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Mining Charter III provisions seen by some as too onerous for junior miners 

By: Nadine James     24th May 2019 There should be a new regulatory regime for juniors – one that adheres to the spirit of Mining Charter 3, but which introduces reasonable and achievable transformation and procurement targets relative to the size and financial constraints of junior and emerging miners, says Eversheds Sutherland... 

Use remote machinery to mine at depth ­– Jourdan 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2019 Independent consultant Dr Paul Jourdan on Thursday called on South Africa to cease sending people down dangerous deep-level mines and introduce remote machinery to mine at depth. He was speaking at the Southern African Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the... 

Industrialisation to help South Africa’s mining cluster compete globally

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2019 If industrialization is done properly through advancing the South African mining cluster and using the sector as a driver for industrialisation, the sector has huge potential to operate not only at scale but also to compete in the world market, says Minerals Council South Africa chief economist... 

Minerals Council welcomes safety improvements, but warns of continuing policy concerns 

By: Nadine James     22nd May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa will, later this year, launch a new health and safety initiative called Khumbela iKhaya, council chaiperson Mxolisi Mgojo revealed on Wednesday. Addressing the council's annual general meeting, he noted that appreciable improvements in the health and safety... 

Gordhan says mining firms must reverse job cuts

By: Bloomberg     22nd May 2019 South Africa’s mining companies must reverse recent decisions to cut jobs in the industry to help revive the economy and boost investor confidence, according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. His comments come a day after Lonmin said it plans to cut 4 100 workers at platinum mines... 

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future 

By: Nadine James     17th May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa – formerly the Chamber of Mines –  officially rebranded in May 2018, repositioning the organisation to reflect, “the promise of the future”, by amending its role and ethos to drive a positive reform agenda that enables the industry to reach its true economic and... 

Local manufacturing results in customised and on-time service

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2019 To remain competitive in the local manufacturing space, minerals processing specialist Multotec Group’s customised speed-to-market service offering on its products is a key differentiator for clients. “When a client orders a  new product from us, we can design a prototype as per client... 

Mining supply chain event colocates with inaugural LME

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will host the SA Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop at the Bateleur conference venue on May 22 and 23 at Expo Centre Nasrec, in Johannesburg, alongside the inaugural Southern African Local Manufacturing Expo (LME).... 

No honeymoon

By: Terence Creamer     10th May 2019 With the 2019 finally elections out of the way, the new administration can expect little or no honeymoon period. The President and his team will have to hit the ground running to stand any chance of turning what goodwill still remains to positive account. The appointment of a credible and... 

South African logistics firm recommends review of bulk liquid terminal tender

By: Reuters     3rd May 2019 State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will recommend to its board that a tender to build and operate a bulk liquid terminal in Durban be reviewed and possibly cancelled, a senior official said. The "Lot 100" tender at South Africa's main petrochemical hub Island View on the east... 

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