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Gold Fields’ South Deep solar now 50 MW, equivalent wind planned 

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 7 hours ago South Deep gold mine in Gauteng, where a 40 MW solar power project was initially announced, will now have a 50 MW solar plant as a result of the procurement of more efficient solar panels. Mining Weekly can report that the construction of the R715-million solar power plant at South Deep will... 

Council reaffirms commitment to transformation as DMRE confirms it will not appeal mine ownership ruling 

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd November 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa has reiterated its full commitment to the transformation of the mining sector. This follows after Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on November 23 told Members of Parliament in the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and... 

South Africa won’t appeal court ruling on black mining ownership

By: Bloomberg     23rd November 2021 South Africa ruled out challenging a High Court ruling that struck down some key changes to mining rules that govern black ownership targets, in a move that could potentially revive investor interest in the industry. In September, the High Court struck down some key provisions introduced to the... 

Gold Fields remains top South African-listed miner on the DJSI

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2021 JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has again been ranked the top South African-listed mining company on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Gold Fields was ranked third among 81 mining companies assessed and second among gold mining companies. 

Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining   

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2021 Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX director and founder Paul Miller on Monday, when he pointed out that South Africa is now at an... 

Northern Cape community mining project helps curb illegal operations

By: Simone Liedtke     5th November 2021 In the midst of a desert wilderness, for about 109 km from the south bank of the Orange river, which forms part of the border between South Africa and Namibia, miner Lower Orange River Diamonds (LOR) has found a solution to illegal mining, a Community Artisanal Mining (CAM) project, which the... 

Northern Cape community mining project helps curb illegal operations

By: Simone Liedtke     5th November 2021 In the midst of a desert wilderness, for about 109 km from the south bank of the Orange river, which forms part of the border between South Africa and Namibia, miner Lower Orange River Diamonds (LOR) has found a solution to illegal mining, a Community Artisanal Mining (CAM) project, which the... 

Covid accelerates 4IR, women in mining progress

By: Nadine Ramdass     22nd October 2021 Women have gradually become formal participants in the mining industry, which has resulted in their having to deal with various challenges, and although the industry has improved in its identifying and dealing with these issues, the biggest game changer is the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).... 

Minerals Council says collaboration is key to unlocking growth-supporting infrastructure

By: Nadine James     22nd October 2021 There have been positive developments since the introduction of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan in October last year, and while implementation has been delayed, continued engagement between Minerals Council South Africa and government, as well as the current commodities price... 

Minerals Council says collaboration is key to unlocking growth-supporting infrastructure

By: Nadine James     22nd October 2021 There have been positive developments since the introduction of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan in October last year, and while implementation has been delayed, continued engagement between Minerals Council South Africa and government, as well as the current commodities price... 

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