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Four bodies retrieved from North West mine

24th July 2017 Rescuers have retrieved bodies of four mine workers trapped underground during a seismic accident at Tau Lekoa mine in Orkney, North West. The incident happened over the weekend. 

Vavi urges Rustenburg mineworkers to join Numsa

10th July 2017 South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Sunday urged mineworkers in Rustenburg to join the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). “Workers resigning from [the] National Union of Mineworkers [Num] and Association of Mineworkers and... 

Hawks nab Zama Zamas at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine

6th July 2017 The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) said on Thursday that they had arrested six men aged between 24 and 35 years for corruption, illegal dealing in precious metals, possession of gold and theft, at the Kusasalethu gold mine in Carletonville. Located about 90 kilometres from... 

Namibia to establish mining and marine institutes at the coast

3rd July 2017 The University of Namibia (UNam) plans to establish marine engineering and mining training institutions at the coast. The School of Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies will be established in Henties Bay where an eight hectare piece of land was donated by the municipality. 

Zwane meets with AngloGold Ashanti after retrenchments announcement

30th June 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Friday instructed the Minerals and Petroleum Board to verify whether the information provided by Anglo Gold Ashanti that it plans to retrench over 8 000 workers took into consideration industry commitments to save jobs. This comes after AngloGold... 

Zwane confident courts will find in favour of new Mining Charter

27th June 2017 Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane said on Tuesday that he had noted the actions taken by the Chamber of Mines in applying for an urgent interdict on the 2017 Mining Charter, adding that he had confidence in the courts to rule in his department’s favour. This comes after the Chamber of... 

Zuma backs Zwane on new Mining Charter

22nd June 2017 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday threw his weight behind the controversial revised Mining Charter published by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. “Yes, I believe firstly, the minister gave the briefing and consultation, including the cabinet and what the minister is doing has been... 

New Mining Charter a catalyst for more inclusive economy, says Zwane

22nd June 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has said the controversial 2017 Mining Charter gazetted last week was meant to be a catalyst that provides practical expression to the country’s goal of a more inclusive economy. “We encourage the young people who are the future of this country to... 

MPs to include State capture in Molefe probe

21st June 2017 Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on Wednesday resolved to devote August to an in-depth probe of the circumstances surrounding Brian Molefe’s re-appointment to the helm of Eskom, including allegations of the Gupta family’s hold on the power utility. “The committee agrees that... 

Chamber of Mines meets ANC over Mining Charter

21st June 2017 The Chamber of Mines said on Tuesday, that a group of its office bearers met a delegation from the African National Congress (ANC) led by secretary general Gwede Mantashe, at the Chamber’s request, to discuss the impasse of the Reviewed Mining Charter. Last week, the Chamber vehemently rejected... 

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