. It scans at... 

Rembu Matodzi

Main Activity of the Company: Ferrochrome production Date and Place of Birth: May 25, 1979, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa Education: Tshidumbi Higher Primary School, Limpopo, 1991; Dimani Agricultural High School, Limpopo, matric, 1996; National Diploma Chemical Engineering, Durban... 

Rand, emerging market currencies lift on European Central Bank’s QE

JOHANNESBURG ( – The South African rand along with the Russian rouble, the Brazilian real and the Turkish lira all strengthened against the euro after the European Central Bank (ECB) launched its landmark €60-billion a month bond buying programme, the Financial Times reported... 

Low oil price expected to benefit diamond industry – De Beers

JOHANNESBURG ( – The low oil price is expected to benefit the diamond business, De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier has told sightholders. At a reception in Botswana to mark the first 12 months of sightholder sales in Gaborone, Mellier outlined how the downwardly trending oil price... 

Record-breaking RBCT targets export of 74m tons of coal in 2015

RICHARDS BAY ( – South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), which exported an all-time record 71.3-million tons of coal in 2014, is targeting 74-million tons for 2015. RBCT CEO Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane told the media here on Tuesday that last year’s export performance was... 


Mineworkers lost R16.8-million in forfeited wages and benefits during last week’s illegal seven-day strike at Northam’s Zondereinde platinum mine in Limpopo province. That followed the R100-million loss by the same mineworkers during their 2013/14 strike and the absolutely colossal R24-billion... 

Serious thought being given to modernising South Africa’s lagging mining industry

Serious thought is being given to the modernisation of the South African mining industry following the plea at the Joburg Indaba by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) independent chairperson and apartheid struggle veteran Mohammed Valli Moosa. It sometimes takes a person with a political bent to... 

Lonmin’s refined platinum output plummets on smelter shutdowns

Smelter shutdowns cut a big chunk of refined platinum out of Lonmin’s production in the three months to December 31, when the company's overall platinum group metal (PGM) output slumped by 31.1%. The world’s third-largest platinum producer managed, however, to record 9% higher sales to 146 890 oz... 

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