ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING

A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala

2019-06-20 05:59

A group of fishermen from an indigenous community in Guatemala demanded to know more about the environmental impact of a ferronickel mine established on their ancestral land. One of them was killed, and a local reporter was criminalised for covering the story.

AMCU leader takes diplomatic tone ahead of platinum wage talks

2019-06-16 15:57

For a union leader that led the longest platinum-mining strike and which self-identifies as 'militant', AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa is sounding rather diplomatic.

Over 3 000 gold mine workers affected by Sibanye-Stillwater restructuring

2019-06-05 11:38

Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded the consultation phase of restructuring that will affect over 3 000 employees and see Beatrix 1 and Driefontein 2 shafts placed on care and maintenance, while Driefontein 6 and 7 shafts and Beatrix 2 plant will be closed.

Mining groups ask court to approve R5bn silicosis settlement case

2019-06-01 13:00

Mining groups have asked the Gauteng High Court to approve a R5bn settlement agreement relating to thousands of gold miners affected by silicosis or tuberculosis.

Sibanye is now the world's no. 1 platinum miner

2019-05-30 06:58

With the acquisition of Lonmin, Chief Executive Officer Neal Froneman has completed Sibanye’s transformation to a giant of SA's key platinum sector.

Sibanye chairperson Sello Moloko announces resignation

2019-05-29 14:49

The mining company said Moloko will be focussing on other responsibilities and the development of the Thesele Group, a 100% black-owned investment company which he founded in 2005.

Surge in miners fails to lift JSE

2019-05-28 18:17

The JSE closed flat on Tuesday despite significant gains being recorded by the resources index.

Bleak first quarter of 2019 for Zimbabwe mining firms

2019-05-23 09:31

Mining houses in Zimbabwe experienced a poor first quarter of the year as delays and the non-payment of foreign currency earnings by the central bank stifled production.

Lonmin plans to cut 4 100 workers as it closes platinum mines

2019-05-21 05:01

Lonmin plans to cut 4 100 workers at mines that have run out of profitable ore and are being closed.

Court dismisses AMCU's job loss appeal on Sibanye-Lonmin merger

2019-05-17 15:46

Judge Dennis Davis on Friday dismissed an appeal by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) who wanted an aproval by the Competition Tribunal for a merger between mining companies Sibanye-Stillwater and Lonmin set aside.

 

Silence is golden for a Tanzanian mine

2019-06-19 06:09

In Tanzania, reporters trying to investigate violence, environmental damage and other wrongdoing connected to a gold mine in the north of the country are trapped between the silence of a mining giant and the lies of a repressive government.

South Africa turns unlikely haven as gold's rally boosts stocks

2019-06-06 09:34

Donald Trump’s trade offensives against China, Europe and Mexico may be driving the global markets into a frenzy, but the uncertainty is just the fix South Africa’s gold-miner stocks needed.

Xolobeni lawsuit: Activists denied access to documents for defamation defence

2019-06-01 14:00

The company that is looking to start mining in the heritage site community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape is taking environmental activists and attorneys to the Western Cape High Court for defamation.

Fears Mantashe may bury pro-renewable IRP draft as energy portfolio 'disrupted' again

2019-05-30 15:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday evening at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that Gwede Mantashe would serve as minister of a merged department between mineral resources and energy.

Shell plans SA oil expansion with second deal

2019-05-29 19:01

Shell is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects.

Activists accuse aspiring Xolobeni miner of malicious litigation

2019-05-28 20:00

The Australian company sued the environmental activists for defamation over misgivings they expressed about the process behind the approval of their exploration licence in Xolobeni.

Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela in court on Grootvlei mine charges

2019-05-28 15:52

The directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems, namely Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and Thulani Ngubane, appeared in the Springs Regional Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

World’s biggest miner sees coal's era ending in shift to the battery age

2019-05-22 13:00

BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner, sees the outlook for thermal coal as challenged and won’t add production as it prioritises growth in commodities tied to the shift to renewable energy and electric transport.

Amplats dismisses 643 workers at Mototolo Mine following unprotected strike

2019-05-20 09:11

The mining group says it has dismissed half of its underground workforce at Mototolo Mine following an unprotected strike.

Anglo to build a new diamond-mining boat in next growth move

2019-05-16 14:50

Anglo American will build a new diamond-mining boat to operate off the coast of Namibia, where it finds some of its most expensive stones, in the latest sign the company is willing to spend on growth.

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