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Judge Dennis Davis
Davis commission calls for mining sector's upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished...

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2017

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Women's voice drowned in Mining Charter feud

The 2017 Revised Mining Charter has triggered animosity between the DMR and the Chamber of Mines, and its currently on hold...

By Dr Martin Kaggwa 13 Nov 2017

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Sibanye locks up three-year wage agreement with unions

Sibanye-Stillwater has locked the three unions at its Kroondal PGM operations into a three-year wage agreement.

9 Nov 2017

Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices
Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices

In its fifth year running, the Programme in Blasting Engineering has presented industry best practice methods and techniques for professionals working in the commercial blasting industry...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 7 Nov 2017

Charter puts pressure on procurement
Charter puts pressure on procurement

The 2017 version of the Mining Charter will also have a significant impact on mining sector service providers...

7 Nov 2017

Photo: Earth Island
Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn on the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the city....

6 Nov 2017

Cooke 3 plant. Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye rescues Beatrix, but places Cooke under care and maintenance

Sibanye-Stillwater says it has completed the consultation process with stakeholders to determine the fate of its struggling Cooke and Beatrix West operations...

1 Nov 2017

Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for now
Karoo uranium mining plans scuppered...for now

Depressed uranium prices and the subsequent poor return for investors have had a hand in Peninsula Energy's decision to divest their interests in the Karoo Uranium Project...

30 Oct 2017

Digging in the DRC
Digging in the DRC

Those who think that mining companies sit idly over rich resources and reap fat profits from them should think again...

By Charlotte Mathews 30 Oct 2017

Photo: Destiny Man
Molefe: I was a permanent employee

Former Eskom boss Brian Molefe insists that he was a permanent employee at Eskom and therefore qualified to be a member of its pension fund...

24 Oct 2017

SA gold mining eroding into rusting ruins
SA gold mining eroding into rusting ruins

One important event might have escaped our attention: SA's greatest gold mining company has in effect left the country...

23 Oct 2017

Vanessa Jacklin-Levin, counsel at Dentons South Africa
Public participation essential for an equitable Mining Charter

The mining industry is the foundation of the country's industrial development, but also the major player in creating an unjust socioeconomic order...

23 Oct 2017

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, CE AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold left with two SA assets

AngloGold Ashanti will have just two major assets left in SA, halving output from the country...

20 Oct 2017

Afrimat to feel pinch of economic slowdown
Afrimat to feel pinch of economic slowdown

Afrimat, after mostly shooting the lights out in its results over many years, appears at last to have been stymied by the poor South African economy...

By Mark Allix 20 Oct 2017

Mining minister, Mosebenzi Zwane
KPMG did not flag Free State dairy farm, Zwane tells probe

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane told Parliament that beleaguered auditing firm KPMG did not raise any concerns about impropriety related to a dairy project in Vrede...

19 Oct 2017

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

19 Oct 2017

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer
Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists' attempt to stop pumping...

By Melanie Gosling 19 Oct 2017

Brenda Berlin, CFO: Implats
Implats moves on machine mining

For $30m Implats has bought itself 15% of a deposit to promote its strategy of finding shallow resources that can be mined by machines.

18 Oct 2017

Neal Froneman, CEO: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye changes its mind on Rustenburg closures that would have cut output by as much as 300,000oz

Sibanye-Stillwater backed away from a decision to close up to 300,000oz of annual platinum group metal (PGM) production from its Rustenburg mines...

By Alan Seccombe 17 Oct 2017

Nico Muller, CEO: Implats
Impala Platinum takes stake in Canadian group's Waterberg prospect in $30m deal

Impala Platinum, has bought a minority stake for $30m in the undeveloped Waterberg prospect owned by Canada's Platinum Group Metals...

By Allan Seccombe 17 Oct 2017

Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies
Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies

Section 36 of the Income Tax Act contains unique provisions which are only applicable to mining operations, and which set out the manner in which redemption allowances and unredeemed capital expenditure are calculated...

By Candice Gibson 16 Oct 2017

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer...

By Melanie Gosling 16 Oct 2017

Zwane faces rebellion from within his department
Zwane faces rebellion from within his department

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is facing a rebellion from officials in his department, amid allegations that a far-reaching redeployment of regional managers is politically motivated...

By Natasha Marrian 11 Oct 2017

Mxolisi Mgojo, chairman of the Chamber of Mines. Photo: MiningMx
'We will have to eyeball each other': Chamber of Mines president Mxolisi Mgojo

The Chamber of Mines has taken a stance against corruption and bad government in its decision on how to deal with the mineral resources minister...

By Allan Seccombe 9 Oct 2017

Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?
Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?

Commodities revenues have remained fairly consistent, with a bit of an increase here and there, but no substantial increase...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2017

Mineral resources minister, Mosebenzi Zwane
Key state-owned mining firm transferred to Zwane's control

The Department of Mineral Resources appears to have gone over the head of Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and her office...

5 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

Charter is undermining industry performance
Charter is undermining industry performance

For the past five to six years, the mining industry has been in survival mode, recording a loss last year for the first time in a decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Oct 2017

Nick Holland, CEO: Gold Fields. Photo: CitiBusinessNews
Gold Fields grows stake in Cardinal

As part of the return to exploration by Gold Fields, it has increased its stake in Cardinal Resources, an Australian explorer in Ghana...

2 Oct 2017

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