Proud Indonesian Miners’ End Strike at Grasberg

An agreement was signed in Jakarta on 14 December between PT Freeport Indonesia Workers’ Union (SP KEP SPSI) and management of the world’s largest gold and second largest copper mining complex – Grasberg in Papua province – that will end a 94-day strike on Saturday,...

Sick miners want Anglo American to pay up

Mongezi Mponco left his village of grassland hills as one of hundreds of thousands of healthy young black men who poured into the deep underground of South Africa’s gold mines. The 54-year-old continued working when diagnosed with early incurable lung disease...

Namibian uranium saga heats up

Consolidation continues to be a key theme in the uranium sector. Shortly after Rio Tinto Ltd. took control of Hathor Exploration Ltd., Chinese nuclear giant China Guangdong Power Group has made a friendly offer for Kalahari Minerals PLC. See...

Rio wants Canada’s uranium legal controls lifted

Rio Tinto’s chief executive Tom Albanese said that he would lobby Canada to ensure it was the operator of the Roughrider uranium project in Saskatchewan, despite legal hurdles, after its successful takeover of Hathor. At the start of December, Rio emerged the winner...