The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
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.
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 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.
The global iron ore market was pitched into turmoil after Brazil’s Vale SA, the world’s largest producer, outlined plans to cut output after a deadly dam breach, buoying shares of rivals as investors weighed the impact of the disruption.
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.
AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says job losses as a result of the fourth industrial revolution are inevitable, but a solution may lie in industrialisation.
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.
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.
Company executives are not adequately identifying risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications, according to a survey conducted by DSS.
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.
More political elites are using nationalism as a means of drumming up relevance among the disaffected electorate.
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.
The town of Obuasi in Ghana is said to be the site of the richest Anglo Gold Ashanti gold mine in the world, but it looks nothing like a town where a multinational company has invested hundreds of millions, says Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The platinum miner has delayed placing some of its shafts on care and maintenance due to improved market conditions.
According to projections, SA will need to generate energy from coal until at least 2040, says the head of SA-focused mining investment business Menar Capital.
The SA government is concerned about the potential negative impact on the country’s coal mining industry as the energy sector transitions towards a green economy, says Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe.
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