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Topic - Mineral Resources
May 15, 2015
There are still many shortcomings in the local mining industry, with many targets set out in the Mining Charter not being met. The Mining Industry Growth Development and Employment Task Team, led by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, found that, overall,...
May 14, 2015
Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi
In light of all the downscaling activity in the local mining industry, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Thursday said he was “alarmed at the rate at which retrenchments have been taking place”. Most recently, platinum miner Lonmin announced that it was...
May 12, 2015
The South African government has formally launched a R12.5-million, 24-month strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of shale gas mining in the Karoo in an effort to understand the potential environmental risks of exploiting probable, but as yet unexplored,...
Apr 23, 2015
ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) has welcomed the Western Australian Minister for Environment’s call for a public environmental review of the proposed Jackson 5 and Bungalbin East projects, in the Yilgarn. The company told shareholders that the Minister’s...
Apr 23, 2015
The conditions precedent related to Part A of the sale of Aquarius Platinum’s idled Everest mine to Northam Platinum have been fulfilled, rendering the disposal process unconditional and an amount of R400-million payable to Aquarius by June 26. Aquarius announced in...
Apr 21, 2015
The new Oil & Gas team
Business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr announced on Tuesday that it had appointed a new oil and gas legal team, which comprised director Megan Rodgers, associates Craig Wilton and Giovanni Cloete, and personal assistant Theresa Barreto. Rodgers would lead the firm's...
Apr 13, 2015
Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on Monday that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) was ensuring that the South African mining industry was a global leader in mine health and safety.
Apr 09, 2015
Norman Mbazima
Kumba Iron Ore top brass and Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Thursday launched a new R8.8-million clinic and visited the Anglo American company’s award-winning 718-employee-house complex in the Northern Cape. “We believe that these projects will go a...
Mar 30, 2015
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Feb 16, 2015
James Lorimer
Amidst apparent disagreement in his Cabinet about mining policy, President Jacob Zuma needed to step in and provide leadership so that potential mining investors had certainty about South Africa’s mining policy, Shadow Democratic Alliance (DA) Mineral Resources...
Feb 16, 2015
Jim O'Neill
The governments of resource-rich countries should base their financial planning on commodity prices that are lower than the year prior. Should actual commodity prices eventuate that are higher than those assumed, the additional revenue from the higher prices should...
Feb 12, 2015
Feb 10, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Striking mineworkers who break the law will be jailed, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi promised the Mining Indaba on Tuesday. Leaving the labour issue till last in his 20-minute opening address to the jam-packed conference, the Minister told the 7 000...
Feb 06, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
A coal task team has been established to intensify the dialogue between government, business and labour on the mineral, which suffered a R23-billion foreign exchange loss in 2014 owing to falling prices, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Wednesday....
Feb 02, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Monday met with CEOs of companies in the coal and platinum sectors in Pretoria, as part of his focused engagements with stakeholders throughout the mining industry. This followed his engagement with CEOs of companies in...
Jan 30, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has referred the Mineral And Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill back to The National Assembly on Friday. The President was of the view that the Bill, which was passed by Parliament last year and referred to Zuma for assent...
Jan 13, 2015
The Western Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has vetoed the proposed development of the Jackson 5 and Bungalbin East iron-ore project by Polaris Metals, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes). The Jackson 5 and Bungalbin East projects...
Dec 12, 2014
Technip has been awarded a substantial subsea contract by PT Chevron for the Bangka development project.
Nov 18, 2014
It was a national duty to develop and implement policies and legislation that recognised the value of the lives of each one of the almost 500 000 mineworkers in South Africa, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said at the 2014 Mine Occupational Health and...
Nov 07, 2014
The Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) has confirmed on Monday that it would proceed with the processing of pending shale-gas applications received prior to February 1, 2011. The applicants affected include Shell South Africa Upstream, Falcon Oil and Gas and...
Nov 07, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
The Democratic Alliance (DA) would continue to pursue a declaration from the State Diamond Trader (SDT) on who its biggest buyers are, DA shadow Minister of Mineral Resources James Lorimer has said. He noted in a statement that the DA had been pursuing this matter...
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 09, 2014
A total of R2.1-billion has been ring-fenced in the Department of Human Settlements’  medium-term expenditure framework period for housing projects in mining towns, with R290-million of this amount to be spent in the current financial year, Minister in the Presidency...
Oct 08, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
Sydney-listed energy group Challenger Energy says it is encouraged by recent indications of a “growing appreciation of the importance” of South Africa’s nascent shale gas industry and its potential beneficial impact to the broader economy, adding that momentum...
Sep 26, 2014
It has been ten years since the South African Mining Charter was first put in place, in an attempt to accelerate transformation in the South African mining industry. A top priority on the charter’s transformation list, which mining companies had to have complied with...
Sep 24, 2014
Reed, Manitoba
Difficult geology slowed ramp development at 70/30 joint venture (JV) partners HudBay Minerals and VMS Ventures’ Reed copper mine, in Northern Manitoba, in Canada, forcing operator HudBay’s engineers to alter the mine plan. Following ribbon-cutting ceremonies last...
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Amendments to portions of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) and the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) that govern the environmental requirements of mining companies in South Africa are expected to finally settle a legislative...
Sep 04, 2014
ASX-listed Challenger Energy was in advanced discussions regarding a possible farm-in agreement over its Cranemere shale gas project, in South Africa. “We are working on a compelling partnership,” Challenger MD Robert Willes told Mining Weekly Online on the...
Aug 29, 2014
The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while the current market...
Aug 20, 2014
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has vowed to fight retrenchments at Petra Diamonds' Helam mine in North West, the union said on Tuesday. "We will fight tooth and nail to make sure that these retrenchments do not happen," chief negotiator Lekhotla Mabea said.
Aug 14, 2014
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
The dominance of mining in Africa has made the industry's development a critical target under the African Union’s (AU’s) Agenda 2063, AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday. Speaking at the 2014 Mining Lekgotla, in Midrand, she pointed out...
Jul 23, 2014
East Africa would be the next major oil and gas play on the continent, professional services firm PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory senior manager Derek Boulware said on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch of the firm’s 2014 Africa oil and gas review titled ‘On the brink...
Jul 22, 2014
Anti-fracking lobby group Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and social rights group AfriForum hand delivered a letter to President Jacob Zuma this week calling on him to declare a fresh moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in South Africa, or face possible legal...
Jul 18, 2014
ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) has reported record iron-ore sales for its full year ended June, with the company increasing export volumes by 88% on the 2013 figures, to 10.4-million tonnes. During the quarter ended June, iron-ore exports increased by 14%, to...
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has focused sharply on plans to speed up transformation in South Africa’s mining sector and enforce compliance with the Mining Charter. During his budget vote on Tuesday, he told the National Assembly that he was prepared...
Jul 04, 2014
Newly appointed Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has inherited a challenging portfolio from former Minister Susan Shabangu, with several critical issues that will have to be addressed soon if he is to return South Africa’s mining industry to being the...
Jul 03, 2014
Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Following the resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum sector, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) would now focus its attention on “full implementation” of the Mining Charter, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Thursday. The DMR...
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