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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Newmont beats Q4 earnings forecast; output on par with largest gold producer Barrick
    US gold miner Newmont Mining as reported market-beating earnings for the three months ended December, reporting production that is on par with that of leading gold producer Barrick Gold. The Denver, Colorado-based miner reported headline earnings for the fourth quarter of $216-million, or $0.40 a share, which was higher than average Wall Street analyst forecasts calling for earnings of $0.38 a share, on expected revenues of $1.91-billion. The performance was a 60% improvement on the adjusted earnings of $133-million, or $0.25 a share in the prior-year quarter.
  • Barrick guides for lower output for longer as it works to bolster production profile
    Major miner Barrick Gold as outlined a lower production profile in the coming years as it focuses on developing four major new projects that are expected to lift output by about one-million ounces from 2021 onwards. The Toronto-based company expects to produce between 4.2-million and 4.6-million ounces of yellow metal between 2019 and 2022, at an average cost of sales of $850/oz to $980/oz, and average all-in sustaining costs (AISC) of $750/oz to $875/oz.
  • Families of slain Marikana miners call on Ramaphosa to turn his promises into action
    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promise of atonement for the Marikana massacre, 36 families of the striking miners who were killed have said that reparations should include a formal apology from the police minister and criminal charges against the police officers involved. During Ramaphosa's response to the debate over his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) this week, he said he was determined to play whatever role he could in the process of healing and atonement in relation to the Marikana massacre.