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The community of Xolobeni village, in the Eastern Cape, succeesfully challenged the mining of their land in the High Court in 2018. Rogan Ward © Sunday Times.
Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls shortArticle

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#MIVirtual: Ramaphosa gets a vanilla rating at Mining IndabaArticle

Post-lockdown recovery, safety, sustainability, regulation and a reliable power supply. Although President Cyril Ramaphosa ticked all the boxes in his opening address at the Mining Indaba 2021 virtual conference...

4 Feb 2021

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Climate change and its impact on mining project planningArticle

Climate change is playing an increasingly important role in the decision making processes of mining projects. Even as early as the pre-feasibility stages, its impact on factors such as water management and social licence needs to be considered.

19 Nov 2020

South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands. Shutterstock
South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?Article

South African law states that mineral resources are the common heritage of all the country's people. The state is the custodian of these resources for the benefit of all citizens...

Tracy-Lynn Field 14 Oct 2020

Traceable, commercially-viable artisanal gold supply chain operational in Côte d'Ivoire
Traceable, commercially-viable artisanal gold supply chain operational in Côte d'IvoireArticle

A traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d'Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project...

29 Sep 2020

SMEs and economic viability beyond the life of mines
SMEs and economic viability beyond the life of minesArticle

A partnership between Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (SBI) will focus on the functional and economic viability of small towns beyond the life of mines...

20 Jul 2020

Partnership formed to promote the development of SMEs in SA
Partnership formed to promote the development of SMEs in SAArticle

Exxaro and the Small Business Institute (SBI) announced a collaboration to promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in South Africa...

20 Jul 2020

Larisha Naidoo, head, Anglo American Zimele
#YouthMonth: Working to get our youth ready for life in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

For the first time in our history - and hopefully the last - Youth Month 2020 falls in the middle of a global health crisis, which has had a staggering social and economic impact on the people of South Africa...

Larisha Naidoo 29 Jun 2020

Kenyan miners have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic Recep Canik/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone minersArticle

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production...

Judy N Muthuri 18 Jun 2020

Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA
Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metalArticle

In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation...

Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 27 May 2020

What tragedies on Mount Everest can teach business about communicating in a time of crisis
What tragedies on Mount Everest can teach business about communicating in a time of crisisArticle

In this article Patrick Conroy, now the head of strategy for PR and influence at Ogilvy in Johannesburg, reflects on the importance of crisis communications in the modern age...

Patrick Conroy, Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 6 May 2020

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Mining industry gears up for Covid-19Article

The mining industry's preparedness plans for Covid-19 are very far advanced, based on established risk-management principles, and are currently being implemented and amended as this unprecedented situation evolves...

20 Mar 2020

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Communities want fairer say in mining lawsArticle

Late last year, just before the December shut down period, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy released two important draft pieces of legislation for public comment...

30 Jan 2020

Anthea Jeffery, head, policy research, IRR
Mining could spearhead a new empowerment strategy for real changeArticle

Few policy changes could be more vital to the 'new dawn' President Cyril Ramaphosa promised than finding an effective, inclusive, and non-racial formula for promoting economic growth, generating jobs, and truly empowering the disadvantaged...

Anthea Jeffery 10 Jan 2020

Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana has a long history with mining companies. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their just duesArticle

Ghana has gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, salt, limestone, granite and oil. Its mining and quarrying sector contributes significantly to its economy..

Päivi Lujala 9 Jan 2020

Youth in Mining opposes coal deal
Youth in Mining opposes coal dealArticle

South African Youth in Mining (Sayim) is strongly opposed to South32's exclusive sale negotiations of its subsidiary, South African Energy Coal (Saec), to Seriti Resources...

17 Sep 2019

An artisanal mine. Fairphone/Flickr
The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern CongoArticle

Strong evidence links the mining of minerals to local conflict in several African countries. This is because minerals are prized by rebel groups and are a source of their financing...

Marijke Verpoorten, Nik Stroop & Peter van der Windt 30 Jul 2019

Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities and the environment. Shutterstock
How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw deal from miningArticle

Some of the most profitable South African mines are situated in the areas of the country that are home to traditional communities and are governed in terms of customary law...

Llewellyn Leonard 15 Jul 2019

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

Mining in Mpumalanga. Archive photo: Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or divertedArticle

Billions in mining royalties intended to uplift poor communities are potentially being squandered, stolen or diverted due to in-fighting and maladministration of these funds...

Ciaran Ryan 2 Jul 2019

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

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...

Jessica Tennant 22 May 2019

The complexities of mining community royalty distribution
The complexities of mining community royalty distributionArticle

South African law has, since 2004, decreed that mineral and petroleum resources belong to the people, and the state must act as a custodian of these resources...

26 Mar 2019

Photo: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Focus on sustainability offers fresh investment prospects in the mining sectorArticle

A sharper focus on sustainability at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town a few weeks ago has started to translate into a different way of looking at mining, and with it, more opportunities for investment...

27 Feb 2019

Janine Espin
Will the Mining Charter create unrealistic community expectations?Article

While the Mining Charter's intention behind supporting the community with funds for upliftment and employment opportunities is commendable, it may not be realistic...

