Minerals Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the number of miners killed in mines last year fell 5 percent to a record low of 73 from 77.
Shares are meandering in sluggish trading in Asia as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president.
The diamond industry is looking to up the ante on its effort to win-over younger consumers more interested in gadgets and gastronomy.
The decline in South Africa’s annual mining production deepened to 4.2 percent last November from 2.6 percent last October.
Gold jumps more than 1 percent to its highest in nearly eight weeks, on expectations of a definitive exit from the EU.
Harmony says it expects to see a “notable” increase in gold production for the first half of the year.
South African financial markets continued to move positively last week, as more and more evidence suggests that the economy is recovering.
The dollar headed for a weekly loss and gold traded at the highest price in almost two months.
South African industry group Grain SA sees a 2017 maize surplus after last year's drought-induced deficit.
Farmers in southern Africa face a growing threat amid an outbreak of armyworms.
Big Oil is poised to reap rewards this year as investments made before the crude-price slump pay off just as the recovery starts.
South Africa could return to being a net exporter of maize in the next marketing year if the current rains continue in the next few months.
After four straight seasons of record harvests, bins are bulging from Kansas to Queensland and wheat prices are near the lowest in a decade.
A commodities rebound that saw iron ore and coking coal surge and boosted earnings at global miners is set to peak this year.
Oil halts its advance below $54 a barrel as an increase in US drilling countered signs OPEC members including Saudi Arabia ...