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

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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
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

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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

Samuel and Motlapele Molefi, founders and owners of Modi Mining CC. Image supplied.
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
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
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

Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources minister
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
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
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

Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector. EPA-EFE
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

Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross
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

Finding solutions for policy uncertainty
Finding solutions for policy uncertainty

The policy uncertainty hangover, notably in the mining sector, from the previous administration continues to manifest itself is a stagnant economy...

By Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson 29 Aug 2018

Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment
Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment

Nearly five billion people worldwide will use a smartphone by 2020...

By Patrick Byrne and Karen Hudson-Edwards 29 Aug 2018

Mines urged to put workers' dignity, safety first
Mines urged to put workers' dignity, safety first

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the mining sector must transform to ensure that workers' rights, dignity, health and safety are not compromised...

17 Aug 2018

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Marikana: it's time Ramaphosa moved on accountability and reparations

The 2012, in South Africa's North West Province, in which 34 miners were killed by the police, remains an unhealed scar in post democratic South Africa...

By Mia Swart 16 Aug 2018

DRC needs mining-related skills development
DRC needs mining-related skills development

With the growing global interest in cobalt and copper, the Democratic Republic of Congo's needs to focus on developing specialised mining-related skills...

14 Aug 2018

AMCU to host memorial lecture to commemorate the Marikana massacre
AMCU to host memorial lecture to commemorate the Marikana massacre

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) will host the inaugural Memorial Lecture on 15 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in memory of slain Marikana workers...

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A mined out site in an advanced state of rehabilitation
Mine rehabilitation: What can be achieved

South Africa has very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure, despite having laws that compare with the best in the world...

7 Aug 2018

From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rush
From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rush

What's in your stuff? Most of us give no thought to the materials that make modern life possible...

By Hywel Jones 6 Aug 2018

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources
Concerns on Impala Platinum restructuring plans

Impala Platinum's announcement to restructure the company is disconcerting considering the high unemployment rate in the country as reflected in the latest Stats SA survey, says Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe.

3 Aug 2018

Niël Pretorius, DRDGold CEO
Sibanye-Stillwater, DRDGold deal completed

The deal in which DRDGold would acquire Sibanye-Stillwater's West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) assets in exchange for newly issued DRDGold shares has been completed...

1 Aug 2018

Treasury receives draft Tegeta forensic report
Treasury receives draft Tegeta forensic report

National Treasury has received the draft forensic report on alleged irregularities in the awarding by Eskom of a coal contract to Tegeta...

30 Jul 2018

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Manganese line to be shut down for maintenance

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will shut down its manganese line as part of its annual large-scale maintenance...

27 Jul 2018

600 miners rescued from underground fire
600 miners rescued from underground fire

More than 600 employees were successfully evacuated after a fire broke out underground at the Gold One's Modder East operations in the early hours of Thursday morning...

26 Jul 2018

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WMI August seminar to build women leaders in mining

With Women's Month on the doorstep, the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) is presenting its Women Leaders Empowerment for 21st Century Mining seminar from 6-8 August at Wits University...

26 Jul 2018

Mxolisi Mgojo, Minerals Council president
Minerals Council launches safety campaign

The spate of unrelated accidents since 2017, which has resulted in a rising fatality trend after more than 20 years of almost uninterrupted improvements in fatality rate improvements...

26 Jul 2018

SA, Russia seek ways to preserve platinum value
SA, Russia seek ways to preserve platinum value

South Africa and Russia have discussed various options to preserve the value of platinum, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe...

25 Jul 2018

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