No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws

There are currently several pieces of environmental legislation being updated or coming into force, with which the mining industry will be obliged to comply...

14 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

Contract mining: The good, the bad and the ugly

The mining industry is an integral contributor to the South African economy, especially in terms of employment...

By Norman Keel 11 Sep 2018

Study: Amplats workers and communities still losing out

Amplats workers and communities benefitted far less than its shareholders during the fat years prior to the global financial crash of 2008...

6 Sep 2018

Winners of the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition announced

The winners of the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been announced with Samuel and Motlapele Molefi, founders and owners of Modi Mining CC, named as the overall winners...

5 Sep 2018

Pratley replicates its famous suspended bulldozer stunt

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Pratley Group earlier this year marked the occasion by replicating its memorable launch of Pratley Wondafix in 1985 which saw CEO Kim Pratley stand underneath a 13-tonne bulldozer...

5 Sep 2018

Mining sector sees growth in second quarter

The mining sector grew by 4.9% and contributed 0.4 of a percentage point to gross domestic product (GDP) growth, led by growth in platinum group metals (PGMs), copper and nickel, amongst others...

5 Sep 2018

Dodgy DMR office closes its doors

The Department of Mineral Resources' Mpumalanga Regional Office has been shut down until further notice, following complaints of corruption and backlogs in issuing licences,

4 Sep 2018

Digital technology is the next step in mining

Facing the prospect of digital mining transformation, executives have issues with the more complex areas of digital solution implementation, generational workforce evolution and legacy transition challenges...

3 Sep 2018

Last day to comment on Mining Charter

South Africans who wish to submit comments on the draft Mining Charter have until the end of business today (31 August 2018) to do so...

31 Aug 2018

Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

Trust has paid out R134m compensation to silicosis sufferers

The Q(h)ubeka Trust has awarded R134m in compensation to qualifying former Anglo American South Africa and AngloGold Ashanti mineworkers suffering from silicosis...

29 Aug 2018

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