R/€ = 15.86 Change: 0.01
R/$ = 13.95 Change: 0.02
Au 1284.00 $/oz Change: -0.39
Pt 792.72 $/oz Change: -1.07


Uneconomic mining hurts host countries, wastes national patrimony, lengthens price gloom

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Continuing to extract metals and minerals when the prices fetched for them are below break-even is contentious. Mining companies are granted rights by host governments who expect them to use what is a national patrimony optimally. 

Smarter mining, manufacture, agriculture needed, says IDC’s Maia 

By: Martin Creamer     12th January 2018 South Africa needs to aim towards smarter mining, smarter agriculture and smarter manufacturing. “It’s about taking all the major sectors of the economy forward, with each feeding on the other,” says Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) research and information head Jorge Maia of the roles... 

Resources Watch  

14th December 2017 This week: Crucial for commodity countries to build economic resilience And, owner’s engineer role by ‘Proudly South African’ Erudite pleasing Perth 

Crucial for commodity countries to build economic resilience – Unctad 

By: Martin Creamer     11th December 2017 Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving their sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) economic affairs officer Stefan Csordas warned on Monday. Unctad and the Food and... 


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