While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The minister has suggested redirecting mining royalties to a sovereign wealth fund.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week that South Africa would be creating both a sovereign wealth fund and a state bank.
South Africa's announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom's monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa's most industrialised economy.
Tech innovation and dramatic changes in consumer preferences are disrupting the diamond industry, which has serious implications for job security in Africa, says Babar Dharani.
AngloGold Ashanti picked Harmony Gold Mining as the buyer for its last remaining South African operations, according to people familiar with the matter.
Simine consultant Antony Mello told Fin24 that the company served assisted the mining industry to define and understand the "organisation of the future", using tech to simplify tasks and help save lives.
Goldfileds expects to finish 2019 on a high due to higher production, higher gold prices achieved, lower cost of sales and lower impairment charges.
Mining companies would do well to examine the detail of any legislative amendments that follow from Minister Gwede Mantashe's announcement that they can generate power for self-use.
The mining group is pivoting toward the Americas to develop more profitable assets.
There are three main risks for the mining industry in South Africa, according to a report released by FTI Consulting at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town.
The minister of energy and mineral resources says his department will provide further details on the proposed utility when it draws up its budget.
After more than seven years at the helm, the Anglo American Platinum head will step down in April.
Gold Fields won’t be rushing to join AngloGold Ashanti in exiting the country after its last mine in SA returned to profit last year.
Following a shootout with suspected illegal miners, police say they have arrested 10 people that they believe are linked to the stoning and killing of 10 illegal miners in Roodepoort in January.
Deloitte Africa's leader in energy resources and industrials, Andrew Lane, told Fin24 that decarbonisation would become a much more prominent issue for South Africa in the coming years and that every bit of progress was significant.
A gold price increase sets Harmony on a growth path.
Arcelormitta's revenue decreased by 9% as sales volume takes an 8% knock
A group of protestors marched to the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town to highlight their concerns over the problems extractive mining is causing for communities who live near mines.
Mining in South Africa was negatively affected "under state capturers who decided they wanted a piece of the industry", says the president of the Minerals Council SA.
The mining indaba opened on Monday with a dearth of finance, prompted by investors flocking to greener sectors, likely to be top of the agenda.
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