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Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court says

The Labour Court has declared that the extension of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the NUM, UASA and Solidarity to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful...

20 Mar 2019

Bold steps needed to boost the junior mining sector

The Institute of Race Relations recently commented that: "South Africa's neighbours have thrown aside resource nationalism and it has to be asked why the South African government is not able to accept the good-practice lessons of these experiences and do the same?"

By Owen Murphy 20 Mar 2019

Beneficiation is touted as a silver bullet. Why it might not be

Like other mineral producing countries, South Africa has considered implementing beneficiation policies to stimulate development...

By Wouter Bam & Karolien De Bruyne 14 Mar 2019

Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shine

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

By Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

Baxter champions mining renaissance at PDAC

Minerals Council South Africa CEO, Roger Baxter's presentation at PDAC, titled: Enabling the Renaissance of the South African mining sector, outlined the important contribution made by the mining sector...

12 Mar 2019

The Xolobeni Conundrum: Land vs Mining Rights

Mining is one of the major contributors to South Africa's economy. In recent months, South African courts have seen a series of judgments which pronounce and set legal precedent on the question of conflict of use between mining rights and rights to land...

By Athi Jara and Bongani Memani 6 Mar 2019

Mantashe to intervene in Carletonville mine protests

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has asked Police Minister Bheki Cele to intervene in the ongoing protests in Gauteng's Carletonville...

6 Mar 2019

SA welcomes improved mining ranking

South Africa has jumped 25 positions in terms of its mining policy attractiveness, according to the Fraser Institute annual global survey of mining jurisdictions...

4 Mar 2019

Mining records a drop in occupational fatalities

The Mineral Resources Department has recorded a 10% decrease in occupational fatalities. In 2018, a total of 81 fatalities were reported versus 90 in 2017," said Chief Mining Inspector David Msiza.

1 Mar 2019

Zinc mine to change the face of the Northern Cape

President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that Vedanta Resources Limited's investment at its Gamsberg zinc mine is a step in the right direction towards changing the fortunes of the Northern Cape...

1 Mar 2019

South Africa must end its coal habit. But it's at odds about when and how

South Africa's power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa's 58 million citizens as major power cuts hit the country...

By Jacklyn Cock 28 Feb 2019

Focus on sustainability offers fresh investment prospects in the mining sector

A sharper focus on sustainability at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town a few weeks ago has started to translate into a different way of looking at mining, and with it, more opportunities for investment...

27 Feb 2019

Stats SA's confusing mining employment statistics

Stats SA's mining employment statistics are confusing, leading to many researchers and publications using the wrong data...

By GroundUp staff 27 Feb 2019

Will the Mining Charter create unrealistic community expectations?

While the Mining Charter's intention behind supporting the community with funds for upliftment and employment opportunities is commendable, it may not be realistic...

By Janine Espin 26 Feb 2019

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