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.

Harmony CEO takes note of new draft mining charter

2016-04-15 20:00

The CEO of Harmony Gold Mining Company says the mine will hold talks with the government over the new draft mining charter.

EFF will nationalise land, mines, Malema tells US business

2015-09-30 13:46

US investors will have to deal with state ownership of land if the EFF comes to power, party leader Julius Malema has told the American Chamber of Business.

Cleaning up old mines could cost up to R60bn

2015-08-20 07:55

SA is facing a massive regulatory failure as government does not require a levy from mining companies to treat water and there is no enforcement of the laws.

India says coal reforms to continue

2015-01-09 08:45

India says it will stick to its plans to open up the coal industry to private firms and sell a stake in the state-run company.

13 Nicaraguan miners trapped in mine

2014-08-30 07:30

Rescue crews in Nicaragua are battling to reach at least 13 gold miners trapped after collapsing earth blocked a shaft.

Quake: Cosatu warns mines over safety

2014-08-06 10:42

Cosatu has called on mining bosses to ensure safety measures are in place before allowing miners to return to work after the 5.5 quake.


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.

SA plan seeks to keep black mine ownership at 26%

2016-04-15 20:00

South Africa has issued a draft plan that intends to compel mines to ensure that black people hold at least 26% of their shares even after those stakes were sold.

Lily Mine rescue efforts suspended after another collapse

2016-02-13 16:41

Efforts to rescue three workers trapped inside Lily Mine, in Louisville outside Barberton, have been suspended following a second collapse at the site, Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza says.

Court to hear application by NGOs to intervene in potential gold mine class action

2015-08-24 05:32

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by TAC and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as friends of the court in a possible class action suit against gold mines.

Up to 50 000 miners could lose jobs in two years

2015-06-23 14:39

Plans by mine owners to shed jobs to make their businesses more profitable should be dealt with quickly at the most senior level of government, says Terry Bell.

5 miners still missing, but 20 rescued

2014-08-30 10:03

Rescuers in Nicaragua have brought 20 miners to the surface who had been trapped underground after a cave-in at a mine, but five more are still missing.

Quake injures 34 AngloGold miners

2014-08-06 11:23

AngloGold Ashanti has confirmed that 3 300 miners were brought to safety, while 34 were treated with minor injuries after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck SA.

ANC prefers local buyer for Amplats mines

2014-07-29 22:00

The ANC would like a local company to buy mines being sold by Anglo American Platinum, but says it will not try to influence the deal.

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