10 interventions SA's mining industry needs

2019-02-18 15:56

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.

Important to distinguish resource nationalism from nationalisation - French official

2019-02-14 12:29

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.

Potential ground-breaking changes for Mine Closure

2019-02-12 18:06

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.

OPINION: Mining Charter III threatens livelihood of alluvial diamond mining industry

2019-02-11 20:37

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.

Policy, political innuendo can make SA coal unattractive to investors – Exxaro exec

2019-02-10 19:45

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.

'We want our voice on the table' - Alternative Mining Indaba

2019-02-09 09:24

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.

Iron ore rockets as Vale's supply disruption convulses market

2019-02-08 14:45

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.

Zim biggest gold miner suspends operations as central bank fails to pay up

2019-02-08 14:41

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.

Mathunjwa: Machines are great, but we must be able to build them

2019-02-08 08:30

AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa says job losses as a result of the fourth industrial revolution are inevitable, but a solution may lie in industrialisation.

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.


Palladium still hasn't peaked

2019-02-17 10:56

Platinum’s lesser-known cousin keeps going from strength to strength, says David Fickling.

SA gold output plunges most in six years in December

2019-02-14 12:28

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.

Execs not adequately preparing for mining risks - survey

2019-02-12 17:45

Company executives are not adequately identifying risks that can have potentially catastrophic implications, according to a survey conducted by DSS.

Do you think Mining Indaba held a good event? 'Cause they do.

2019-02-11 06:25

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.

Nationalism a symptom of trust deficit in mining, analysts warn

2019-02-10 14:04

More political elites are using nationalism as a means of drumming up relevance among the disaffected electorate.

Mantashe: What govt learned from power struggle with mining industry

2019-02-08 15:42

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.

AngloGold Ashanti returning to Ghana mining town under a fairer deal, says president

2019-02-08 14:45

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.

Lonmin to delay 12 600 job cuts as conditions improve

2019-02-08 12:55

The platinum miner has delayed placing some of its shafts on care and maintenance due to improved market conditions.

SA needs coal 'until at least 2040', panel argues

2019-02-07 07:53

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.

Radebe: Govt concerned about what green economy will mean for SA's coal industry

2019-02-06 11:47

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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