Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, this section is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law...

By Eugene Phajane 14 hours ago

Government to engage Sibanye on possible job cuts

The Department of Mineral Resources will engage Sibanye-Stillwater on its announcement of possible retrenchments at two of its gold operations...

15 Feb 2019

SA guns for stake in global exploration budget

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget in a debate on the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Tuesday...

13 Feb 2019

"Wake up and smell the coffee!" Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has delivered a tough message to the controversial Australian mining company that owns and operates Tormin, a highly profitable mineral sands mine on the West Coast...

By John Yeld 12 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective...

By Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures

The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa...

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making...

By Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: It looks like a seminal year for investor confidence

With crucial national elections due in May, a debt crisis at state electricity utility Eskom and the Mining Charter still pending, international investors are keeping a close eye on what unfolds...

11 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperous

Africa is home to 30% of the world's mineral reserves. The irony is that a continent that is so rich in minerals is home of the world's poorest people...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: World's first fully automated mine

Technology will breathe new life into an old mine when Syama gold mine in south Mali is becomes the first fully-automated mine in the world...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"

Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville...

By John Yeld 6 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: Ramaphosa says collaboration is the key for mining

The mining industry is a key player in the future growth and development of the South African economy, with huge potential for exploration, production and beneficiation...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2019

#MiningIndaba2019: Making mining matter?

The governmental mismanagement of the past nine years has impacted on the mining industry. But what would happen if the sector grows?

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

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