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Why South African community's win against mining company matters
Why South African community's win against mining company matters

A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 3 days ago

Well-fitted clothing just one aspect of Exxaro's Women in Mining mandate
Well-fitted clothing just one aspect of Exxaro's Women in Mining mandate

"Nothing fits" has long been the lament of women working in male-dominated environments such as mining.

12 Dec 2018

Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference
Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference

In November 2018, the Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) contracted Citizen Surveys to conduct a needs analysis within the five local municipalities in which it operates...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 Dec 2018

Mantashe meets mining CEOs
Mantashe meets mining CEOs

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with CEOs from the mining industry...

7 Dec 2018

A gold tailings dam under construction in South Africa. Author supplied
South Africa needs to refresh how it manages by-products from mining

To extract minerals from host rocks, mines grind down rock into fine sand. Once the mineral is extracted, most of this fine sand remains as a by-product called tailings...

5 Dec 2018

More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine
More sea cliffs collapse at West Coast mine

The coastal sea cliff overlooking West Coast beaches being mined by an Australian-owned company has collapsed in four more places...

By John Yeld 4 Dec 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe unhappy with Gold Fields planned retrenchments

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has met with Gold Fields executives as part of efforts to resolve the current impasse, where the company wants to retrench over a thousand workers at its South Deep mine...

27 Nov 2018

Study to assess illegal mining in Johannesburg
Study to assess illegal mining in Johannesburg

The Department of Mineral Resources has initiated a ground stability study in Johannesburg to assess whether there is any long-term damage to critical infrastructure as a result of illegal mining activities...

27 Nov 2018

New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st century
New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st century

Digitalisation in the mining industry goes well beyond the automation of production. It allows for new approaches to business processes and creates real opportunities to merge the digital and physical worlds...

26 Nov 2018

Xolobeni community members celebrated at the North Gauteng High Court after Judge Annali Basson ruled that the Department of Mineral Resources has to obtain consent from mining communities before granting a mining right to a company. Photo:Zoe Postman
Government and companies must obtain "full and informed" consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

The DMR has to obtain "full and informed" consent from communities under customary law before granting mining rights to companies...

By Zoe Postman 23 Nov 2018

Communities in South Africa’s North West Province are embroiled in battles with chiefs over land. EPA/Jon Hrusa
South African court resets power balance between villagers, mines and chiefs

South Africa's Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgement that's fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of the country...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 20 Nov 2018

More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining
More engagement for potential Xolobeni mining

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has committed to return to Xolobeni, Eastern Cape to interact with the community to ensure finality on the prospects of mining in the area...

19 Nov 2018

Mining Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe to engage on Xolobeni matter

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is scheduled to meet with the Amadiba Crisis Committee this weekend to discuss the Xolobeni matter as part of his engagements within the mining sector...

16 Nov 2018

Photo: Sibanye
Sibanye-Stillwater signs three-year wage deal

Sibanye-Stillwater concluded a three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa in respect of wages and conditions of service for three years...

15 Nov 2018

Philip Fourie, executive head of safety and sustainable development, Kumba Iron Ore
Six steps to achieve Zero Harm

After two fatality free years, Kumba Iron Ore believes that Zero Harm is achievable, but the change in mindset needs to start at the top..

14 Nov 2018

iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier
iDredge makes alluvial diamond mining easier

New technology, the iDredge, has produced a whopping 14,1 carats from 1,200kg of alluvial/gravel deposits in the Kasai River of the DRC in the first test run...

14 Nov 2018

Janine Espin, MD of Economic Development Solutions
What happens to the community when a mine closes?

When mines scale down or close down, the impact on the surrounding community is significant. The burning question is: can the blow be softened?

By Janine Espin 13 Nov 2018

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

By John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

Rally behind SA's mining sector, urges Mantashe
Rally behind SA's mining sector, urges Mantashe

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has urged the mining community to rally behind the industry in order to attract investment into the country...

5 Nov 2018

Lesley Jeffrey, principal geologist (coal), SRK Consulting (SA)
SA's energy economy must look ahead to replace coal jobs

As South Africa's largest mining contributor to gross domestic product, the coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country's latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options...

1 Nov 2018

wildcoast.co.za
Xolobeni mining issue should be resolved to attract investment

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says the issue of Xolobeni mining development needs to be resolved sooner rather than later, as delaying it further would be best for attracting investment...

1 Nov 2018

Vanadium. Image by W. Oelen, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Researchers look to phyto-remediation to reduce impact of vanadium in crop soil

There is currently no legislation in SA to determine an acceptable limit to the amount of vanadium in our soils...

31 Oct 2018

Jackwell Feris
Still no clarity on the status of underground coal gasification

Underground coal gasification (UCG) and its regulatory position is still not clear...

By Jackwell Feris 30 Oct 2018

Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation
Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum of South Africa has applied to the North West High Court to have the mining licences suspended of Lonmin, as well as Eastern Platinum and Western Platinum (both controlled by Lonmin)...

By Ciaran Ryan 29 Oct 2018

Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list
Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list

Home to 12 of Eskom's coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32GW, Mpumalanga tops the chart as the world's largest nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hotspot across six continents...

29 Oct 2018

Bishop Jo Seoka
Mining needs to change to be sustainable

South Africa needs to reshape its mining industry to fit a vision of a sustainable society...

26 Oct 2018

Kenya is ill-prepared for the environmental, health and safety impacts that accompany oil production. Signature Message/Shutterstock
What Kenya needs to do to better protect those working in the oil sector

After decades of failed attempts, Kenya finally struck oil six years ago...

By Melba K Wasunna 25 Oct 2018

Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended
Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended

The Mining Forum of SA heads to the North West High Court, Mahikeng, this week in a bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended...

By Ciaran Ryan 24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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