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AngloGold urges quick silicosis redress, lawyer says less dust will cut incidence, RBC eases $100bn implied-damage sum

By: Martin Creamer South Africa’s largest gold miner is urging quick action on a compensation structure for silicosis sufferers; a lawyer says that the cutting of dust levels to 0,1mg/mm2 will reduce the rising silicosis problem;and analysts have backtracked on silicosis claims potentially totalling $100-billion. 

AngloGold urges quick action on silicosis compensation

By: Martin Creamer South Africa’s largest gold miner is urging quick action on a compensation structure for silicosis sufferers. AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani tells Mining Weekly Online in a video interview that he would like to see the industry arriving at a solution “in months”. “The quicker we work... 

South African mining facing implied $100bn silicosis damage – RBC

By: Martin Creamer The South African mining industry is facing “a very serious” threat from silicosis claims that could result in implied damage of $100-billion, says RBC Capital Markets equity research unit. RBC analyst Leon Esterhuizen and associate analysts Arnold van Graan and Ben McEwen say that the ruling of... 

Harmony Gold shares surge on analysts takeover comment

By: Petronel Smit South African gold-miner Harmony Gold may become a takeover target on the back of the outstanding exploration results seen at the Wafi-Golpu deposit in Papua New Guinea (PNG), RBC Capital Markets said in a report on Thursday. Analysts Leon Esterhuizen and Arnold van Graan said the PNG assets... 

Analysts expect pounded DRDGold to lift itself off canvas

By: Martin Creamer Medium-sized, unhedged gold miner DRDGold, which was beginning to enjoy a brief spell of solid profit, plunged back into a R63,3-million loss in the latest reporting quarter - but analysts expect it to come off the canvass as its surface operations emerge from teething problems and its troubled... 

Gold shares to outshine platinum shares, Zim central bank moots mining overhaul, manganese smelter to close for two months

By: Martin Creamer South African gold shares are poised to outdo South African platinum shares in the first half of 2009, Royal Bank of Canada Europe analysts Leon Esterhuizen, Arnold van Graan and Yuen Low calculate. 

SA gold shares to outshine platinum shares, says Royal Bank of Canada 

By: Martin Creamer South African gold shares were poised to outdo platinum shares in the first half of 2009, Royal Bank of Canada Europe analysts Leon Esterhuizen, Arnold van Graan and Yuen Low said on Monday. In an 11-page analysis, the analysts identified a clear leaning towards South African gold shares away... 

Strong poised to grow stronger as platinum industry mulls consolidation

By: Dennis Ndaba On the one hand, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) president Senzeni Zokwana is calling for the creation of a State-owned platinum mining company, and on the other are an acquisitive Impala Platinum and an emerging Xstrata Resources, both keen to grow as share valuations decline and the... 

Booysendal 'next Impala Rustenburg', may replace Leeuwkop – analysts

By: Martin Creamer Shallow Booysendal had the potential to be the next Impala Rustenburg and might replace Impala Platinum’s (Implats') deep Leeuwkop project, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) analysts said on Monday. RBC Europe analyst Leon Esterhuizen, with associates Arnold van Graan and Yuen Low, said Implats’ bid... 

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