July mining summit will help sharpen Mining Charter, Minister says

2018-06-17 13:05

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said in Sunday that the department’s summit in July will discuss the Mining Charter with industry and social partners.

Public has 30 days to comment as Mantashe releases long-awaited draft Mining Charter

2018-06-15 18:52

The draft Mining Charter has been gazetted for public comment.

How to ride the new mining wave

2018-06-14 10:18

Having recovered financial discipline since the commodity price meltdown in 2012, industry players need to strategise as they face heightened demand in the sector

State of SA’s mining sector raises fundamental questions

2018-06-11 14:32

Fund manager Peter Major explains how the local mining sector disappeared from the radars of investors.

Ramaphosa: SA to attend G7 summit after seven-year absence

2018-05-31 21:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA has been invited to attend the upcoming G7 summit in Canada, after a seven-year absence in the economic forum of some of the most powerful nations in the world.

Building a junior mining sector

2018-05-17 08:52

There seems to be a shift towards establishing a junior mining sector in SA. But with few miners engaged in real, grassroots exploration, who will be championing this move?

Reasons for SA investors to smile

2018-05-01 11:16

Many South Africans are coming to terms with the fact that the government still has a great deal of work to do before the economy begins to see significant growth. But it’s not all bad news.

The mining charter: 'Is this proof of trust deficiency?'

2018-04-29 06:00

The majority judgment in the Chamber of Mines’ declaratory application came at a time when the mining industry was starting to engage constructively on the review of the controversial Mining Charter 3.

Mantashe to appeal court ruling on black ownership of mines

2018-04-23 14:14

The mineral resources minister has sought leave to appeal an earlier judgment over a crucial black-ownership principle in the Mining Charter.

Mining Charter splits judges

2018-04-08 06:02

Mines do not have to maintain their minimum 26% black ownership if it gets sold or diluted.


New Mining Charter to credit past black empowerment deals

2018-06-16 08:00

SA's new Mining Charter applies the "once empowered, always empowered" principle, Bloomberg reports.

Mining output drops amid hopes that new charter will boost investment

2018-06-14 19:04

Mining production has decreased by 4.3% year-on-year in April 2018, says Statistics SA.

Mining Charter 'secondary legislation' on its way, Parliament hears

2018-06-12 19:08

The Department of Mineral Resources told Parliament that it had reached consensus that the soon coming Mining Charter would serve as “secondary legislation”.

Govt scraps Zwane's Mining Charter plan for community development levy

2018-06-06 18:07

Government has scrapped plans to compel mining companies to contribute 1% of their annual turnover to a new community development agency because it fears the funds could be abused.

Mantashe determined to end policy uncertainty with June charter deadline

2018-05-23 21:05

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department is on course to meet the June deadline to finalise the Mining Charter, calling it part of the “policy uncertainty” hindering business.

Ramaphosa vows Mining Charter finalised 'soon'

2018-05-04 07:56

New rules governing black ownership of South Africa’s mining industry will be completed “very soon”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told a Japan-Africa trade forum in Johannesburg.

Gwede jumps in to save charter

2018-04-29 06:01

The department of mineral resources claims meaningful empowerment is impossible if a recent high court declaratory order, which severely reduces the reach of the latest draft of the Mining Charter, is allowed to stand.

DMR appeals ruling on BEE top-up in Mining Charter

2018-04-24 11:03

The Department of Mineral Resources says the judgment on the black ownership top-up in the Mining Charter has dire implications for economic transformation, the mining sector and South Africa at large.

Ramaphosa, Mantashe bring wave of optimism to mining sector - expert

2018-04-18 22:00

Cyril Ramaphosa's election and a new mining minister has led to a surge of positive sentiment in SA's mining industry, as is reflected in current transactions, says a legal expert.

BEE verdict sets tone for collaborative Mining Charter talks - union

2018-04-05 15:11

A declaratory high court order on the “once empowered always empowered” principle will serve as a pointer for Mining Charter negotiations to be collaborative, says union Solidarity.

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