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South Africa mines struggle as downturn continues

South Africa’s mining sector continues to struggle with flat revenues and increased costs as the global commodities slump and regulatory tensions undermine recovery, according to a report from consultancy PwC.…

Congolese mining sector beset by uncertainty

With delays in revision to the mining code and no clear date set for the presidential election, the DRC’s miners are waiting anxiously, reports Jessica Moody.

Analysis: Lungu’s winning populism faces biggest test

As the news of Edgar Lungu’s victory in Zambia’s presidential election reached government strongholds, hundreds of elated supporters took to Lusaka’s streets, dancing and singing in the evening sunshine.…

South32 goes it alone

After a recent period dominated by wildcat strikes, wage disputes and erratic power supply – all against a backdrop of weak commodity prices – it might seem an unfavourable time to launch a new mining company with exposure to South Africa.

Taxing times for African mining

The mining sector is likely to see restructurings and write-downs as falling commodity prices and political risk hit the industry.…

Mining in Africa

Although 2014 was, to quote the Queen of England, an ‘annus horribilis’ for mining in general and African mining in particular, there is no reason for the mood of gloom that seems to have descended on traders.…