What the mines told Zwane...

2017-08-20 06:01

Chamber and minister at loggerheads over principle that could skew BEE ownership.

Zwane defends Mining Charter as cornerstone of radical economic transformation

2017-08-18 10:57

Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has defended the controversial Mining Charter as a deliberate tool by government to improve the lives of the majority of South Africans.

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.

Zwane used Charter to score political points - Mathunjwa

2017-08-11 15:11

Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane’s mining charter was just an effort to score political points, says AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa.

Time for a lekgotla

2017-08-03 10:51

When Roman historian Suetonius described Emperor Nero as “fiddling while Rome burns” he could have been referring to mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane, whose recent actions smack of political tinkering.

NUM urges Zwane to withdraw moratorium notice

2017-07-26 15:41

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

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.


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.

Under-pressure Zwane to preach on radical economic transformation

2017-08-17 14:30

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will deliver a speech to the Black Business Council on the topic of radical economic transformation on Friday.

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 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.

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.

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.

Mining production climbs 3% year-on-year in May

2017-07-13 17:10

Mining production increased by 3.6% year-on-year in May 2017, but the rest of the quarter may be disappointing on the back of softer commodity prices.

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