Independence of environmental consultant under the spotlight

Questions have been raised again about the independence and objectivity of Adriaan du Toit, the environmental consultant who compiled the report on which basis a West Coast prospecting application was recently granted...

By John Yeld 3 hours ago

Mining Charter needs to be rebooted

Controversy and delays around the third Mining Charter continue to deter investment, and the stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board because a one-month extension for token consultation is not going to help...

3 days ago

People in mining-dependent countries fare better in SDGs

In the last two decades, people's quality of life has improved faster in countries where mining plays a big part in the economy, than those who don't...

11 Jul 2018

Mining Charter will create policy certainty and real black empowerment

The South African economy's stubborn lack of growth shows that we have still not recovered fully from the 2008 economic crisis...

By Ndavhe Mareda 10 Jul 2018

Minister extends Mining Charter deadline

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed Mining Charter to the end of August...

9 Jul 2018

More clarity needed on draft Mining Charter

The draft Mining Charter is moving in the right direction, but it is still full of ambiguities that need clarity.

3 Jul 2018

DMR restricts new licence applications

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has published a notice restricting the granting of new applications for technical co-operation permits, exploration and production right...

2 Jul 2018

Why global environmentalists are silent on Venezuela's mining crisis

Venezuela is on a path towards environmental devastation...

By Isaac Nahon-Serfaty 2 Jul 2018

Sibanye-Stillwater commits to safety after poor accident record

After a half-year plagued by mine accidents in which more than 20 workers have died, Sibanye-Stillwater says it has come up with a plan of action, along with other stakeholders, to address health and safety at its operations...

2 Jul 2018

High number of Sibanye-Stillwater mine fatalities concerns DMR

The Department of Mineral Resources has expressed concern at the number of accidents that have occurred at Sibanye-Stillwater mine...

28 Jun 2018

Full Disclosure: Are mining companies repairing the damage they cause?

It's currently virtually impossible to determine whether South African mining companies are fulfilling their legal obligations to repair and rehabilitate environmental damage that they cause...

By John Yeld 22 Jun 2018

Harnessing technology to improve mining surveillance

Mining is traditionally slow at adopting technology, but this is starting to change as the industry starts to embrace emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

By Justin Ludik 22 Jun 2018

Junior miners still being sidelined

Despite South Africa's stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector...

21 Jun 2018

Mining Charter 2.0: The good, the bad and the ugly

The new draft Mining Charter has toned down the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) ownership target from the Zwane version, while a stability clause is also proposed...

By Bert Lopes 20 Jun 2018

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