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  • South Africa: Excessive Force Used at Marikana, Advocate Says

    SAPA

    The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was disproportionate, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Platinum Future - Provide Dignity, Prevent Strikes [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The platinum strikes may seem a distant memory to those not working in the industry. While the companies figure out how they're going to cover the losses and the high increases,... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mpofu Testimony Reveals Problems in Diamond Mining

    SW Radio

    Zimbabwe's former minister of mines Obert Mpofu has admitted under oath that he ran the country's diamonds sector alone for a period of four months, after firing the entire board... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Minister Mpofu Grilled in Court - Single-Handedly Ran ZMDC Without Board - No Minutes On Meetings With Investors

    The Herald

    FORMER Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu once single-handedly ran the affairs of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation after dissolving its board and held... Read more »

  • Mozambique: Rio Tinto Sells Coal Assets in Mozambique

    AIM

    The Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its coal assets in Mozambique to International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) for just 50 million US dollars. Read more »

  • South Africa: State Should Save Amplats Mines [press release]

    COSATU

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully supports the National Union of Mineworkers in rejecting the decision of Anglo-American Platinum Limited (Amplats) to sell its... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Zimplats to Spend U.S. $690 Million On Refinery Upgrade

    New Zimbabwe

    ZIMBABWE Platinum Mines (Zimplats) plans to upgrade its 15-year old base metal refinery in Selous at a total cost of $690 million to refine the metal, chief executive Alex Mhembere... Read more »

  • Namibia: Manwu, Gecko Sign Agreement

    New Era

    The Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union (Manwu) signed a recognition agreement with Gecko Mining yesterday at Uvungu-Vungu near Rundu. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Govt Decentralises Mining Sector

    The Herald

    Government has decentralised mining districts and is set to open offices in eight provincial capitals in order to meet service demand and enhance monitoring and surveillance of... Read more »



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