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The rolling maul of industrial disputation in South Africa threatens to engulf municipal workers. Agnieszka Flak and Sherilee Lakmidas report

Sierra Leone producer lifts full year guidance after record rutile/ilmenite production.

A zinc powerhouse across reserves, mined ore and metal production is the striking feature of the proposed merger of global trading and mining heavyweights, Xstrata and Glencore

As time passes and costs rise, the investment pressure on the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project is increasing, possibly to breaking point. Sonali Paul reports

Latest test work has shown a return to gravity CIL processing may be the best option to get Matilda waltzing again.

Escalating costs for the proposed West Pilbara iron ore project in Australia are setting a poser for joint venture partners Aquila Resources and American Metals and Coal International. John Feary reports

The Canadian gold producer is looking for upgraded Cote Gold Project to lift its 1Moz pa production profile.

Some miners are taking a hard line as the industrial disputation continues to devastate South Africa’s economically crucial mining sector

Shares lag as uranium spot price hits new 2-year low. Julie Gordon reports

Measures to tackle a growing fund shortfall raise the fear they will kill Kenya’s major growth sectors, including mining. Duncan Miriri reports

New technology and more resources is shifting Wonarah’s phosphate focus to a bigger fertiliser operation. Mark Mentiplay reports

In a clear indication of the deterioration in the market for high quality iron ore products, Vale has shut down 3 of its iron ore pelletising facilities. Jeb Blount reports.

The Australian nickel industry – and resources sector generally -- is feeling the brunt of the escalating cost of doing business there, says top lobby group

South Africa’s wildcat mine strikes have spread to wider industry, with Toyota Motors shutting its Durban plant

Resources exploration expenditure is down and more money is leaving Aussie for greener pastures, says top lobby group.

The first privately owned mining company in the Sultanate of Oman has emerged as the game-breaker in the standoff between the two senior partners in one of the world’s most innovative mineral projects, the hunt for phosphate beneath the sea 60km off the African coast

New Botswana copper mine puts Australian company Discovery Metals in Chinese sights. Mark Mentiplay reports

The nickel planets are aligning for better prices, according to Australia’s 3rd largest producer.

Concessions in the air? South Africa's Chamber of Mines has agreed to new wages talks as labour unrest spreads. Ed Stoddard and Agnieszka Flak report

With the odds mounting, a rescue package that will cost 100 jobs might night be enough to save Thompson Creek.

As big brother Barrick Gold considers selling all or part of its 74% of African Barrick, the African is pushing ahead with a big new Tanzanian project. Mark Mentiplay reports

Mobs demanding the nationalisation of the nation’s major gold mine have clashed with police in Bishkek. Olga Dzyubenko reports

Despite a nightmare Sept qtr for the Norseman Gold Mine that has put the cleaners in, the fat lady is still singing. Mark Mentiplay reports.

After a three-year delay caused by the contentious Wild Rivers legislation, Cape Alumina is set to resume work on the development of its giant Pisolite Hills bauxite project

Ariana Resources has received the thumbs up for a satellite project area that may bolster production at its proposed Red Rabbit operation in Turkey

The shares and cash deal to bring Serabi’s Brazilian gold mine on stream next year will give a high powered Chilean family control of the company.

Australia’s High Court has rejected a bid by the nation’s corporate policeman to set what many consider unrealistic “continuous disclosure” rules for business

A court hearing next year may be the first indication if the South African gold mining sector faces costs of billions of dollars from the health impact of past mining practices

South Africa’s increasingly chaotic wave of illegal industrial action in the mining sector is increasing the risk of major cutbacks in operations by some of the world’s greatest miners

Xstrata has finally given the green light to the revised takeover bid from Glencore, but with strings.


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