Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
When the world’s biggest platinum miners sit down with labour unions this month to negotiate a three-year wage deal, it could prove an early test of Cyril Ramaphosa’s new presidency.
The Minerals Council South Africa has said that as many as 90 000 jobs in the country's mining sector could be at risk "solely as a result" of recent electricity tariff increases.
The Minerals Council has welcomed assurances by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the state will not allow Eskom to fail.
Sibanye's SA gold mines produced 24% less year-on-year and its core profit fell 40%.
The Mining Charter may help bring policy certainty to the mining sector, but questions remain around whether this can translate into investor confidence and improved competitiveness.
The Minerals Council of South Africa has raised concerns over key issues in the new Mining Charter.
The minister of mineral resources has described the reviewed Mining Charter as reflecting a 'consensus among stakeholders' in SA's mining sector.
Gold mining sector starts wage bargaining talks with labour unions, with the Minerals Council of South Africa urging all parties to act in the interest of the industry
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will meet with key roleplayers at the Mining Summit this weekend, ahead of the adoption of the Mining Charter.
CEO of the Minerals Council of South Africa Roger Baxter shares his views on the draft Mining Charter.
Community activists who oppose mining projects in South Africa are often harassed, threatened and sometimes killed, according to a report by advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch.
Fifteen mining companies have received notices of secondary strike action from trade union AMCU, the Minerals Council said in a statement on Friday, adding the companies would do 'everything in their power' to avert the sympathy strikes.
The real change from previous years will be the effort to transform the indaba into a 'deal-making and investment-focused event' according to its Managing Director Alex Grose.
Miners, artisans and officials will receive a 4.25% increase for the first year of the agreement, and CPI-linked increases for the next two years.
The Minerals Council has announced the conclusion of a wage agreement between Harmony Gold [JSE:HAR] and unions representing an estimated 69% of the miner workforce.
The minister of mineral resources has described the reviewed Mining Charter as reflecting a "consensus among stakeholders" in SA's mining sector.
The Minerals Council of South Africa has launched a National Day of Safety and Health in Mining, calling the "current crisis" unacceptable.
Wage negotiations between unions and employers in the gold mining industry will start on Wednesday.
The new draft Mining Charter released by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has still enraged the mining industry and ignored core demands from community groups.
Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe says the latest version of the Mining Charter will empower mineworkers and mining communities while shielding companies.
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