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Cover Story

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future

By: Nadine JamesThe Minerals Council South Africa – formerly the Chamber of Mines –  officially rebranded in May 2018, repositioning the organisation to reflect, “the promise of the future”, by amending its role and ethos to drive a positive reform agenda that enables the industry to reach its true economic and... 

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future

Editorial Insight

South Africans must urgently unite behind the goal of building an inclusive economy

By: Martin CreamerSouth Africans should waste no time in uniting behind the goal of building the economy inclusively and creating as many jobs as possible. As pointed out by President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the election, for the first time in more than a decade, South Africa is in a position to grow the economy... 

South Africans must urgently unite behind the goal of building an inclusive economy

News & Insight

Institute lauds ‘improved’ Mining Charter but urges govt to ‘loosen grip’ on industry

By: Nadine James     Updated -71 minutes agoMining Charter 3 has to be judged, not against previous versions, but against the context of a real-world economy in which population growth has outstripped faltering economic growth for some five years, Institute of Race Relations consultant Peter Fabricius notes in a report released last month.... 

SKA could have unintended consequences for mining, law firm cautions

By: Nadine James     Updated -71 minutes agoWhile the building of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is one of the most exciting projects in South Africa’s scientific and academic fields, it is likely to impact the use and exploitation of mineral resources in the Northern Cape, says Nupen Staude de Vries director Lili Nupen notes... 

Photo of the Week


By: Martin CreamerGemstone mining and marketing company Fura Gems is set on introducing modern mining to Coscuez, Colombia, where it is involved in emerald mining. Coscuez has yielded emeralds for more than 300 years but, as reported by Bloomberg, Colombian emeralds are now more difficult to find. According to... 



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