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Topic - Mineral Resources
Feb 08, 2016
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Monday announced that his department had served the Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, with a Section 54 notice for a mine closure while the operations to rescue three trapped workers continued. The management at the...
Feb 08, 2016
Mosebenzi Zwane
The completion of the amendments to South Africa’s Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) was being treated as a matter of urgency, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Monday. Delivering the keynote address at the opening of Investing...
Feb 08, 2016
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane
The 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba – currently the world’s largest mining investment event and Africa’s largest mining event – starts in Cape Town on Monday at a time when the South African mining industry is under a cloud following a spate of fatal...
Feb 05, 2016
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane
With thousands of mining jobs on the line in South Africa, potential job losses in a pressurised mining sector had become a critical topic at Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s first real engagement with the public on Friday. Zwane, appointed Minister late...
Jan 29, 2016
Democratic Alliance shadow Minister James Lorimer says he will question Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane in Parliament as to whether the Minister has made interventions on behalf of mining industry participants. This comes as the DA alleged that Zwane had...
Jan 28, 2016
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane
In 2015 South Africa recorded its lowest-ever number of mine fatalities - 77, down from 84 the year before, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane revealed on Thursday. Gold mines reported 33 fatalities in 2015 – an improvement on the 44 fatalities the year...
Jan 25, 2016
The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has initiated an investigation after an underground fire at Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Shaft 14, in Rustenburg, resulted in the death of four mineworkers over the weekend. Implats on Friday initiated search and rescue...
Jan 15, 2016
Over the last few years, South Africa’s mining industry has staggered into the new year increasingly the worse for wear, having been ravaged by a myriad of challenges over the course of the previous year, including mineral policy uncertainty, labour-management...
Jan 13, 2016
Dec 11, 2015
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Nov 11, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday urged mining companies to tighten up health and safety initiatives after a fatality at a Randfontein mine this week. The Department of Mineral Resources said in a statement that a winch operator had been fatally...
Oct 22, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Thursday called on mining companies to offer more bursaries to students in need. Speaking at a housing project, launched by mining company Exxaro, Zwane appealed for the sector to contribute more toward funding education...
Oct 06, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has urged stakeholders in the mining industry to work together to resolve labour disputes as speedily as possible. “Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has appealed to stakeholders in the mining industry to work...
Oct 01, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will in the next few days hold a meeting with stakeholders in the mining sector to discuss challenges and opportunities available in the industry. “I am well aware of the critical role that this sector plays in the economy,...
Sep 23, 2015
Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will replace the late Collins Chabane as public service and administration minister, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Chabane was killed in a car accident on the N1 outside Polokwane on March 15.
Sep 22, 2015
ASX-listed Mineral Resources has increased the resource estimate at its Mt Marion lithium project, in Western Australia, by 66%. The project is now estimated to host an indicated and inferred resource of 23.24-million tonnes, at 1.39% lithium oxide and 1.43% iron...
Sep 11, 2015
Neal Froneman
Gold and uranium producer and platinum-mining aspirant Sibanye wants to be the new South African mining champion that the South African government and ruling African National Congress (ANC) have been calling for. “We’ve basically put up our hand to say we’d like...
Aug 31, 2015
Several trade unions, representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources and leaders from the Chamber of Mines (CoM) have committed to embarking on a ten-point action plan aimed at stemming the deluge of jobs in the buckling sector, on Monday signing a...
Aug 28, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Aquila Resources‚ a subsidiary of China’s state-owned Baosteel‚ which has had a long-running battle with the Department of Mineral Resources over a manganese deposit‚ is poised to approach the courts to seek a judicial review if a resolution is not reached‚ Business...
Aug 18, 2015
Malan Scholes director Hulme Scholes
In a fresh challenge to SA’s mining regime‚ lawyer Hulme Scholes and his firm have gone to court to set aside the Mining Charters of 2004 and 2010‚ arguing that they are unconstitutional‚ vague and contradictory‚ allowing for abuse by the mineral resources minister...
Aug 13, 2015
International Ferro Metals’ (IFM’s) financial performance and cash flows will likely remain under pressure unless there is a “sustained improvement” in the ferrochrome price, which has been hovering at the same level for three consecutive quarters. The European...
Aug 12, 2015
Sipho Nkosi
Black-owned mining company Exxaro, which has succeeded in negotiating a $210-million cut in the purchase price of Total Coal South Africa, continues to be statutorily obliged to find a black economic-empowerment (BEE) partner as a government condition for the...
Aug 05, 2015
Amid coal miner Glencore’s supply dispute with State-owned entity Eskom – the latter claiming that the coal supplied is below standard – Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi would act as mediator between the parastatal, the Department of Public Enterprises...
Aug 05, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says international mining giant Glencore should have looked at alternatives to retrenchments, including shifting workers to vacancies in other operations, before considering the potential retrenchment of about 1 000...
Aug 04, 2015
Clinton Ephron
Financially stricken Optimum Coal has been hit by a double whammy – huge potential penalty claims from State electricity utility Eskom plus a suspension of its mining licence by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) for alleged inhumane retrenchment. In the face...
Jul 31, 2015
While artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a fundamental role in the South African economy, as it helps reduce poverty and creates jobs for rural communities, the artisanal mining aspect has been labelled as illegal. This is because of the blurred delineation...
Jul 23, 2015
Operations at Northam Platinum’s Booysendal mine, in Steelpoort, have returned to normal, after Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, who visited the area on Wednesday, intervened to resolve protests by community members. The mine’s operations were...
Jul 20, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi has appealed for calm in Steelpoort, Sekhukhune, following protests in the area over the past few days. The protests had resulted in, besides others, disruptions in the operations of the mines in the area.
Jul 10, 2015
The general mood in the rare earths industry is cautiously optimistic, owing to the Chinese market opening up and the increased use of the elements in the automotive sector and in renewable energy. According to independent mining consultancy Core Consultant’s ‘Rare...
Jun 25, 2015
Ekurhuleni - Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Conference and Director General Lionel October will moderate a session with international speakers on 29th and 30th...
Jun 12, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
Jun 04, 2015
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
The mining sector was no longer the main driver of the South African economy but it still contributed significantly towards the country’s gross domestic product, said Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi at the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM’s) fifteenth...
Jun 03, 2015
Bernard Swanepoel
Botswana is the easiest country in which to carry out junior mining activities, a digital vote declared on the first day of the Junior Indaba here on Wednesday. Botswana received the highest vote from the 160 people attending the conference.
Jun 01, 2015
Labour collective, the National Union Mineworkers (NUM), says it will fight the proposed retrenchment of 3 040 workers at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop operation, west of Johannesburg, after being served with a Section 189 notice by the company on May 19. According to the...
May 28, 2015
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
Ngoako Ramatlhodi
South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi will on Tuesday brief the media on the outcomes of the audit to assess the extent to which mining companies have complied with the Mining Charter in the ten years to 2014. This follows the Minister making in...
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