Zwane's mining moves resulted in decline and disillusionment - analyst

2018-02-16 13:29

As Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane sits in the exit lounge, his lame duck speech to the Mining Indaba showed he is out of touch, unfocused and compromised, writes David Christianson.

Northam gets going with developing Tumela

2018-02-11 06:34

Northam Platinum has hired 357 extra people to exploit the Tumela block that it paid Anglo American Platinum for in December, and last month started work on developing the asset.

Charter battle is damaging

2018-02-11 06:21

The battle between the state and the mining industry over the Mining Charter isn’t doing anyone any good, says mining entrepreneur Bridgette Radebe.

DMR working to legalise diamond zama-zamas

2018-02-08 21:06

The only way to combat illegal mining is to legalise it, says the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant.

#MiningIndaba: Mining exec sounds Google, Apple alarm

2018-02-08 06:29

When it comes to mining in the future, mining companies need to innovate or else companies like Google or Apple will be doing the mining, says an industry expert.

#MiningIndaba: Charter at the mercy of SA's leadership

2018-02-07 19:02

South Africa’s leadership issues must be addressed before any work can be done to address the challenges of Mining Charter 2017, according to an analyst.

Mining Indaba execs urged to 'flush only when needed'

2018-02-06 19:31

Cape Town's water crisis is on the agenda of execs at Africa’s biggest annual mining conference, who are being urged to flush only when needed and use hand sanitiser instead of tap water.

Magara interview: Sibanye-Stillwater takeover the best for Lonmin

2018-02-06 15:47

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara says the Sibanye-Stillwater takeover of the platinum miner was the best offer to ensure its long-term sustainability

#MiningIndaba: Renewed confidence in SA on leadership change

2018-02-06 07:25

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has told the 2018 Mining Indaba that there is reinvigorated confidence in South Africa following leadership changes in the ANC.

#MiningIndaba: From Zwane's charter blank to hope for reset button

2018-02-05 14:13

The mining industry’s culture needs to become “less alpha male” and has a long way to go to create a workplace that includes women, according to president and COO of South32.


Africa fails its people

2018-02-11 06:34

African governments fail to apply the laws governing mining companies, allowing them to run wild in pursuit of profit, to the detriment of communities.

Aluwani Capital opens R5bn fund for junior miners

2018-02-11 06:31

Black-owned asset management company Aluwani Capital has launched a fund that is set to deploy a total of R5bn towards mining projects in key commodities.

Govt, mining industry must together resolve charter impasse - Oliphant

2018-02-09 19:53

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant believes that government and industry can reach a solution for Mining Charter 2017 outside of court.

Four possible futures for SA’s coal mines

2018-02-08 15:47

The future of coal mining hangs in the balance amid mounting global pressure to reduce carbon emissions. The Chamber of Mines sets out four scenarios for the sector's future in SA.

De Beers eyes Zimbabwe, DRC after gaining SA permits

2018-02-07 19:57

De Beers may follow its resumption of exploration for diamonds in the Northern Cape by looking for long term opportunities in countries like Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Silicosis settlement imminent

2018-02-07 14:53

A settlement for miners suffering from silicosis will be a better option than litigation, says Graham Briggs, convenor of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group.

Mining companies suddenly positive on SA again

2018-02-06 19:31

Cyril Ramaphosa isn’t even president yet and mining companies are already changing their tune on South Africa.

Mines chamber: We have a problem with the current minister

2018-02-06 11:30

The Chamber of Mines has reiterated calls for multilateral engagements with ethical leaders to find a vision for a transformed mining sector.

Anglo takes down SA for sale sign, may even buy

2018-02-06 06:41

Anglo American has raised the possibility that it could start buying assets in South Africa, the latest sign of how much has changed in two years, when the miner was focused on selling.

#MiningIndaba: Mining execs happy with 'Ramaphosa medicine'

2018-02-05 13:22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has reinvigorated hope within the mining industry and won praise among executives at the African Mining Indaba for changes steamrolled under his watch.

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