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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

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

Cathleen Cox, John Welborn, David Awram, Peter Ruxton
#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

Marco Pagnini, director of mining, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
#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

Minerals Minister, Gwede Mantashe in conversation with Errol Smart, CEO, Orion Minerals
#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

Minerals and Energy Mnister, Gwede Mantashe
#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

Andries Rossouw, PwC Africa energy & resources leader
SA mining industry in transition

The local mining industry finds itself in a transition as it moves from conventional deep mining to shallower, mechanised mining...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Sep 2019

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

#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city
#IABSummit19: Dudu Mkhwanazi to speak on the connected city

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed speaker Dudu Mkhwanazi, CEO of Project Isizwe, to find out what to expect from her talk on 'the connected city' and what this year's theme of the 'new now' means to her...

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2019

Laurence Smith, executive, Graphic Image Technologies
Beef up visual security to clamp down on illegal mining

South Africa's illegal mining trade was estimated at being worth R7bn a year in 2017, while the SA Human Rights Commission said there in 2015 that tere were about active 30,000 illegal miners (zama-zamas)...

By Laurence Smith 21 May 2019

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

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

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

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow
FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates slow

The FNB Mining Towns House Price Indices growth rates have slowed in recent quarters...

By John Loos 8 May 2018

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

#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand
#DesignIndaba2018: Seeing the world through a grain of sand

The moment designer Lonny van Ryswyck took her shoes off on the Design Indaba stage, she opened many eyes to see the same thing in a different way. Isn't that what design is really about?

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Feb 2018

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

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

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

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

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