Corporate minimalism is a concept gaining favour with investors these days. Or so it seems. Consider the simplicity of the operation at Canadian copper concern Amerigo Resources: Essentially two mining executives based in Vancouver, and one very critical industrial plant in Chile. It's an operation that, thanks to the still-strong demand for base metals and related stocks, has propelled the company to the status of being one of the fastest growing across Canada, and a high-flying junior mining concern in investment circles.
Investors in SA gold stocks have been more or less assured of a swift conversion of "old order" mining rights into "new order" mining rights. SA correspondent Brendan Ryan reveals that it's going rather slowly as the government nitpicks compliance with the Mining Charter.