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B2Gold’s Otjikoto moves off the starting blocks

International gold company, B2Gold Corp. has started with the construction of its Otjikoto gold project in Namibia which is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014 when mill production will start. The company has further accepted a...

Amplats delays retrenchment plans

The world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), has delayed its retrenchment plans for 60 days while it holds discussions with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and labour unions “to explore...

Amplats loses ounces as workers return to duty

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has confirmed that as a result of the stoppage at its Rustenburg, Union and Amandelbult mines, it has lost about 3 886 oz of platinum production. The stoppage was caused by an incident that saw a violent encounter...

Unsuccessful talks at Exxaro to hamper power supply

Diversified resources group Exxaro Resources says that engagement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over the past week, regarding proposals to find an end to the unprotected strike affecting the group’s operations, has to date not...

Underground sit-in continues at Palabora

Copper producer Palabora Mining Company (PMC) issued a statement saying that workers who staged an illegal underground sit-in on 13 March have extended the unprotected strike. According to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), production has...

Gold Fields names new managing executives

Multinational gold miner Gold Fields has announced the appointment of three new senior executives to the companys executive committee. Kgabo Moabelo, who was previously the executive vice president for people and organisational effectiveness for...