R/€ = 13.15
R/$ = 11.65
Au 1283.66 $/oz
Pt 1240.50 $/oz
Jan 29, 2007
The South African mining industry's safety had deteriorated in 2006, missing government's target of reducing mine fatalities by 20% a year, the Mine Health and Safety Council reported on Monday.
Oct 30, 2006
Africa's largest gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, has suffered 29 fatalities at its South African operations so far this year, which was significantly higher than the previous year's 17 fatalities, it disclosed on Monday. More than half, 16, of these had occurred...
Oct 25, 2006
Rescue teams have recovered the body of one of five miners trapped underground at AngloGold Ashanti's TauTona mine near Carletonville, and there was little hope that the remaining four could have survived, the company said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon. The...
Sep 07, 2006
South African gold-miner Gold Fields, which announced its R4,7-billion investment plan for deepening two gold mines, Driefontein and Kloof, on Thursday, would be looking at using new technologies in the endeavour, head of the South African operations, Brendan Walker,...
May 09, 2006
An overall underground production of 70 000 t is expected to make DRDGold South Africa’s Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) gold-mine, self-sustainable before September this year. Speaking at the company’s third-quarter results teleconference presentation from...
Jan 13, 2006
Minister of Minerals and Energy Lindiwe Hendricks has expressed her sadness at the loss of three lives during the seismic event that occurred at the TauTona Mine in Carletonville on January 10.
Jan 12, 2006
South Africa's Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy Lulu Xingwana will today visit AngloGold Ashanti's TauTona mine to probe a rockfall that killed three miners this week.
Jan 11, 2006
Gold major AngloGold Ashanti has announced that three people died and two people were seriously injured in a rock-fall at the company's TauTona Mine near Carletonville at 11:37 yesterday.
Dec 16, 2005
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Jul 15, 2005
Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has issued a statement regretting the deaths at its TauTona mine after a seismic event this morning.
Jul 07, 2005
Unions have expressed concern at the death of a mineworker killed on Tuesday in a seismic accident at the No 4 shaft (West) of Gold Fields' Driefontein mine, near Carletonville.
May 12, 2005
Mining unions, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and Solidarity have issued statements that call into question the management practices on Gold Field's Driefontein mine in Carletonville.
May 11, 2005
Ten years after a locomotive plunged down Vaal Reefs number two shaft, killing 104 miners, seven miners were trapped some 2 000 m underground in a Gold Field's mine near Carletonville.
Apr 01, 2005
A dearth of fixed direct investment and other growth in its local markets has prompted roll-covering firm Rubber Rollers to seek out alternate ways to facilitate its own growth, says MD Harold Chouler.
Nov 05, 2004
REMEDIAL work at AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria, designed to minimise the danger posed by the dolomitic areas within the base perimeter, should be completed by the Q4 of 2005.
Oct 29, 2004
South Africa's largest and most globally diversified gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, said today that it expected to reduce costs by $40-million in the current financial year and by about $50-million in 2005.
Sep 14, 2004
Mineworker trade unions reacted with dismay yesterday to revelations that gold giant Harmony had initiated proceedings that could lead to retrenchments at its Free State operations.
Sep 13, 2004
South African gold producer Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) said on Friday that retrenchments of up to 2 000 employees at its Blyvooruitzicht mine, near Carletonville, are expected to cost approximately R30-million.
Aug 06, 2004
Workers in the gold-mining industry are facing a wave of proposed retrenchments by the country’s gold-mines, said the Solidarity trade union yesterday.
Jul 30, 2004
South African gold-miner Gold Fields (GFL), which employs 44 000 people, is responding to the fall in the rand gold price to below R80 000/kg by initiating a far-reaching restructuring process that could ultimately lead to significant job losses at all three of its...
Apr 16, 2004
Two miners were killed overnight at AngloGold's TauTona mine, near Carletonville, the company said today.
Apr 09, 2004
Empowered property development group Taxiprop, alongside the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works (Gautrans) last week held a sod-turning ceremony on the site of the proposed Randfontein station area, on the West Rand.
Mar 31, 2004
Empowered property development group Taxiprop, alongside the Gauteng Department of Public Transport, Roads and Works (Gautrans) yesterday held a sod-turning ceremony on the site of the proposed Randfontein station area, on the West Rand.
Mar 04, 2004
About 20 000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) marched to the offices of Goldfields’ Driefontein mine, near Carletonville, yesterday.
Feb 05, 2004
South African gold major AngloGold has expressed regret over the death of two employees in an accident involving a vertical transport conveyance (similar to a lift), at the company’s TauTona mine, near Carletonville, yesterday morning.
Jan 30, 2004
Two mineworkers died yesterday at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine, near Carletonville, in North West Province, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) claimed in a release.
Jan 23, 2004
South African marginal gold miner Durban Roodepoort Deep’s (DRD) flagship Blyvooruitzicht mine (Blyvoor), near Carletonville, has successfully commissioned a R45-million slimes dam reclamation project, expected to bring in more than 84 kg of gold a month, over...
Jan 21, 2004
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) held a memorial service for three mineworkers who died on January 6 in a mine accident at Anglogold’s Savuka mine, near Carletonville.
Dec 08, 2003
Roses are the gift that gold-mining giant Gold Fields and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have given to the community on the West Rand.
Nov 14, 2003
Hundred per cent local valve manufacturer Floval supplies power stations, municipalities, mining operations and industrial plants.
Oct 17, 2003
Manufacturing and engineering specialist Andrew Mentis reports that its Interlink stainless-steel hand-railing system has become very popular with refineries, industrial users, paper and board manufacturers, construction, as well as general engineering companies.
Oct 10, 2003
The pump division of Metso Minerals South Africa reports that it is continuing to expand its share of the pump market.
Oct 10, 2003
Local manufacturer of electric motors Alstom Electrical Machines, of Benoni, has had a spate of orders for large motors in recent months, for uses ranging from pumping projects to mine processing applications.
Aug 18, 2003
A new broom is sweeping up some exciting new thinking at one of South Africa’s best-endowed gold-mining operations.
Aug 13, 2003
International rating agency Fitch Ratings announced yesterday that it has assigned gold major AngloGold a national short-term rating of F1+ (zaf) and a long-term rating of AA (zaf).
Jul 11, 2003
Tender work arising due to state contracts.
Jun 02, 2003
Four workers were killed in a rock fall at a gold mine owned by South African giant AngloGold last week, the company said on Saturday.
May 30, 2003
The Germiston-based Electric Motors and Components (EMAC) company, which was established in South Africa in 1989 as a trading company for German-based Electric Motors and Components, has seen an increasing demand for its range of electric motors.
May 27, 2003
South Africa’s gold miner AngloGold has reported that one employee has died and another three are missing following a fall of ground in a development end at its TauTona mine near Carletonville yesterday.