SA mining industry on its knees as woes grow

2017-07-27 06:00

South African mining companies are struggling to keep head above water amid legal uncertainty and a weak economy.

Chamber of Mines lodges interdict against Zwane about mining notice

2017-07-25 18:41

The Chamber of Mines has served an urgent application for the review and setting aside of a Government Gazette notice by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Zwane’s move will have dire effects

2017-07-23 06:40

Small companies at the fringes of the mining industry, along with empowerment transactions, will take the biggest immediate hit from Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s planned moratorium on all forms of mineral licensing.

Zwane overstepping powers with mines moratorium

2017-07-20 21:30

The Chamber of Mines says it will go to court if Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane fails to withdraw the notice of his intention to place a moratorium on mining rights.

Mining Charter still getting it wrong

2017-07-16 06:00

The new mining charter is not even trying to fix fundamental problems with the original document negotiated 15 years ago, say activists, lawyers and economists.

SA's bombshell Mining Charter halted for now

2017-07-14 14:45

The implementation of the shock new Mining Charter, requiring local mines to be 30% black-owned, has been suspended, says the Chamber of Mines.

Years of gridlock face SA as new charter hurts mining

2017-07-13 19:04

Companies and investors say the new Mining Charter and uncertainty will starve the industry of much-needed capital and add to challenges of declining reserves and rising costs.

Dubai the Beloved Country: how the Guptas broke South Africa

2017-07-04 08:41

The Guptas can take much of the credit for ripping the oldest liberation movement on the continent apart, devastating our democracy, our freedom, our economy and our political culture, writes Max du Preez.

DA opens case against Zwane, Guptas over lavish wedding

2017-07-03 16:50

The DA has laid more criminal charges relating to the so-called #GuptaLeaks, the latest relating to the controversial wedding of Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhia in 2013.

Zwane warns AngloGold about job cuts

2017-06-30 19:32

The information provided by AngloGold Ashanti for contemplating retrenchments of over 8 000 workers must be verified, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.


NUM urges Zwane to withdraw moratorium notice

2017-07-26 15:41

NUM has joined in criticism levelled against Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s proposal to place a moratorium on mining deals, rights and prospecting licences.

Zwane faces treason charges

2017-07-24 15:25

Civil rights body OUTA has laid charges of treason against Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, saying must answer for actively aiding state capture and damaging South Africa's economy.

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.

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.

Rand strengthens to R13/$ on Mining Charter suspension, US data

2017-07-14 15:56

The rand has gained ground, following reports that Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is suspending implementation of the contested Mining Charter as well as movements in the US.

Players should avoid court battle on Mining Charter - Gigaba

2017-07-14 14:19

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba wants the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Mineral Resources to settle their differences on the amended Mining Charter outside court.

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.

Zwane on Mining Charter: Business should stay out of governing

2017-07-03 20:17

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says business should do business and leave governing and legislative decision-making to government.

Moody's upbeat about European, Middle Eastern and African mines' cash position

2017-07-02 12:06

A recovery in metal prices, deep cost-cutting measures and stricter financial discipline have had a positive effect the balance sheets and cash flows of high-yield miners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says a Moody's report.

Zwane accuses Chamber of Mines of opposing transformation

2017-06-27 12:33

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the Chamber of Mines is opposing the Mining Charter, which was launched despite huge opposition, because it is against transformation.

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