ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING

Labour court rules extension of Sibanye-Stillwater wage agreement to AMCU is lawful

2019-03-20 22:28

The Labour Court has ruled that a gold wage agreement between Sibanye-Stillwater and unions NUM, UASA and Solidarity, which has been extended to AMCU as well as non-unionised employees, is valid and lawful.

UPDATE: AMCU to appeal Labour Court ruling on Lonmin strike

2019-03-15 15:47

Lonmin says the Labour Court has ruled that the planned secondary strike by workers affiliated to AMCU will be unprotected.

Zimbabwe miners to pay 80% wage increase

2019-03-14 20:18

Zimbabwe mining companies – which include units of Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Caledonia Mining – are to award an 80% wage increase to mine workers.

Cosatu slams Mantashe, echoes calls to amend mine health and safety act

2019-03-06 14:54

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines will cripple the industry.

RBPlat share price takes a knock despite boost in platinum output

2019-03-05 14:12

Royal Bafokeng Platinum has reported 25.8% increase in normalised earnings to R166.5m, despite headline earnings taking a substantial 54.2% knock.

How to get mining on track to be SA's sunrise industry

2019-03-03 15:45

If the mining sector is to truly become the "sunrise industry" that President Cyril Ramaphosa wishes it to be, the government will have to become more proficient in how it regulates the industry.

Implats plans to build palladium mine in 2021 on bullish outlook

2019-02-28 20:31

Impala Platinum plans to start building a new palladium mine that could begin producing as soon as 2024 as the company’s outlook for metals turns bullish.

Platinum miners win reprieve as SA strike delayed

2019-02-28 16:55

The world’s biggest platinum miners won a reprieve after a South African court reserved judgment on whether to block a week-long industry strike that was scheduled to start Thursday night.

Man on a mission

2019-02-28 09:59

When David Brown left Implats to take over struggling junior miner MC Mining, he wanted to clear the company’s legacy problems, including taking the valuable Makhado metallurgical coal project forward.

Time for a new wave of BEE

2019-02-25 18:16

We should not be surprised if BEE is once again attacked simply because it’s not done correctly, says Nomfundo Xenia Ngwenya.

 

Mantashe gunning for illegal mining syndicate leaders

2019-03-18 20:25

The minister of mineral resources has a plan to tackle illegal mining.

SA mining production slump continues – Stats SA

2019-03-14 21:04

Statistics South Africa announced a continued slide in local data mining production for January, though mineral sales spiked by over 20% year-on-year due to a strong increase in platinum group metals.

Boosting mining itself beats beneficiation in generating economic gains

2019-03-07 05:00

If South Africa's minerals production – which is lower now than it was in 2013 – were to improve, all sorts of further opportunities would open up in the upstream supplier space, writes Terence Corrigan.

De Beers sales sputter again as cheap diamonds remain unloved

2019-03-05 14:57

De Beers is having the worst start to a year since at least 2016, in the latest sign of difficulties plaguing the global diamond industry.

Mining giants make progress in tackling crippling TB epidemic, HIV

2019-03-03 20:30

South Africa's mining industry has recorded a 3% decrease in the total number of occupational diseases reported nationally for 2017 compared with the previous year.

Booking bosses for mining deaths will bury the industry, says Mantashe

2019-03-01 12:40

Mantashe's remarks followed strong criticism from Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa, who had called for more punitive measures in response to mining fatalities.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Implats shares show possible uptrend

2019-02-28 18:55

Impala Platinum has come out with positive earnings and its price continues to move higher, in what is a very solid uptrend. The good news is there are still significantly higher levels to come.

Implats shares rise 7% as profit jumps

2019-02-28 12:30

Implats has announced a headline profit of R2.23bn for the six months ended December 31 2018, compared to losses of some R150m in the previous comparable period.

AMCU delays wider mining strike until judgment

2019-02-28 08:05

AMCU issued a notice to at least 15 companies last week about the action that was scheduled to start with the night shift on Thursday.

Gloria mine tragedy: Another 13 bodies brought to the surface

2019-02-22 17:02

Another 13 bodies have been retrieved from the closed Gloria coal mine in Mpumalanga, bringing to 18 the number of people who died in a suspected gas-related incident.

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