The relief sought by the NMF was misconceived and the court's approach therefore correct, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
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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.
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.
Stats SA announced that annual mining production had again decreased in August, with gold again taking a hit.
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.
Government’s R1.9bn budget allocation to the department of mineral resources is “inadequate”, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
The mining industry has had a tough go of it for some time, making an already tricky job even more of a balancing act.
Chamber and minister at loggerheads over principle that could skew BEE ownership.
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's mining companies are opposed to a government proposal that 1% of their annual revenue be spent on developing communities associated with their operations.
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.
Retrenchment led Grace Masango to start her own business, offering mine tours for tourists and local schools.
The Competition Appeal Court of South Africa will hear an appeal by union Amcu against a merger between mining groups Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin.
From gaming to robots, these innovations could change the sector's fortunes.
Government intends to fast-track the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in South Africa, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
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.
What does year hold for the country's miners? High commodity prices and a strong rand are cause for concern.
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.
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.
The Black Business Council has praised the draft amended Mining Charter's stance on miners' obligation to cut down on employees' garnishee order debt.
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.
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