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What comes first - production or the purchase?

While commodity prices are currently favourable, the general volatility of commodities in the South African market has often presented a barrier to mining companies accessing traditional forms of financing to enhance their liquidity...

By Lodewyk Meyer, Chantel van Zyl & Kira White 13 Feb 2020

Harmony buys AngloGold Ashanti's SA business

Harmony Gold is buying AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng Mine and Mine Waste Solutions, which will add approximately 350,000oz to its annual gold production...

13 Feb 2020

Insuring against climate and technology risks for mining companies and directors

Rising concern about climate change and the risks associated with advancing technology are changing the risk landscape for mining operators and, increasingly, for their directors on a personal level...

By Sandra Sithole 12 Feb 2020

Sustainable development redefines African mining

Mining is so much more than just digging up rocks. Sustainable development, community welfare, greenhouse gas emissions and traceability of the source of minerals all play a substantial role in developing the industry as an economic driver in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 12 Feb 2020

Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court

Mining rights applications should be public documents, the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and the Centre for Applied Studies (CALS) argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday...

By Zoë Postman 11 Feb 2020

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields...

By Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020

Can mines now generate their own power?

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, created a flurry of headlines when he told the Investing in African Mining Indaba that mines could generate their own electricity...

By Jason van der Poel, Mzukisi Kota & Alexandra Felekis 10 Feb 2020

New leave laws may increase mine employee costs

The implementation of the Labour Laws Amendment Act from 1 January 2020 is welcome from an equality perspective but may have cost implications for mining companies...

By Lizle Louw 7 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West Africa

West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Transformational and risk-savvy leadership

While reputation has always been important, there has been a rethink about the purpose of a mining company...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Will Mining Charter III benefit junior miners?

Junior mining is a relatively new concept in South Africa, and is often confused with illegal mining or artisanal mining, but they are, in fact, new entrant small and medium size enterprises...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Cooperation needed to address structural and policy constraints

South African mining companies are struggling to ramp up production in response to improved commodity prices due to structural constraints such as the cost and unreliability of electricity supply...

3 Feb 2020

#MiningIndaba2020: Mining industry must embrace 4IR

The demands of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) provide new growth opportunties for the mining industry, which must position itself, including reskilling the workforce, to take advantage of this new reality

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2020

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