Want a hole? You got it!

2017-02-12 06:28

A local mine drilling company this week launched a new type of tunnel boring method that it hopes will become a competitive means to make horizontal tunnels, bring down costs, speed up mining and improve safety.

NUM: Ramphele's resignation long overdue

2013-02-13 16:23

The National Union of Mineworkers has lauded Mamphela Ramphele's decision to step down as chair from Gold Fields, saying she did not care for miners.

Anglo: Government threats out of order

2013-02-07 11:41

Anglo American's new CEO Mark Cutifani has slammed government's threat to review mining licences made after Amplats said it would cut 14 000 job cuts.

China's race for resources 'deliberate'

2013-02-06 14:08

China’s campaign and race for resources globally is systematic and deliberate, acclaimed author Dambisa Moyo has told the mining indaba in Cape Town.

Corruption threatens foreign investment

2013-02-05 18:01

While most South Africans support foreign direct investment, they view corruption as the greatest hurdle to attracting it, a survey shows.

Shabangu: Amplats SA's problem

2013-02-05 16:07

Minister Susan Shabangu says the government is looking into ways to ensure that South Africa remains a destination of choice for mining companies.

Shabangu: We can't have another Marikana

2013-02-05 12:01

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the private sector must play its role in improving work conditions to prevent a repeat of the Marikana disaster.

Guinea to review mining contracts

2013-02-05 10:10

Guinea will review all of its mining contracts including a 2011 settlement agreement with global miner Rio Tinto, as it conducts an audit of its mining registry.

Indaba to highlight darker side of mining

2013-02-04 13:07

The Alternative Mining Indaba will bring together stakeholders to showcase the cause of victims of mining activities and evidence of ecological damage.

Shabangu: Nationalisation not viable

2012-02-07 10:54

The ANC will not nationalise mines as it is not a viable option for SA, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.


Just plain rock science

2013-02-14 07:54

Technology is the answer, forget about the question, says Jarred Myers.

Elephant in the room

2013-02-08 07:29

Resource nationalism needs a poison pill, says Jarred Myers.

Ramphele: Ease off on scare talk

2013-02-06 14:31

Government should take care not to chase away mining investors with unnecessary and heavy-handed statements, Gold Fields chairperson Mamphela Ramphele says.

Ramphele: Past haunts SA mining

2013-02-06 12:09

Post-Marikana mining in SA has been irrevocably changed and there are many timebombs waiting to go off, Gold Fields chairperson Mamphela Ramphele says.

Carroll: Amplats has to restructure

2013-02-05 16:35

Amplats, the world's largest producer of platinum, has to be restructured to make it viable for the future, says outgoing Anglo CEO Cynthia Carroll.

People before profits, urge activists

2013-02-05 15:36

One of the religious leaders who mediated talks between strikers and Lonmin management to end the deadly Marikana strike, has launched a blistering attack on mines.

No nationalisation, insists Shabangu

2013-02-05 10:50

Nationalisation of mines is neither the policy of the ANC nor that of government, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has told Mining Indaba delegates.

Much ado about mining

2013-02-04 16:00

Jarred Myers reports from the opening day of the mining indaba in Cape Town.

Shabangu: Make CEOs liable for mine deaths

2012-02-07 12:58

Industry chiefs should be held responsible for fatalities which could have been avoided, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

SA seeks new minerals to boost investment

2012-02-07 10:26

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says SA will use new technology to explore for minerals.

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