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Professor Fred Cawood
CSMI and Wits Mining Institute explore sustainability

Collaboration between the Wits University's Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry and the Wits Mining Institute will focus on research and development into responsible mining for the 21st century...

1 day ago

New Mining Charter open for comment
New Mining Charter open for comment

The long-awaited Mining Charter has been gazetted by Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, and the public now has 30 days to comment...

2 days ago

Mining minister, Gwede Mantashe. Photo:
Mantashe weeding out corruption at Mineral Resources

Allegations of corruption, the double-granting of licences and the backlogs in the issuing of licences are just some other issues faced at the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)...

2 days ago

Tanzania's tough mining laws paying off
Tanzania's tough mining laws paying off

Tanzania has realised a 1.3% GDP growth from its mining sector, attributed to new stringent laws and regulations...

By Beatrice Materu 14 Jun 2018

Department consolidating inputs on Mining Charter
Department consolidating inputs on Mining Charter

The Department of Mineral Resources is in the process of consolidating inputs received on the Mining Charter consultation process ahead of submitting it to cabinet for approval...

13 Jun 2018

Photo: Anglo American
CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

Mining Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe condemns mining accident

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has called on the mining industry to strengthen safety measures following the mining accident at Sibanye-Stillwater on Monday...

12 Jun 2018

Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
Policy certainty is key to mining investment

The recent changes in leadership in Angola, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe bode well for investment, and junior miners need to take advantage of the new status quo...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
#juniorindaba: Junior players are vital to future of the mining industry

Creating an enabling environment for junior miners is imperative to the revitalisation of the local industry...

11 Jun 2018

Selous Metallurgical Complex
Implats releases mining land to Zim government

Implats has agreed to relinquish a portion of its mining lease area held by its Zimbabwean, subsidiary, Zimplats, to that country's government to allow other investors to participate in the platinum mining industry...

6 Jun 2018

Global mining recovered strongly in 2017
Global mining recovered strongly in 2017

After years in the doldrums, the mining industry has shown a remarkable recovery with the world's 40 largest mining companies delivering an impressive financial performance in 2017, increasing revenue by 23% to $600bn.

6 Jun 2018

KZN 'gold rush' halted
KZN 'gold rush' halted

Sparked by the supposed discovery of gold, illegal mining operations in KwaMachi, near Harding, in KwaZulu-Natal have been halted and the mine has been cordoned off following concerns about the safety of the diggers.

5 Jun 2018

Cecilia Jofré is the chief sales officer at IsoMetrix
Why community engagement is so important for junior miners

Exploration is risky business, especially for junior miners...

By Cecilia Jofré 1 Jun 2018

De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business
De Beers enters the lab-grown diamond business

After years of vowing to never sell laboratory-made stones, De Beers Group has announced the launch of a new company that will begin marketing a new brand of lab-grown diamond jewellery...

30 May 2018

The devastating impact of acid mine drainage
The devastating impact of acid mine drainage

After a rainstorm hit the area around Carolina, Mpumalanga, early in 2012, emergency notices appeared all over town informing its 23 000 residents that the water had suddenly become unsafe for drinking, cooking and even washing clothes...

By Delia du Toit 30 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

Mxolisi Mgojo, president of the Minerals Council
Chamber of Mines rebrands to Minerals Council

The Chamber of Mines has reinvented itself as the Minerals Council South Africa to align with its vision for the future...

24 May 2018

Tanzanian government issues 5,108 mining licences... with a warning
Tanzanian government issues 5,108 mining licences... with a warning

The Tanzanian Mining Commission has issued 5,108 primary mining and prospecting licences with a caution that whoever violated the agreed regulations would have their licences revoked...

By Nelly Mtema 23 May 2018

Keith Fenner, dynamics business group director at Microsoft
Turning mining into a sunrise industry

President Cyril Ramaphosa's comment that the South African mining sector is a sunrise sector has given the industry..

By Keith Fenner 22 May 2018

Neal Froneman, CEO: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sarb approves Sibanye Lonmin deal

The South African Reserve Bank has approved Sibanye-Stillwater's proposed acquisition of Lonmin, which was announced on 14 December 2017...

17 May 2018

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe promises Mining Charter soon

The Department of Mineral Resources is working towards finalising the Mining Charter after receiving input from stakeholders in the industry...

15 May 2018

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash
How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal
How to ensure communities living near mining activities get a better deal

The South African government and the Chamber of Mines are in the process of formulating a new Mining Charter. The charter serves as a blueprint for transforming the mining industry. Its primary aim is to benefit people who were disadvantaged under colonialism and apartheid...

By Ross Harvey 9 May 2018

FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow
FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates have slowed in recent quarters...

By John Loos 8 May 2018

De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production
De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production

Diamond group De Beers has reported that its total production increased by 15% to 8,5 million carats during the first quarter of this year...

By Rebecca Campbell 8 May 2018

SA mourns mining disaster deaths
SA mourns mining disaster deaths

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness at the death of seven workers at Sibanye-Stillwater's Driefontein mine near Carletonville on the West Rand...

7 May 2018

Sibanye-Stillwater Driefontein operations
UPDATE: Sibanye-Stillwater rescue operation

Ten of the 13 employees who were trapped following a seismic event (measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale) yesterday, at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, Driefontein operations, have been rescued...

4 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes
Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

Suppliers from around the world sign up for West Africa's premier mining and power expo
Suppliers from around the world sign up for West Africa's premier mining and power expo

Ghana's capital Accra will be the focus for the region's mining sector attracting government and industry leaders from across the continent to WAMPEX 2018...

Issued by dmg events Africa 3 May 2018

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