Janine Espin 26 Feb 2019

2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year announced
2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year announcedArticle

Cambium Networks has announced that Duduzile Mkhwanazi from Project Isizwe is the 2018 Connectivity Hero of the Year...

25 Feb 2019

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

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...

Nicci Botha 5 Feb 2019

Forum to address health challenges in mining communities
Forum to address health challenges in mining communitiesArticle

The North West Health Department, together with mining houses that operate hospitals in Bojanala District, have established a Health Forum to attend to healthcare challenges in mining communities...

21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter
#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining CharterArticle

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 6 Jan 2019

Mary Quant with Vidal Sassoon, 1964. Photograph by Ronald Dumont, Image courtesy of V&A Museum
Mary Quant: Fashion's inspirational icon for the #metoo eraArticle

Tickets have just gone on sale for the V&A London's Mary Quant exhibition, which opens its doors on 6 April 2019. The timing, whether through luck or curatorial savvy, feels perfect...

Jenny Gilbert 12 Dec 2018

Top CIO, IT Personality for 2018 named
Top CIO, IT Personality for 2018 namedArticle

Etion's Teddy Daka and Absa's Jacques Barkhuizen have been named SA's IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year at the SA IT industry's top annual awards...

3 Dec 2018

Finalists named in IITPSA President's Awards 2018
Finalists named in IITPSA President's Awards 2018Article

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) has named the finalists for the 2018 President's Awards...

25 Oct 2018

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

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...

Ciaran Ryan 24 Oct 2018

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Health, safety of mine workers in the spotlightArticle

While South Africa is well known for its mineral wealth and a well-regulated mining industry that is a major contributor to the economy, the sector is grappling with the health and safety of miners...

19 Oct 2018

Silicosis fund to be established in April 2019
Silicosis fund to be established in April 2019Article

A trust, which will disburse funds for mine workers who contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, is to be established in April 2019...

17 Oct 2018

Changing the face of Africa's mining regulation
Changing the face of Africa's mining regulationArticle

In sub-Saharan Africa mining is no longer about the extraction of minerals, it has become the mainstay of mineral producing economies...

Patience Panashe 15 Oct 2018

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

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

Danette Breitenbach 6 Oct 2018

What you need to know about the 2018 Mining Charter
What you need to know about the 2018 Mining CharterArticle

Following the approval of the Mining Charter 2018, Gwede Mantashe believes that the 2018 Mining Charter represents a consensus among stakeholders involved in the process...

3 Oct 2018

Finding solutions for policy uncertainty
Finding solutions for policy uncertaintyArticle

The policy uncertainty hangover, notably in the mining sector, from the previous administration continues to manifest itself is a stagnant economy...

Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson 29 Aug 2018

Mines urged to put workers' dignity, safety first
Mines urged to put workers' dignity, safety firstArticle

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says the mining sector must transform to ensure that workers' rights, dignity, health and safety are not compromised...

16 Aug 2018

More clarity needed on draft Mining Charter
More clarity needed on draft Mining CharterArticle

The draft Mining Charter is moving in the right direction, but it is still full of ambiguities that need clarity.

3 Jul 2018

Why impact assessments should be built on human values
Why impact assessments should be built on human valuesArticle

While government regulation is the main driver of environmental and social impact assessments of economic activity, human rights and justice are now...

27 Jun 2018

Mining minister, Gwede Mantashe. Photo:
Mantashe weeding out corruption at Mineral ResourcesArticle

Allegations of corruption, the double-granting of licences and the backlogs in the issuing of licences are just some other issues faced at the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)...

18 Jun 2018

New Mining Charter open for comment
New Mining Charter open for commentArticle

The long-awaited Mining Charter has been gazetted by Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, and the public now has 30 days to comment...

18 Jun 2018

Department consolidating inputs on Mining Charter
Department consolidating inputs on Mining CharterArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources is in the process of consolidating inputs received on the Mining Charter consultation process ahead of submitting it to cabinet for approval...

13 Jun 2018

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe promises Mining Charter soonArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources is working towards finalising the Mining Charter after receiving input from stakeholders in the industry...

15 May 2018

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash
How children are lured into miningArticle

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Photo: Zoë Postman
Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyerArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) failed to make a distinction between "legal deprivation and physical deprivation", the Pretoria High Court heard...

Zoë Postman 30 Apr 2018

John Capel, executive director, Benchmark Foundations
Mining communities' right to say no to be tested in courtArticle

A test case will be heard in North Gauteng High Court today, which could set a precedent on a communities' right to say no to mining activities on their traditional land...

23 Apr 2018

Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talks
Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talksArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured the mining affected communities networks that they will not be excluded from the consultation processes around the Mining Charter in the future...

20 Feb 2018

Pretoria High Court. Photo: brandsouthafrica.com
Mining community networks want their voices heard on Mining CharterArticle

Mining community networks will be at the Pretoria High Court from Monday to argue that the Mining Charter should be set aside due to a lack of meaningful community engagement.

16 Feb 2018

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