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End of small-scale mining ban in Ghana to hamper efforts to combat illegal mining

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2018 The upcoming end of a ban on small-scale mining in Ghana will increase the difficulties in countering illegal mining in the country, with the practice likely to remain widespread, says research firm BMI. In turn, this will create potential risks to cocoa production and threaten social stability... 

To succeed as a ‘sunrise industry’, SA mining must widen ownership, meet other challenges

11th May 2018 The following has been adapted from a chapter Towards Mining Vision 2030, by Joel Netshitenzhe, ANC NEC member and executive director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) in a book on The Political Economy of Mining in South Africa, to be published in 2018 by Mistra. 

Govt should be called to account for turning blind eye to illegal infiltration of operating mines

By: Martin Creamer     8th September 2017 The private sector has done well to secure legal leverage over the errant Mineral Resources Ministry, which has painted itself into a corner by trying to impose the unworkable Mining Charter Three and the ill-feted freeze on the transfer of mineral right ownership. The legal leverage that is... 

Guatemala police clear access to Tahoe’s blocked Escobal mine

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd June 2017 Police have used teargas to clear a public road near the town of Casillas, in south-east Guatemala, of protesters blocking access to Canadian miner Tahoe Resources’ controversial Escobal mine, the third-largest silver mine in the world. The TSX- and NYSE-listed miner said in a statement on Friday... 

A break in proceedings – Vegas tours, awards

23rd September 2016 The 2016 MINExpo International, which will be hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from September 26 to 28, offers several special events and tours for attendees. Tickets can be bought during registration for the event. On-site and online registration will remain open for tours for the... 

Copper theft damaging economy, says Sacci as barometer ticks up 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th June 2015 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Copper Theft Barometer saw a R1-million, or 7.08%, month-on-month increase to R13.6-million in April, from R12.6-million in March. The April figure was, however, 0.11% lower than that of April 2014. 


By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2015 The owners of this US gold mine in Oregon are seen in a land-use dispute with the federal government, during which armed former and current law enforcement Oath Keepers personnel patrolled this surface area of Sugar Pine Mine near Medford. Tensions ran high after the Bureau of Land Management... 

Doe Run Donates $10,000 Grant To Mineral Area College

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2013 Donation Supports Workforce Development and Higher Education in Park Hills, Mo., Area 

Wage talks may test mining’s latest peace and stability resolve

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2013 The latest united front against intimidation in the mining sector may be rigorously tested during the upcoming wage talks. While the who’s who of mining met and engendered considerable confidence with the agreed new draft document, much hinges on behaviour during the upcoming pay negotiations.... 

21/06/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2013 By next Wednesday, government, business and labour must ratify a draft document that ensures sustainable mining in South Africa 

Satellite comms for Africa

31st August 2012 A range of products will be displayed by Satellite Communication (SatComm) at Electra Mining Africa 2012. The company provides satellite communications to clients across Africa. Its customer base includes many of the leading local and international blue-chip companies, international... 

Lonmin failed to learn lessons from Impala saga – Baleni 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th August 2012 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general-secretary Frans Baleni on Thursday accused platinum mining companies of undermining bargaining processes, adding that it was a contributing factor to the violence that have broke out at Lonmin’s Marikana mine over the past week. Speaking at a press... 

Union warns about mine violence

By: Sapa     3rd May 2012 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) expressed shock on Thursday at increasing violence and intimidation at Impala Platinum and Lonmin mines. The NUM's national executive appealed to both companies and the police to take drastic action against criminals and not allow workers to commit crimes... 


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