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SOUTH AFRICA

Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Twitter
Let's work together, then we can mine

To make a difference to the mining industry's fortunes, all the stakeholders in South Africa would need to work together...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

John Wellborn, managing director and CEO of Resolute Mining
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

Roger Baxter, CEO: Minerals Council
#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

SOUTH AFRICA

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources. Photo: Mining Indaba
#MiningIndaba2019: Mantashe outlines SA's mining agenda

The Mining Charter has provided clarity for investors on what's expected of them, but there's still work to do if the industry is to help grow the economy...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Damage caused to the coastline by Tormin mining operations. Photo: GroundUp
Why is Mantashe so hell bent on mining at Xolobeni?

It seems that a High Court judgement in favour of Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) and Xolobeni community over mining rights on their land is not good enough for Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Andries Rossouw, partner at PwC
Report outlines the highs and lows of SA mining

Precious metals and regulatory uncertainty are dragging down the South African mining industry, in stark comparison to a positive global market...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: Exxaro
Mining Charter: Just the catalyst to revive the industry

Although the reviewed Mining Charter is a good start, speakers at the Joburg Indaba agreed that more needs to happen if the industry is to succeed.

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Manatashe: "We need to change our narrative as an industry"

The South African mining industry needs to stop badmouthing itself, so it can change how it is perceived locally and internationally...

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
Policy certainty is key to mining investment

The recent changes in leadership in Angola, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe bode well for investment, and junior miners need to take advantage of the new status quo...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Gwede Mantashe, newly appointed minister of mineral resources
Mantashe: Just the man to mend fences in the mining industry

The appointment of African National Congress stalwart and former unionist, Gwede Mantashe, as mineral resources minister will hopefully end the prickly relationship between the mining houses and the department...

By Nicci Botha 27 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Roger Baxter, CEO: South African Chamber of Mines
#miningindaba18: Regulatory environment threatens investment in mining

After a tumultuous ride, the world economy pendulum is starting to swing in favour of commodities, but it's the current regulatory environment that is the real trial facing the South African mining industry...

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Norman Mbazima, deputy chairman, Anglo American South Africa
#miningindaba18: Five things in mining that need to be fixed

There are five main areas that can help bring investment back into the mining sector...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources
#miningindaba18: The elephant in the room

Mining Charter? What Mining Charter? Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, flat out ignored the elephant in the room at the Investing in African Mining Indaba...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane
#miningindaba18: Beaufort West taps into new water source - Zwane

Water-strapped Beaufort West will have access to a new source of potable water next week, when the Department of Mineral Resources hands over five boreholes to the town's municipality...

By Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2018

NIGERIA

Boris Dzhingarov
Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?
Things are looking up for commodities revenues, or are they?

Commodities revenues have remained fairly consistent, with a bit of an increase here and there, but no substantial increase...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Charter is undermining industry performance
Charter is undermining industry performance

For the past five to six years, the mining industry has been in survival mode, recording a loss last year for the first time in a decade...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Hazel Bomba, Product Manager, AEL Mining
#WomensMonth: The value of female leadership in mining

We chat to Hazel Bomba, AEL Mining's product manager about her career, female leadership and gender equality in the mining industry...

By Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources. Photo: African Mining Indaba
Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week...

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The brain drain and messy regulation
The brain drain and messy regulation

The regulatory environment governing the mining industry in South Africa has never been more complicated - or expensive...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: Sibanye
Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Presidential hopeful, Dr Mathews Phosa. Photo:
Phosa: Mining needs policy certainty

No sector is more in need of long-term policy certainty than mining...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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#MiningIndaba: Can the AMV redress the historical pillage in African mining?

The Africa Mining Vision compact lays out 12 principles, ostensibly to close existing gaps between mining communities, the private sector and governments....

By Nicci Botha 9 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining
#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining

Innovation, sustainability and resilience are the three qualities that will get mining out of the woods after the extremely rocky ride...

By Nicci Botha 8 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry
#MiningIndaba: Stakeholders need to pull together to revitalise industry

The mining industry needs a fresh start in stakeholder relationship, mostly due to a lack of trust, and this is reflected in the South Africa's low ranking in the Fraser Institute Mining Survey.

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness
#MiningIndaba: Bristow pulls no punches on mining's short-sightedness

Mining companies and government are equally responsible in their failure to weather the unpredictability of the industry...

By Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report
#MiningIndaba: Zwane's progress report

Minerals minister's opening address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities
Crossing the divide between mining houses and communities

The relationship between mining operations and surrounding communities is often a tenuous one, tempered by distrust...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Nov 2016

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