Mantashe gunning for illegal mining syndicate leaders

2019-03-18 20:25

The minister of mineral resources has a plan to tackle illegal mining.

Cosatu slams Mantashe, echoes calls to amend mine health and safety act

2019-03-06 14:54

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines will cripple the industry.

How to get mining on track to be SA's sunrise industry

2019-03-03 15:45

If the mining sector is to truly become the "sunrise industry" that President Cyril Ramaphosa wishes it to be, the government will have to become more proficient in how it regulates the industry.

Mantashe to visit Gloria coal mine where 22 men are still trapped underground

2019-02-15 07:26

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is expected to pay a visit to the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg, Mpumalanga, where 22 alleged copper thieves have been trapped and are believed dead.

Mantashe inspects West Coast mine ahead of its expansion plans

2019-02-13 10:16

Over the past five years the Tormin mine on the West Coast has extracted vast amounts of valuable minerals like zircon, ilmenite, rutile and garnet.

Oil and gas law plans already paying off with Total gas find - Mantashe

2019-02-07 12:28

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe told the Mining Indaba on Thursday that plans to separate oil and gas from the Mining Charter were already yielding results as Total announced "a significant gas condensate discovery" in the Outeniqua Basin.

READ: Gwede Mantashe on SA's mining landscape

2019-02-04 22:01

The 25th African Mining Indaba kicked off on Monday, and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe delivered the opening address.

Mantashe: Government appealing Xolobeni ruling to prevent 'chaos' in mine licensing

2019-02-04 12:23

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said the ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria was sound, but that it ran the risk of transferring authority over licensing in the mining sector from the state to communities. He said the consequences were potentially chaotic.

What to expect at Mining Indaba 2019

2019-02-04 07:55

The real change from previous years will be the effort to transform the indaba into a 'deal-making and investment-focused event' according to its Managing Director Alex Grose.

Mantashe announces independent survey on mining in Xolobeni

2019-01-16 20:32

Mantashe visited the Eastern Cape community and its natural dunes on Wednesday accompanied by a delegation from the Department of Mineral Resources and what has been described as heavy police presence.


'I have had no dealings with Bosasa' - Gwede Mantashe

2019-03-15 16:57

"Since appointed minister, I have had no dealings with Bosasa," Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe's has said in response to a parliamentary question from EFF MP Yoliswa Yako.

Xolobeni and the irony of history

2019-03-05 05:00

It seems that Gwede Mantashe is not paying sufficient attention to the core principles of constitutional democracy that puts citizens at the centre of shaping their futures, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Booking bosses for mining deaths will bury the industry, says Mantashe

2019-03-01 12:40

Mantashe's remarks followed strong criticism from Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa, who had called for more punitive measures in response to mining fatalities.

What Gwede Mantashe wants you to know about his Bosasa security systems

2019-02-14 12:46

This weekend former ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe took journalists on a tour of his three properties where "around" 2015 and 2016, corruption accused company Bosasa installed CCTV systems and spotlights.

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.

Aon mining leader: SA must reduce impact of reputational risks like Eskom

2019-02-06 14:53

Aon's global mining practice leader says one of the legitimate concerns that mining companies had in SA was uncertainty in the longer investing environment.

We need a stronger Eskom if we want to save mining, says Mantashe

2019-02-04 17:49

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says mining companies were right to demand energy security, with an embattled Eskom struggling to get back to an optimal state.

Gwede Mantashe says certainty has returned to SA mining industry

2019-02-04 11:04

Investors in the SA mining industry now have certainty about what legislation expects them to do, according to Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe, who gave the keynote address at the start of the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Xolobeni has nothing to fear from survey - Mineral Resources Dept

2019-01-23 19:37

The Department of Mineral Resources says the survey would be independent and that there was no way for government to manipulate its outcomes, one way or another.

Xolobeni turns Mantashe away: 'We say no to mining for 15 years'

2018-12-04 22:00

The community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape have reiterated that they do not want a mine in their area, despite the Department of Mineral Resources supposed intentions to issue mining rights.

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