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Mining Charter III provisions seen by some as too onerous for junior miners 

By: Nadine James     24th May 2019 There should be a new regulatory regime for juniors – one that adheres to the spirit of Mining Charter 3, but which introduces reasonable and achievable transformation and procurement targets relative to the size and financial constraints of junior and emerging miners, says Eversheds Sutherland... 

Mining Charter III sets tone for juniors’ revival

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th May 2019 Following reflection on Mining Charter III, which is seen as a “positive game-changer” and a shift in the local political landscape, discussions at this year’s Junior Indaba will be tailored around ‘the revival of the junior’ and the prospects of achieving a thriving industry. The conference for... 

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

By: Nadine James     24th May 2019 Mining 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.... 

Mining Charter III provisions seen by some as too onerous for junior miners

By: Nadine James     24th May 2019 There should be a new regulatory regime for juniors – one that adheres to the spirit of Mining Charter 3, but which introduces reasonable and achievable transformation and procurement targets relative to the size and financial constraints of junior and emerging miners, says Eversheds Sutherland... 

How is South Africa supporting mining exploration and its junior mining industry?

24th May 2019 In jurisdictions with depleting reserves, mining exploration can be the catalyst for future economic growth and business opportunity. Yet whenever the mining industry experiences a downturn, exploration spending usually plummets. 

Use remote machinery to mine at depth ­– Jourdan 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2019 Independent consultant Dr Paul Jourdan on Thursday called on South Africa to cease sending people down dangerous deep-level mines and introduce remote machinery to mine at depth. He was speaking at the Southern African Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the... 

New Technology Conference and Trade Show

23rd May 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) New Technology Conference and Trade Show take place from 5 to 6 June 2019 at the Canvas Riversands Incubation Hub. This event offers an superb opportunity for mining companies, equipment suppliers, technology and service providers,... 

Industrialisation to help South Africa’s mining cluster compete globally

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2019 If industrialization is done properly through advancing the South African mining cluster and using the sector as a driver for industrialisation, the sector has huge potential to operate not only at scale but also to compete in the world market, says Minerals Council South Africa chief economist... 

Minerals Council welcomes safety improvements, but warns of continuing policy concerns 

By: Nadine James     22nd May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa will, later this year, launch a new health and safety initiative called Khumbela iKhaya, council chaiperson Mxolisi Mgojo revealed on Wednesday. Addressing the council's annual general meeting, he noted that appreciable improvements in the health and safety... 

Gordhan says mining firms must reverse job cuts

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2019 South Africa’s mining companies must reverse recent decisions to cut jobs in the industry to help revive the economy and boost investor confidence, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. His comments come a day after Lonmin said it plans to cut 4 100 workers at platinum mines... 

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