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Forum set up to improve cooperation between Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists 

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2022 A new forum comprising Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists is to be established to improve collaboration between the two large infrastructure-focused State-owned companies and domestic manufacturers and suppliers. The initiative was unveiled by Ministers Pravin Gordhan and Ebrahim Patel... 

South African coal consumers face tough decisions as miners prioritise exports over domestic offtakers – Jones 

By: Donna Slater     13th May 2022 A potential food crisis may be brewing in South Africa as domestic coal consumers face increasing difficulty in securing coal supplies at a fair price to fire their processing plants, says commodity insights and marketplace company African Source Markets CEO Bevan Jones. He tells Mining Weekly... 

Machine tools importers faced with challenges

13th May 2022 Members of trade organisation South African Machine Tool Merchant Association (MTMA) have adapted to Covid-related impacts, such as importing delays, as 2021 progressed. However, unforeseen events, such as mass unrest in July last year and flooding along the South African east coast, have added... 

Mining sector offers significant opportunity in enabling economic growth with a multiplier effect

12th May 2022 South Africa’s economy was built on its mining industry prowess which not only helped to fund the country’s infrastructure but also precipitated the growth of a number of a number of supporting industries and services. 

Removal of growth impediments key to improve the perception of mining in South Africa, says Minerals Council

By: Donna Slater     11th May 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s acknowledgement of South Africa ranking of seventy-fifth out of global mining jurisdictions in the latest Fraser Institute’s survey means the South African government needs to respond with urgency and purpose to remove impediments to growth and development of the... 

South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba 

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2022 It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on Tuesday. “Last week, I attended the launch by Anglo American of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered... 

South Africa has significant implementation crisis – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2022 South Africa has a significant implementation crisis. A number of government departments and parastatals were hollowed out. Capacity is a significant issue in almost every parastatal – water authorities, Eskom, Transnet and across the board. “We’re not rushing in to take over activities because... 

South Africa’s mine production value exceeded R1tr for the first time in 2021

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th May 2022 South Africa’s mineral production achieved record values in 2021, exceeding R1-trillion for the first time, buoyed by strong commodity prices and giving the domestic economy a vital injection of higher taxes, wages and increased employment. This is according to industry body the Minerals Council... 

Webber Wentzel makes recommendations to bolster mining industry attractiveness

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th May 2022 Webber Wentzel’s team of mining experts has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, in their upcoming addresses at the Mining Indaba, announce concrete steps on several top priorities. This follows the country once again falling down... 

Only way to fix Eskom, Transnet is to work as SA Inc, conference hears 

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2022 Putting South Africa’s 60-million people first and working as South Africa Incorporated – SA Inc – is the only way to solve the problems of this country’s biggest State-owned enterprises, Eskom and Transnet. This message was put out loudly and clearly during a panel discussion at McCloskey’s... 

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