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The future of mining lies in sustainability

A report found that two-thirds of mining companies are pursuing community impact programmes - on areas such as jobs, transport and clean water - as part of their sustainability policies.

2 days ago

As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to build a stronger economy that is resilient in the face of future threats...

24 Nov 2020

Steering the mining industry towards a new normal

Webber Wentzel recently hosted its annual round up of key legal updates in the mining sector to help continue to navigate the complexities of the industry and work towards finding a new normal...

23 Nov 2020

Climate change and its impact on mining project planning

Climate change is playing an increasingly important role in the decision making processes of mining projects. Even as early as the pre-feasibility stages, its impact on factors such as water management and social licence needs to be considered.

19 Nov 2020

8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SA

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

Court challenge to West Coast beach mining

Government is facing a high court challenge that goes to the heart of a surge in mining and prospecting applications along several hundred kilometres of the West Coast and offshore...

By John Yeld 13 Nov 2020

Class action against Sibanye-Stillwater dropped

A Brooklyn, New York, Federal Court dismissed with prejudice, a putative securities class action suit seeking damages from Sibanye-Stillwater...

13 Nov 2020

WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogue

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

12 Nov 2020

Amplats closes down leaky converter

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has been forced to close its Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit for the second time this year due to a series of water leaks...

5 Nov 2020

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

By Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

Collaboration crucial to effective mine water management

A unified water stewardship strategy for the mining sector is needed to address stakeholder concerns, earn social acceptance and tackle environmental challenges...

3 Nov 2020

Collaboration and cooperation for a safe mining industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge that no one could have anticipated. It has had a wide-reaching impact on all industries across the globe, and the South African mining sector is no exception...

By Mxolisi Mgojo 27 Oct 2020

Miners eye the Northern Cape's untapped potential

The largely underexplored Northern Cape province is looking very attractive to both major mining companies and juniors, delegates at the recent Joburg Indaba virtual conference heard...

26 Oct 2020

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