While most mines have been permitted to reopen with a limited workforce and increased safety and hygiene measures, new challenges have arisen in the wake of the lockdown.
20 hours ago
After reporting its first positive Covid-19 case at its Mponeng Mine last week, AngloGold Ashanti confirmed a further 164 cases during a screening, contact tracing and testing programme.
1 day ago
While some mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been able to continue production despite Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, experts agree that the country's mining industry faces a tough post-pandemic period, although this also provides opportunities for investors.
3 days ago
Thermal coal miner Kangra has signed agreements with labour representatives to place the mine on care and maintenance.
3 days ago
Harmony Gold has confirmed that two employees of a contractor working at its Kalgold gold mine located near Mafikeng, North West province have tested positive for Covid-19.
21 May 2020
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has issued Guidelines for a Mandatory Code of Practice (COP) on the Mitigation and Management of Covid-19. Employers have until 25 May 2020 to implement them.
Kate Collier & Tsholofelo Mofokeng 21 May 2020
NERSA has announced its decision regarding Eskom's Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the 2018/19 financial year.
21 May 2020
Eskom has been ordered by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to stop operations at Unit 1 or 5 of the Kendal power plant, in Mpumalanga, within 30 days because of dangerously high levels of emissions.
20 May 2020
Most developing countries face acute tensions between socio-economic development and environmental protection. Any opposition to proposed development, on environmental or heritage grounds, is seen as a threat to the creation of employment and the growth of the economy.
Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu 19 May 2020
It is expected that the energy demand will start ramping up as the country eases the lockdown and additional energy capacity will be required. Therefore, the government should take measures to stimulate demand by moving decisively to electrify the economy. Renewable energy is well positioned to play an important role in the country's economic recovery post Covid-19, since it is infrastructure investment that government does not have to put capital investment into.
19 May 2020