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Contract mining clarification muddies the waterArticle

Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act limiting capex deductions to mining right holders are likely to have negative consequences, particularly for the junior mining sector...

Shirleen Ritchie and Brian Dennehy 8 Sep 2020

Aubrey Chauke
New capital opportunities for tomorrow's coal sectorArticle

Despite huge advances in clean coal technologies, abundance of coal in the SADC region and Southern Africa's vast energy needs, and the reality that coal will remain an important element of South Africa's energy mix well beyond 2040...

Aubrey Chauke 26 Aug 2020

Reinier van Heel
Are there trade opportunities for junior coal miners in Level 4?Article

It is no secret that the current regulations around the production and trade of minerals related to the Covid-19 pandemic has presented constraints in the supply of industrial commodities...

Reinier van Heel 12 May 2020

Mametja Moshe
Mining funding in a new economic reality - post Covid-19Article

Both commodity prices and investment in South African mining will no doubt be impacted by measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the anticipated economic fallout...

Mametja Moshe 7 Apr 2020

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Sustainable development redefines African miningArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 12 Feb 2020

Minerals Minister, Gwede Mantashe in conversation with Errol Smart, CEO, Orion Minerals
#MiningIndaba2020: Will Mining Charter III benefit junior miners?Article

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...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2020

Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister
R850m set aside for beneficiation initiativesArticle

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says R850m has been set aside to support beneficiation initiatives by science councils that will forge a developmental growth path and transform the economy...

11 Jul 2019

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

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

Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2019

Owen Murphy, Africa Desk leader, BDO
Bold steps needed to boost the junior mining sectorArticle

The Institute of Race Relations recently commented that: "South Africa's neighbours have thrown aside resource nationalism and it has to be asked why the South African government is not able to accept the good-practice lessons of these experiences and do the same?"

Owen Murphy 20 Mar 2019

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CTICC, Mining Indaba partner to boost environmental sustainabilityArticle

"Events can cause a lot of waste and leave a large carbon footprint, so it is important that all event organisers try to increase their sustainability efforts where possible."

25 Feb 2019

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

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

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
#MiningIndaba2019: It's time to make Africa prosperousArticle

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...

Nicci Botha 7 Feb 2019

Roger Baxter, CEO: Minerals Council
#MiningIndaba2019: Making mining matter?Article

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

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Mining Charter could extinguish alluvial diamond miners
Mining Charter could extinguish alluvial diamond minersArticle

South Africa's alluvial diamond producers are small, but valuable contributors to the country's mining economy, but they are in danger of being washed away by the Mining Charter III (MCIII)...

Gert van Niekerk 31 Jan 2019

Jade Davenport
#BizTrends2019: Mineral exploration likely to gain tractionArticle

South Africa's mining industry crawled to the end of 2018 battered, bruised, and a mere shadow of its former world-dominating self...

Jade Davenport 3 Jan 2019

Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?
Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?Article

The South African mining industry needs to consider ways to prevent a further decline of the mining sector and simplify access for potential entrants into the mining industry...

Athi Jara 26 Sep 2018

Mark Wanless, principal geologist and partner at SRK Consulting
Junior miners still being sidelinedArticle

Despite South Africa's stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector...

21 Jun 2018

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

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...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Jun 2018

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
#juniorindaba: Junior players are vital to future of the mining industryArticle

Creating an enabling environment for junior miners is imperative to the revitalisation of the local industry...

11 Jun 2018

Cecilia Jofré is the chief sales officer at IsoMetrix
Why community engagement is so important for junior minersArticle

Exploration is risky business, especially for junior miners...

Cecilia Jofré 1 Jun 2018

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

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...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2018

Mining industry hopes the new broom will sweep it clean
Mining industry hopes the new broom will sweep it cleanArticle

The mining industry is poised on a knife's edge with its future largely dependant on what the ANC's newly installed management team does in the months ahead...

Jonathan Veeran 25 Jan 2018

The year that was: Five mining trends that dominated 2017
The year that was: Five mining trends that dominated 2017Article

As the year draws to a close, we look at five trends that dominated the mining industry in 2017...

29 Dec 2017

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Mining closures are all about planningArticle

Coupled with the global movement of protecting the environment and leaving communities better off, mine closure is a complex process rather than a single event...

