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State gem miner awards concessions

State-owned gem miner Alexkor has awarded shallow-water mining and beach mining concessions to private operators, thus securing employment for 179 miners who were retrenched at the end of last year. 

Unions and mines set to fight Aids

Representatives of management of the South Deep Gold Mine, United Association of South Africa (UASA) and National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) recently signed an agreement to launch an encompassing HIV/Aids preventative, management and care programme at the mine. 

Coal stakeholders commit to clean-up

During a one-day conference on “Coal and Sustainable Development”, held as a parallel event to the Joburg Summit last week, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, put forward a proposed declaration regarding coal and sustainable development in developing countries. 

Fund to support Soweto air clean-up

The Minister of Mineral and Energy Affair, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, last week launched the Clean Soweto Air Fund – and initiative that forms part of the department’s National Integrated Clean Household Fuels Programme. 

Platinum giant signs landmark wage deal

A wage agreement between South African mining giant Anglo Platinum and eight unions has been hailed as a “historic triumph”, by both the mine’s management, as well as union representatives. 

Gem-miner to award concessions soon

State-owned gem miner Alexkor will soon award shallow-water and beach mining concessions, having already compiled a short list of possible operators. 

State, industry tight lipped on charter talks

Negotiations around the empowerment charter for South Africa’s mining industry will push on until a positive outcome is reached, the head of communications at the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) told Mining Weekly Online yesterday. 

Eight bidders show interest in State gem miner

The Department of Public Enterprise (DPE) yesterday revealed that it has received eight bids for non-binding expression of interest in the ailing State diamond-mining company Alexkor. 

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