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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... 

Former Exxaro employees receive shares in Arnot mine

1st May 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday officially handed over a 50% shareholding held by mining company Exxaro in the Arnot coal mine, in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, to former Arnot Coal employees. In a statement, the Department of Mineral Resources highlighted the handover as an... 

Mantashe to officially hand over 50% shareholding of Arnot mine to former Exxaro employees 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will on Wednesday officially hand over a 50% shareholding held by mining company Exxaro in the Arnot coal mine, in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, to former Arnot Coal employees. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Mineral Resources highlighted the... 

Mining must both prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and also transform – Mantashe 

By: Rebecca Campbell     30th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has warned that the South African mining industry must carry out skills development to prepare itself and its employees for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Automated mining activities were no longer scarce, he pointed out; the 4IR was coming. He... 

Cabinet Ministers’ meeting with Xolobeni community postponed

By: Simone Liedtke     24th April 2019 A delegation of Cabinet Ministers, led by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe, which were to meet with the Xolobeni community, in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday, has postponed its visit to the area owing to the heavy rainfall that has led to flooding and damaged roads in the province. The... 

Xolobeni community asks Ramaphosa to stop Mantashe's upcoming visit

By: African News Agency      23rd April 2019 The Amadiba Crisis Committee on Monday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and "democratic institutions" to stop Mines Minister Gwede Mantashe from visiting Xolobeni, where there is a raging dispute over keeping the area pristine versus allowing mining activities to go ahead. Mantashe's last visit to... 

Mantashe, Oliphant welcome end to Sibanye-Stillwater gold strike

By: Simone Liedtke     18th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant have welcomed the end of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations. The parties announced the resolution of their differences on Wednesday. 

Pilot Crushtec partners with Sanral to help smaller contractors tender for projects  

18th April 2019 The South African National Roads Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with rock crushing equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec to engender relationships with smaller contractors in the lower end of the construction industry, as part of the organisation’s transformation drive. Tasneem... 

Mantashe urges continued investment in clean coal tech   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday commended Sasol for the “good work” it was doing and the opening of its new Impumelelo Colliery. He said it was notable that the opening of the mine came at a time when coal is under siege and that it should counter the narrative that coal is... 

Technical assessments launched after housing damage in Ogies  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says technical assessments will be undertaken in Ogies, Mpumalanga, to determine whether cracks in the Phola community’s houses have been as a result of three nearby mines’ activities. This follows after the Minister consulted the Phola community, near... 

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