The crisis at universities is throwing up some delightful contradictions. Just as students of the University of Pretoria are deriding its management as agents of white monopoly capital, students of the University of the Witwatersrand are marching on all those white monopoly capitalists down at the Chamber of Mines to demand more money.

Mining's chance to win hearts and minds

By John Kane-Berman

The crisis at universities is throwing up some delightful contradictions. Just as students of the University of Pretoria are deriding its management as agents of white monopoly capital, students of the University of the Witwatersrand are marching on all those white monopoly capitalists down at the Chamber of Mines to demand more money.

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A new report by BMI Research, a Fitch company, forecasts subdued growth for the mining industry in Africa through 2020.

No rapid rebound for African mining

A new report by BMI Research, a Fitch company, forecasts subdued growth for the mining industry in Africa through 2020.

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The market capitalisation of the Top 10 JSE-listed mining companies is R478-billion – a 48% jump thanks to the firmer gold price.

R478-bn market cap for top 10 miners

The market capitalisation of the Top 10 JSE-listed mining companies is R478-billion – a 48% jump thanks to the firmer gold price.

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SA’s mining industry impairments up to R60-billion in 2016

Despite murmurs of a commodity price recovery, South Africa’s mining industry is still facing tough times, collectively registering impairments of R60-billion in the past financial year. This is according to PwC’s SA mine 2016 report, which now puts impairments in local mining companies over the past three years at R134-billion.

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