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OUTA goes to court to ring-fence Gupta mine funds

2017-09-21 15:00

Civil rights body OUTA is to lodge an urgent interdict with the North Gauteng High Court to freeze R1.75bn in mine rehabilitation funds from the Gupta-owned Optimum and Koornfontein coal mines.

Baxter tells world: SA miners have lost all confidence in Zwane

2017-09-08 11:31

SA mining is in a crisis and firms have lost all confidence in Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Chamber of Mines CEO Roger Baxter has told a conference in Australia.

Chamber: Zwane tries to discredit mining transformation journey

2017-08-19 09:00

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is trying to undermine the mining sector’s credibility with regard to the progress it has made with transformation, the Chamber of Mines says.

How Rob Davies helped Zwane craft Mining Charter

2017-08-14 16:03

The transformation requirements set out in the revised Mining Charter - among which requires mines to up their black ownership levels to 30% - was done in consultation with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Zwane blowing smoke - Chamber of Mines

2017-08-08 13:40

The Chamber of Mines has hit back at Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, after he filed a scathing responding affidavit at the North Gauteng High Court.

Judge tears into Zwane, asks if mines minister thinks he's Trump

2017-08-04 14:09

A highly irritated judge has given Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane a roasting for failing to submit an answering affidavit to an urgent court application by the Chamber of Mines.

Zwane says he has not enforced mining rights freeze

2017-08-03 20:19

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has not enforced a freeze on new mining right or prospecting right applications, the department has explained.

Zwane seen fighting back over Mining Charter court bid

2017-07-21 07:39

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s intended restriction on mining could be an attempt to neutralise a court bid to suspend the new Mining Charter.

SA and Chile dance to their own tune as miners battle policy uncertainty

2017-07-13 07:53

Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has signed a cooperation agreement with his Chilean counterpart, but both countries have scared off investors over onerous new policies and legislative uncertainty.

Mining a 'sunrise industry' with many opportunities - Zwane

2017-06-21 19:43

SA’s mining sector is a sunrise industry presenting many opportunities, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane a week after announcing a new Mining Charter.

 

Mining Charter halted till after December

2017-09-14 12:03

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has backed down for a second time on the Mining Charter, after he undertook to hold off on implementing it for now.

Govt blames dividends for mining jobs crisis

2017-09-06 16:17

Multinational mining companies focus more on dividends to shareholders rather than on retaining employees, the Department of Mineral Resources has told Parliament.

Gold Fields wants win-win outcome with Mining Charter

2017-08-17 10:25

Gold Fields, which announced a decline in earnings for the six months ended 30 June, said it wanted a win-win outcome for all regarding the Mining Charter.

Disused Secunda gold mines become zama zama hot spot

2017-08-13 06:03

Illegal mining continues apace and stakeholders should consider solutions to prevent the negative impacts of this desperate activity.

Zwane calls out Chamber for blocking transformation - affidavit

2017-08-07 18:30

Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has filed a responding affidavit in which he dispels “untruths” laid by the Chamber of Mines in its court application.

Zwane pulls plan to freeze mining rights

2017-08-04 08:49

The Department of Minerals has withdrawn plans to impose a moratorium on granting and renewing mining rights, and will explore other measures to ensure compliance with the industry charter.

Zwane enforces mining rights freeze ahead of deadline – Chamber of Mines

2017-08-03 08:45

The Department of Mineral Resources has enforced its freeze on new mining right or prospecting right applications before the closing date for comments on the proposal, the Chamber of Mines has been informed.

Zwane fires next salvo with mining restriction proposal

2017-07-19 15:09

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has applied more pressure on the mining industry by gazetting a proposal to restrict new mining prospecting and mining rights and the renewal of such rights.

Legal experts clash over constitutionality of minerals bill

2017-06-29 07:36

Legal experts disagree over whether the amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act would be allowed in terms of the Constitution.

Mining Charter to benefit ANC-cronies - DA

2017-06-16 05:30

The third version of the Mining Charter released on Thursday has opened the doors to even more enrichment of ANC-cronies, says the Democratic Alliance.

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