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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.

GAZETTE: Read the full Mining Charter

2017-06-15 14:20

Read the full Mining Charter as gazetted by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Zwane reveals final Mining Charter, despite mining boycott

2017-06-15 11:08

The new and final Mining Charter revealed by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane increases the level of black ownership at mining companies from 26% to 30%.

Govt still on track for Karoo fracking - Zwane

2017-05-17 15:00

Government intends to pursue the exploration of shale gas, but will consult widely with communities and stakeholders when doing so, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Controversial Australian company applies for extension to mining rights

2017-05-09 08:09

Controversial West Coast mineral sands mine Tormin is applying for a major extension of its mining rights, despite unresolved environmental issues.

Govt takes swipe at gold miners over stoppages

2017-01-27 09:07

The Department of Mineral Resources has accused Sibanye Gold and AngloGold Ashanti of putting workers’ lives at risk in an ongoing dispute over safety stoppages.

 

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.

Markets bloodbath as Zwane shocks mining sector

2017-06-15 13:25

The rand dived almost 2% and mining firms saw about R30bn shaved off their combined market capitalisation after Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane announced a new stringent mining law.

Now Zwane wants 30% minimum black mine ownership - sources

2017-05-26 07:16

Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has proposed raising the mandatory black ownership of mining assets to 30% from 26%, drawing opposition from some ruling party officials.

Australian company sues SA environmental lawyers for defamation

2017-05-09 08:47

Mining company accused of damaging West Coast is claiming over R1m in damages from activists.

Alternative Mining Indaba hands over memo at Mining Indaba

2017-02-09 13:22

The Alternative Mining Indaba – a grouping of church leaders, non-governmental orgnisations and civil society groupings – handed a memorandum to the Mining Indaba organisers.

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