It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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In order to achieve a brighter future for the SA mining industry, research by the Boston Consulting Group has found ten interventions that need to be implemented.
It is important to note that the concept of resource nationalism does not mean nationalisation, says a representative of the French government at Mining Indaba 2019.
Over the past five years the Tormin mine on the West Coast has extracted vast amounts of valuable minerals like zircon, ilmenite, rutile and garnet.
Company executives are not adequately identifying risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications, according to a survey conducted by DSS.
Lack of exploration, mine closures and job losses in rural areas will be inevitable if MCIII is applied to junior miners, says Gert van Niekerk.
Be aware of the policy environment and political innuendos which could make SA seem unattractive for investors in the coal industry, says the executive head of coal operations at Exxaro Resources.
The challenges affecting the African mining industry are complex, but also bring opportunity as the industry looks into 2019 and beyond, says a mining expert.
Mining is a sunrise industry? Not so fast, says AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa.
The platinum miner has delayed placing some of its shafts on care and maintenance due to improved market conditions.
AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says job losses as a result of the fourth industrial revolution are inevitable, but a solution may lie in industrialisation.
Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength, says David Fickling.
Production of gold by South African mines retreated the most in six years in December as a strike at the nation’s top producer of the metal continued.
The implementation of the changes proposed by the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in SA, say legal experts.
Two mega deals in less than four months have heralded the much talked about consolidation in the global gold sector which has been speculated about for the past couple of years.
Some 6 000 delegates attended Mining Indaba 2019, a record number. It was also the first time the event was formally addressed by a sitting president of SA.
The Alternative Mining Indaba has been running for 10 years, and its organisers believe the event has made strides in bringing forward the plight of communities affected by mining.
There was a period in SA when government and industry were at loggerheads, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said at the opening at Cape Town's Mining Indaba.
Zimbabwe's listed gold miner, RioZim, has suspended operations for the second time in four months, amid failure by the country's central bank to pay for a delivery to its gold buying unit.
The annual Mining Indaba is crucial for brainstorming sustainable solutions among key players in the mining industry, says the chief technical officer of Black & Veatch Mining.
The idea to build a heavy haul railway line between Botswana and South Africa is over a decade old and seeks to unlock a potential 212bn tons in coal reserves.
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