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(LEGISLATION) South Africa's mining leaders condemn anti-competitive elements of the new mining charter draft released by the government of president Cyril Ramaphosa.

(INFRASTRUCTURE) The West Australian government denies junior producer Atlas Iron has priority rights for the development of two additional bulk export berths at Port Hedland. John Feary reports

(MARKETING) Offtake deal with global fertiliser producer EuroChem is seen as a key enabler for Danakali to achieve project funding for its potential 200-year sulphate of potash project in Eritrea.

(SOVEREIGN RISK) International miners set to assess legal action after DR Congo ignores their opposition to implement a hotly contested new mining code.

Glencore has denied $1B fraud claims against 2 execs over the sale of a cobalt-copper mine in DRC

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS) A peculiarly Western Australian affair: Fortescue Metals raid on Atlas Iron brings an unexpected response from the iron ore junior's favoured suitor, Mineral Resources.

(CORPORATE STRATEGY) Despite a dip in June quarter production, Metals X is confident of reaching its objective of annual production of 40,000tpa copper in concentrate at the Nifty mine in Western Australia this year.

COSCO Shipping’s new $2B port proposal is the latest to join the likes of China Railway Engineering, Chinalco, Zhongrong Xinda and Shougang in a $10B investment push into Peru.

The award by Australian zinc project developer New Century Resources of a mining services contract to a joint venture with 50% indigenous ownership has been hailed as a case study for other operations by leading businessman and indigenous leader Warren Mundine.

(INDUSTRIAL) Mining companies large and small are slowing their operations as a national truck drivers' protest strike brings Brazil's food and industrial supplies, ports and airports to a standstill.


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