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AngloGold Ashanti reports another 164 Covid-19 cases at Mponeng Mine

After reporting its first positive Covid-19 case at its Mponeng Mine last week, AngloGold Ashanti confirmed a further 164 cases during a screening, contact tracing and testing programme...

1 day ago

Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project
Mining in a post-Covid DRC will be "survival of the fittest"

While some mining operations in the DRC have been able to continue production despite Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, experts agree that the country's mining industry faces a tough post-pandemic period...

3 days ago

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Kangra placed on care and maintenance

Thermal coal miner Kangra has signed agreements with labour representatives to place the mine on care and maintenance...

3 days ago

Harmony Gold confirms two Covid-19 cases

Harmony Gold has confirmed that two employees of a contractor working at its Kalgold gold mine located near Mafikeng, North West province have tested positive for Covid-19.

21 May 2020

Unpacking the mining employers' guidelines for Covid-19

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has issued Guidelines for a Mandatory Code of Practice (COP) on the Mitigation and Management of Covid-19. Employers have until 25 May 2020 to implement them...

By Kate Collier & Tsholofelo Mofokeng 21 May 2020

The continued threat of coal mining at the Mapungubwe world heritage site

Most developing countries face acute tensions between socio-economic development and environmental protection. Any opposition to proposed development, on environmental or heritage grounds, is seen as a threat to the creation of employment and the growth of the economy...

By Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu 19 May 2020

Implats closes Marula mine after 14 workers test positive

Implats has temporarily closed its Marula operations in Limpopo after 14 employees tested positive for Covid-19. None of them had started work at the mine yet...

18 May 2020

Will copper lead the industry out of lockdown?

Until now, gold as a safe-harbour asset, has been one of the rare gainers in metals markets - but is it about to be joined by copper?

14 May 2020

Are there trade opportunities for junior coal miners in Level 4?

It is no secret that the current regulations around the production and trade of minerals related to the Covid-19 pandemic has presented constraints in the supply of industrial commodities...

By Reinier van Heel 12 May 2020

Anglo looks to shed SA coal operations

Anglo American is planning to divest itself of its thermal coal mining operations in South Africa in the next three years, amid mounting pressure from stakeholders to move away from fossil fuels...

8 May 2020

Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to work

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

By Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

Preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries

Miners should use the lag between the opening of surface mines and the delivery of products wisely, by preparing smart stockpiles, internal roadway systems and traffic separation measures to deal quickly and safely with the tide when markets reopen...

5 May 2020

Mining sector ordered to prepare safety standards

The Labour Court has ordered employers in the mining industry to prepare and implement a code of practice for health and safety standards...

4 May 2020

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