ARTICLES RELATING TO MINING

Life’s good for Implats

2019-10-17 10:09

It seems that Impala Platinum is currently generating plenty of cash. So much so, that it may not require bridging finance to follow through with its plans to purchase North American Palladium.

'This cannot continue', says AMCU after another fatality at Sibanye-Stillwater

2019-10-13 18:58

Another fatality has occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater's Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg, according to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Mantashe confident South Africa will have a new energy plan by next week

2019-10-10 10:35

At Thursday’s Oil and Power Conference, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said he briefed the Cabinet Committee on the latest version of the document.

Sibanye plans new JSE-listed holding company

2019-10-04 19:33

Sibanye Stillwater - the world's biggest producer of platinum, the second-largest palladium producer and a major gold miner – plans to restructure its holding structure.

Over 30 alleged zama-zamas arrested during police raid in Krugersdorp

2019-10-01 22:07

More than 30 alleged zama-zamas were arrested during a police operation at the Krugersdorp Old Gold Mine in West Village.

BHP approached Anglo American chief Mark Cutifani for CEO role, say insiders

2019-09-25 17:39

BHP Group has talked to Anglo American chief executive officer Mark Cutifani about running for the top job at the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner trapped in collapsed mine

2019-09-23 13:08

Fadzi Manono fears he will never be able to bury his younger brother Witness, whose body lies deep inside a dangerous old mine in Mpumalanga.

Numsa: We will challenge strike ballot rules at Constitutional Court

2019-09-13 05:01

While Numsa plans to challenge labour laws requiring secret balloting for strikes, another union, UASA, has welcomed the legislation.

SA will rely on coal for decades, key miner says

2019-08-28 09:30

Seriti Resources, poised to become Africa’s second biggest coal producer, is betting that South Africa will rely on coal for decades even as the country biggest implements carbon taxes and is under pressure to improve air quality.

Eskom, Mining Charter at heart of saving mining - unions

2019-08-20 21:30

The committee held a day of engagements with organised labour in the mining and energy sectors on Tuesday. The most topical issues that unions touched on were the Mining Charter, and the role of Eskom in creating a conducive environment for industry.

 

Sibanye hoping to avert AMCU platinum strike after wage deadlock

2019-10-15 15:47

Sibanye-Stillwater is hopeful that a wage agreement would be reached with trade union AMCU to avert a strike at its Rustenburg and Marikana operations after negotiations deadlocked.

'They are stealing our future' - How state capture affects its faceless victims

2019-10-12 17:55

While the commission of inquiry into state capture delves deeper and deeper into the web of capture, sourcing the culprits between factional battles, those who were most affected by the crimes believe they are being sidelined.

Implats to buy Canadian miner for more than R11bn

2019-10-07 17:57

It owns a fully mechanised mine with a "low labour complement".

The rise of copper in a green economy

2019-10-03 13:18

In the quest to decarbonise world economies, the global demand for copper could rise substantially. The reason? Its unique properties make it a metal that can play a role in reducing carbon emissions.

De Beers keeps special terms in place for another diamond sale

2019-09-27 21:32

De Beers is continuing its policy of offering almost unprecedented flexibility to diamond buyers as the mining company works to fend off a slump in demand for the gems, according to people familiar with the situation.

Betting on the allure of legacy

2019-09-25 07:42

Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy acknowledges that the diamond market has been tougher than anticipated since he took the top job in April. However, he believes there will be a recovery in time.

Idle staff spend their days watching TV while Alexkor is in crisis, Parliament hears

2019-09-18 14:30

The state-owned diamond company will run out of money by October.

SA mining output rises for first time in 9 months

2019-09-12 12:47

South African mining output increased for the first time in nine months in July as coal and iron ore production surged.

Seriti Resources may turn to equipment makers as coal IPOs shunned

2019-08-27 09:50

The mining group, poised to become SA’s second-biggest coal producer, may take funding from equipment suppliers and hold off on a listing as the fuel is being shunned by financiers because of its environmental impact.

Attract investment or watch mining die, union leader warns state, industry

2019-08-20 19:11

UASA senior manager Johan van Niekerk was addressing the committee on Tuesday morning as part of the committee's engagements with organised labour. The union said it appreciated government’s commitment to making mining a "sunrise industry".

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