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Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry
Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industryArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 1 day ago

6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in Gauteng
6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in GautengArticle

Contrary to non-Gautengers' belief, the province has lots more to offer than skyscrapers and traffic. If you're staying home (in Gauteng) this holiday season, you'd be delighted to find that there are lots of fun staycation ideas, especially outdoor activities, available.

23 Apr 2021

Last chance to apply for these 9 bursaries
Last chance to apply for these 9 bursariesArticle

For students who have not secured tertiary study funding for the 2021 or 2022 academic year, here are nine bursaries you could apply for - all closing on 30 April 2021...

20 Apr 2021

South Africa mining at a digital crossroad
South Africa mining at a digital crossroadArticle

The digital transformation of the mining industry promises a paradigm shift in performance, and for South Africa, the successful modernisation of the mining industry might mean...

Peter Clearkin &Tycho Moncks 20 Apr 2021

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's howArticle

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum
Public private collaboration to create a hydrogen valleyArticle

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is collaborating with companies in the energy sector to carry out a feasibility study to create a hydrogen valley...

1 Apr 2021

Photo: Barrick Gold Corporation
4IR in mining might not mean job lossesArticle

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

Jacques Farmer, MD, Prisma Training Solutions
Simulation training can allay Covid-19 hurdles in the mining industryArticle

Training is mandatory in a number of employee roles in the mining industry, but leaning on the job is hazardous and costly...

Jacques Farmer i 18 Mar 2021

Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEs
Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEsArticle

The company launched its first Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Hub in Rustenburg on 1 March 2021...

12 Mar 2021

Kangra coal mine recommences operations
Kangra coal mine recommences operationsArticle

Coal mining company Kangra, which was put on care and maintenance due to Covid-19 lockdowns in the domestic and export markets has resumed operations...

11 Mar 2021

Yushanta Rungasammy, director and co-head: corporate & commercial, and Rembuluwani Nembudani, senior associate, CMS South Africa
4 hindrances to increasing mining's GDP contribution in 2021Article

The collaboration between the South African government and the mining industry led to the sector's rapid recovery from the lockdown restrictions of last year...

8 Mar 2021

Gold Fields is planning a 40MW plant at South Deep Mine
Self-generated power, less red tape and new tech will drive SA mining forwardArticle

South African mines have been granted state permission to generate energy for their own use without having to rely on Eskom's unstable power supply...

Owen Murphy 3 Mar 2021

Can blockchain technology really help Africa's economy?
Can blockchain technology really help Africa's economy?Article

While blockchain is not a new technology, its adoption has been slow in Africa. However, the application of this technology here could lead to interesting outcomes...

Musa Kalenga and Samuel Segun 26 Feb 2021

Superunion Africa wins 2020 Architecture, Construction and Design Award
Superunion Africa wins 2020 Architecture, Construction and Design AwardArticle

Superunion Africa's 2020 Mining Indaba stand for Anglo American won at the Architecture, Construction and Design Awards...

Issued by Superunion 26 Feb 2021

Interview with E&T Minerals CEO, Emmanuel Ngulube, in Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies magazine
Interview with E&T Minerals CEO, Emmanuel Ngulube, in Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies magazineArticle

After recognition by Impumelelo Top Empowerment Companies in being awarded for our commitment to transformation in South Africa, the publication decided to find out more about Emmanuel Ngulube, CEO of E&T Minerals...

Issued by E&T Minerals 22 Feb 2021

The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisation
The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisationArticle

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance confirmed its entrenched position at Mining Indaba Virtual 2021...

Paula-Anne Novotny, Jonathan Veeran, Gillian Niven & Kate Collier 10 Feb 2021

Lizle Louw, partner, Webber Wentzel
Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?Article

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Wandisile Mandlana, partner, Bowmans South Africa
The challenges and opportunities in the African mining sectorArticle

After the wrap of the Virtual Mining Indaba, Wandisile Mandlana, partner, Bowmans South Africa shares some insights what we have seen on the ground in Africa - looking at the challenges faced in 2020 and opportunities identified for 2021 and beyond...

Wandisile Mandlana 5 Feb 2021

10 insights into 4IR in the mining industry
10 insights into 4IR in the mining industryArticle

A report has been released that aims at gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) ..

1 Feb 2021

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What we want to hear from Minister MantasheArticle

Where many other government departments halted operations because of lockdown, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) under minister, Gwede Mantashe, continued to work...

Webber Wentzel team 29 Jan 2021

Corporates, do not be caught out by IFRS 17
Corporates, do not be caught out by IFRS 17Article

There is a common misconception that the International Financial Reporting Standards 17 (IFRS17): Insurance Contracts accounting standard applies exclusively to insurers...

Dewald van den Berg 28 Jan 2021

Yushanta Rungasammy, director and co-head, corporate & commercial, CMS South Africa
Covid could have a positive impact on mining in the long runArticle

Despite challenges posed by Covid-19, varying demand for commodities, reduced export incomes and higher occupational safety costs, there is renewed hope...

