SA to set up mines, labour task force

A task force will be set up to look into labour issues in South Africa's platinum industry after last week's violent clashes near the Lonmin mine in Marikana outside Rustenburg, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on the weekend.

South Africa mourns Marikana ‘tragedy’

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to come together as a nation as the country mourns the deaths of 44 people, including two police officers and 34 mine workers, in violent clashes in Marikana outside Rustenburg last week.

SA climbs in mining investment ranking

South Africa moved up 13 places to 54th out of 93 jurisdictions in the latest influential Fraser Institute ranking of the world's most attractive regions for mining investment.

Anglo American to take over De Beers

Global mining group Anglo American is to spend US$5.1-billion on raising its stake in diamond company De Beers to 85 percent after Botswana decided not to exercise pre-emptive rights.

New mining industry centre launched

The Bench Marks Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, a new research facility launched by North-West University, will be looking into ways to improve the living conditions and wellbeing of communities in the mining industry.
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