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Nico Muller, CEO: Implats. Picture: Robert Tshabalala /Financial Mail
Implats warns of job cuts as it tackles unprofitable shafts

Impala Platinum (Implats), the world's second-largest producer of the metal, is heading for turbulent times as it cuts jobs and tackles its unprofitable Rustenburg mines...

2 days ago

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CEO: AngloGold Ashanti. Picture: BusinessLIVE/Martin Rhodes
Unsolicited offer for gold mine

AngloGold Ashanti has signed a memorandum of understanding with a group interested in buying its Kopanang gold mine, which the company is preparing to close...

2 days ago

Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor
Mining Indaba appoints Scan Display official contractor

Scan Display, an exhibition, event and display specialist, has been appointed the official exhibition contactor for Investing in African Mining Indaba 2018...

Issued by Scan Display 19 hours ago

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources
Zwane won't implement new charter

The minister of mineral resources has undertaken not to implement the reviewed Mining Charter...

15 Sep 2017

Still more work needs to be done on the Mining Charter
Still more work needs to be done on the Mining Charter

Although there have been some welcome changes to the Mining Charter, there's still uncertainty on several issues and further dialogue is needed...

14 Sep 2017

Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater. Photo: BizNiz Africa
Sibanye's new gold rush

Sibanye-Stillwater has been approached by buyers interested in its Beatrix West and Cooke operations, which it is planning to put on care and maintenanc...

11 Sep 2017

32.33 carat pink diamond extracted from Williamson Mine in 2016. Photo: Petra Diamonds
Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has confiscated diamonds worth nearly $30m after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of declaring a lower value when trying to export the gems...

11 Sep 2017

Roger Baxter, CEO: Chamber of Mines
Chamber lays blame for mining crisis at DMR's door

South African mining is in crisis, but there are solutions to ‘restoring the dream' of a prosperous sector...

8 Sep 2017

Deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining jobs losses on the decline

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says government's plan to save jobs in the mining sector is starting to bear fruit...

7 Sep 2017

Photo: City of Johannesburg
OES opens up business prospects for mines

The One Environmental System cleared up any confusion in the mining industry about which department was responsible for environmental authorisation for mining and ancillary activities...

By Tshegofatso Masilo, Beatrix Spargo, Kirsty Kilner 6 Sep 2017

Elandsfontein mine extracting water unlawfully
Elandsfontein mine extracting water unlawfully

During the course of last week, it became known that the Saldanha Bay Municipality plans to accept all water that Kropz Elandsfontein is removing from the 5-10 million year old Elandsfontein aquifer on which it has established its controversial opencast phosphate mine...

1 Sep 2017

Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near mines
Waiting to inhale: Radiation and living near mines

Johannesburg and Soweto residents are living on a health time bomb, thanks to one of the largest mine-produced and naturally occurring concentrations of uranium...

1 Sep 2017

Renewed government support for Electra Mining Botswana
Renewed government support for Electra Mining Botswana

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources) has again endorsed Electra Mining Botswana, which takes place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 12-14 September 2017...

31 Aug 2017

Mining company responds to ‘Waiting to Inhale' report
Mining company responds to ‘Waiting to Inhale' report

Following the release yesterday, 29 August 2017, of the Bench Marks Foundation's report, ‘Waiting to Inhale', DRDGOLD has responded vigorously...

30 Aug 2017

Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communities
Bench Marks Foundation releases its report on health in mining communities

The Bench Marks Foundation has released ‘Waiting to Inhale', a study on household health and well-being in four mine-impacted communities in Johannesburg...

30 Aug 2017

Rehabilitation funds tax plan leaves regulations gap
Rehabilitation funds tax plan leaves regulations gap

The proposed tax measures to curb mining-rehabilitation fund abuse missed an opportunity to differentiate between tax law and mining regulations...

By Betsie Strydom and Wandisile Mandlana 29 Aug 2017

Hazel Bomba, Product Manager, AEL Mining
#WomensMonth: The value of female leadership in mining

We chat to Hazel Bomba, AEL Mining's product manager about her career, female leadership and gender equality in the mining industry...

By Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

The dangers of being a defender of environmental justice in South Africa
The dangers of being a defender of environmental justice in South Africa

The fifth anniversary of the Marikana mine massacre on 16 August 2017 serves as a stark reminder...

By Kirsten Youens 25 Aug 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director of energy & natural resources, Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
AI and the world of oil and gas

The way we power our world a decade from now may look quite different from today...

By Louise Steenekamp 25 Aug 2017

Alphamin Bisie tin mine
New mine set to double DRC's tin exports

When it reaches full capacity, the Alphamin Bisie tin mine will deliver 10,000 tonnes of tin per year, doubling the DRC's export of the commodity.

24 Aug 2017

Lubambe mine, Zambia. Photo: Murray & Roberts
ARM and Vale to offload Lubambe mine in Zambia

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and its mining partner, Brazil's Vale, have extricated themselves from an expensive investment in the Lubambe copper mine in Zambia...

18 Aug 2017

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Bokoni platinum mine. Picture Atlatsa
Bokoni owners have a duty of care to retrenched workers

Mining companies need to create a social grant system for workers they retrench when a mine suspends operations...

14 Aug 2017

UJ receives R15m for mining faculty
UJ receives R15m for mining faculty

Sibanye will inject R15m into UJ's Department of Mining Engineering and Mine Surveying over the next three years...

11 Aug 2017

Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries
Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries

Financial provisioning holds mining and petroleum companies responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment impacted by their operations...

By Hillary Botha, Tamzyn Cooper, Garyn Rapson 11 Aug 2017

Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'
Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'

Legislation is needed to compel pension fund administrators to increase efforts to trace beneficiaries and pay out billions of rand in unclaimed funds...

10 Aug 2017

Minister Zwane: Chamber of Mines consulted on Mining Charter
Minister Zwane: Chamber of Mines consulted on Mining Charter

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the Chamber of Mines was consulted on the draft of the Mining Charter...

8 Aug 2017

Cyril Azobu, advisory partner and mining leader at PwC Nigeria.
Nigerian mining sector poised for great things

Several important developments in the Nigerian mining sector in the last year bode well for the industry's future...

8 Aug 2017

Photo: Lonmin
Lonmin outlines its operational review

Despite positive third quarter results, Lonmin is still looking to implement measures that will generate sufficient cash to support a sustainable business.

7 Aug 2017

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