Yushanta Rungasammy 28 Jan 2021

Jacques Farmer, managing director, Prisma
Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effectiveArticle

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

Jacques Farmer 19 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & MiningArticle

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

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The future of mining lies in sustainabilityArticle

A report found that two-thirds of mining companies are pursuing community impact programmes - on areas such as jobs, transport and clean water - as part of their sustainability policies.

2 Dec 2020

Steering the mining industry towards a new normal
Steering the mining industry towards a new normalArticle

Webber Wentzel recently hosted its annual round up of key legal updates in the mining sector to help continue to navigate the complexities of the industry and work towards finding a new normal...

23 Nov 2020

Tycho Moncks, managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.
8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SAArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

Image: World Economic Forum
WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogueArticle

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

12 Nov 2020

Photo: Canyon Coal
Collaboration crucial to effective mine water managementArticle

A unified water stewardship strategy for the mining sector is needed to address stakeholder concerns, earn social acceptance and tackle environmental challenges...

3 Nov 2020

Mxolisi Mgojo, chief executive officer, Exxaro Resources
Collaboration and cooperation for a safe mining industryArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge that no one could have anticipated. It has had a wide-reaching impact on all industries across the globe, and the South African mining sector is no exception...

Mxolisi Mgojo 27 Oct 2020

Musawenkosi Buthelezi
Challenges facing young black mining entrepreneursArticle

The stringent legislation in the South African mining sector creates huge barriers for the new entrants, particularly young black mining entrepreneurs with the necessary technical skills.

Musawenkosi Buthelezi 23 Oct 2020

Mongezi Veti, Exxaro Resources executive head of sustainability
Mining and agriculture: Could repurposed farmland help create jobs at scale?Article

As mining activities wind down in many areas across South Africa, it's important not to lose sight of the opportunities that rehabilitated mining areas can bring...

Mongezi Veti 19 Oct 2020

Photo: Thor Explorations
Walking the ESG talk in the Nigerian mining industryArticle

In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) drivers in the Nigerian mining industry have become essential in response to the Nigerian government's minimum standards and investor pressure...

16 Oct 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

Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19
Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed a threat to global health systems and forced the restructuring of resources for healthcare the world over, including in respect of tuberculosis (TB), HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

12 Oct 2020

Eric Croeser, Industry X managing director, Accenture
Pursuing a Triple Zero futureArticle

The mining industry has envisioned a new future where business, human and environmental interests are not competing priorities, but complementary strengths: a Triple Zero future of zero harm, zero loss, and zero waste...

Eric Croeser 7 Oct 2020

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Mining industry's commitment to SDGs mostly rhetoricArticle

With just 10 years left to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and as one of the few sectors with links to all 17 - the mining industry has a significant role to play...

23 Sep 2020

Roger Baxter, CEO, SA Minerals Council
Issues facing mining and impeding economic potentialArticle

Energy security and cost, logistical port and rail bottlenecks, regulatory uncertainty, modernisation, social tensions with communities and organised labour, and crime, including illegal mining are some of the key issues...

18 Sep 2020

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industryArticle

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable...

Zuneid Yousuf 17 Sep 2020

Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!
Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!Article

Seven years ago, Emmanuel Ngulube and Daniel Eyre formed E&T Minerals with the ambition of building a reputable Black-owned minerals trading and brokerage house...

Issued by E&T Minerals 16 Sep 2020

Louis Retief, general manager Innovation and IM, Exxaro.
How Covid-19 is driving the need for mining companies to accelerate digitalisationArticle

There's no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the world of business, forcing organisations across sectors to rethink their business models and implement responsive operational changes...

Louis Retief 15 Sep 2020

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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

South Deep Gold Mine. Image: Gold Fields
How South Deep achieved its dramatic turn-around in 12 monthsArticle

Like many other sectors in South Africa, the mining industry was severely impacted by the national lockdown. Operations - particularly deep-level mining, which is generally considered labour-intensive - were scaled down significantly...

8 Sep 2020

Covid-19 testing at Exxaro operations. Photo: Exxaro
Miners outline Covid-19 strategiesArticle

Given it's nature, the mining industry has adopted various approaches to Covid-19 testing to reduce mitigating impact it has on operations...

7 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

How 5G can be monetised to make business sense
How 5G can be monetised to make business senseArticle

5G holds immense possibility for the socio-economic development of Africa. But what can be done to drive innovative revenue streams from it?

Ockert Oosthuizen 26 Aug 2020

Committing to our youth. Committing to our future
Committing to our youth. Committing to our futureArticle

A "Thought Lab Webinar" was held on 9 July on the value of youth development to society and the challenges programmes may experience in the present economic situation because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Moving towards real empowerment in mining
#WomensMonth: Moving towards real empowerment in miningArticle

Although more women are now involved in the mining, it remains a largely masculine domain, and still lags behind many other industries when it comes to inclusion...

21 Aug 2020

Refilwe Mkhize and Tintswalo Mukansi of Mixcorp
Levelling the playing field and changing the narrativeArticle

Women have gradually integrated into the mining industry since 1996 when the South African government rejected the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention of 1935, which prohibited women from working underground...

12 Aug 2020

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