3 hard lessons South Africans should learn from the state capture inquiry

2018-09-20 09:11

Political developments in South Africa continue to dish out lessons about the acquisition, use, abuse and limits of political power, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

State capture and Standard Bank: ANC emerges as the main accused

2018-09-17 15:20

How could the ANC not be on trial at the commission of inquiry into state capture? The organisation, its leaders and its deployees to government all were seemingly in service of the Guptas' shadow state, Pieter du Toit argues.

Bosasa's big brother bonanza

2018-09-10 08:29

Those who have been implicated in the Bosasa big brother bonanza (BBBB) have admitted to various things. It all began with Smith offering an explanation that would really offend primary school children, writes Ralph Mathekga.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Duarte disputes meeting Mentor over Gupta Cabinet post offer

2018-08-28 21:17

Former MP Vytjie Mentor has told the commission that she informed Gwede Mantashe and Jessie Duarte about her meeting with the Guptas in 2010.

Mantashe considering withdrawing Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill - Business Day

2018-08-22 10:52

The mineral resources minister, speaking at a meeting of Parliament’s oversight committee on mineral resources, said the amendment bill may be withdrawn, the newspaper reports.

Mantashe to Ramaphosa detractors: 'Back off on land issue'

2018-08-16 15:49

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe has defended President Cyril Ramaphosa against detractors criticising him for the move to amend the Constitution to make it explicit about allowing expropriation of land without compensation.

Land expropriation: Here's how it could be implemented, says Mantashe

2018-08-15 09:45

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe says the Constitution must be amended to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares per farm owner.

Mantashe says plan by Implats to cut 13 000 jobs is 'unethical and reckless'

2018-08-03 18:44

Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has labelled as 'unethical and reckless' a decision by platinum miner Implats to slash 13 000 jobs in a restructuring process aimed at boosting income.

Mantashe extends deadline for Mining Charter consultations

2018-07-08 13:34

Public consultations on the draft Mining Charter have been extended to the end of August to allow for more engagements.

Mantashe seeks re-opening of shuttered mines to boost economy

2018-07-06 05:15

Mines that are on care and maintenance are bad for the economy and the issue is being raised with the Minerals Council, the mineral resources has said.


'What's the hullabaloo?' – Mantashe on ANC meeting with banks over closure of Gupta accounts

2018-09-17 21:34

"I met the banks, that was public. So what is new?" asked Mantashe.

7 figures that reflect the state of mining in SA

2018-09-15 11:00

Although still considered a 'sunrise industry' by the Minerals Council of South Africa, SA's mining industry has faced job losses, a fall in its exploration budget and rising input costs for the past decade.

We have confidence in Mantashe, Minerals Council CEO tells investors

2018-08-30 20:33

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter’s speech at the Africa DownUnder investor conference was a 180-degree turn from last year’s verbal bashing of former minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

Scrapping the draft mining bill would be 'sensible' - Minerals Council

2018-08-23 16:14

The Minerals Council South Africa has come out in support of Mineral Resources Minster Gwede Mantashe, after he suggested withdrawing the Draft Bill to amend the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act.

Mantashe's proposal to limit land ownership not practical - black farmers' union

2018-08-17 05:46

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe’s proposal to put a 12 000-hectare ceiling on land ownership has been slammed by the black farmers' union, the Freedom Front Plus and Agri SA.

Mantashe slams job losses, 'backward' leadership at Gold Fields

2018-08-15 16:05

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has slammed Gold Fields management over its planned retrenchments, saying the job losses reflect "backward" leadership and scapegoating.

Mantashe must wear the hat of conviction

2018-08-12 06:00

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe last week expressed surprise and shock that Impala Platinum, which plans to lay off 13 000 mine workers, cares more about profit than it does about its people.

Dept of Mineral Resources slams Implats retrenchment plans as 'thoughtless'

2018-08-02 17:01

The Department of Mineral Resources says an announcement of job cuts by platinum miner Implats smacks of bad faith in the midst of commitments to save jobs.

Mantashe expects 'frank dialogue' as Mining Charter summit starts

2018-07-07 13:41

“The issue of 'once empowered, always empowered' has always been the issue. I'm certain that it will be an issue here,” said the Minister of Mineral Resources in his opening address.

Ramaphosa: Mining Charter must reposition industry

2018-06-22 19:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa laments the recent spike in mine deaths, while praising Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe for driving the public engagement process of the draft Mining Charter

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