Mining companies have been struggling with a protracted slump in commodity prices, coupled with a slowdown in China's economy.
Mining stocks only experienced a slight recovery straight after the European Central Bank's decision on March 10, 2016, on additional monetary stimulus measures to kickstart the eurozone eocnomy. This page collates recent DW content on the mining industry.
Its large mining sector makes South Africa one of the most power-hungry economies with independent producers of sustainable energy filling the gap left by an old batch of coal fired plants. But South Africa's state electricity utility Eskom has challenged their role in a push for nuclear energy.