Draft law proposed to give state a share in petroleum

2019-09-13 14:35

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is considering legislation that will give government a 20% free carry share in upstream petroleum, Parliament heard on Friday.

Communities left out of the plans meant to benefit them - report

2019-02-06 20:30

Some 95% of survey respondents in a social audit have not seen the social and labour plans of local mines intended to benefit them, a new report has revealed.

READ: Mantashe's address at announcement of new Mining Charter

2018-09-27 14:15

The minister of mineral resources has described the reviewed Mining Charter as reflecting a "consensus among stakeholders" in SA's mining sector.

Mantashe to unpack finalised Mining Charter on Thursday

2018-09-26 10:16

The long-awaited release of the renewed charter comes a week after Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane confirmed it had been signed off by Cabinet.

Sword of Damocles hangs over miners' heads

2018-08-19 06:03

Only a fifth of those who could lose their jobs at South Deep mine, western Johannesburg, would be able to find other jobs.

Mantashe to discuss Mining Charter with industry, unions in weekend summit

2018-07-06 16:51

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will meet with key roleplayers at the Mining Summit this weekend, ahead of the adoption of the Mining Charter.

Mining Charter won’t promote investment and growth, says council

2018-06-18 17:33

The newly released draft Mining Charter will not promote competitiveness, investment, growth and transformation, the Minerals Council of South Africa said.

Junior mining companies ideal for job creation - deputy minister

2018-06-05 19:09

Investment in smaller mining companies could help stem the tide of job losses in the troubled sector and help speed up beneficiation, says Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant.

Mantashe determined to end policy uncertainty with June charter deadline

2018-05-23 21:05

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department is on course to meet the June deadline to finalise the Mining Charter, calling it part of the “policy uncertainty” hindering business.

AMCU: Mine safety has now become a human rights issue

2018-05-05 14:23

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says mine safety has become a human rights issue and that legislation should be strengthened to hold mining bosses criminally accountable for failing to ensure safety at operations.


Booking bosses for mining deaths will bury the industry, says Mantashe

2019-03-01 12:40

Mantashe's remarks followed strong criticism from Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa, who had called for more punitive measures in response to mining fatalities.

Mantashe: Leave mining out of sovereign wealth fund plans

2018-10-03 11:58

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says he has objected to a proposal of using the mining industry to fund the country's mooted sovereign wealth fund.

New Mining Charter a consensus document - Gwede Mantashe

2018-09-27 12:14

The minister of mineral resources has described the reviewed Mining Charter as reflecting a 'consensus among stakeholders' in SA's mining sector.

Revised Mining Charter approved by Cabinet

2018-09-20 13:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to speak about the revised Charter - which has not been made public yet - when he unveils his economic stimulus plan on Friday.

Dept of Mineral Resources slams Implats retrenchment plans as 'thoughtless'

2018-08-02 17:01

The Department of Mineral Resources says an announcement of job cuts by platinum miner Implats smacks of bad faith in the midst of commitments to save jobs.

Mantashe: New Mining Charter to drive transformation, reduce risk

2018-06-18 22:12

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe says the latest version of the Mining Charter will empower mineworkers and mining communities while shielding companies.

Public has 30 days to comment as Mantashe releases long-awaited draft Mining Charter

2018-06-15 18:52

The draft Mining Charter has been gazetted for public comment.

Mantashe commits to summit before Mining Charter is gazetted

2018-06-01 12:54

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe has committed to presenting a draft of the reviewed Mining Charter to industry bodies at a summit before it is presented to Cabinet and gazetted.

Government to move ahead with shale gas exploration and exploitation - Mantashe

2018-05-16 06:08

Government intends to fast-track the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in South Africa, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

Committee seeks legal guidance on DMR inquiry

2018-03-14 20:26

The portfolio committee on mineral resources says it will request an evidence leader for its inquiry into state capture and maladministration at the Department of Mineral Resources.

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