Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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.
Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant believes that government and industry can reach a solution for Mining Charter 2017 outside of court.
The Chamber of Mines says setting unachievable targets in the mining charter will create more contestation and undermine investment.
Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant says his topmost priority is to revive the reputation of the mine industry and its global branding.
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi and mining bosses have met and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union presented a proposal to them.
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.
Mpumalanga’s Lily Mine will remain closed for now, contrary to reports of a R319 million cash injection from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant has called Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema a 'Judas'.
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".
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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