RMB invests in Zambian copper mines

Zambia is expected to produce more than one-million tonnes of copper this year, which bodes well for the economy, considering the mineral comprises around 60% of the country's total exports...

By Sandile Mbulawa 3 days ago

New economic toolkit for mineral-rich countries

A new toolkit developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) aims to help resource-rich countries find more sustainable and inclusive economic solutions...

3 days ago

Finding ways to keep communities alive after mine closures

South Africa's economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312 billion, or 6.8%, to South Africa's GDP and 464,667 direct jobs in 2017, a far cry from the 21% contribution to GDP in the 1970s.

17 Jul 2018

Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 16 Jul 2018

Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help...

13 Jul 2018

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

Mining Charter will create policy certainty and real black empowerment

The South African economy's stubborn lack of growth shows that we have still not recovered fully from the 2008 economic crisis...

By Ndavhe Mareda 10 Jul 2018

Minister extends Mining Charter deadline

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed Mining Charter to the end of August...

9 Jul 2018

More clarity needed on draft Mining Charter

The draft Mining Charter is moving in the right direction, but it is still full of ambiguities that need clarity.

3 Jul 2018

DMR restricts new licence applications

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has published a notice restricting the granting of new applications for technical co-operation permits, exploration and production right...

2 Jul 2018

Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis

Venezuela is on a path towards environmental devastation...

By Isaac Nahon-Serfaty 2 Jul 2018

Sibanye-Stillwater commits to safety after poor accident record

After a half-year plagued by mine accidents in which more than 20 workers have died, Sibanye-Stillwater says it has come up with a plan of action, along with other stakeholders, to address health and safety at its operations...

2 Jul 2018

High number of Sibanye-Stillwater mine fatalities concerns DMR

The Department of Mineral Resources has expressed concern at the number of accidents that have occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater mine...

28 Jun 2018

Full Disclosure: Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

It's currently virtually impossible to determine whether South African mining companies are fulfilling their legal obligations to repair and rehabilitate environmental damage that they cause...

By John Yeld 22 Jun 2018

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