26 Jul 2017

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

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

Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

Roger Baxter, CEO, Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Photo:
Chamber: Misgivings on proposed Mining CharterArticle

The revised Mining Charter could be gazetted this week, but the Chamber of Mines is worried that it may differ from what was originally proposed...

14 Jun 2017

Jonathan Veeran, partner and deputy head of Webber Wentzel’s mining sector group
Junior mining investment stumbling due to regulatory uncertaintyArticle

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of coordinated policy development and a poor administration are to blame for the poor investment climate in the junior mining sector.

9 Jun 2017

Chris de Vries, managing director, Venmyn Deloitte
Junior miners need to show they're ready to grow upArticle

The world will hopefully soon discover that it cannot do without junior miners...

26 May 2017

Alan Clegg, chairman: Shumba Energy
Small is the new black in the mining sectorArticle

The general sentiment is that a recovery is underway in the resources sector, and, for a sustainable future, smaller projects are the way forward...

3 May 2017

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

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

Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Why resources, why Africa, why now?
Why resources, why Africa, why now?Article

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

The African paradox - a rich, but poor continent
The African paradox - a rich, but poor continentArticle

While it's a continent rich in minerals, its people are among the poorest in the world. This is Africa's paradox...

Danette Breitenbach 14 Jun 2016

Bernard Swanepoel, chairperson: Junior Indaba 2016. © Wynand van der Merwe
Unexplored regions in Africa await junior minersArticle

Junior miners continue to search Africa for lucrative opportunities as well as the most competitive and amenable jurisdictions.

25 Apr 2016

SA not likely to see a significant growth in coal exports
SA not likely to see a significant growth in coal exportsArticle

Despite a record growth in export tonnage of thermal coal through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), it is not a sign that South Africa is likely to see significant growth of coal exports in 2016...

28 Jan 2016

Transnet dumps coal terminal for now
Transnet dumps coal terminal for nowArticle

Transnet has decided to put off its plans to build a R15bn new terminal to complement the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT).

Andiswa Maqutu 31 Oct 2014

Fight is on to expand Richards Bay port
Fight is on to expand Richards Bay portArticle

Battle lines are being drawn over who will install additional coal export capacity at the Richards Bay port‚ with the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and challenger RBTGrindrod both looking to bring in Transnet as a partner.

Brendan Ryan 4 Feb 2014

Cloud for mining at Africa Mining Indaba
Cloud for mining at Africa Mining IndabaArticle

Local business solutions provider AccTech Systems, in conjunction with Global Micro, a leading African hosted infrastructure IT provider, will be demonstrating its cloud ERP solutions at Africa Mining Indaba 2014. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 3-6 February 2014.

3 Feb 2014

Fight is on to expand Richards Bay port
Fight is on to expand Richards Bay portArticle

Battle lines are being drawn over who will install additional coal export capacity at the Richards Bay port‚ with the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and challenger RBTGrindrod both looking to bring in Transnet as a partner.

Brendan Ryan 3 Feb 2014

Online auctions a solution for platinum mines
Online auctions a solution for platinum minesArticle

Productivity and profits at platinum mines continue to remain capricious due to labour unrest and marginal mine activities.

28 Oct 2013

Converting high risk into high reward: strategies for success in the Junior Mining sector
Converting high risk into high reward: strategies for success in the Junior Mining sectorArticle

While there is no question about the gravity of the challenges that junior to mid-tier mining companies face, there is also no denying the enormous opportunities that are waiting to be realised in this sector.

Issued by IIR 10 Oct 2013

Opportunity amongst adversity for the mining sectorArticle

South Africa has made headlines for many reasons in recent months. A key question that sits uncomfortably amongst the government, labour, foreign investors and society at large is the current status of economic forces that are needed to keep our country financially sound. Mining simply cannot be overlooked.

Ariella Kuper 25 Mar 2013

Eskom's targets must not hurt small miners, Gigaba and Sibiya say
Eskom's targets must not hurt small miners, Gigaba and Sibiya sayArticle

Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya says state-owned power utility Eskom's plan to transform the coal mining industry, in a bid to secure ample coal supply, must ensure that small-scale mines remain sustainable, BDLive says.

12 Dec 2012

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