Mines ministry to issue permits to thousands of zama-zamas

2018-06-07 06:15

Thousands of illegal diamond diggers are to be granted mining permits by the Department of Mineral Resources, as part of a plan to formalise the trade.

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.

Mining sector is not against transformation - chamber

2017-02-06 19:57

The Chamber of Mines says setting unachievable targets in the mining charter will create more contestation and undermine investment.

Big push to revive mining reputation

2014-09-19 05:00

Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant says his topmost priority is to revive the reputation of the mine industry and its global branding.

Ramatlhodi, mine CEOs discuss Amcu offer

2014-06-04 19:04

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi and mining bosses have met and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union presented a proposal to them.


Junior mining companies ideal for job creation - deputy minister

2018-06-05 19:09

Investment in smaller mining companies could help stem the tide of job losses in the troubled sector and help speed up beneficiation, says Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant.

Lily Mine to stay closed despite talk of IDC injection

2017-11-05 06:00

Mpumalanga’s Lily Mine will remain closed for now, contrary to reports of a R319 million cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

Malema a Judas - Oliphant

2016-02-16 18:34

Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant has called Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema a 'Judas'.

Defiant Malema dangles red flag before Oliphant

2014-09-04 21:16

EFF leader Julius Malema has crossed swords with Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Olipant in Parliament, saying the party will bring up Marikana "until you go red".

SPCA orders deputy minister to clean up pig sty

2014-01-28 14:46

The SPCA in Kimberley has warned the deputy minister of mineral resources, Godfrey Oliphant, to clean up his pig farm at Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, or face losing the animals.

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