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The Mining Charter vindicates the downgrade, says Fitch

Credit rating agency Fitch says the new Mining Charter showed that its decision to cut SA's sovereign credit rating to junk in April was correct...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week.

3 days ago

Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

Export orders, container shipping on the rise

Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017...

19 Jun 2017

The brain drain and messy regulation

The regulatory environment governing the mining industry in South Africa has never been more complicated - or expensive...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

Chamber: Misgivings on proposed Mining Charter

The revised Mining Charter could be gazetted this week, but the Chamber of Mines is worried that it may differ from what was originally proposed...

14 Jun 2017

Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

Phosa: Mining needs policy certainty

No sector is more in need of long-term policy certainty than mining...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2017

Creating a sustainable cycle

Mining may longer be a dominating force in the economic landscape, but it still remains a tremendously significant player...

9 Jun 2017

PwC report: Top 40 miners back on track

The world's Top 40 miners recovered from a race to the bottom, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016...

8 Jun 2017

Eskom blames renewables for closures

Eskom's supposed reasons for shutting down five of its oldest coal-power plants mask an ulterior motive...

By Melissa Fourie and Robyn Hugo 7 Jun 2017

Mineworkers Provident Fund fails in prescription plea, pays 10% penalty

The complainant (name withheld to protect identity of a minor child) brought a complaint against the Mineworkers Provident Fund (respondent) over the non-payment of the death benefit, following the death of the respondent's member...

6 Jun 2017

Black-owned Scinto clinches R187m coal deal

In a R187m transaction, majority black-owned coal company, Scinta South Africa has acquired South32's Davel mining right...

5 Jun 2017

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