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Goldplat achieves strong fourth-quarter operational performance

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th August 2022 Aim-listed Goldplat’s two gold recovery operations, located in South Africa and Ghana, delivered another strong combined operating performance and achieved a combined operating profit for the quarter ended June 30 of almost £2-million, which represents an 83% increase compared with the quarter... 

Thungela shares R500m with employees, community as it sets out to plant million trees, add solar power  

By: Martin Creamer     16th August 2022 Coal mining and exporting company Thungela, which generated R8.9-billion free cash in the first six months to June 30, is sharing R500-million of it with employees and communities, setting out to plant a million trees to purify water, putting in solar power to reduce its carbon footprint as it... 

Sensible water management more evident at mines

By: Halima Frost     5th August 2022 Professional services provider WSP Earth and Environment in Africa, previously Golder Associates, water treatment lead Peter Wille says there has been a noticeable uptick in South African and African mines treating and reusing water, owing to global green initiatives and local pressure from... 

New Bill pressures mines to comply with water regulations

5th August 2022 In a release published in May by law firm Webber Wentzel partner Kirsty Kilner and senior associate Tendai Bonga it is said that the pressure on South African mining companies to raise their standards of environmental, social and corporate governance behaviour is expected to gain momentum this... 

WRC, Unicef formalise partnership

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th August 2022 The Water Research Commission (WRC) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalising a partnership in the areas of citizen science, water quality and water sanitation and hygiene (Wash). After meeting in... 

Department working 'around the clock' to clear water-use licence backlog

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th August 2022 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is working “around-the-clock” to reduce the timeframe for the issuing of water-use licences. The department aims to finalise water-use licence applications within 90 days, a reduction on the 300 days it previously took to grant the licences. 

ZAC hands over new ablution blocks to Kwanyoni Primary School 

1st August 2022 The new, permanent ablution facilities will improve health and hygiene standards at the school. The handover forms part of ZAC’s Social and Labour Plan.  Zululand Anthracite Colliery handed over ablution facilities worth R2.25 million to Kwanyoni Primary on 28 July 2022. The facilities use a dry... 

BFS confirms Makhado project economics

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th July 2022 The favourable economics of JSE-listed MC Mining’s flagship Makhado project were confirmed in a bankable feasibility study BFS completed by Minxcon during the quarter ended June 30.  The development of Makhado is expected to deliver positive returns for shareholders and could position the company... 

If your seasonal workforce is not compliant, it could spell disaster

28th July 2022 By Donné Nieman, Sales Director, Western Cape at Workforce Staffing (Virtual Showroom): The agricultural sector is heavily reliant on a seasonal workforce, which is temporary in nature. The need to rapidly scale the workforce up and then down again means that farmers may turn to labour... 

Sibanye continues to make reparations at Marikana  

By: Darren Parker     15th July 2022 After acquiring platinum producer Lonmin’s operations in 2019, diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater continues to contribute to reparations for those community members who were affected by the violent wage-related protests near the then-Lonmin-operated Marikana platinum group metals (PGMs) mine... 

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