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Minerals exploration to remain in decline without sound guiding authority – Miller 

By: Donna Slater     15th February 2021 Despite the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) not publishing any data on mineral exploration, mining supply sales consultancy AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller says there is extensive financial data, some containing information about minerals exploration, that is buried... 

Alluvial diamond miners outline way to save fast-shrinking industry  

By: Martin Creamer     11th February 2021 The number of alluvial diamond operators is decreasing at an alarming rate. In 2004, there were 2 000 small diamond-mining companies, which employed close to 25 000 people, and now there are only about 200 operators employing only 5 000 people – a 90% decline. 

Healthy PGM-derived dividends ahead, capital investments to be limited – RMB

By: Donna Slater     8th February 2021 The financial results of platinum group metals (PGM) and iron-ore miners, which are due to be published in the month ahead, are expected to reveal healthy dividends for shareholders and a strong rise in taxes paid to the fiscus, but little in the way of capital investment in South Africa,... 

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... 

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