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METF needs increased support to safeguard SA mining’s future

15th October 2020 The South African minerals industry relies on high quality graduates in the fields of Mining, Metallurgy/Chemical Engineering and Geology to ensure its long-term sustainability, says the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) – which was formed with this objective in mind. 

Minerals Council launches first National Day of Women in Mining 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st August 2020 Industry organisation, the Minerals Council South Africa, on August 21 launched the first National Day of Women in Mining, highlighting its focus on the implementation of initiatives designed to achieve stretch targets for the representation and advancement of women in the South African mining... 

Getting best out of mining starts with policy certainty, says Gold Fields' Holland  

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2020 Getting the best out of South Africa’s mining sector starts with policy certainty, said Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland on Thursday. Following the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s presentation of outstanding half-year results in spite of Covid, Holland said this in response to Mining... 

Opinion: Providing for the right to adequate housing – innovation needed to address a complex challenge

20th August 2020 In this opinion piece, Sibanye-Stillwater executive VP of corporate affairs Themba Nkosi writes about the right to adequate housing for mining communities. Among some of the contentious policy issues in South Africa is the future of communities that live near mines and have been relying... 

The SADC Tribunal: what it means for human rights in the region

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 The reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal is a fundamental human rights issue that requires SADC citizens to engage their governments for its immediate reinstatement. What happened where and when to the SADC Tribunal 

Kumba, Anglo boards approve new R7bn iron-ore project at Kolomela 

By: Martin Creamer     14th August 2020 Iron-ore mining and marketing company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday announced the approval of the Kapstevel South project at its Kolomela mine, by both the company’s and Anglo American’s boards. The total capital cost of the project will be approximately R7-billion, including prestripping. 

DMRE says Mantashe's withdrawal of appeal paves the way for certainty

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th August 2020 The decision by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe to withdraw his appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against an April 2018 ruling by the High Court in relation to the (now repealed) Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals... 

Minerals Council welcomes Mantashe's withdrawal of appeal to SCA  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th August 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's decision to withdraw his notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal in respect of a declaratory order issued in April 2018 by the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division). The... 

MoU signed to further geoscience research in British Columbia

By: Donna Slater     24th July 2020 A three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between Geoscience BC and the British Columbia Geological Survey, will provide a framework to jointly identify public mineral geoscience needs in the province, standardise data collection and public access to data and leverage resources to... 

Minerals Council regrets delay of 2018 Mining Charter review 

By: Martin Creamer     6th July 2020 Minerals Council South Africa on Monday expressed regret that the finalisation of the review of the contested elements of the 2018 Mining Charter had been delayed following a judgement of the full bench of the High Court in Pretoria ordering that a number of other parties be joined to the action.... 

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