Malawi slammed over failure to protect people living in mining areas

2016-09-30 10:54

Malawi has fallen into the resource-curse trap by failing to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in budding mining communities, HRW says.

Mining sector suffers R60bn knock on low commodity prices

2016-09-29 18:01

Low commodity prices continue to drag down mining financial results, PwC's SA Mine report reveals.

Explosion kills 18 in 'illegal' coal mine in northern China

2016-09-28 12:09

China's state broadcaster says 18 people have been killed in a gas explosion at an underground mine

Impala refinery workers strike over pay

2016-09-27 14:17

Members of a union representing more than half the worker’s at Impala Platinum Holdings’ refinery have started a strike after wage talks broke down.

No end to mine workers’ compensation woes

2016-09-25 06:29

The regulations governing mining in South Africa are in desperate need of revision. This was brought to the fore again last week with the deaths and arrests of “zama-zama” artisanal mine workers and was underlined by word that government is seriously.

Battle for Xolobeni's titanium heading for highest court

2016-09-25 06:25

The fight for the soul of Xolobeni could go to the highest court in the land, according to the opponents of proposed titanium mining activities near Mbizana on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.

Inside Labour: Zama-zamas: illegals or entrepreneurs?

2016-09-23 05:00

The government's suggested measures to improve compensation for workers who at some stage laboured underground appear extremely worrying, says Terry Bell.

Mining’s ugly underbelly

2016-09-18 06:54

Communities around mines suffer while government does little to protect them from exploitation.

Rob Jeffery: Reindustrialise SA – critical for economic growth, jobs

2016-09-16 11:33

Reindustrialisation, electricity and employment are the keys to growth but all parties must recognise their obligations and work towards a common goal, says an economist.

Mining companies are running SA - mining communities

2016-09-15 06:06

People living in mining towns across the country say the government has failed to protect them and is instead allowing mining companies to run the country.


Mine nationalisation: no answer to flames of anarchy – expert analysis

2016-09-30 10:00

An analyst compares the success, or lack thereof, of copper-producing nations Zambia, which followed the nationalism route, and Chile, which liberalised its mining laws.

Four areas where mining does a lot for SA

2016-09-29 07:18

It is highly inaccurate to suggest that South Africans do not benefit from the mineral wealth beneath their feet, writes Kerwin Lebone of the SAIRR.

9 dead, 11 trapped in coal mine explosion in China

2016-09-27 14:22

China's state broadcaster says that nine people have been killed in a gas explosion at an underground mine.

Hearings into mining community problems resume

2016-09-26 07:54

The SA Human Rights Commission’s hearings into the socio-economic conditions in mining communities are expected to resume in Johannesburg.

RBM fires five for fuelling protests

2016-09-25 06:29

Five employees of Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) mine, alleged to have been involved in fuelling community protests over jobs and contracts, have been dismissed following an investigation by the mining giant.

Anglo names new finance director

2016-09-23 10:27

Anglo American has named Fortescue Metals Group’s Stephen Pearce as finance director, after he led the drive to slash debt at the world’s fourth-largest iron ore producer.

Case against 22 illegal miners in Welkom postponed

2016-09-19 22:16

The case against 22 illegal miners arrested at a Welkom gold mine has been postponed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court, Free State police say.

Langlaagte rescue hero died saving others

2016-09-18 06:01

Njabulo Sibanda, who was not a zama zama, died saving his friends.

Criminals undermining real student grievances - Radebe

2016-09-15 19:06

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has called on students to stop being misled by “criminal elements”.

Zama-Zamas retrieve last two bodies from Langlaagte mine

2016-09-14 09:27

Volunteer rescue workers have retrieved the bodies of the last two miners that were still trapped underground at the Langlaagte mine.

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