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20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled
20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled

The biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

7 hours ago

ASM gold trading platform ensures transparency
ASM gold trading platform ensures transparency

A trading platform that makes it easy to buy ethically mined gold from artisans and small scale miners (ASM) across Africa and the developing world has been launched...

2 days ago

Mine opening signals SA's investment potential

Coal continues to form a key part of South Africa's energy mix, in line with the country's Integrated Resource Plan, and the coal mining sector should continue investing in clean technology to mitigate the effects of climate change...

12 Apr 2019

The impact of mining on agricultural land

Mining technology has changed to such an extent that fewer workers are needed, and food security can be compromised with mines encroaching on agricultural land...

11 Apr 2019

Rio Tinto invests $463m in Richards Bay Minerals operation

Global mining company, Rio Tinto, is investing $463m in the expansion of its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) operation through the Zulti South project.

10 Apr 2019

From medicine to nanotechnology: how gold quietly shapes our world

The periodic table of chemical elements turns 150 this year. The anniversary is a chance to shine a light on particular elements...

By Werner van Zyl 3 Apr 2019

Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to Parliament

Last week the minister of finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill (Bill) to Parliament, which aims to give effect to South Africa's objectives and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

By Gillian Niven & Nirvasha Singh 2 Apr 2019

Canada shows interest in mining investment

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of policy cohesion, infrastructural constraints and, in some instances, politics across Africa are clearly seen as deterrents, but there is great potential to attract investment if these issues can be addressed.

1 Apr 2019

Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

A legendary charity swimmer has thrown his rubber cap and goggles in the ring, signing up for a "wild swim" to promote alternatives to heavy minerals mining on South Africa's pristine Wild Coast...

By Luke Riley 1 Apr 2019

New Mining Academic Programme to uplift Bronkhorstspruit community

Black Royalty Minerals has launched its Mining Academic Programme in Bronkhorstspruit, with the aim to provide educational support to the local community, increasing the understanding of key subjects...

29 Mar 2019

Minerals Council files for judicial review of Mining Charter clauses

The Minerals Council South Africa says that despite ongoing attempts to reach a compromise with the minister of energy, it has filed an application for judicial review to set aside certain clauses in the 2018 Mining Charter...

28 Mar 2019

The complexities of mining community royalty distribution

South African law has, since 2004, decreed that mineral and petroleum resources belong to the people, and the state must act as a custodian of these resources...

26 Mar 2019

Environmental trends sustain growth of palladium and rhodium ETF values in 2019

Both palladium and rhodium are now more valuable than gold and platinum on an ounce-for-ounce basis, thanks to their current demand as the catalytic material of choice in an increasingly emissions-conscious age...

26 Mar 2019

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