Weekly News Roundup 20/09

What’s the latest in African mining? Here’s your weekly roundup of top news stories in the sector, curated by the Mining Indaba team.

After the 4.1% mining production decline in June, South African mining output rises for the first time in nine months, as coal and iron-ore production surged. However, gold production continues to lag the rest of the indsutry. Read more.

Has the digital transformation journey in mining started? Reported by Mining Weekly, the mining industry in South Africa is on the cusp of the transformation. Read more.

The demand to invest in platinum has halfed the precious metal's excess suppling in 2019. Driven by unprecendeted buying amongst investors. Read more.

Barrick Gold Corporation has announced it has acquired Acacia Mining. Read more.

A 123-carat diamond has been recovered by a Canadian mining company. The company continues to get quality diamonds from its mine in Africa. Read more.

Africa urged to constructively invest in mining sector. The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD is urging for utilisation in fuelling sustainable and economic growth. Read more.

South Africa's second quarter economic growth surpasses expectations. Growing more than expected within the second quarter thanks to a recovery in mining and manufacturing. Read more.

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