Abandoned South African mines could become giant batteries to fend off load shedding if a UK company has its way

2019-12-09 11:45

Gravitricity's electricity-storage plan relies on weights, winches – and really deep holes nobody needs anymore, something South Africa is not short of.

Retrenchment presented a business opportunity for this tour guide

2019-03-24 13:00

Retrenchment led Grace Masango to start her own business, offering mine tours for tourists and local schools.

Court date set for union appeal against Sibanye, Lonmin merger

2019-01-25 10:22

The Competition Appeal Court of South Africa will hear an appeal by union Amcu against a merger between mining groups Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin.

These 5 technologies could revolutionise SA mining, including robots and computer games

2018-09-13 14:30

From gaming to robots, these innovations could change the sector's fortunes.

Government to move ahead with shale gas exploration and exploitation - Mantashe

2018-05-16 06:08

Government intends to fast-track the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in South Africa, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

Barbrook deal in jeopardy

2018-01-21 05:53

A deal by a local minerals and investment company to buy the cash-strapped Lily and Barbrook mines is mired in controversy and could collapse.

Are SA's mining stocks likely to implode?

2018-01-18 00:00

What does year hold for the country's miners? High commodity prices and a strong rand are cause for concern.

Time for a lekgotla

2017-08-03 10:51

When Roman historian Suetonius described Emperor Nero as “fiddling while Rome burns” he could have been referring to mines minister Mosebenzi Zwane, whose recent actions smack of political tinkering.

Anglo confronts messy divorce in SA birthplace

2016-12-08 07:04

While South African mines were cash cows for decades, Anglo now wants to sell them next year to cut debt accumulated during the commodity boom.

BBC lauds Mining Charter push to cut garnishee debt

2016-04-25 15:26

The Black Business Council has praised the draft amended Mining Charter's stance on miners' obligation to cut down on employees' garnishee order debt.


Sibanye freezing new SA capital spend on uncertainty

2019-03-27 14:06

Sibanye Gold, the biggest producer of the metal from South African mines, is not thinking of spending new capital to grow local operations because of an uncertain investment environment.

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.

Mining production down 9.1% for August

2018-10-18 11:08

Stats SA announced that annual mining production had again decreased in August, with gold again taking a hit.

Another bad month for mining production in July - Stats SA

2018-09-13 11:59

There was no respite for South Africa's miners in July, as Stats SA announced yet another fall in production when compared to a year ago.

Mantashe bemoans R1.9bn funding for DMR is inadequate

2018-05-15 16:12

Government’s R1.9bn budget allocation to the department of mineral resources is “inadequate”, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

SA’s five mining bosses most under pressure in 2018

2018-01-18 00:00

The mining industry has had a tough go of it for some time, making an already tricky job even more of a balancing act.

What the mines told Zwane...

2017-08-20 06:01

Chamber and minister at loggerheads over principle that could skew BEE ownership.

Mines make room for silicosis settlements

2017-07-30 11:22

It is unclear how exactly multinational mining giant Anglo American came to the $101m “best estimate” it announced this week for settling its liability in the now 13-year-old legal battle to compensate mine workers suffering from lung diseases.

SA mines fight over proposed community revenue share

2016-08-29 07:05

SA's mining companies are opposed to a government proposal that 1% of their annual revenue be spent on developing communities associated with their operations.

Minister to meet mines on black-ownership rules

2016-04-19 20:18

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane engage with mining bosses over a plan to compel mines to ensure black people hold at least 26% of their shares at all times.

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