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Trends in underground hard-rock mining for gold and base metals

Underground hard-rock mining accounts for 40% of global mining operations but only 12% of run-of-mine (ROM) production.

GlobalData report names top mining and metals M&A legal advisers

A total of 18,146 deals worth US$1.9 trillion were announced globally during H1 2021, which was higher than H1 2019’s deal value.

The vulnerable points in South Africa’s fuel supply chain

The attacks that have taken place seem to have been made by several groups acting in concert – by design or by coincidence.

President Ramaphosa: Attempted insurrection failed to gain popular support

“It failed because of the efforts of our security forces, and it has failed because South Africans have rejected it."

Africans want consensual democracy – why is this hard to accept?

It is misleading and patronising to suggest that democracy is imposed by the international community against the wishes of ordinary people.

The global recovery is bypassing the poorest countries

This year is likely to mark the strongest post-recession rebound in 80 years: global GDP is expected to expand 5.6 percent.