Media Coverage

2014

Harmony, Newcrest to spend $2.3bn on Papua New Guinea mine

Harmony Gold Mining Co. and Newcrest Mining Ltd. of Australia will spend $2.3 billion developing their Golpu deposit in Papua New Guinea in a plan scaled down after bullion dropped 27 percent since the beginning of 2013.

Gold Fields appeals St Ives native title ruling

Gold Fields subsidiary St Ives Gold Mining Company has lodged an appeal against a Federal Court of Australia ruling that the regrant of mining tenements held by St Ives, in Western Australia, were not compliant with the correct processes in terms of the Native Title Act of 1993.

National minimum wage is not the solution: Agri SA

“It would be extremely short-sighted if not inhumane not to acknowledge the desperate situation many fellow South Africans find themselves in,” Agri SA president Johannes Möller said.

Chamber offers to work with Eskom on national power solutions

The mining industry was willing to engage with State power utility Eskom to find solutions that would help to improve electricity supply.

Fighting phoney garnishee orders

South Africa’s gold mining companies have started to fight back against money lenders who they say are preying on employees and damaging labour relations. AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye Gold, Harmony Gold Mining and Gold Fields were working together to challenge court orders that required them to dock workers’ wages and pay the money over to creditors, spokesmen for the companies said yesterday.

Mining firms keep watch on workers’ garnishee orders

GOLD mining firms have stepped up their efforts to police statutory deductions by lenders from their employees’ salaries to address indebtedness in the sector.

South Africa’s biggest gold producers battle against loan sharks

South Africa’s gold mining companies have started a fightback against money lenders who they say are preying on employees and damaging labor relations.

Gold majors discuss worker indebtedness

The actions of unscrupulous lenders and the effect this was having on vulnerable miners were discussed by representatives of gold mining majors AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold and Sibanye Gold at a This is Gold conference, on Thursday.

Op-Ed: The Minimum Wage debate – logic, evidence and need

Notwithstanding the variable impact on employment, minimum wages have overwhelmingly been found to decrease poverty and inequality.

GOLD SECTOR: Price, rehab blues

HARMONY Gold is arguably the most exposed of the SA mining companies to the weakening gold price, having shut and demolished five mines, with another, Target 3 in the Free State, put into care and maintenance in July.